Awards Watch Archive for September, 2012

A24 Sets Year-End Qualifying Run For Sally Potter-Elle Fanning Ginger & Rosa

A24 Sets Year-End Qualifying Run For Sally Potter-Elle Fanning Ginger & Rosa

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Iran Will Not Gift Oscar With A Cube Of Sugar

Iran Will Not Gift Oscar With A Cube Of Sugar

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Chile Says No To Oscar Race

Chile Says No To Oscar Race

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Iran May Boycott Oscar; Head Of Cinema Agency Wants Academy To Condemn Anti-Islam YouTube Video

Iran May Boycott Oscar; Head Of Cinema Agency Wants Academy To Condemn Anti-Islam YouTube Video 

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Trailering Promised Land, Awards-Season Fracking Drama From Gus Van Sant-Dave Eggers-John Krasinski

Trailering Promised Land, Awards-Season Fracking Drama From Gus Van Sant-Dave Eggers-John Krasinski

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Will Jonny Greenwood Be Snubbed By Oscar Again?

Will Jonny Greenwood Be Snubbed By Oscar Again?

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Feinberg Thinks He Knows Why Searchlight Made An Oscar Reservation For Hitchcock

Feinberg Thinks He Knows Why Searchlight Made An Oscar Reservation For Hitchcock

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Croatia’s Made In Ash For Oscar

Croatia’s Made In Ash For Oscar

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Colombia Deals El Cartel De Los Sapos As Oscar Bid

Colombia Deals El Cartel De Los Sapos As Oscar Bid

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Brazil Sends In Clown To Oscar

Brazil Sends In Clown To Oscar

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20 Weeks To Oscar: Rush To Poor Judgment?

What is The Academy trying to do by shortening the nomination season by 10 days this year? When I spoke to Ric Robertson about it late this afternoon, his only real argument for the shift was that by announcing the nominations 2 weeks earlier, it would make it easier for members to see the already…

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Canada Sends Rebelle To Oscar

Canada Sends Rebelle To Oscar

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Academy Announces Key Dates For Oscar Season

“This will be the first time the Academy will provide its membership the opportunity to vote electronically.” Academy Announces Key Dates For Oscar Season

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“The word I have fallen in love with lately is ‘Hellenic.’ Greek in its mythology. So while everyone is skewing towards the YouTube generation, here we are making two-and-a-half-hour movies and trying to buck the system. It’s become clear to me that we are never going to be a perfect fit with Hollywood; we will always be the renegade Texans running around trying to stir the pot. Really it’s not provocation for the sake of being provocative, but trying to make something that people fall in love with and has staying power. I think people are going to remember Dragged Across Concrete and these other movies decades from now. I do not believe that they will remember some of the stuff that big Hollywood has put out in the last couple of years. You’ve got to look at the independent space to find the movies that have been really special recently. Even though I don’t share the same world-view as some of my colleagues, I certainly respect the hell out of their movies which are way more fascinating than the stuff coming out of the studio system.”
~ Dallas Sonnier

“My first objective relationship in life was with the camera. I didn’t understand anything but then I realized the camera is my friend. It doesn’t lie to me. It doesn’t manipulate me. It only reports what I’m doing. And therefore, for me to work with a camera and the camera to be directed by an artist, a craftsman, someone who knows what he or she wants, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
~ Elliot Gould