Awards Update Archive for November, 2013

Gurus o’ Gold: We Would Be Thankful For…

It’s time to give thanks and to offer what we would be thankful for. The Gurus offer up their personal choices of who and what they would be thankful for in acting (male and female) and in any category they like. There are many great choices offered up here, whether they got lots of votes or few, making The Gurus especially thankful of having so many great films and performances from which to choose.

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Marche On The New Wave Of Pop Culture Tackling Racism

Marche On The New Wave Of Pop Culture Tackling Racism

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20W2O: What About Mandela?

At the center of the film are two performances that are, simply, undeniable. Idris Elba grabs hold of all the things that have drawn audiences to him over the last 20 years and puts it all into this telling of a life – a great man who remains a man – showing a range heretofore unasked of him. 50 years… and it never once feels like a stunt. You feel the power this man must have to lead so many so effectively for so many years.

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Blue Comedy Is A Warm Color, Too

“You don’t have to be a lesbian to know how to make love to a woman.” “Judd Apatow. I really want to meet him, he is the master of awkward situations and dialogues.” Blue Comedy Is A Warm Color, Too And – A Clip Of  Adèle Exarchopoulos On Apatow From DP/30

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Esquire On Josh Oppenheimer’s Follow-Up To The Act Of Killing

Esquire On Josh Oppenheimer’s Follow-Up To The Act Of Killing

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Alexander Payne, Auteur Of The New Male Weepie

Alexander Payne, Auteur Of The New Male Weepie

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Rushfield At The Academy’s Governors Awards

“The Governors Awards are one of the highest honors an actor can receive in mid-November. So many have used the word genius tonight that I might as well say it about Steve Martin.” Rushfield At The Academy’s Governors Awards

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Nebraska Screenwriter Rob Nelson: The 9-Year Overnight Success

Nebraska Screenwriter Rob Nelson: The 9-Year Overnight Success

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Why RADiUS-TWC Thinks It Has Four Documentary Oscar Possibilities

Why RADiUS-TWC Thinks It Has Four Documentary Oscar Possibilities

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“McConaughey is known as many things—a movie star, a notorious public exerciser famous for shirtless “stretchin’,” “a genius” (according to his friend Woody Harrelson)—but what he considers himself to be first and foremost is a storyteller.”

“McConaughey is known as many things—a movie star, a notorious public exerciser famous for shirtless “stretchin’,” “a genius” (according to his friend Woody Harrelson)—but what he considers himself to be first and foremost is a storyteller.”

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Tracing The Long Career Of 84-Year-Old June Squibb

Tracing The Long Career Of 84-Year-Old June Squibb

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Florian Ballhaus On Photographing The Book Thief

Florian Ballhaus On Photographing The Book Thief

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Mark Harris Wants To Do A Polish On Best Screenplay Category

Mark Harris Wants To Do A Polish On Best Screenplay Category

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Gurus o’ Gold: Only Two Films Still Waiting To Be Seen

This week, The Gurus take on Best Director and Best Animated Feature in addition to the weekly look at Best Picture, which has one big move up the chart, showing that black and white isn’t always so black and white.

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Foundas On The Academy’s Latest Foreign-Language Film Fine-Tuning

Foundas On The Academy’s Latest Foreign-Language Film Fine-Tuning

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More From Nebraska’s Bruce Dern

“Why would I retire? So James Caan can get the part?” More From Nebraska‘s Bruce Dern

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Squibb And Dern On Nebraska And Payne

Squibb And Dern On Nebraska And Payne

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Tracy Letts Talks August: Osage County

Tracy Letts Talks August: Osage County

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20 Weeks To Oscar: The Late Game

If you read the award season coverage, you might think the season ended 2 months ago. But you’d be wrong.

It’s been a very odd season already. Toronto was loaded to the degree that when the media got as consumed as we were with 12 Years A Slave and Gravity, some strong films got overlooked and underestimated. And now, as AFI rolls out 3 or 4 more contenders – and renewing interest in some of the earlier festivals’ films – things are bubbling up.

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Gurus o’ Gold: Let The Games Begin!!!

The Gurus are back with their weekly chart, from now until the week before the Oscar ceremony.

This week, Best Picture and all the acting categories.

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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.

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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