Awards Update Archive for October, 2010

18 Weeks To Oscar: In The Shadow Of The Hurt Locker

The clearest lesson of last year’s Oscar winner was that you don’t have to kill yourself in September or October or November to win Best Picture. But does that trend-setting experience set the season on a good track or a bad one?

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The King’s Speech, actor Geoffrey Rush

DP/30 – A favorite to earn his second Oscar for his work in The King’s Speech, Geoffrey Rush talks about his life, career, the film, and a little bit o’ Pirates 4 with David Poland.

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19 Weeks To Oscar: Looking For A Rush

So far, the season hasn’t sizzled. But new films and the thrill of seeing new faces rise and old faces coming back may turn this into a season of happy fireworks.

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A 20 Weeks Special Edition – Let The Premature Awardulation Begin!!!

Ah, as the temperatures finally drop from the 80s in Los Angeles, it’s time to start giving out year end awards months before the year has ended. Now, there are two classes of premature awardulation. There is the sincere and well-intended. That would be your Gotham Awards. Desperately trying to compete for attention and position…

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Gurus o’ Gold – A Post Toronto Look At The Field

The Gurus are back for a post-Toronto October drive-by before we start out weekly duties in November. Not too many suprises in Best Picture, but the Acting categories are looking tight for the men and fairly open for the women.

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10 Reasons Why The Academy Moving To January Makes Perfect Sense

Some people think Oscar will be ruined by moving into January. All I can say is, “What have they been waiting for?”

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“Controversy” Over Brazil’s Oscar Entry?

A story ran out of Los Angeles on suggesting that there might be hanky-panky in the selection of Brazil’s Oscar candidate for 2010. The editor of a top Brazilian movie site says that the accusation is false.

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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