12/24 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:23 am · December 24th, 2008

Dev Patel in Slumdog Millionaire“The Headless Woman,” “Night and Day” and “Tony Manero” head up a list of the year’s best undistributed titles. [indieWIRE]

Speaking of lists, here’s one of cult and campy holiday flicks. [Cinematical]

Josh Horowitz goes toe-to-toe with David Fincher. [MTV]

Slow down, Hoss.  Lou Lumenick thinks Dev Patel is going to beat Heath Ledger to the Oscar punch?  Anything for the clicks I gues. [Lumenick on Film]

David Edelstein considers nine Oscar contenders, from “Revolutionary Road” to, uh, “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” [New York Magazine]

Dustin Hoffman storms out of an interview with Dave Karger…all in good fun. [Entertainment Weekly]

Rachel Abramowitz spends some time with the actor as well…my own interview should be on the way soon enough, by the way.  It’s been ages since we sat down together. [Los Angeles Times]




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  • 1 12-24-2008 at 12:42 pm

    McGuff said...

    We’ve spent all this time this fall talking about whether or not Kate Winslet running as a Supporting Actress in “The Reader” is category fraud, but amazingly, Dev Patel seems to get a free pass. I have yet to see “The Reader,” but I can’t imagine she is as clear a leading actor as Patel, who must make up at least 75 of the film’s 120 minutes.

    I’ve seen the “Atonement” parallel used in regards to Patel elsewhere — like last year, the main character is split between three different actors. However, the difference is quite obvious, as the “Slumdog Millionaire” narrative weaves in and out of the present, with Patel’s great acting at every turn.

    There are still many movies for me to see this year, but I can tell you that at present, Patel is on my Best Actor list, behind only Sean Penn and Josh Brolin. Supporting actor, however, he is not.

  • 2 12-24-2008 at 1:47 pm

    Brian Kinsley said...

    I really didn’t think Dev Patel was that good. I thought the amazing acting from the kids (and the amazing likeness between the actors) floods into people’s perceptions of Patel’s performance.

  • 3 12-24-2008 at 1:52 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I agree with that, Brian. The youngest actors playing Jamal and, especially, Salim were the stand-outs from the cast, IMO.

  • 4 12-24-2008 at 2:47 pm

    JAB said...

    Hey, itunes has celebrity playlists up for Danny Boyle, Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, and AR Rahman…they’re all interesting, but i love Boyle’s.

  • 5 12-25-2008 at 2:40 am

    Brian Kinsley said...

    Slumdog is a situation where the three sets of actors playing each of the main characters that I feel it’s almost a shame to have any one pointed out. An award or nomination for all three Jamal’s or Salim’s would be thrilling. But of course, this isn’t practical.