3/1 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:31 am · March 1st, 2010

Vera Farmiga in Up in the AirGeoffrey Fletcher writes up what Precious (and “Precious”) means to him. [Huffington Post]

Donna Freydkin talks to Vera Farmiga, who, by the way, has a lot of support for her nominated performance in “Up in the Air.”  (Just sayin’…) [USA Today]

Maggie Gyllenhaal offers a soundbite concerning the whirlwind campaign behind “Crazy Heart” (the campaign that netted her a nomination, mind you). [Vulture]

Might as well address this and move on: The “Hurt Locker” smear continued into the weekend, as someone played the local rag like a fiddle, yielding a story with some rather distorted facts. [Los Angeles Times]

And Steve Pond got Mark Boal to illuminate them for you in the course of responding to that piece. [The Odds]

David Poland catches up with the film’s cinematographer, Barry Ackroyd. [The Hot Blog]

Eugene Hernandez sits down with “A Prophet” star Tahar Rahim. [indieWIRE]

The potential impact of the preferential ballot makes its way across the pond. [The Guardian]

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  • 1 3-01-2010 at 8:58 am

    Mr. F said...

    I’ve been wondering if the supporting actress race could turn out to be like the 2007 one where a respected actress, but whose work is not usually Academy-friendly (Farmiga and Gyllenhaal), beats the front runner with their one Academy-friendly role.

  • 2 3-01-2010 at 9:17 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    The key difference being that 2007 had no Mo’Nique-style frontrunner. That race was all over the map.

  • 3 3-01-2010 at 9:19 am

    James D. said...

    Mo’Nique is the most deserving, but I would not mind a Farmiga upset.

  • 4 3-01-2010 at 11:36 am

    lovespike said...

    I was actually thinking the same thing about the 2007 race then I realized Amy Ryan won a lot of critics prizes, Cate Blanchett won the globe, Ruby Dee won the SAG, Swinton won BAFTA then Oscar so yeah all over the map but I did think the most deserving won that year.

  • 5 3-01-2010 at 4:14 pm

    SHAAAARK said...

    When I think about Gone baby Gone, Amy Ryan is not the first thing I would think to reward. But Casey Affleck got in for his one-two punch of awesome, so that’s cool, I guess. I think Ed Harris was wrongfully ignored, though, as well as the screenplay.