This member abstained from voting in the animated branch because she did not see all of the nominees but could not do the same for Best Picture. Moreover, did she watch The Act of Killing? There was no film harder to watch than that one. She sat through Wolf of Wall Street, harder to watch
Rain and wind soaked the proceedings at yesterday’s Spirit Awards, held inside a tent right on the beach. Massive, folding waves twisted themselves around before pounding the shoreline. For the first time in my 15 years on the Oscar beat I was covering the Independent Spirit Awards in person. For this, I’d been given a
Well my dear Oscarwatchers, as Iggy Pop would say, “it’ll all be over soon.” And indeed, 2013 is almost over. What a year for movies. Here’s hoping tomorrow’s results have been worth the blood, sweat and tears. Many of us think there will be upsets but we don’t know yet what those upsets will be.
Best Film: 12 Years a Slave Best Director: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Best Lead Female: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Lead Male: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Female: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Best Supporting Male: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Cinematography: Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave Best
Tomorrow, on a rainy midday afternoon, the Independent Spirit Awards will host their own version of the year’s best. In year’s past, the Spirit Awards have been sort of the anti-Oscars in a way, the alternative to what is the moneyed world of the popularity contest that takes place on Sunday. This will be an