11/30 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:12 am · November 30th, 2009

Jeremy Renner in The Hurt LockerDavid Poland painstakingly seeks out assumed evidence to support his theory that “The Hurt Locker” will be this year’s Best Picture victor. [Movie City News]

John Horn sits down with “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher. [Los Angeles Times]

Dave Karger chats up Viggo Mortensen and his “Road” co-star Kodi Smit-McPhee. [Oscar Watch]

Usually a pretty astute critic, Glenn Kenny has fallen in the tank for “Invictus.” [Some Came Running]

Josh Horowitz is most thankful for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, chats with the :(500) Days of Summer” stars. [MTV]

David Gritten sits down with “Me and Orson Welles” star Christian McKay across the pond. [Daily Telegraph]

“This guy comes down the stairs looking like a dick with ears.”  Just read the story. [The Guardian]

Drew McWeeny calls “The Lovely Bones” a “significant, powerful film.” [Motion/Captured]




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  • 1 11-30-2009 at 8:56 am

    ninja said...

    This year is interesting because nothing so far looks like a winner. Precious, Up in the Air and The Hurt Locker each are called frontrunners by different people, and the latter is certanly a good movie (haven`t seen other two yet). But they share the front-runner status meaning that neither is quite the winner type. Invictus, Bones and Nine aren`t getting front-runner buzz either. So it`s up to unseen movies to either change the game in the sense that one movie will create the bandwaggon of support or this Oscar season the winner won`t be easy to predict until the winner is pronounced.

  • 2 11-30-2009 at 9:46 am

    Mike_M said...

    Didn’t Glenn also fall into the tank for Gran Torino as well? Sure it was a fun, but had many problems, and was not nearly as good as some thought (in my opinion of course).

  • 3 11-30-2009 at 11:08 am

    Aoife said...

    A documentary called “Ballybrando” will be shown on Irish television screens over the Christmas. A load of the crew went back to Ballycotton to talk to the locals about the failed film

  • 4 11-30-2009 at 11:09 am

    SHAAAARK said...

    Lol, Tom O’Neil is not looking so stupid after all. Still kind of dumb, but there is a narrow, improbable path to victory for Inglourious Basterds now.

  • 5 11-30-2009 at 11:33 am

    McAllister said...

    I’m a bit dissapointed that “Fantastic Mr. Fox” isn’t getting as much Best Animated Feature buzz as it should be. I think it’s easily one of the top 5 films I’ve seen so far this year. Doesn’t the academy like stop-motion animation too?

  • 6 11-30-2009 at 12:25 pm

    Fitz said...

    Mr. Fox isn’t getting the box-office income it should, but the critics are all praising it. I would definitely expect a nominee for Best Animated Picture.