Awards Watch Archive for September, 2010

22 Weeks To Oscar: The Year Of Good Being Good Enough

This is a very competitive race for a dozen or so movies looking to fit into a few slots. GREAT is not necessary. In fact, GREAT may be a problem for some of these films. This is the Oscar season of Really Good.
(New Charts This Week, Including Acting Races)

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Best Actress/Supporting Actress

BEST ACTRESS Actress – Film Comment Natalie Portman – Black Swan Carey Mulligan – Never Let Me Go Helen Mirren – The Debt/The Tempest Reese Witherspoon – How Do You Know Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone Anne Hathaway – Love & Other Drugs Anette Bening – The Kids Are All Right Lesley Manville – Another…

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Best Actor/ Supporting Actor

BEST ACTOR Actor – Film Comment Colin Firth – The King’s Speech James Franco – 127 Hours Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network Jeff Bridges – True Grit Javier Bardem – Biutiful Jack Nicholson – How Do You Know Robert Duvall – Get Low Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine Leo…

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Best Picture Chart – 9/30/10

BEST PICTURE Picture Studio Director Stars Comment The Films Most Likely (by release date) June 18 Toy Story 3 Disney Unkrich – July 16 Inception WB Nolan DiCaprio Oct 1 The Social Network Sony Fincher Eisenberg Nov 5 127 Hours FxSch Boyle Franco Nov 24 The King’s Speech TWC Marshall Firth Dec 1 Black Swan…

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Denmark Thinks Of Better World For Oscar

Denmark Thinks Of Better World For Oscar

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Angel Flies For Norway’s Oscar

Angel Flies For Norway’s Oscar While – Bosnia And Herzegovina Go To Danis Tanović’s Cirkus Columbia

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Slovakia Crosses The Border For Oscar

Slovakia Crosses The Border For Oscar

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When We Leave Germany’s Oscar Ticket

When We Leave Germany’s Oscar Ticket

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Bulgaria Makes Eastern Plays For Oscar

Bulgaria Makes Eastern Plays For Oscar

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Never Let Me Go – MCN Exclusive Clip

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Gosling Says He Felt Real Love Shooting Blue Valentine

Gosling Says He Felt Real Love Shooting Blue Valentine

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Belgian Oscar Entry Is Illegal

Belgian Oscar Entry Is Illegal

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King’s Speech Ekes Aud Nod At T.O.

King’s Speech Ekes Aud Nod At T.O.

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Never Let Me Go, screenwriter Alex Garland & novelist Kazuo Ishiguro

DP/30 – A chat with the two wordsmiths behind Never Let Me Go, screenwriter Alex Garland & novelist Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Further Adventures Of Colored Girls’ Ntozake Shange

The Further Adventures Of Colored Girls‘ Ntozake Shange

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France Goes Of Gods And Men For Oscar

France Goes Of Gods And Men For Oscar

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Fincher Sez The Social Network Is The “Citizen Kane Of John Hughes Movies”

“It’s also something uniquely Sorkinian: an earnest, unsparing feature-length exploration of the question “What exactly does it mean to be an a–hole?” Fincher Sez The Social Network Is The “Citizen Kane Of John Hughes Movies”

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How Likely Is It That Oscar Would “Like” The Social Network?

How Likely Is It That Oscar Would “Like” The Social Network?

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Levy Lets The Predictions Begin

“We enlist these movies based on our informed insights, instincts and feelings, and previously accumulated knowledge.” Levy Lets The Predictions Begin

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Dutch Count Tirza For Oscar

Dutch Count Tirza For Oscar

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Awards Watch

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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould