WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Slumdog’ stays happy, Bale gets angry

Posted by · 6:00 pm · February 6th, 2009

A slower news week, this, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t find plenty to discuss. Here’s what was on our (and your) minds:

In the week’s biggest precursor news, Danny Boyle won the Directors’ Guild Award. Hollywood is still reeling from the shock.

Oh, and “Slumdog Millionaire” nabbed the USC Scripter award too.

Speaking of scripters, we say “WALL-E” is taking Best Original Screenplay. Here’s why.

We take a detailed look at this year’s Oscar-nominated shorts.

The Santa Barbara fest wrapped, with a tribute to Mickey Rourke among the highlights.

Two London critics’ groups acquitted themselves well this week, giving long-overdue Best Picture honours to “Hunger” and “The Wrestler” respectively.

Does “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” have a prayer in the Best Picture race after all?

Sticking with “Button,” Tech Support interviewed composer extraordinaire Alexandre Desplat.

We finally laid eyes on an Oscar season institution: the Vanity Fair Hollywood issue.

We contemplated what constitutes a genuine ‘upset’ in the Best Picture category.

BAFTA is taking a long hard look at their own voting process.

Away from the awards beat, you probably didn’t know this, but Christian Bale said some bad words.




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