Awards Watch Archive for January, 2013

Critics Top Ten List 2012: Cameron McAllister, Reel Georgia

1. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Rust and Bone
4. Amour
5. Lincoln
6. Restoration
7. Zero Dark Thirty
8. Killing Them Softly
9. Moonrise Kingdom
10. Sound of My Voice

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Gurus o’ Gold: 8 Days Before Final Oscar Voting Begins

Lincoln still leads the Best Picture race according to The Gurus, with only one Guru voting Lincoln or Argo as anything other than #1 or #2 in the race.

Otherwise, the races haven’t changed much at all since we last saw you. The biggest move is Tarantino’s screenplay for Django Unchained up from #4 to #2 in that race.

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20W2O: 27 Days To Oscar – The Racial Thing

The movie about slavery has no Black nominees. The movie about the abolition of slavery has no Black nominees. The movie about Gulf coasters devastated by Katrina has a little girl as its only nominee. And the movie about a young Indian man has 1 Indian nominee, who happened to write lyrics for a song.

I have never felt like racial politics and The Academy Awards go together well. But I also don’t see any step forward in this year’s nominations from any other year.

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20W2O: 4 Weeks To Go – Quid Pro Quo, Clarice

I would argue – and have forever – that these groups are following the same bouncing ball as everyone else during the award season. There are years when consensus winners are quite close to undeniable. But there are usually 2 to 3 contenders who would not really be shocking winners of awards. Except for the issue of every award as a stepping stone to the next.

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2012 Guild Awards: PGA

For Theatrical Motion Pictures The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Argo (Warner Bros.) Producers: Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Grant Heslov The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures Wreck-It Ralph (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Producer: Clark Spencer The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion…

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Mark Boal And Black Hawk Down’s Bowden Talk CIA And Zero Dark Thirty With Diane Sawyer

Mark Boal And Black Hawk Down‘s Bowden Talk CIA And Zero Dark Thirty With Diane Sawyer

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2012 Guild Awards: SAG-AFTRA

  THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role TOMMY LEE JONES /…

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Illegal Copies Of Zero Dark Thirty Popular In Pakistan

Illegal Copies Of Zero Dark Thirty Popular In Pakistan vid

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PGA Queues Up Argo

“It’s about producers.” Producers Guild Picks Argo, Sugar Man

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Gurus o’ Gold: A Month To Go

These votes have been sitting around for almost a week… but here we go with the latest Gurus votes for Picture and Director. Argo is the big mover.

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O’Hehir And Haneke Make Sweet Amour

O’Hehir And Haneke Make Sweet Amour

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Critics Top Ten List 2012: Edward Douglas, Coming Soon

1. Life of Pi
2. Searching for Sugar Man
3. The Intouchables
4. The Impossible
5. Chico and Rita
6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
7. Skyfall
8. Samsara
9. Les Miserables
10. The Cabin in the Woods
1. Life of Pi
2. Searching for Sugar Man
3. The Intouchables
4. The Impossible
5. Chico and Rita
6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
7. Skyfall
8. Samsara
9. Les Miserables
10. The Cabin in the Woods

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A Keen Take On The Experience Of Watching Zero Dark Thirty

“I can’t recall a big, or biggish, budget suspense film so doggedly experiential, so resistant to telling you ‘what it’s about.’” A Keen Take On The Experience Of Watching Zero Dark Thirty

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Critics Top Ten List 2012: Jeffrey Wells, Hollywood Elsewhere

1. Silver Linings Playbook/Zero Dark Thirty
3. Anna Karenina
4. Holy Motors
5. The Master
6. Amour
7. The Dark Knight Rises
8. Argo
9. Arbitrage
10. Beasts of the Southern Wild

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Mel Brooks Says Django May Shotgun Interest In Blazing Saddles Musical

Mel Brooks Says Django May Shotgun Interest In Blazing Saddles Musical

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ThiNkinNg ON DjaNgo’s LaNguage

“Not everyone accepts that overexposure is sufficient to destroy evil: some argue that “——” is too robust to be so easily disposed of.” ThiNkiNg ON DjaNgo‘s LaNguage

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Quentin’s Spit-Take Highlights Early Globes Animated GIF Litanies

Quentin’s Spit-Take Highlights Early Globes Animated GIF Litanies

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The 2012 Golden Globes

Best Motion Picture – Drama Argo Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical Les Misérables Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion…

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Globes Gold For Argo, Les Mis; Speeches Highlight Night, Including Day-Lewis And Jodie Foster

“Trust me, 47 years in the film business is a long time. But tonight, I feel like the prom queen.” Globes Gold For Argo, Les Mis; Speeches Highlight Night, Including Day-Lewis And Jodie Foster

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“What Quibi trying to do is get to the next generation of film narrative. The first generation was movies, and they were principally two-hour stories that were designed to be watched in a single sitting in a movie theater [ED: After formats like the nickelodeon]. The next generation of film narrative was television, principally designed to be watched in one-hour chapters in front of a television set. I believe the third generation of film narrative will be a merging of those two ideas, which is to tell two-hour stories in chapters that are seven to ten minutes in length. We are actually doing long-form in bite-size.”
~ Jeffrey Katzenberg

“The important thing is: what makes the audience interested in it? Of course, I don’t take on any roles that don’t interest me, or where I can’t find anything for myself in it. But I don’t like talking about that. If you go into a restaurant and you have been served an exquisite meal, you don’t need to know how the chef felt, or when he chose the vegetables on the market. I always feel a little like I would pull the rug out from under myself if I were to I speak about the background of my work. My explanations would come into conflict with the reason a movie is made in the first place — for the experience of the audience — and that, I would not want.
~  Christoph Waltz