11/12 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:05 am · November 12th, 2009

AvatarSteve Pond shrewdly catches a Twitter leak from Oscarcast producer Adam Shankman: David Rockwell will be back on production design duties. [The Odds]

The Gurus o’ Gold chime in with supporting predictions. [Movie City News]

Charting the reasons “Avatar” will defy the odds and succeed at the box office. [Hollywood.com]

The 10 worst post-Oscar career choices. [Premiere]

Cristy Grosz leads The Envelope’s print coverage of the season with the obvious: the 10. [The Envelope]

Dave Germain on “B-movie king” Roger Corman’s Oscar day in the sun. [Associated Press]

After being the only one to peddle Lou Lumenick’s dubious thoughts on the matter, Tom O’Neil says, “Oops, strike ‘2012’ off your Best Picture list.”  We never had it on there, thanks. [Gold Derby]

Anne Thompson is waiting on the big four. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Anthony Mackie had nothing to do post-“The Hurt Locker,” so he tooled around the Middle East for a bit. [Speakeasy]

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  • 1 11-12-2009 at 8:17 am

    James D. said...

    Wow. Mo’Nique is completely unanimous. I guess she has been the frontrunner for some time, but I thought the faux-backlash would have hurt her in a chart like this.

  • 2 11-12-2009 at 10:46 am

    Jake D said...

    She’s the only one I would call a lock for a nomination. Anna Kendrick might be close, but really it’s a a very open field.

  • 3 11-12-2009 at 11:23 am

    Erik said...

    Stanley Tucci’s role in Julie and Julia is 9th and 12th, Christian McKay’s one vote adds up to 3 votes and 10 points, and some of the other numbers don’t quite add up, but it looks pretty solid and unsurprising.

    Standouts for me are :

    – Sarsgaard’s high position. Two nominees here for an Education?
    – what is left of the Nine ladies (I honestly don’t think Cruz is gonna walk out of this one as the only nominee. The Winslet-thing showed that voters make up their own minds, and votes will be all over the place).
    – Farmiga is 7th in total points, but 4th in top-5 votes. In the end that’s what counts (in terms of interpreting predictions, not talllying actual academy members’ votes), so two ladies from Up in the Air looks like a strong possibility.

  • 4 11-12-2009 at 11:46 am

    Louis said...

    I’m less than convinced about Sarsgaard. Isn’t he always *almost* getting nominated. I think his chances of getting in as a 2nd An Education nominee are pretty unlikely. Hope I’m wrong, though, because I preferred him to Molina in the film.

  • 5 11-12-2009 at 1:00 pm

    JAB said...

    Sarsgaard is one of my favorite actors, and while I’d love to see him get an oscar nomination I just don’t think it will happen for him this time.

    Also, that logic to Avatar’s success is totally illogical. “It’ll make money because other films kind of like it made money and people will want to look at pretty trees in 3-D in the background! But it’s not 3-D it’s like….CRAZY 3-D!”