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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“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