Awards Watch Archive for August, 2013

Of Nebraska Award Chances, Bruce Dern Sez, “If I Go Supporting, I’m A Whore”

Of Nebraska Award Chances, Bruce Dern Sez, “If I Go Supporting, I’m A Whore”

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Stephen Frears On Bringing Humor To Dark Philomena

Stephen Frears On Bringing Humor To Dark Philomena

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With Labor Day, Jason Reitman Sez It’s Personal This Time

With Labor Day, Jason Reitman Sez It’s Personal This Time

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Condon Sees Similarities Between Cumberbatch And Assange

Condon Sees Similarities Between Cumberbatch And Assange

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MCN Gurus o’ Gold: Pre-Fall-Fest Edition

The Gurus are putting their turbans back before the festival madness from Venice to Telluride to Toronto (and eventually, New York) begins, offering their top 15 picks with no order at this time. It’s a bit early to be making placements with so many of the films unseen.

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Ron Howard’s Rush As A “British Independent Film”

Ron Howard’s Rush As A “British Independent Film”

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New York Film Festival Lines ‘Em Up In Cannes-Centric Convocation

Greengrass, Jonze, Stiller, Breillat, Chandor, Coens, Curtis, Denis,  Desplechin, Fiennes, Gray, Franco, Jarmusch, Lanzmann, Payne, Hong, Agnes B., Wiseman, Zhangke New York Film Festival Lines ‘Em Up In Cannes-Centric Convocation

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After Almost 50 Years Absence, Pakistan Ready To Send One Of Its 21 Releases To The Oscars

After Almost 50 Years Absence, Pakistan Ready To Send One Of Its 21 Releases To The Oscars

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31 Weeks To Oscar: Ellen DeGeneres, Oscar Host

So… Ellen DeGeneres is back hosting the Oscars. And let the yawning begin. I liked DeGeneres as an Oscar host. She didn’t absolutely kill, but she didn’t die. She is a little tiny bit edgy, but knows her role in the evening. There won’t be a 15 minute musical number about Ellen opening the show,…

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Isaacs Starts AMPAS Gig By Meeting With Oscar Producers

Isaacs Starts AMPAS Gig By Meeting With Oscar Producers

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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