11/17 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:30 am · November 17th, 2009

Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean“Avatar” to hold its world premiere in Leicester Square, London, December 10. [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

Nathaniel Rogers isn’t phased by his signed non-disclosure agreement, breathlessly (but briefly) enthuses about “Nine.” [The Film Experience]

Johnny Depp becomes Hollywood’s highest paid actor with a £21 million ($42 million) salary for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” [Daily Telegraph]

Introducing criticWIRE. [indieWIRE]

Dave Karger weighs in on 25 Oscar longshots he loves. [Entertainment Weekly]

Steven Zeitchik perpetuates the myth. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Randomly revisiting the “Harry Potter” franchise with Chris Columbus. [Hero Complex]

Steve Pond stumps for Christian McKay in “Me and Orson Welles.” [The Odds]

Gregory Ellwood reports from that up in the air “Up in the Air” stunt. [Awards Campaign]

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  • 1 11-17-2009 at 9:40 am

    Michael said...

    yikes, no one needs $42 million dollars, that is sick. I like Johnny Depp but I mean really, is he really “worth” that much money?

  • 2 11-17-2009 at 9:43 am

    Jeremy said...

    No. He’s worth more. I have no scientific evidence to back this up, but I’d wager Depp’s presence in the movie is worth $80 million at the box-office, and that’s a conservative estimate.

  • 3 11-17-2009 at 9:49 am

    James D. said...

    I guess he is worth it from a business sense, but it still feels dirty. I guess with the two other stars not returning he will command almost all of the screen time.

  • 4 11-17-2009 at 9:50 am

    Harmonica said...

    U$42 million dollars. That is insane. That’s a higher amount than his last movie’s five day opening.

  • 5 11-17-2009 at 9:53 am

    "Julianstark" said...

    Zeitchik is right that there are arguably only three Actress frontrunners, but saying that there aren’t any real contenders is absurd.

  • 6 11-17-2009 at 10:05 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Hard to know what to make of Zeitchik’s article when he calls Helen Mirren’s performance in “The Last Station” an “unknown quantity.” It’s been a known quantity for over two months now. If he’s paying that little attention, no wonder he’s struggling to think of contenders.

  • 7 11-17-2009 at 10:46 am

    DHE said...

    EW has 25 slots open for “Oscar longshots we love” and has room for Sandra Bullock but no Sharlto Copley? That’s just sad.

  • 8 11-17-2009 at 11:33 am

    James D. said...

    They could have made room for Sharlto Copley by taking out the goofy presence of An Education as a Best Picture longshot. It would be in with 5 nominees, nevermind 10.

  • 9 11-17-2009 at 11:36 am

    "Julianstark" said...

    Totally agree about An Education. What was up with that? And then there was that Clooney mention for Goats… that’s not even a longshot. That’s pretty much a far-gone former longshot

    And Mirren is totally not in the “unknown quantity.”

    And didn’t Emily Blunt kinda fall off the radar, too?

  • 10 11-17-2009 at 6:45 pm

    Satya said...

    Please don’t think I am nitpicking; I am only checking my English – Shouldn’t it be ‘Nathaniel Rogers isn’t fazed…?’

  • 11 11-17-2009 at 6:53 pm

    Speaking English said...


  • 12 11-17-2009 at 7:10 pm

    Simone said...

    Johnny Depp is worth every damn penny to play Capt. Jack Sparrow again. Hell, I’ll add another $10 to the booty, just because!

  • 13 11-17-2009 at 7:30 pm

    Chris138 said...

    Jesus Christ, $42 million… and that’s just for one movie.

  • 14 11-17-2009 at 9:57 pm

    Alex said...

    The franchise is nothing without him so in that regard he is worth a lot more. On the other hand I think the report is including back-end participation (as was the case with Harrison Ford et al) so it is really not that surprising.

    I hope Geoffrey Rush gets paid a shitload as well…he deserves it.

  • 15 11-18-2009 at 5:41 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Satya: Yes, you’re right.

    Speaking English: Ironic that you’re wrong, given your choice of name ;)

  • 16 11-18-2009 at 10:32 am

    DHE said...

    Imagining the Johnny Depp casting conversation- “You screwed my favorite guy at Disney! Why, you couldn’t PAY me enough to — oh, bugger, $42 million is so PRETTY.”