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2007 saw 28 movies earn $100 million or more (or much much more), and 7 of them scored an Oscar nomination of some sort (American Gangster, The Bourne Ultimatum, Enchanted, Juno, Ratatouille, Transformers, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Please God, Make This World End). Clearly the typical blockbuster is not Oscar bait — and doesn’t […]

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Ever wonder how someone gets a 20 out of 24 score on Oscar predictions? We here at Awards Daily do. This year’s winner, Brandon Jones, tells us the secrets of his success: AwardsDaily: What made you choose both Cotillard and Swinton? BJ: Swinton, I think, gave one of the best ...

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[youtube][/youtube] A fan’s tribute to Terrence Malick I’ve been following the slow-building saga of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life for a while now and there has been some definite movement in recent days. For one thing, Brad Pitt, who has replaced Heath Ledger, and fam have moved to Smithville, Texas, ...

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Thanks to Ed for forwarding the last column by our pal Jack Matthews, who signs off his decades-long column to “write books and enjoy the view”: When I began reviewing and seeing everything, I was warned by a veteran critic that for every movie that would inspire me, nine would ...

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The forums ARE back online.

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I don’t know if many caught the awkward moment where Diablo Cody snatched the winner’s envelope out of poor, stoned Harrison’s Ford’s hands as the actor was trying to console her or congratulate her or something – but Ms. Cody, wrecked with tears and a slit-to-the-hips dress, simply rebuffed Ford. ...

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As Dave Lettermen observed, “I think it takes a lot of nerve for a show that is 4 1/2 hours long to give out an award for editing.” The most popular annual complaint about the Oscars is that the show lasts too long. The speedy pace of the SAG awards ...

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Here with your Daily Dose of Diablo, is The Huffington Post, apparently just catching up to the “price of fame” angle that we’ve been talking about for the past 4 months. Seems like there’s a “backlash to the backlash” now, with a new wave of haters hating on the original ...

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In a couple of hours, I’ll post results of yesterday’s poll in some kind of semi-organized manner, complete with the pretty pie charts. It’s already easy to see which write-ins were most predominant. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Dark Knight were far and away ...

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[youtube][/youtube] Seriously, watching Daniel Day Lewis in this video makes it painfully obvious that not only are Brits and Irish smarter than we Americans but we think they’re smarter and we treat them like royalty. Check out this interview with Day Lewis and how the reporters are almost afraid to ...

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(thanks, of course, to ONTD)

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You know, I’ve never been one to defend the sometimes silly decisions AMPAS makes, but reading all of the post-game stuff is a bit tiresome. Yes, the show got the worst ratings ever. No, it wasn’t a great show. Yes, it was probably Plan B after all. Here is Patrick ...

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From The Film Experience: Maybe I love the split screen for the same reasons that everybody else loves sports and reality TV. The thrill of victory (solitary) and the agony of defeat (multiplied) I find the actors generally boring when it comes to the split screen box… and the DVR ...

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Riffing off Kris Tapley’s early-bird predictions in the post below, how about we throw open a poll. Choose the Top 5 films you feel are most likely to make it through the process this year and be among the final nominees for Best Picture. Vote for only 5, please. I’ve ...

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Kris Tapley thinks it’s never too early for Oscar predictions. Herewith, what he’s got for 2008: [Motion Picture] ‚ÄúThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button‚Äù ‚ÄúDoubt‚Äù ‚ÄúFrost/Nixon‚Äù ‚ÄúRevolutionary Road‚Äù ‚ÄúThe Soloist‚Äù [Directing] David Fincher ‚ÄúThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button‚Äù Ron Howard ‚ÄúFrost/Nixon‚Äù Gus Van Sant ‚ÄúMilk‚Äù Sam Mendes ‚ÄúRevolutionary Road‚Äù ...

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Reelzchannels is still doing their sweepstakes, featuring the world’s easiest questions, for a chance to win a trip to Hollywood (grand prize), a Blu-Ray disc player (first place), and twenty five more people get a gift bag of movie swag. You have to play every day to up your luck. ...

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Snatched this fab foto from Nick Plowman’s smart blog, Fataculture. (I think he snapped it himself.)

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Paul Dano’s career took a great leap forward this year, especially on the heels of last year. That’s two Best Pic nominees in a row for the actor. He’s profiled in DazedDigtal, courtesy of ONTD: “I definitely want to get to a point where I can help get films made ...

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The watch is on. Over the coming days, we will gather the new info for this upcoming year in films as we barrel towards yet another race. We will bear in mind not hyping any movie too much thus killing its chances by year’s end. We will also bear in ...

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[youtube][/youtube] I know there are those on this site who think that Javier belongs to them. But can I just say that watching him accept his award makes my female parts go primitive. That’s all I’m saying.

The State of the Race

In this photo provided by the Producers Guild of America, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures for “Birdman” on stage at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

When this website first began its grand experiment of cracking the code of why some films make it into the Oscar race and why other films don’t, there were three major ...




House Of Cards

In a year where the outlook appeared to be barren without Breaking Bad and True Detective in contention, House of Cards began as the default Emmy consensus front-runner earlier this ...





ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging ...
Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback



Show Me A Hero



From Sasha’s review of Youth at Cannes in May: Paolo Sorrentino just hit it out of the park here at Cannes, delivering what has to be the most compelling screening ...
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The Year of the Man marches on with Bradley Cooper in Burnt. Oh look, there’s Emma Thompson propping him up – and look, there’s Siena Miller helping him out. I ...


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