Awards Watch Archive for September, 2005

The 2005/6 Awards Season’s First Studio DVD Delivery

And the “Premie” goes to… New Line’s release Mike Binder’s The Upside Of Anger. Looking for nods for Best Actress (Joan Allen, Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Costner) and Best Original screenlay (Mike Binder). Congratulations.

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Good Golly

They’re not showing the new film, but the building of a campaign begins here after NYFF…. “The Museum of Television & Radio Presents Good Night, and Good Luck: Murrow from McCarthy to Monroe September 21 to October 23 in Los Angeles October 7 to November 6 in New York New York, NY and Los Angeles,…

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A Look At The Doc Race

The documentary portion of the Academy (AMPAS) is evolving. If you look back at the last decade, you’ll see that up until a rule change for the 2002 awards season, being the rare popular documentary was a clear disadvantage in making it into the final five. In the last three Oscar seasons that has turned…

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Great Tip From A Reader (RP)

The Sony promos from Nip/Tuck’s premiere – which include a new Dick & Jane trailer and first looks at campaigns for Freedomland and All The King’s Men can be found here. Click on Kelly Carlson and a Java theater comes up with all the pieces.

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A Look At The Doc Race

The documentary portion of the Academy (AMPAS) is evolving. If you look back at the last decade, you’ll see that up until a rule change for the 2002 awards season, being the rare popular documentary was a clear disadvantage in making it into the final five. In the last three Oscar seasons that has turned…

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23 Weeks to Oscar

Here it is. So what do you think?

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Just As A Point Of Reference…

The only Gold Lion award winner at Venice ever to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar (as least in the last 50 years that I checked) was Atlantic City, which won the award 25 years ago.

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The Fat Man Sings Again…

Just when you thought he might actually be in trouble, Harvey Weinstein has the ammunition to be a player in the Oscar race yet again. Forget about Proof or The Libertine or any of the other maudlin mess of stuff that has been unceremoniously dumped this month. The goose that has gold in its colon…

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17 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 78th Academy Awards®

Beverly Hills, CA — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that seventeen scientific and technical achievements have been selected for 78th Academy Awards consideration. “This list of achievements is announced to allow individuals and companies with similar technology or claims of prior art the…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.

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One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump