1/25 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 11:04 am · January 25th, 2010

Gone with the WindPGA president Marshall Herskovitz says the 10 Best Picture nominees thing is working. We’ll see. [Variety]

“Avatar” vs. “Gone With the Wind”: Reflections on James Cameron’s plantation in the sky. [Speakeasy]

Guy discusses gender matters in Hollywood with a handful of colleagues. [Showbiz Sandbox]

Three hints the Oscars can take away from the SAG Awards ceremony. [Movieline]

Steve Pond exhausts the Oscar math one more time. [The Odds]

Dave Karger wonders if there is an Oscar/Globe disconnect. [Oscar Watch]

David Poland calls “Avatar” a new hybrid of box office giants. [The Hot Blog]

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  • 1 1-25-2010 at 11:29 am

    Fitz said...

    I’d say Mr. Karger is a little late with his Oscar/Globe disconnect piece. It’s something most people have known for years.

  • 2 1-25-2010 at 11:36 am

    Lars said...

    A WSJ blog critical of ‘Avatar’ – What a shocker!!!

  • 3 1-25-2010 at 11:59 am

    Fitz said...

    That article was really nothing more than literary masturbation.

    It made very little argument.

  • 4 1-25-2010 at 12:43 pm

    Craig said...

    Steve Pond is saying what I’ve been saying for a long time. If the nominees go as he expects them to, I for one wouldn’t hesitate for a second about dropping Avatar in slot 10. I can’t honestly see anyone putting The Hurt Locker at the very bottom. Basterds or Up in the Air either, to a lesser extent.

  • 5 1-26-2010 at 7:26 am

    billbil said...

    I wish everyone would read Molly Haskell’s essay comparing GWTW and AVATAR. I agree with her – AVATAR may be game changer but I am so very sad that it is a movie that hinges on big “dicks” trying to outshoot other big “dicks”. It is a sad reflection of our times and our cultures and any amount of magical special effects and charming heroines does not make up for the fact that it is basically a shoot-em-up movie for boys.