Awards Watch Archive for October, 2010

18 Weeks To Oscar: In The Shadow Of The Hurt Locker

The clearest lesson of last year’s Oscar winner was that you don’t have to kill yourself in September or October or November to win Best Picture. But does that trend-setting experience set the season on a good track or a bad one?

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Best Picture Chart – 18 Weeks To Go – 10/29/10

BEST PICTURE Picture Studio Director Stars Comment The Ten, If I Had To Pick Today Dec 25 True Grit Par Coens Bridges Brolin Damon Late intensity. Could disappoint, but how often do the Coens dissapoint? Nov 24 The King’s Speech TWC Hooper Firth Absolutely solid. Could be the last one standing as other fads fade…

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Godard Bows Out Of Governor’s Awards

Godard Bows Out Of Governor’s Awards

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The King’s Speech, actor Geoffrey Rush

DP/30 – A favorite to earn his second Oscar for his work in The King’s Speech, Geoffrey Rush talks about his life, career, the film, and a little bit o’ Pirates 4 with David Poland.

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Best Picture Chart – 19 Weeks To Go – 10/21/10

BEST PICTURE Picture Studio Director Stars Comment The Ten, If I Had To Pick Today Dec 25 True Grit Par Coens Bridges Brolin Damon Nov 24 The King’s Speech TWC Marshall Firth Dec 1 Black Swan FxSch Aronofsky Portman Oct 1 The Social Network Sony Fincher Eisenberg Dec 10 The Fighter Par/Rel O. Russell Wahlberg…

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Actress Charts – 19 Weeks To Go – 10/21/10

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

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Actor Charts – 19 Weeks To Go – 10/21/10

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

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19 Weeks To Oscar: Looking For A Rush

So far, the season hasn’t sizzled. But new films and the thrill of seeing new faces rise and old faces coming back may turn this into a season of happy fireworks.

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“Should We Bestow Sainthood On Reckless Adventurers?”

“Should We Bestow Sainthood On Reckless Adventurers?”

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A 20 Weeks Special Edition – Let The Premature Awardulation Begin!!!

Ah, as the temperatures finally drop from the 80s in Los Angeles, it’s time to start giving out year end awards months before the year has ended. Now, there are two classes of premature awardulation. There is the sincere and well-intended. That would be your Gotham Awards. Desperately trying to compete for attention and position…

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2010 Gotham Nominees Announced

IFP’s 2010 Gotham Nominees Announced

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The First Five Minutes Of Megamind

The First Five Minutes Of Megamind

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Conviction: Hiring Juliette Lewis

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Carlos – MCN Exclusive Clip

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Gurus o’ Gold – A Post Toronto Look At The Field

The Gurus are back for a post-Toronto October drive-by before we start out weekly duties in November. Not too many suprises in Best Picture, but the Acting categories are looking tight for the men and fairly open for the women.

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10 Reasons Why The Academy Moving To January Makes Perfect Sense

Some people think Oscar will be ruined by moving into January. All I can say is, “What have they been waiting for?”

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What Would An Oscar 2012 Move Do To Sundance?

What Would An Oscar 2012 Move Do To Sundance?

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Oscars Consider Nudging 2012 A Few Weeks Sooner, With Screenings Via Internet?

Oscars Consider Nudging 2012 A Few Weeks Sooner, With Screenings Via Internet?

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“Controversy” Over Brazil’s Oscar Entry?

A story ran out of Los Angeles on suggesting that there might be hanky-panky in the selection of Brazil’s Oscar candidate for 2010. The editor of a top Brazilian movie site says that the accusation is false.

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Leaving – MCN Exclusive Clip

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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