WEEKLY WRAP: Guild awards, pre-nomination jitters

Posted by · 7:17 am · January 30th, 2010

A scene from Inglourious BasterdsIn the biggest upset of the season so far, “The Hurt Locker” came up trumps at the PGA Awards.

“Inglourious Basterds” took the top prize at the SAG Awards, which also gave another boost to Sandra Bullock.

With Oscar nominations out next week, we listed some of the greatest nominee fields in Oscar history.

Off the Carpet took stock following the weekend’s precursors, and Kris revised his winner predictions.

The Long Shot pondered some potential surprises in next week’s nominations.

We paid tribute to the dearly departed Miramax Films.

We interviewed the one-off that is Quentin Tarantino.

“Avatar” continued its pulverizing box-office reign. Does Mel Gibson’s latest pose any threat?

The last of the guilds, the Costume Designers Guild, announced some, uh, interesting nominations.

Looking to the year ahead, Tim Burton was named this year’s Cannes jury president.

Meanwhile, as Sundance winds down, we wondered if there’s a “Precious”-size future contender in this year’s fest.

Off the Oscar beat, “A Prophet” landed a leading 13 nods for France’s César Awards.

We said goodbye to Jean Simmons and J.D. Salinger.

Does “Inglourious Basterds” trivialize the Holocaust?

Oscar Talk wrapped up the week’s events, while previewing the crucial week that lies ahead.




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  • 1 1-30-2010 at 2:56 pm

    Underdog said...

    “The Hurt Locker” winning the PGA basically a serious game changer. It might mmean that it is all over for “Avatar.”

    “Avatar” hasn’t won much of anything outside of the globes, which are just a popularity contest that favor big budget films and movie stars, not actors and serious filmmakers. So aside from that blip, it looks like the momentum is in the underdog indie film “The Hurt Locker”‘s favor! The little $10 million dollar indie that could going up and felling the $500 million spectacle!

  • 2 1-30-2010 at 2:59 pm

    Andrew2 said...

    Dont write off Avatar yet. Remember films like Crash, Titanic and Braveheart did not have alot of precursor love.

  • 3 1-30-2010 at 3:02 pm

    Andrew2 said...

    Off topic, its a shame you didnt get to do the Bright Star technical special before the Oscar nominations. Would love your thoughts as to what went wrong with this film’s awards run. Was it released too early (Sep)? Were the screeners sent out too early (Nov)? Is it the lack of stars in the lead roles? The lack of campaign from Apparition? Any negative atttudes towards Campion? The film’s unhappy (historically accurate) ending??