1/26 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:07 am · January 26th, 2009

Jim Carrey in I Love You Philip MorrisMark Magnier quotes a few Indians and feels it okay to say a nation disapproves of “Slumdog Millionaire.” [Los Angeles Times]

Jeffrey Wells wonders if category confusion could keep Kate Winslet form a lead actress win, especially in the wake of Meryl Streep’s victory last night. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Tom O’Neil gives poor Anil Kapoor shit for forgetting Simon Beaufoy’s name in his list of appreciations last night.  Give the guy a break, Tom O. [Gold Derby]

Beaufoy and Danny Boyle, meanwhile, talk about their film across the pond. [The Times]

It looks like there’s just one contender worth banking on. [USA Today]

Brad Brevet finally catches up with the Academy’s preferential balloting system.  Knowledge is power, Brad. [Rope of Silicon]

Peter Bart writes up Jim Carrey’s recent string of press for risk-taking role choices.  Finally the pendulum is swinging back, ever so slowly. [Peter Bart]

Anne Thompson talks this weekend’s screenwriter’s panel from Santa Barbara. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Tiffany Hsu on the box office boost for this year’s Oscar contenders still in the marketplace. [Los Angeles Times]




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  • 1 1-26-2009 at 6:20 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    What category confusion? The Academy has made its decision, and all Winslet’s supporters now have one performance to focus on. She wins. End of story.

    Not sure what Jeff is getting at there.