1/12 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:23 am · January 12th, 2010

Peter Capaldi in In the LoopSteve Pond talks “In the Loop” with Armando Ianucci and Peter Capaldi. [The Odds]

Dave Karger makes his Golden Globe picks. [Entertainment Weekly]

Katey Rich runs down the pros and cons in a four-way race (but it’s actually a three-way race). [Cinema Blend]

Kevin Maher sits down with “Up in the Air” star Vera Farmiga across the pond. [The Times]

Kaleem Aftab does Anna Kendrick at the competition. [The Independent]

Patrick Goldstein takes a look at Peter Biskind’s “Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America.” [The Big Picture]

Dylan Callaghan talks adapting Sussane Bier with David Benioff. [WGA]

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  • 1 1-12-2010 at 9:40 am

    Mike_M said...

    Kris, so you think it is Up In The Air, Avatar or Hurt Locker for Best Picture? Don’t think Basterds has a chance?

  • 2 1-12-2010 at 9:49 am

    Megan said...

    I’d put it like this:

    1) Hurt Locker (I feel this one is FTW)
    2) Avatar
    3) Up in the Air
    4) Inglourious Basterds

    There was a point in time where Kris said to Anne Thompson that if Basterds got into the BP race, it would just barely squeak through. Now many are calling it a front-runner that would’ve made it in even if it was a 5-slot race.

    I don’t know where I’m going with this, buuuuut I just thought it was worth a mention :)

    And I’m with Katey, but I would put Basterds fourth and not UITA.

  • 3 1-12-2010 at 9:52 am

    Mike_M said...

    Yeah that is what I am thinking most will say…

    I am just hoping Hurt Locker would be 1 and Basterds 2 so maybe it could squeak a win out, especially over Avatar.

    I wouldn’t be upset is Hurt Locker or Up In the Air won, but I am pulling for Basterds.

  • 4 1-12-2010 at 9:59 am

    Megan said...

    I never really thought Basterds would win BP, but I always felt very confdent–VERY CONFIDENT–about it getting into the race, expecially with 10 slots.

    I’m renting Hurt Locker this week, FINALLY, but I don’t have any way to see UITA, which doesn’t exactly make me abject with sorrow, as the very prospect of it gives me a cavity. Perhaps I’m being unfair.

    Sidenote-you know what this site needs? A forum.

  • 5 1-12-2010 at 10:04 am

    The Irishman said...

    “Kaleem Aftab does Anna Kendrick at the competition” is a terribly misleading headline and I demand an apology. Not that I care or anything. Also.

  • 6 1-12-2010 at 10:52 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Megan: As I’ve said many, many times, I think Basterds benefitted from the lackluster response to certain films. Back when The Lovely Bones and Nine appeared to be heavy-hitters, and indeed, when Invictus was expected to be a dramatic powerhouse, yes, I thought that Basterds would “squeak through” if it got nominated.

    Such is the nuance of an Oscar season. Nothing is concrete. Ever.

    Anyway, I think the ACE miss is kind of a big deal, and I think it will translate to a miss with the editors in the Academy. And we all know the old stat about films that don’t have an editing nomination being up against the wall when it comes to winning Best Picture.

  • 7 1-12-2010 at 11:25 am

    Megan said...

    Well, I never said Basterds was winning BP, but I felt strongly about it getting a nod long before Bones, Nine, and Invictus fell down the crapper, the latter two of which I had a gut feeling would be nigh bombs, anyway. And I’m personally glad they bombed, because this is now shaping up to be a groovy race in my opinion.

    I like the ten-slot race very much; between that and the aforementioned bombs, it’s great to see the unorthodox have their chances of getting in!