2/6 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:31 am · February 6th, 2009

Richard JenkinsDavid Poland is probably wrong on two counts at the top of his recent Oscar column (certainly plkenty of us had our sites set on Davis and Shannon going into this awards season), but we’ll give him some slack. [Movie City News]

David Carr, via video, talks about Bill Condon and Larry Mark futzing with the traditional Oscar show format. [The Carpetbagger]

Dammit.  I thought something was fishy when I had to shell out money hand over fist for some Boss tickets Monday. [The Big Picture]

Getting to know Oscar nominee Courtney Hunt. [The Guardian]

Dave Karger bangs the drum for Oscar underdog Richard Jenkins. [Entertainment Weekly]

The annual “how the Oscar statuette is made” feature. [Daily Telegraph]

Was “Waterworld” an “eco-parable” ahead of its time? [Slate]

Claufia Puig reviews the Oscar shorts.  High marks for “Toyland,” “The Pig” and “Manon on the Asphalt.” [USA Today]

Andrew O’Hehir also digs in. [Beyond the Multiplex]

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