Awards Watch Archive for February, 2012

DP/30: Oscar Winners 2012

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84th Academy Awards: Full List of Winners

84th Academy Awards: Full List of Winners

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84th Academy Awards: Full List of Winners

Best Picture – The Artist Best Director –  Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Best Actress –  Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Best Actor –  Jean Dujardin, The Artist Best Supporting Actress –  Octavia Spencer, The Help Best Supporting Actor –  Christopher Plummer, Beginners Best Original Screenplay –  Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris Best Adapted Screenplay –…

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Emerson On The Artist: “Everybody Loves/Hates A Frontrunner”

Emerson On The Artist: “Everybody Loves/Hates A Frontrunner”

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The 2012 Spirits Winners

Oh, there’s this little film called The Artist?

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Cesars Lip-Read Six For The Artist, Including Picture, Director, Actress

Cesars Lip-Read Six For The Artist, Including Picture, Director, Actress

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Gurus o’ Gold: The Final Complete List Of Predictions

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Etiquette Tips: The Right Way To Hold An Oscar

“Left hand under the base, right hand on the statuette. Below the knees. Oscar does like a banana split, but not with crushed nuts.” Etiquette Tips:  The Right Way To Hold An Oscar

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Gurus o’ Gold: The Last Gasp

The Gurus make their final calls this week in two ways. First, there is a chart of categories that are the most likely to end up in Oscar night upsets.

And then, specific changes in specific races by specific Gurus. Some made as many as four changes, some made none. Many of the changes brought outlying picks into conformity with the rest of the group. A few went against the grain. But all of the categories in which changes have been made are listed.

Here is the full list of the Final Gurus Predictions

Here are last week’s final charts for your perusal as well.

Have a great Oscar night. The Gurus know you will.

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6 Days To Oscar: You Might Be An Asshole If…

YOU MIGHT BE AN OSCAR ASSHOLE IF… you write about how this filmmaker or that filmmaker was too busy chasing Oscar to make the movie they should have made.

As someone who actually has fairly lengthy conversations with almost every filmmaker who has made an Oscar nominated picture in the last five years or more, I am particularly conscious how stupid and self-serving this notion is.

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9 Days to Oscar: In Memoriam

Voting closes Tuesday… but the die is pretty much cast at this point.

In the 9 days to come, there will be plenty of conversation about the nominees and who should or should not win. But at this moment in the season, I find myself thinking about the ones that got left behind.

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Muppeteers Will Present At Oscar As Miss Piggy And Kermit

Muppeteers Will Present At Oscar As Miss Piggy And Kermit

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Gurus o’ Gold: Picking The Winners (Pt 1 of 2)

And now, The Gurus offer their (nearly) final word on the season. One Guru, One Vote.

And for the most part, there is strong consensus or unanimity in almost every category. If you’re looking for the swing vote in your Oscar poll, it’s probably in the 4 seriously contended categories: Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Costume, and Doc Short.

Part One
Part Two

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Gurus o’ Gold: Picking The Winners (Pt 2 of 2)

Part One

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Gurus o’ Gold: Top 2in’ It (Pt 2 of 2)

The Gurus are now locked into their Top 2 in all Oscar award except for the 3 Shorts categories.

In these 10 categories today, the Gurus have Hugo taking 5 statues home. That would make Hugo the film with the most Oscar wins this season… though with 4 projected wins (Picture, Actor, Director, Score), some would say that The Artist was winning the war.

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17 Days To Oscar: A Thin Line Between Win & Lose

When an Academy member, just like any other kid in high school, tells their friends whom they voted for, they want to feel good about defending their choice. Fair or not, Melissa McCarthy is “the one who shit in the sink” this year. They may have laughed their colostomy bags off when they saw the film and most voters feel good about Ms McCarthy getting nominated. But when it comes down to bestowing the gold, shit in the pie in the name of dignity will win out over shit in the sink caused by bad Mexican food every time.

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Gurus o’ Gold: Top 2in’ It (Pt 1 of 2)

Who/What are the Top Two in each category of the Oscars, now just 18 short days away?

The Gurus are in lockstep on 5 of the winners-to-be right now and in 1 of those categories, there is 100% agreement on the #1 and the #2 candidate. The blurriest categories, based on these votes, are Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Oscar’s A Sellout (So Far As Commercials Go)

Oscar’s A Sellout (So Far As Commercials Go)

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DP/30: New Acting Nominee Interviews

New on DP/30 this week:

Best Actress Nominee
Michelle Williams

Best Actor Nominees
Gary Oldman
Demian Bichir

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“I’m very sporadic, but I think I’ve got some skills now. What I’m lacking is the weight of some of the actors I like and maybe I’ll focus on that. I’m so damn affable, it’s disgusting.”

“I’m very sporadic, but I think I’ve got some skills now. What I’m lacking is the weight of some of the actors I like and maybe I’ll focus on that. I’m so damn affable, it’s disgusting.”

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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