Awards Watch Archive for September, 2007

22 Weeks To Go: Post-Toronto Edition The Year Of “Where Do I Go From Here?”

This time of year – a little earlier usually, though its happening late because its been so hard to define – we in the predictions game are always looking for what this might be “The Year Of.” Iraq was a hot topic going into the early fall festivals… and then, one by one, the movies…

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BEST PICTURE Picture Studio Director Awards – Poss Stars Comment Seen And Fully In The Scrum July 20 Hairspray NL Shankman Travolta Blonsky Musical Comedy Sept 21 Into The Wild ParVan Penn Holbrook Hirsch Road Trip/Feel Good Oct 12 Lars & The Real Girl Kimm Gillespie Gosling Heart Film/Comedy Nov 9 No Country For Old…

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15 Scientific Achievements in Competition for 80th Academy Awards®

Beverly Hills, CA — The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 15 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration. The list is made public to allow individuals and companies with similar devices or claims of prior art the opportunity to…

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24 Weeks To Go You Know You Don’t Know

The Oscar season has started, not with a bang, but with a whimper. It’s not that there aren’t a lot of terrific movies out there.  It’s just that there is nothing either screening at festivals now or in the near future that suggests that any movie is a lock for a Best Picture nomination. You…

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Best Picture Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture Studio Director Awards – Poss Stars Comment THE TOP 20 POSSIBILITIES AS OF TODAY The Rare Lighter Fare July 20 Hairspray NL Shankman Travolta Blonsky Sept 29 The Darjeeling Limited FoxS W Anderson Wilson Brody Dec 26 The Savages FoxS Jenkins Hoffman Linney Bosco The Political Dramas Sept 14 In The Valley…

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“What Quibi trying to do is get to the next generation of film narrative. The first generation was movies, and they were principally two-hour stories that were designed to be watched in a single sitting in a movie theater [ED: After formats like the nickelodeon]. The next generation of film narrative was television, principally designed to be watched in one-hour chapters in front of a television set. I believe the third generation of film narrative will be a merging of those two ideas, which is to tell two-hour stories in chapters that are seven to ten minutes in length. We are actually doing long-form in bite-size.”
~ Jeffrey Katzenberg

“The important thing is: what makes the audience interested in it? Of course, I don’t take on any roles that don’t interest me, or where I can’t find anything for myself in it. But I don’t like talking about that. If you go into a restaurant and you have been served an exquisite meal, you don’t need to know how the chef felt, or when he chose the vegetables on the market. I always feel a little like I would pull the rug out from under myself if I were to I speak about the background of my work. My explanations would come into conflict with the reason a movie is made in the first place — for the experience of the audience — and that, I would not want.
~  Christoph Waltz