1/27 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:23 am · January 27th, 2010

Woody AllenCaptain Kirk to host the Annie Awards. [The Independent]

Roger Ebert writes a love letter to famed paparazzo Ron Galella in the course of reviewing “Smash His Camera” in Sundance. [Chicago Sun-Times]

Carey Mulligan, self-deprecating British actress rejected by three drama schools who went on to star in An Education has Tinseltown at her feet. [The Times]

Pete Hammond reports on the Jason Retiman/Sheldon Turner thing, uses “bloggers” again, rather than the more accurate “my colleague at the LA Times, Steven Zeitchick.” [Notes on a Season]

Actress, singer, writer and performance artist Ann Magnuson: “If I ran the Oscars.” [The Envelope]

James Cameron biographer Rebecca Keegan on sci-fi’s apparent dominance this awards season. [Hero Complex]

Speaking of sci-fi, Michael Cieply talks about “Avatar” in terms of being an underdog.  Wait, didn’t Paula Schwartz peddle the same Tom Rothman talking points in that space last week? [The Carpetbagger]

And sticking with Cieply, in case you’ve been under a rock the last two days, “Avatar” has out-paced “Titanic” to become the highest grossing film worldwide — ever. [New York Times]




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  • 1 1-27-2010 at 9:56 am

    stylewriter said...

    “Perhaps best known for playing Captain Kirk of Star Trek and the aging lawyer in Boston Legal”

    How long does it take to type “IMDB.com” and look up his Boston Legal character’s name. People are so lazy.

  • 2 1-27-2010 at 11:20 am

    Maxim said...

    Carey Mulligan, self-deprecating British actress rejected by three drama schools who went on to star in An Education has Tinseltown at her feet… As written by an UK paper.