Awards Watch Archive for February, 2009

Best Actor, Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Sean Penn – Milk SAG, BFCA (45%) Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler HFPA (45%) Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon (5%) Richard Jenkins – The Visitor (3%) Brad Pitt – Benjamin Button (2%) BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Kate Winslet – The Reader HFPA, SAG in Ssppt (30%) Meryl Streep…

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Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Slumdog Millionaire FxSch PGA, SAG, BFCA, HFPA Your Oscar Winner (50%) Milk Focus The most passionate Phase II push… but it ain’t Crash and Slumdog ain’t Brokeback (5%) Frost/Nixon U (5%) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Par (3%) The Reader TWC (2%) BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film Comment Danny…

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4 Days To Go, That Obscure Sense Of Surprise

And so, we are at the end. For a year of predictable outcomes, it is actually fairly remarkable how many major awards seem to be up for grabs at this late date. I don’t think many people expect Slumdog Millionaire to get anything less than 6 Oscars, including Picture, Director, and Screenplay. But in the…

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2008 American Cinema Editors Awards Awards

BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC) Slumdog Millionaire Chris Dickens BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY OR MUSICAL) WALL-E Stephen Schaffer BEST EDITED DOCUMENTARY Man on Wire Jinx Godfrey BEST EDITED HALF-HOUR SERIES FOR TELEVISION 30 Rock “Reunion” Meg Reticker BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES FOR COMMERCIAL TELEVISION Breaking Bad “Pilot” Lynne Willingham, A.C.E. BEST EDITED ONE-HOUR SERIES…

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February 16

This week, The Gurus voted only on the winners in each category… and assigned a number from 1 – 10 to suggest just how firmly they held this belief, 10 being the strongest. Heath Ledger scored 149 out of a possible 160. Who else seems like a lock?

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20 Weeks to Oscar: 2 Weeks To Go, Who Let The Dogs In?

Ladies & Gentlemen… children of all ages… seven Oscar nominees who really didn’t go into this season expecting to be attending the Academy Awards… Viola Davis. Courtney Hunt. Richard Jenkins. Scott Hamilton Kennedy. Melissa Leo. Martin McDonagh. Michael Shannon. All deserving. All appreciating. With nothing much to write about, no major upsets being seriously considered…

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Best Actor, Best Actress Chart

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Sean Penn – Milk SAG, BFCA (45%) Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler HFPA (35%) Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon (15%) Richard Jenkins – The Visitor (3%) Brad Pitt – Benjamin Button (2%) BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Kate Winslet – The Reader HFPA, SAG in Ssppt (35%) Meryl Streep…

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Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay Chart

BEST PICTURE Picture – Studio Slumdog Millionaire FxSch PGA, SAG, BFCA, HFPA Your Oscar Winner (50%) Milk Focus The most passionate Phase II push… but it ain’t Crash and Slumdog ain’t Brokeback (5%) Frost/Nixon U (5%) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Par (3%) The Reader TWC (2%) BEST DIRECTOR Director – Film Comment Danny…

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February 3

Nominations are in and The Gurus vote on every single category for the first time.

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Awards Watch

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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh