Awards Watch Archive for February, 2011

DP/30: With The Oscar Winners

ACTOR Colin Firth, The King’s Speech ACTRESS Natalie Portman, Black Swan SUPPORTING ACTRESS Melissa Leo, The Fighter DIRECTOR Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech SCREENWRITER Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network CINEMATOGRAPHER Wally Pfister, Inception EDITOR Angus Wall & Kirk Baxter, The Social Network ANIMATED FEATURE Lee Unkrich, Toy Story 3 DOCUMENTARIES Inside Job – director Charles…

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Oscar Night

It’s Oscar Night .. have you filled out your ballot yet?

Get a little help from the Gurus and the results of the Guild Awards and the Critics Scoreboard.

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Gurus o Gold… The FINAL Last Minute Changes (Round 3)

If you are interested in some last minute changes of heart in Doc, Short Doc, and Live Action Short, you’ve found the right link.

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Independent Spirit Awards

Best Picture Black Swan Best Director Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan Best Actress Natalie Portman, Black Swan Best Actor James Franco, 127 Hours Best Supporting Actress Dale Dickey, Winters Bone Best Supporting Male John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone Best Screenplay The Kids Are All Right Best Cinematography Matthew Libatique, Black Swan Best Documentary Exit Through the Gift…

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Spirits’ Swan-ey River: Film, Portman, Aronofsky, Libatique; Big Kiss To Kids Script

Spirits’ Swan-ey River: Film, Portman, Aronofsky, Libatique; Big Kiss To Kids Script

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The Guild Awards

The Guild Awards … DGA | PGA | WGA | SAG | Art Directors | Cinematographers | Editors | Costume Designers

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The Guild Awards

The Guild Awards … Director’s Guild  Producers Guild Writers Guild Screen Actors Guild Art Directors  Cinematographers  Cinema Editors  Costume Designers

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“Does it surprise anyone to learn that James Franco has had two guys filming every moment of his Oscar rehearsals?”

“Does it surprise anyone to learn that James Franco has had two guys filming every moment of his Oscar rehearsals?”

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Gurus o Gold… Last Minute Changes (Round 2)

The Last Full Gurus Chart Last Minute Changes (Round One) Gregory Ellwood Best Documentary Feature * Inside Job – 1 Best documentary short subject * The Warriors of Qiugang – 1 Best live action short film * Na Wewe – 1 Original screenplay * The King’s Speech – 1 Pete Hammond BEST DIRECTOR: David Fincher…

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3 Days To Oscar

We’re almost there… just a few more parties… a few more gowns… a few more hours of watching the Sunday sound and fury… and then… we start all over again!

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Oscars And ABC Extend Contract To 2020

Oscars And ABC Extend Contract To 2020

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Longworth On Oscar’s Very Safe Bets

Longworth On Oscar’s Very Safe Bets

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“‘I think there’s something about the Oscars that makes people want to party”

“‘I think there’s something about the Oscars that makes people want to party,’ says Debbie Laiche, whose signature dish involves seven layers of multicolored Jell-O, cut in mini-squares.”

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Sherak On Banksy

“Does that mean he couldn’t run on? Sure he could. Listen, he’d run right over me. I’m not gonna stand up to stop him. Nobody is, that’s not what we do. Would this be fun? I guess to some people.” Sherak On Banksy

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Gurus o’ Last Minute Changes (Round 1)

Here are 10 last minutes changes that Gurus would like to make to their
final ballots
.

We’ll be back on Thursday and then again on Saturday if there are any more last second flashes of insight!

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American Cinema Editors: 2010 ACE Awards

Best Edited Feature, Drama The Social Network Best Edited Feature Comedy/Musical Alice in Wonderland Best Edited Animated Feature Toy Story 3 Best Edited Documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop Best Edited Miniseries or Movie for TV Temple Grandin Best Edited 1/2-Hour Series Modern Family Best Edited 1-Hour Series Walking Dead Best Edited 1-Hour Non-Commercial Series…

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Art Director’s Guild 2010 Awards

Excellence In Production Design For A Period Feature Film The King’s Speech Excellence In Production Design For A Fantasy Feature Film Inception Excellence In Production Design For A Contemporary Feature Film Black Swan

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Costume Designers Guild 2010 Awards

Excellence in Contemporary Film “Black Swan” – Amy Westcott Excellence in Period Film “The King’s Speech” – Jenny Beavan Excellence in Fantasy Film “Alice in Wonderland” – Colleen Atwood Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries “Temple Grandin” – Cindy Evans Outstanding Contemporary Television Series “Glee” – Lou Eyrich Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series “Boardwalk Empire”…

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DP/30 – 43 Oscar Nominees

ACTOR Javier Bardem, Biutiful Jeff Bridges, True Grit Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network with Andrew Garfield James Franco, 127 Hours Colin Firth, The King’s Speech ACTRESS Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone Natalie Portman, Black Swan Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine SUPPORTING ACTRESS Amy Adams, The Fighter Melissa Leo, The Fighter Hailee Steinfeld, True…

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American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2010 Awards

Best Feature Wally Pfister, Inception Television Episodic Series/Pilot Jonathan Freeman, Boardwalk Empire Television Movie/Miniseries Stephen Windon, The Pacific

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“With any character, the way I think about it is, you have the role on the page, you have the vision of the director and you have your life experience… I thought it was one of the foundations of the role for John Wick. I love his grief. For the character and in life, it’s about the love of the person you’re grieving for, and any time you can keep company with that fire, it is warm. I absolutely relate to that, and I don’t think you ever work through it. Grief and loss, those are things that don’t ever go away. They stay with you.”
~ Keanu Reeves

“I was checking through stuff the other day for technical reasons. I came across The Duellists on Netflix and I was absolutely stunned to see that it was exquisitely graded. So, while I rarely look up my old stuff, I stopped to give it ten minutes. Bugger me, I was there for two hours. I was really fucking pleased with what it was and how the engine still worked within the equation and that engine was the insanity and stupidity of war. War between two men, in that case, who fight on thought they both eventually can’t remember the reason why. It was great, yeah. The great thing about these platforms now is that, one way or another, they’ll seek out and then put out the best possible form and the long form. Frequently, films get cut down because of that curse in which the studio felt or feels that they have to preview. And there’s nothing worse than a preview to diminish the original intent.Oh, yeah, how about every fucking time? And I’ve stewed about films later even more because when you tell the same joke 20 times the joke’s no longer funny. When you tell a bad joke once or twice? It’s fine. But come on, now. Here’s the key on the way I feel when I approach the movie: I try to keep myself as withdrawn from the project as possible once I’ve filmed it. And – this is all key on this – then getting a really excellent editor so I never have to sit in on editing. What happens if you sit in is you become stale and every passage or joke, metaphorically speaking, gets more and more tired. You start cutting it all back because of fatigue. So what you have to do is keep your distance and therefore, in a funny kind of way, you, as the director, should be the preview and that’s it.”
~ Sir Ridley Scott