Awards Watch Archive for November, 2010

Gurus o’ Gold: True Grit Week – Episode One

This is Round 1 of 2 rounds of voting this week, as True Grit rolls out for most of the Gurus. Will it change the complexion of the race? Tune back in on Friday to see, as The Gurus vote on all of the Top 8 categories. Today, Winter’s Bone moves into a Top Ten tie.

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And The Blame Goes To .. Neil Patrick Harris

And The Blame Goes To .. Neil Patrick Harris

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Oscar Announces Shortlist For Live Action Shorts

Oscar Announces Shortlist For Live Action Shorts

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Black Swan: Mirrors

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Winter’s Bone And The Oath Top The Gothams

Winter’s Bone And The Oath Top The Gothams

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The Gotham Awards

Best Feature Winter’s Bone Directed by Debra Granik, produced by Anne Rossellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin. Best Documentary The Oath Directed and produced by Laura Poitras Breakthrough Director Award Kevin Asch Writer and director of Holy Rollers Breakthrough Actor Ronald Bronstein Daddy Longlegs Best Ensemble Performance Winter’s Bone Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey, Lauren Sweetser,…

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Frenzy on the Wall: How to Fix the Oscars

I am an unabashed fan of the Academy Awards. I have watched every telecast since I was a young boy and I still anticipate Oscar Day as much as I always have. Historically, I have never really been a fan of the choices the Academy has made, but I still see the show itself as…

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The 33 Oscar-Qualified Animated Shorts

The 33 Oscar-Qualified Animated Shorts

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Royal Helena Bonham Carter

Royal Helena Bonham Carter

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Stephen King Starts Out The Top Tens Season

Stephen King Starts Out the Season of Top Tens

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Gurus o’ Gold – November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving all. Some votes have changed and three films have fallen off The Chart, but the Top Ten remains unchanged from last week. This week’s special categories are Unexpected Nods I’d Be Thankful For and a pair of categories in memory of Ronni Chasen.

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15 Weeks To Oscar: Don’t You Forget About Me

There are a lot of good films in the Oscar race this year… but here is a list of five that feel like their Best Picture hopes may be fading away and not only deserve consideration, but could be an embarrassment to The Academy if not given a full hearing and some nods.

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Gurus o’ Gold – November 16, 2010

The Gurus have landed on their regular weekly date, Tuesday, but no changes in Best Picture since last week. But they are looking at the Supporting Acting races, with veterans up front and a youthful newcomer in each category. Plus, they look at the Globes’ Best Comedy/Musical race, offering 18 possible candidates.

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Godard’s Remarks About Anti-Semitism Charges

“That’s nonsense! What does ‘anti-Semite’ mean? All peoples of the Mediterranean were Semites. So anti-Semite means anti-Mediterranean. The expression was only applied to Jews after the Holocaust and WWII. It is inexact and means nothing.” Godard’s Pungent Remarks About Anti-Semitism Charges

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Clips Of The 2010 Governors Awards

Clips From The 2010 Governors Awards Francis Talks His Irving With – Salutes From Lucas, Bigelow, De Niro, And His Son Roman And – Clint On Eli And – Tony Bennett Serenades Wallach And – Anne Jackson, Wife Of 62 Years, Toasts Him Then – Eli Wallach Accepts With – Kevin Brownlow And – Film…

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Gurus o’ Gold – November 12, 2010

Not much movement by The Gurus on Best Picture, though Hereafter, How Do Yo Know and Secretariat have fallen from the chart. Also this week, a look at Best Director and the Animation category… we rank 5, though the category may only manage 3 nominees.

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Film Fest Buzz Can Help In Awards Season!

Film Fest Buzz Can Help In Awards Season!

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16 Weeks To Oscar – The Ongoing Story Of 10

The difference between being “in” and being “out” is, in most cases, no less dramatic or emotional for Academy nominees than for Project Runway contestants. A Best Picture nomination would significantly change the financial life of many films, if not in theatrical release, in DVD and other ancillary markets. But even more so, it would elevate the filmmakers and actors involved with those films, even though they all have serious credentials going in.

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Best Picture Chart – 16 Weeks To Go – 11/11/10

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 Hooper Firth Dec 1 Black Swan FxSch Aronofsky Portman Oct 1 The Social Network Sony Fincher Eisenberg Nov 5 127 Hours FxSch Boyle Franco June…

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Exclusive MCN Clip – The Lottery

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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