10/21 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:05 am · October 20th, 2008

Charlie KaufmanJeffrey Wells passes along further second-hand indication that “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is the one to beat this year. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Steven Zeitchick responds to the suddenly wide open acting races. [Risky Biz Blog]

Some folks think Robert Downey Jr. can’t score a Best Supporting Actor nomination…emphatically.  I beg to differ, but that race is weird at the moment. [Vulture]

Tom O’Neil wonders how what happened to the AMPAS hopes of “W.”  But I’m not so sure it was ever a “hot Oscar player.” [Gold Derby]

John Anderson profiles Milos Forman, set to be feted by the DGA. [Variety]

The Carpetbagger, David Carr, goes inside the mind of Charlie Kaufman. [New York Times]

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  • 1 10-20-2008 at 8:57 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    As much as Downey would deserve a nod this year his only serious chance was with The Soloist.
    I suspect that for Tropic Thunder they Academy might even go for Tom Cruise above Downey, or is that just wishful thinking?

  • 2 10-20-2008 at 11:48 am

    The InSneider said...

    Kris I’ll give you 20 bucks if RDJ gets nommed for TT. It’s not a bet because you don’t have to pay me if he doesn’t. Just a free 20 bucks to you if you are right, cuz I gotta side with Vulture on this one. And if we’re talking RDJ for Supporting Actor for a comedy like that, we might as well be talking about Franco in Pineapple Express.

  • 3 10-20-2008 at 12:02 pm

    Casey said...

    definately no tom cruise… no chance. 0.
    but for the InSneider, can i get a twenty too? i think people are really going to want to celebrate RDJ, rightfully, this year and their serious chance just got delayed. now they can go to an excellent performance in a well liked film that doesnt fit the usual bill… something tells me they dont want to seem like “the usual” anymore. Downey has had one of the biggest comebacks i’ve seen. my high school aged friends who pay absolutely no attention to film are nearly-legitimately saying they’re RDJ fans now.
    Franco is a much different situation because this isnt the same kind of career year for him and they still have Milk to work with