12/10 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:10 am · December 10th, 2008

Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina BarcelonaThe Gurus settle on a predicted five that seems to be becoming “the knowledge.” [Movie City News]

David Poland, meanwhile, takes the opportunity to spotlight 10 under-the-radar contenders. [Movie City News]

Always eager for a “look, we said something about it first” story, Steve Weintraub calls an exclusive (seriously, we need to define this term already) on a story Eric Roth has been talking about here and there for a while now…his desire to pen a space film, among other scripts the writer is working on, all reported elsewhere long ago.  Can’t wait to read about the bitching once Variety breaks the ACTUAL story when (and if) it comes to pass.  (Sorry, got carried away there.) [Collider]

Getting back on track, Tom O’Neill chats it up with Penelope Cruz. [Gold Derby]

Erica Abeel sits down with “Reader” director Stephen Daldry. [indieWIRE]

Having already released, “Australia” still isn’t finished?  Wait…what? [The Independent]

Do the European Film Awards matter? [The Guardian]

Anita Chabria catches up with the female cinematographers story. [The Envelope]

Patrick Goldstein reports on the inner strife of yesterday’s LAFCA vote.  Apparently “Slumdog Millionaire” was “a close third in the best picture race.” [The Big Picture]

The most vanilla Oscar preview yet. [Associated Press]

12 rules of Christmas movies. [New York Daily News]

Anthony Breznican profiles Ron Howard’s career behind the camera. [USA Today]

Anne Thompson reports from the Monday night premiere of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” with some video to boot. [Thompson on Hollywood]

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