2/19 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:29 am · February 19th, 2010

LogoramaSteve Pond talks to Ludovic Houplain, director of animated short nominee “Logorama,” which is looking more and more likely to pull an upset over Nick Park and Aardman. [The Odds]

The 15 best Oscarcast moments. [Entertainment Weekly]

Melena Ryzik reports from the New York celebration of “Food Inc.” [The Carpetbagger]

Jeff Bridges discusses his low key career (which is finally paying awards dividends) across the pond. [The Guardian]

Meanwhile, David Poland sits down with Bridges’s co-star, and fellow nominee, Maggie Gyllenhaal. [The Hot Blog]

Sasha Stone previews the weekend’s WGA awards. [Awards Daily]

Pete Hammond takes his weekly notes on the town. [Notes on the Season]




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  • 1 2-19-2010 at 11:23 am

    Mike_M said...

    Logorama was enjoyable for sure, I haven’t seen any of the other noms, but it was fun.

  • 2 2-19-2010 at 12:02 pm

    Jessica said...

    I was under the impression that Logorama was too avant-garde too win. That the older Academy members who attended the screenings would be put off by the vulgarity.

  • 3 2-19-2010 at 12:03 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    It played well. The vulgarity is the point of the movie.

  • 4 2-19-2010 at 12:17 pm

    Jessica said...

    I know it’s the point of the movie. I was just saying that it seems the older voters would be averse to it. These are the same old people who voted Departures as Best Foreign Film last year.

  • 5 2-19-2010 at 12:58 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Actually these aren’t the same people. Two different committees.

  • 6 2-19-2010 at 2:14 pm

    The Other Ryan said...

    I wasn’t really impressed with any of the animated shorts this year, and I’m a Wallace and Gromit apologist. Logorama came across as way too smug to me. If pressed, I’d actually go with The Lady and the Reaper, which was more entertaining than any of the other nominees, even if it was kind of one-joke.

  • 7 2-19-2010 at 2:44 pm

    Andrew R. said...

    Kris did we go back in time one month? =)

  • 8 2-19-2010 at 3:35 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Holy shit. Thanks.

  • 9 2-19-2010 at 11:52 pm

    Jessica said...

    Committees? Isn’t it whoever makes it to screenings for all five shorts? That’s how I recall the rules.

    Like I said, this is the same group who gave Departures the win over Waltz for Bashir.

  • 10 2-20-2010 at 1:00 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    That’s what I mean by committees. And the people who show up for the shorts aren’t the people who show up for the foreign films, so your comparison makes no sense.

  • 11 2-20-2010 at 10:05 am

    Jessica said...

    It makes sense in that those who have the time to attend special screenings tend to be older members of the Academy. Folks working on a film don’t have the time.