11/24 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:09 am · November 24th, 2009

Sandra Bullock in The Blind SidePete Hammond, with box office ammunition in hand, keeps banging the gong for Sandra Bullock in a bad movie.  And it just might happen. [Notes on a Season]

Speaking of “The Blind Side,” Patrick Goldstein dedicates a great many words to the film’s director, John Lee Hancock. [The Big Picture]

“Nine,” the film that seduced Hollywood’s stars. [Daily Telegraph]

Marc Shaiman tapped as Oscarcast music director. [Oscars.org]

Steve Pond charts the maestro’s checkered history with the show. [The Odds]

With all this in mind, Dave Karger wonders if hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin should flex the golden pipes. [Oscar Watch]

Glen Hansard on life after the Oscars. [Chicago Tribune]

Noah Forrest talks to “The Informant!” screenwriter Scott Z. Burns. [Movie City News]

Gregory Ellwood on Mariah Carey’s Palm Springs honor. [Awards Campaign]

“Avatar” star Zoe Saldana says the film will live up to the hype.  Well, of course she does. [Los Angeles Times]

A.O. Scott dedicates an edition of Critics’ Picks to one of the greatest films of all time: “Aguirre, the Wrath of God.” [New York Times]

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  • 1 11-24-2009 at 9:07 am

    DHE said...

    Rumor has it that a teaser trailer for The A-Team will be attached to Avatar.

  • 2 11-24-2009 at 9:32 am

    lovespike said...

    I really liked Precious but I am confused as to why Mariah Carey is getting this award. She was ok at best, better than i thought she was going to be? I couldn’t imagine her doing any worse than in glitter. The award would have been better served with gabourey sidibe, monique, or carey mulligan, or christoph waltz these are the true breakthrough performances of the year. Anyone can wear no makeup talk an octave lower and sit there with no expression.

  • 3 11-24-2009 at 11:13 am

    Sawyer said...

    With regards to Bullock, this is going to be one of the more interesting campaigns of the season. I think her chances hinge on the Globes. One would think the HFPA would love to nominate her, maybe even twice (The Proposal). A Globe nom would go a long way towards Academy voters giving her that 5th slot as opposed to, say, Mirren or Cotillard, recent winners. But if the HFPA fails to recognize her, I can see Oscar doing the same.

  • 4 11-24-2009 at 1:48 pm

    Rachel said...

    I don’t see how The Blind Side is a bad movie. Saccharine filled? Yes. Self congratulatory? Yes. But it’s not bad.

  • 5 11-24-2009 at 4:18 pm

    Glenn said...

    In that piece on “Nine” it says that Daniel Day-Lewis and Judi Dench share the same agent. That man (or woman, natch) must be incredibly lucky.