12/21 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:43 am · December 21st, 2008

Kåre Hedebrant in Let the Right One InJeff Wells is still peeved at the critical snubs of “Revolutionary Road,” aside from a few exceptions. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Tom O’Neil and Michael Musto debate the likely Best Picture victor. [Gold Derby]

Another un-bylined Calendar piece.  What gives?  Anyway, David Fincher is talking to somebody about “The Curious case of Benjamin Button.” [Los Angeles Times]

Alonso Duralde spotlights the year’s best, sans Oscar bait. [MSNBC]

John Hiscock chats with “Rachel Getting Married” star Debra Winger.  Anyone wondering, half-way through the season, why anyone was crazy enough to think she had an Oscar play? [Daily Telegraph]

Jenni Miller digs into the role of a stripper with critical kudos champ Marisa Tomei. [Premiere]

Bryan Appleyard talks “The Reader” with director Stephen Daldry. [The Times]

“Let the Right One In” tops David Ansen’s list of the year’s best.  Nice.  Beware a cop-out tie at #10, though. [Newsweek]

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  • 1 12-21-2008 at 8:55 am

    Frank Lee said...

    Actually David Ansen copped out with a tie at #9, so he has only ten movies listed.

  • 2 12-21-2008 at 11:35 am

    slayton said...

    I thought Debra was pretty good in RGM. It was a tricky role and she pulled it off well

  • 3 12-21-2008 at 11:36 am

    JAB said...

    kris, you ought to do a RAZZIE prediction post, see what people thought was the worst of the worst.

  • 4 12-21-2008 at 1:42 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I actually hate the Razzies and everything they stand for, JAB. So I’ll probably refrain from predicting them. But maybe I could offer up a post asking the readership what they thought, later in the season when everyone gets a chance to see everything.

  • 5 12-21-2008 at 2:00 pm

    Dean Treadway said...

    Kris, I just want to let you know a few things:

    if you look at my AA predix athttp://filmicability.blogspot.com/2008/12/my-final-2008-academy-award-predictions.html, you’ll see that i eventually have capitulated that THE DARK KNIGHT is gonna be a shower at the AA noms. But I still think THE FALL is gonna show up with 3 noms.

    And I think WALL-E is gonna join the best pic pack.

    I’ve also challenged IN CONTENTION, among others, to predict the HONORARY OSCARS. Immediately after filing this piece, Tony Dayoub of CINEMA VIEWFINDER let me know that I was right on the money on one of my predictions. Still, I’d like to know what you think–refer to http://filmicability.blogspot.com/2008/12/in-2005-i-predicted-robert-altman-would.html

    Finally, I loved Debra Winger’s assessment of Hollywood’s lameness, and David Ansen’s chance -taking top-ten. He’s my hero of the critical world this annum.

    Despite my harsh words to you, said in the heat of he moment, I still enjoy referring to your site for some of the awards-season dirt.

    Dean Treadway

  • 6 12-21-2008 at 2:03 pm

    McGuff said...

    And I just might say Seven Pounds. Kris, are you going to expand your thoughts on some of these movies, like Seven Pounds, as more of us see them? I know you’re not embargoed anymore!

  • 7 12-21-2008 at 2:09 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Dean: From the horse’s mouth, there will be no Honorary Oscar this year. Lewis’s Humanitarian Award will be the only peripheral award handed out.

    McGuff: I’ll gett o “Seven Pounds” here and there throughout the year. It’s a VERY problematic film, but I think the shooting gallery against it as of late, including A.O. Scott’s highly unprofessional review, is a bit much.

  • 8 12-21-2008 at 5:07 pm

    slayton said...

    Betty Buckley in “The Happening” is my razzie winner for this year. In fact, “The Happening” deserves to sweep.