Awards Update Archive for January, 2011

Gurus o’ Gold: Oscar Nominations (Pt 3 of 3)

The third group of Oscar nominations, as seen by The Gurus. None are unanimous, though Song and Score come closest.

Group 1 | Group 2 | Group 3

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20 Weeks Extra: Could There Be One More Turn?

After becoming the favorite for Best Picture in just the last week, does The King’s Speech now have a lock on the win? Or is the another spin coming?

And when those who aren’t so happy about the turn of events look for a comparison, which on sticks best? Rocky? Ordinary People? Or maybe something else…

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Gurus o’ Gold: Oscar Nominations (Pt 2 of 3)

Eight more categories in from The Gurus. The only unanimity in this group is in Animation. The tightest races are Foreign Language and Editing. The last categories tomorrow.

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“Aronofsky is a handsome, big-boned guy

“Aronofsky is a handsome, big-boned guy with a small, vulpine smile and a lingering impression of sternness that even his man-of-the-hour high spirits can’t dispel.”

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Why Oscar-Nommed “Dark, Intense” Director Tetsuya Nakashima Will Never Win

Why Oscar-Nommed “Dark, Intense” Director Tetsuya Nakashima Will Never Win

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Gurus ‘ Gold: Oscar Nominations (Pt 1 of 3)

The Gurus are putting together their votes in all Oscar categories. Five of the Top 8 categories have unanimous votes for the frontrunners. And the other 3 are also pretty one-sided. On Thursday, we’ll see if the rest of the ballot looks less settled in the eyes of The Gurus.

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Oscar Nominations Day

“This is a big surprise. I don’t agree with the concept of awards ceremonies, but I’m prepared to make an exception for the ones I’m nominated for. The last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me.”

The List of Nominations
Nominee Reactions
Nominations by Film
Nominations by the Numbers
The Nominations Sidebar

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Complete List Of Oscar Nominations, 2010/11

Here they are…

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Frenzy on the Wall: If I Had a Ballot 2011

I’m going to give my picks for the Oscars in the major awards, as if I had an actual ballot. Since the Academy cannot be trusted to make the right decisions and will probably make the safe choice whenever possible, it’s fun to give my perspective. Needless to say, I don’t see the Academy sending me a ballot anytime soon.

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7 Weeks To Oscar: And So, Phase One Ends…

Ballots are in. Will anything change from now until Oscar night?

Could be. But probably not.

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Gurus o’ Gold, 1/12/11

The Gurus have as narrow a view of most of the guilds seem to have right now. So like the selections, the page will go unadorned today. Mila Kunis and Jeremy Renner have some heat, as The Gurus look at the Supporting Acting categories, which just last month looked like free-for-alls. And the Directors are down to a list of 6 contenders.

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The Top Tens: January 12, 2011

As we get closer to finishing the 2010, the top of the chart seems solid. Nothing changes in the top ten, but Everyone Else moves up into the rankings.

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Top Tens: January 8, 2011

The top ten shuffle a bit and Inception is now in the number two slot. Black Swan moves up, Toy Story 3 and Winter’s Bone slip back.

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The Top Tens: January 7, 2011

True Grit continues to climb up the chart, Toy Story 3 is closing the gap with Inception, and The Social Network stands alone.

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8 Weeks To Oscar: It’s Getting Serious

Oscary History Shock,
The Contenders Chase The Clock.
Eight Days, They’re Done,
Phase II Begun!
Oscary History Shock

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Gurus o’ Gold: The Holiday Is Over! (Jan 5, 2011)

The Gurus welcome you to 2011! The long-ranking Top 2, Social Network & King’s Speech, are now in a dead tie on top. But Rooster, Mattie &
LaBoeuf are chasing, as True Grit leaps from #7 to #3 this week.

We also ask, how many of these major guild nominations might translate into Oscar nods?

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The Top Tens: January 3, 2011

While The Social Network stays put, True Grit and The Fighter are slowly working their way up the chart. More lists still to come.

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Top Tens: January 1, 2011

More lists .. and True Grit moves up into the top ten. While most of the rest of the chart remains the same, there are more than 150 titles on the list .. proving that almost every movie has someone out there who loves it.

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“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