2/13 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:30 am · February 13th, 2009

Dave Karger posts his final predictions, is still on the Sean Penn express. [Entertainment Weekly]

The other David, in his non-Bagger persona, sings the praises of this year’s Oscar long shots. [New York Times]

T.L. Stanley peeks at the entertainment on offer at next week’s Spirit Awards. (Teri Hatcher spoofing “Wendy and Lucy?” Interesting.) [Gold Rush]

Gold Derby serves up their own award nominations, shaming the Academy in the process. (“TDK” and Sally Hawkins fans, rejoice.) [Gold Derby]

The adorable Taraji P. Henson talks “Button,” dresses and her secret yearning to play Diana Ross. (Great idea. Make it happen.) [Vanity Fair]

David Thomson ponders the puzzle that is Steven Soderbergh. [The Guardian]

The Art Directors Guild offers an unusual list: from “Intolerance” to “LA Confidential,” the Top 100 Designed Films of all time. [Variety]

Peter Bart reports that Danny Boyle is interested in filming a woman’s story for a change. [Variety]

Gaynor Flynn talks to Sundance sensation and star-in-the-making Carey Mulligan. [The Independent]

Kim Voynar pretends that it’s even worth considering the chances of four other Best Picture nominees. [Movie City News]

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  • 1 2-13-2009 at 7:35 am

    red_wine said...

    Gold Derby serves out really poor nominations, in every category he just taken the Academy 5 and replaced 1 or 2 of the choices. Even in these horrible nominations, he agrees mostly with the Academy.

    The Art Director’s
    Guild’s Top 100 selections are good, but the list is disappointing. Some titles I would add.

    Playtime – The biggest miss
    Magnificent Ambersons
    Letter from an Unknown Woman
    Singin’ in the Rain
    The Shining
    Throne of Blood
    Ugetsu monogatari

    I hope somebody does a Top 100 for Cinematography.

  • 2 2-13-2009 at 7:43 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I agree on the ADG list — they don’t seem to have dug all that deep there. (I totally agree on “Playtime,” and the absence of “New York, New York” is pretty egregious too, I think.)

    But you have to admit that, in general, Gold Derby’s replacement nominees are an improvement on the Academy’s choices. Sally Hawkins over Angelina Jolie? WALL-E over Frost/Nixon? You’re an even bigger curmudgeon than I am, Red_Wine!

  • 3 2-13-2009 at 7:46 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Also, they’re not Tom O’Neil’s choices. I think they’re voted on by the Gold Derby forum posters. It’s just a bit of fun, after all.

  • 4 2-14-2009 at 12:31 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    “I hope somebody does a Top 100 for Cinematography.”

    I would LOVE to see the ASC’s list of top 100 best shot films. Make it ranked, too, for extra debate. I would bet either Apocalypse Now or Days of Heaven would be ranked #1, unless there’s a film I’m foolishly forgetting…?

  • 5 2-14-2009 at 12:47 am

    red_wine said...

    Robert Hammer, I think No.1 would be Citizen Kane, it has to be. The Third Man can also be No.1.

  • 6 2-14-2009 at 1:01 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Damn, two films! I knew you would make me look – and feel – like an idiot. Yeah, Gregg Toland’s work there is pretty hard to top.

    It’s “Hamer” with one ‘m’, by the way.