12/11 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:24 am · December 11th, 2009

Kathryn BigelowJeffrey Wells conveys the sentiment from director Rod Lurie: Kathryn Bigelow will win the Oscar for Best Director this year.  Agreed. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Scott Bowles talks to the man of the hour: James Cameron. [USA Today]

Steve Pond sits down with “Mary and Max” writer/director Adam Elliot. [The Odds]

Pete Hammond wonders if Mo’Nique can win an Oscar without playing “the game.” [Notes on a Season]

Anne Thompson and Moviefon’s Jack Matthews, meanwhile, go back and forth on whether “Precious” is an Oscar film or not. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Werner Herzog on “My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?,” working with David Lynch and being the only sane filmmaker in Hollywood. [Speakeasy]

Anna Kendrick on her newfound fame. [CNN]

Peter Knegt on “Nine” and Oscar’s love of the movie musical. [indieWIRE]

Dave Karger chats up “A Single Man” star Colin Firth. [Oscar Watch]

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  • 1 12-11-2009 at 9:45 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    “… and being the only sane filmmaker in Hollywood.”


  • 2 12-11-2009 at 10:36 am

    Speaking English said...

    No way is Bigelow winning. Nu-uh. I’ll believe it when, and if, I ever see it.

    I have to say, the whole “woman will finally win” sentiment is pathetic and entirely forced. A director should win because they truly came through with the best, most superior direction of a given year. If “The Hurt Locker” was directed by another old white male, it wouldn’t even come close to the damn category. I don’t give a shit if the director has some extra estrogen and a different set of genitals. If they really must award a female, award Campion. But none of this feels at all organic.

  • 3 12-11-2009 at 11:06 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Actually, Speaking English, Bigelow will win the Oscar for Best Director because The Hurt Locker was a taut, brilliantly crafted war drama that highlighted all of her strengths as a director.

    Avatar may end up a more influential film, and Up in the Air may highlight our times more clearly, but The Hurt Locker is a director’s film, through and through. Sorry to break it to you, but you’re the only one who thinks her deserved recognition is “forced.”

  • 4 12-11-2009 at 11:51 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    English: Your campaign against the film is tired. Please. I’m not even a massive fan of the film. But seriously…move on.

  • 5 12-11-2009 at 12:12 pm

    JAB said...

    Kris, feel like making a”What did you think of Up In the Air” post since its expanded a little?

  • 6 12-11-2009 at 12:41 pm

    SHAAAARK said...

    So, even after seeing Avatar, you think Bigelow will win? Do you think both Bigelow and Cameron will be nominated?

  • 7 12-11-2009 at 1:07 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I think it’ll be a race between the two of them, with Reitman as the spoiler.

    JAB: I guess I could do that. How many theaters is it in?

  • 8 12-11-2009 at 7:14 pm

    Speaking English said...

    ***The Hurt Locker was a taut, brilliantly crafted war drama that highlighted all of her strengths as a director.***

    It was a bloated, competently crafted war drama that showed Bigelow has skill but needs a ton of work refining it.