1/21 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:31 am · January 21st, 2009

Sasha Stone chimes in with her final predictions. [Awards Daily]

As do the guys at Vulture, who are remaining loyal to “WALL-E” to the end. [Vulture]

Meanwhile, T.L. Stanley finally gives up on “Doubt.” [Gold Rush]

The venerable David Thomson plays the “will be/should be” game, with some curiously disconnected predictions. (Lena Olin? Really?) [The Guardian]

Moving away from punditry, James Hansen just doesn’t think much of Canada’s foreign-language entry. [The Film Experience]

Still at Sundance, Jeff Wells kinda likes the new film from the insanely prolific Steven Soderbergh. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Tarantino is apparently rushing to finish “Inglourious Basterds” (sic). Take your time, QT. [Thompson on Hollywood]

David Carr wonders whether Mickey Rourke’s imminent Oscar nomination will be enough to rescue the long-delayed “Killshot.” [The Carpetbagger]

Finally, EW continues their “Worst Snubs” countdown, and their picks are uniformly great. (Hell yes to Spacek, Murray and Leaud.) [Entertainment Weekly]

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  • 1 1-21-2009 at 8:50 am

    Anuj Shelat said...

    Does Sasha Stone actually think The Dark Knight will get a Best Score nomination? pfft. no.

    Also, why the lack of faith in Sally Hawkins? Seriously, what gives? :’

  • 2 1-21-2009 at 9:24 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Well, as you can see Kris isn’t banking on her either.

    I think she’s in (as do a lot of major Oscar pundits), but that SAG snub was pretty hurtful.

    Fingers crossed she makes it.

  • 3 1-21-2009 at 9:34 am

    John K said...

    EW’s list is okay, but Naomi Watts should have a number so, so much lower than #72. And to beat a dead horse into the ground, where the hell is Val Kilmer (for “Tombstone”)?

    The entire list is apparently here:

    As for predictions, I still think “Ben Button” is going to be the next “Dreamgirls,” but we’ll see.

  • 4 1-21-2009 at 9:56 am

    Dorothy Porker said...

    Lena Olin is outstanding in “The Reader” (especially during her last scene). I hope Thomson is correct.

  • 5 1-21-2009 at 12:21 pm

    Marcus said...

    Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Awardsdaily, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of The Dark Knight fails, when we forsake our reviews and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of Dark Knight comes crashing down! BUT IT IS NOT THIS DAY! THIS DAY WE FIGHT! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you: stand, Men of the Christopher Nolan!!! YOU WILL GET THE BEST PICTURE AND THE BEST DIRECTOR NOD! YOU DESERVE IT!

  • 6 1-21-2009 at 12:50 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Dorothy: I have no issue with Olin’s performance — she’s a superb actress. I just think it’s a really out-there prediction.

  • 7 1-21-2009 at 12:52 pm

    Dorothy Porker said...

    No, I totally agree, Guy. It’s definitely one of the more daring predictions out there, I just wish it were a likely one! As much as I adore Kate and hope she scores those two nominations tomorrow, Olin’s is the true supporting actress performance in “The Reader.”

  • 8 1-21-2009 at 1:01 pm

    Big Braveheart said...

    The haters know where they can go!
    Give us a shock like In Bruges for Best Pic and Del Toro for Best Actor and Oldman & Eckhart getting supporting noms at the least!