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

Read the full article »

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.

Read the full article » 3 Comments »

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.

Read the full article » 5 Comments »

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.

Read the full article » 5 Comments »

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…

Read the full article »

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

Read the full article »

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 /…

Read the full article »

Illegal Copies Of Zero Dark Thirty Popular In Pakistan

Illegal Copies Of Zero Dark Thirty Popular In Pakistan vid

Read the full article »

PGA Queues Up Argo

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

Read the full article »

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.

Read the full article » 3 Comments »

O’Hehir And Haneke Make Sweet Amour

O’Hehir And Haneke Make Sweet Amour

Read the full article »

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

Read the full article »

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

Read the full article »

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

Read the full article »

Mel Brooks Says Django May Shotgun Interest In Blazing Saddles Musical

Mel Brooks Says Django May Shotgun Interest In Blazing Saddles Musical

Read the full article »

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

Read the full article »

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

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

Read the full article »

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…

Read the full article »

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

Read the full article »

Awards Watch

Quote Unquotesee all »

“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