Awards Watch Archive for February, 2011

DP/30 Oscar Nominees 2010/11: The King’s Speech

actor Colin Firth actor Geoffrey Rush director Tom Hooper

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DP/30 Oscar Nominees 2010/11: The Social Network

screenwriter Aaron Sorkin actor Jesse Eisenberg (with Andrew Garfield) mp3 of the conversation editors Angus Wall & Kirk Baxter cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth

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DP/30 Oscar Nominees 2010/11: Black Swan

3 nominees – cinematographer Matthew Libatique, director Darren Aronofsky, editor Andrew Weisblum actor Natalie Portman director Darren Aronofsky screenwriter Mark Heyman (with choreographer/actor Benjamin Millepied)

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DP/30 Oscar Nominees 2010/11: The Cinematographers

Jeff Cronenweth, The Social Network Roger Deakins, True Grit Matty Libatique, Black Swan Wally Pfister, Inception

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The Long Road To Oscar Noms For 5 Original Screenplay Nominees

The Long Road To Oscar Noms For 5 Original Screenplay Nominees

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Roger Deakins On His “Shot Of The Year”

Roger Deakins On His “Shot Of The Year”

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Gurus o’ Gold – What Would The Oscars Look Like As Of Today?

All the Gurus votes are now in for the last round of voting the complete list of categories. Oscar ballots are due in by Tuesday.

The last group of votes put Melissa Leo back at the top of her category. What other surprises will there be… if The Gurus are right, 8 days from the show?

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Pointers From The Five Costume Design Nominees

Pointers From The Five Costume Design Nominees

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Gurus o’ Gold – The Final Ballot, pt 3 of 3

In the last round of the last vote, the Gurus hand four Oscars to Inception, matching The King’s Speech’s four, The Social Network’s three and True Grit’s two. But are The Gurus the boss of The Academy?

We’ll know in nine days.

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Oscar Producers On Big Structural Changes To Show

Oscar Producers On Big Structural Changes To Show

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Gurus o’ Gold – The Final Ballot, pt 2 of 3

We got your doc categories, your editor, your music, your make-up, your foreign language, and your animated short.

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Yes Virginia, There Are New Banksys Going Up In LA

Yes Virginia, There Are New Banksys Going Up In LA

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Gurus o’ Gold – The Final Ballot, pt 1 of 3

The Gurus are handing in their final ballots in all categories. Any big changes? Well, one category in the Top 8 has a new leader. And a few races have tightened up. The campaigns that have attacked Phase II aggressively have made some inroads, at least with The Gurus. More categories tomorrow…

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Pamela Martin On Editing The Fighter

Pamela Martin On Editing The Fighter

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Goldstein Offers Familiar Crotchet From The Crypt: 1939 Only Year That Ever, Ever, Ever Deserved 10 Best Picture Nominees!

Goldstein Offers Familiar Crotchet From The Crypt: 1939 Only Year That Ever, Ever, Ever Deserved 10 Best Picture Nominees!

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Irish Film And Television Awards Say Social Network Best In’tl Pic; Local As If I Am Not There Gets Its Share

Irish Film And Television Awards Say Social Network Best In’tl Pic; Local As If I Am Not There Gets Its Share

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Sketching 127 Hours’ Exacting Set Design

Sketching 127 Hours‘ Exacting Set Design

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Art Of The Title Sequence On The Bold End Credits (swoon) Of Blue Valentine

Art Of The Title Sequence On The Bold End Credits (swoon) Of Blue Valentine

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Editors Talk Social Network And Fincher Talking To Himself

Editors Talk Social Network And Fincher Talking To Himself

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‘”I’m such a slut!’ Geoffrey Rush exclaimed.”

‘”I’m such a slut!’ Geoffrey Rush exclaimed.”

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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.

Bing!

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