12/6 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:51 am · December 6th, 2008

Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in AustraliaJohn Patterson on the legacy of Harvey Milk. [The Guardian]

Robert Abele talks to “Frost/Nixon” star Michael Sheen. [Los Angeles Times]

Rebeca Hall, meanwhile, discusses her involvement in the film with Jenni Miller. [Premiere]

Peter Knegt chats with visionary “Hunger” director Steve McQueen. [indieWIRE]

John Anderson profiles animation legend Bill Plympton. [New York Times]

Jean Oppenheimer on the hopeful rise of recognized female directing talent. [Variety]

As “Australia” leaps into the marketplace, Kevin Maher offers a how-to for making romantic epics. [The Times]

David Carr gets some in-house, on-the-record defense for what has been considered an unfair Mickey Rourke profile in some quarters. [The Carpetbagger]

Karina Longworth runs down the most disappointing films of the year. [Spout Blog]

Anne Thompson files briefly regarding last week’s “Dark Knight” soiree. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Jeff Wells, meanwhile, is hearing murmurs of a surge for the film among AMPAS ranks. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Peter Bart on the off-screen serendipity of “Slumdog Millionaire.” [Peter Bart]

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