10/14 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:46 am · October 14th, 2009

The HangoverDave Karger, in a slow news week, digs up the old “‘Hangover’ for Best Pic” notion.  No. [Oscar Watch]

Jeff Wells face-to-face with “Fantastic Mr. Fox” director Wes Anderson. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Susan King talks to editing legend Anne V. Coates, whose career was showcased at the Academy last night. [Los Angeles Times]

Melissa Silverstein sits down with “Trucker” star Michelle Monaghan. [Women & Hollywood]

Steve Pond takes note of HBO’s domination of the documentary short shortlist. [The Wrap]

Who killed cult movies? [The Guardian]

“Agora” earns highest 2009 Spanish box office gross within four days

Anne Thompson on the season’s contenders seeing double. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Anna Kendrick tapped for the Palm Springs fest’s Rising Star Award. [Variety]

A list of seven directorial double whammies that criminally relegates Steven Spielberg’s 1993 duo to a runner-up position. [Cinematical]




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  • 1 10-14-2009 at 10:03 am

    James D. said...

    The Hangover for Best Picture is happening. The highest grossing R comedy ever, plus very positive critical acclaim, makes it a possibility, while ten nominees makes it a certainty.

  • 2 10-14-2009 at 10:36 am

    Nathaniel Rogers said...

    Ugh, that Karger piece made me crazy and you gave it top billing!

    So lazy and copy and paste from articles from the summer. That 10 nominee business sure through the media for a loop. Everyone has basically predicted everything for a best picture nomination at some point since.

  • 3 10-14-2009 at 10:38 am

    The Other James D. said...

    I wouldn’t say CERTAINTY. I just don’t see many people listing that at #1 or #2–same goes for Star Trek, as much as I WANT that to happen.

    Karger has never been the most savvy of prognosticators, oftentimes doubting indie contenders (repeatedly) in favor of bigger names. Perhaps the BP 10 will boost his early-predix record, but it just seems like wishful thinking to me.

  • 4 10-14-2009 at 11:09 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    James D: No.

  • 5 10-14-2009 at 11:37 am

    AmericanRequiem said...

    not ina million years, the hangover is not a best picture nominee, if it was then transformers will win the whole show, shia labeauf for best actor!! come on guys

  • 6 10-14-2009 at 1:31 pm

    ZiZo Abul Hawa said...

    The is no link for the Agora line.

    Anyway, it probably won’t get Up, who is the highest grossing movie in Spain in the last 3 years, the highest grossing animated movie ever in Spain, and it made the Top-10 of all-time highest grosses ever in Spain.

  • 7 10-15-2009 at 9:27 am

    Andrew said...

    That list of directorial doubles is just terrible. No Ingmar Bergman (Wild Strawberries/Seventh Seal), Curtiz (Yankee Doodle Dandee/Casablanca), Coppola (The Conversation/The Godfather II)?

    Hell, even Mel Brook’s Blazing Saddles/Young Frankenstein duo. Yet we have Clint Eastwood’s Changeling/Gran Torino? Boo-urns.

    Please, can we not have “The Hangover” be nominated? kthnxbai!

  • 8 10-15-2009 at 10:05 am

    The Other James D. said...

    That list makes a great visual laxative.