1/22 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:46 am · January 22nd, 2010

(from left) Alec Baldwin and Steve MartinNikki Finke says Oscarcast producers may be secretly considering a third host. [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

Julian Sancton talks to the brilliant (and all but forgotten this season) Anthony Mackie. [Little Gold Men]

Davis Guggenheim’s education crisis documentary “Waiting for Superman” is Sundance’s first pick-up. [The Wrap]

David Poland talks to “Fantastic Mr. Fox” director Wes Anderson. [The Hot Blog]

Erik Childress writes a lot of words on “Avatar” vs. “The Dark Knight” and the idea of blockbusters finding room in the 10. [Cinematical]

Dave Karger offers his perspective on the winners and losers of yesterday’s BAFTA announcement. [Oscar Watch]

“A Serious Man”’s Fred Melamed: “I’m trying to bring the pompous, Jewish, overweight, Rabbinic figure back to the center of American sexuality.” [Vulture]

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  • 1 1-22-2010 at 3:09 pm

    Al said...

    Props to Childress. If Avatars sales weren only ticket/audience based, it wouldn’t have made the money Dark Knight made, and if the Academy didn’t double nominations, it wouldn’t be as heavily considered.

    Plain and simple, the academy is nominating it because they feel obliged.

  • 2 1-22-2010 at 3:22 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Uh, no, Avatar would be in like Flint with five, too.