Awards Watch Archive for November, 2012

“Why Washington Can’t Stop Talking about Lincoln”

“Why Washington Can’t Stop Talking about Lincoln”  

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Gurus o’ Gold: At The End Of November…

The Gurus are going for it in all of the Top 8 categories this week, having seen all of what seem to be the top BP candidates. And for the first time this week, Original and Adapted Screenplay. The game changers are, as you might expect, Les Miserables and Zero Dark Thirty.

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Beefing Up With Rust & Bone’s Matthias Shoenaerts

Beefing Up With Rust & Bone’s Matthias Shoenaerts

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10 Contenders Vie For VFX Oscar

10 Contenders Vie For VFX Oscar

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20W2O: 14 Weeks To Go – Consult THAT!

Where are we now in this Oscar race?

Well, this is the moment when all of the serious BP candidates have been shown, voters for other awards are going to start voting next week, and the field is clear and clearly spread.

This is when Awards consultants make their money.

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Ebert Goes Oscar

“If I had my way, and I don’t, a Best Picture nomination would certainly go to Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Ebert Goes Oscar

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Bigelow And Boal On Zero Dark Thirty On Nightline

Bigelow And Boal On Zero Dark Thirty On Nightline

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Branagh On Knightley

Branagh On Knightley

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Gambling Site Intrade, Fond Of Making Book On Oscar Hopefuls, Shuts Portals To U. S. Users

Gambling Site Intrade, Fond Of Making Book On Oscar Hopefuls, Shuts Portals To U. S. Users

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Virginia Uses Lincoln To Peddle Tourism

Virginia Uses Lincoln To Peddle Tourism

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Rohter Seeks Gloom In Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

Rohter Seeks Gloom In Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

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McCarthy Plies Trade Trade In Zero Dark Assay

“Films touching on 9/11, such as United 93, World Trade Center, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, have proven commercially toxic, and while this one has a ‘happy’ ending, its rigorous, unsparing approach will inspire genuine enthusiasm among the serious, hardcore film crowd more than with the wider public.” McCarthy Plies Trade Trade In Zero Dark Assay

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Corliss First-Reviews Zero Dark Thirty

“This is movie journalism that snaps and stings, that purifies a decade’s clamor and clutter into narrative clarity, with a salutary kick.” Corliss First-Reviews Zero Dark Thirty spoilers

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Case-Studying Two Viewings Of The Master, In 70mm, Then DCP

Case-Studying Two Viewings Of The Master, In 70mm, Then DCP

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Critics Top Ten List 2012: Cahiers du cinéma

1. Holy Motors 2. Cosmopolis 3. Twixt 4. 4:44 Last Day On Earth 4. In Another Country 4. Take Shelter 7. Go Go Tales 8. Tabu 8. Faust 10. Keep The Lights On

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Gurus o’ Gold: Thanks, About To Be Given The Last 4 Films

Coming up this weekend, Les Miserables and Zero Dark Thirty come out to be seen by the media and guilds. Next week, Django Unchained and The Hobbit. And at that point, all the mysteries will be unfolded and voting for many groups will begin. So to give you a proper “before” and “after,” one last spin with the Gurus’ Top Ten lists for Best Picture…

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Zemeckis Compares Denzel’s Flight Character To Marty McFly

Zemeckis Compares Denzel’s Flight Character To Marty McFly

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“Life of Pi is possibly the best-looking film I’ve seen so far this century. It’s so hypnotically beautiful that people will be using it to calibrate their new TV monitors.”

“Life of Pi is possibly the best-looking film I’ve seen so far this century. It’s so hypnotically beautiful that people will be using it to calibrate their new TV monitors.”

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James Spader On That Eccentric Lincoln Character Of His

James Spader On That Eccentric Lincoln Character Of His

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Fan-Made “Trailer” Assembles 7’37” Of Bits From Hobbit Trilogy

Fan-Made “Trailer” Assembles 7’37” Of Bits From Hobbit Trilogy

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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