The goodie bag for the Oscar contenders this year is impressive. Hell, it’s worth getting an Oscar nomination just to get one:
This year’s goody bags include a $12,000 trip to Australia, condoms, a $600 acupuncture appointment and a package of 10 personal training sessions valued at $850. Circus lessons for the nominee’s children worth $400 are also included, as well as a $5,000 face-lift procedure, a $1,800 one-year membership to Heathrow Airport’s private VIP service, a $3,000 stay at the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort in Mexico, and Windex.
David and Goliath narrative reaches its climax in teasers for Oscar:
“Lincoln,” “Argo” in tight race as Oscars roll out red carpet
“Lincoln” goes into Sunday’s three-hour plus ceremony with a leading 12 nominations, including a directing nod for double Oscar winner Steven Spielberg. But its front-runner Best Picture status has been dented by the six-week victory streak enjoyed at other Hollywood awards by Ben Affleck’s “Argo.”
Django wants you to want violence — disturbs this Colorado writer:
So, too, do I go to malls, to churches, to public gatherings where political figures speak — all places where someone has inflicted violence. What were those thugs feeling when they let loose? At the moment of their massacres, were they also fueled by anger, powerlessness, a need to snuff out what they perceived as evil?
As I watch “Django,” I, too, can think of no other way to escape the chains of my wrath than to see those people dead. Do I actually share something in common with the worst of the worst?
Forbes Magazine – “Oscars 2013 – Please, Anything but Argo“: it basically comes down to the mostly faceless house guests.
Wired Magazine – Zero Dark Thirty should win the Oscar. Really? Even after Argo was based on an article from Wired magazine?
First Early Oscar moments.