WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Hurt Locker’ BAFTA sweep, minor fracas

Posted by · 6:06 pm · February 26th, 2010

Best Actress winner Carey Mulligan at the 2009 BAFTA Awards“The Hurt Locker” continued its cruise through the precursors, taking six awards at the BAFTAS.

The pile of guild awards grew as the writers, costume designers and sound editors all picked their winners.

In our ongoing Oscar Guide series, we broke down the lead actress, documentary feature, documentary short, original score and original song races.

Off the Carpet took stock of a quiet season, mainly just counting down the days.

More excitable pundits strained to rustle up controversy over some ill-advised campaigning from a “Hurt Locker” producer.

In a two-part symposium, we spoke to all this year’s nominated composers.

Also joining us for an interview was “In the Loop” writing nominee Armando Iannucci.

The Berlin Film Festival wrapped, with Roman Polanski and Turkish pic “Honey” among the prizewinners.

We invited you to debate the merits of Martin Scorsese’s divisive “Shutter Island” …

… which brought the director the biggest box-office debut of his career. Can it stay on top for a second week?

Kris and Anne fought their fatigue to bring you another episode of Oscar Talk.




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  • 1 2-26-2010 at 6:32 pm

    Me. said...

    I love the way Carey Mulligan talks! It’s sexy.

  • 2 2-26-2010 at 7:52 pm

    James D. said...

    Why did Mulligan dye her hair? The weird thing is, I usually prefer short hair, but her long hair in An Education was so much better than this thing.

  • 3 2-26-2010 at 8:08 pm

    Me. said...

    She died it cos she felt like it… and it looks cool. I thought her performance in “An Education” was good but oh boy, in real life, she looks like she’s just my type.

  • 4 2-26-2010 at 8:13 pm

    Megan said...

    Speaking of Shutter Island, I just saw it.

    Terrible. It was like, M. Night Shaymalan a la “The Village” bad.

    It’s late, I have a funeral to go to tomorrow, so I’m far too tired to elaborate at this point in time.

    And then my uncle got mad/offended because you got to see wieners in it. Maybe I should solicit his review….

  • 5 2-26-2010 at 11:01 pm

    SHAAAARK said...

    I have removed all of the LA Times awards coverage pages from my bookmarks, and will not visit those pages again. Pete Hammond is a douchebag for stoking the fires of this non-controversy.

  • 6 2-27-2010 at 4:25 am

    linaf said...

    Carey dyed her hair for Public Enemies and it ruined her hair so badly that she had to cut, she said that he hates the short hair, but she will let grow back now.

    I do preferher as a blond, but I wish it was a bit longer, but she is cute anyway. Such lovely young woman. Her voice is sublime.

  • 7 2-27-2010 at 10:16 pm

    Hans said...

    With that smile, Carey Mulligan looks kind of like Julie Walters in that pic. Still a lovely young lady.