Note Pad Archive for November, 2009

10 LIVE ACTION SHORTS ALIVE IN 2009 OSCAR® RACE

Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards®. Seventy-one pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company: The…

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10 ANIMATED SHORTS MOVE AHEAD IN 2009 OSCAR® RACE

Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards®. Thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company: ” “The…

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Hamish Hamilton to Direct 2009 Oscar® Telecast

Hamish Hamilton will direct the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast, show producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman announced today. It will be Hamilton’s first time directing the Oscar show. “Hamish is a first-rate live-show director who will bring enthusiasm, experience and a fresh eye to the table,” said Shankman. “He’s also a master of working with…

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15 Documentary Features Continue in 2009 Oscar® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 82nd Academy Awards®. Eighty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company: “The Beaches of…

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Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 82nd Academy Awards®

The 20 submitted features are: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” “Astro Boy” “Battle for Terra” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” “Coraline” “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” “The Dolphin – Story of a Dreamer” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” “Mary and Max” “The Missing Lynx” “Monsters vs. Aliens” “9” “Planet 51”…

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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Host Oscar® Show

Beverly Hills, CA (November 3, 2009) — Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will serve as co-hosts of the 82nd Academy Awards®, Oscar telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman announced today. “We think the team of Steve and Alec are the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars,” said Shankman and Mechanic. “Steve will bring…

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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