3/2 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:25 am · March 2nd, 2010

Carey Mulligan in An EducationPete Hammond says the Best Actress race is close, pats himself on the back for the fact that one of the countless early ideas he threw at the wall actually stuck. [Notes on a Season]

Rachel Abramowitz notes Carey Mulligan’s rise to stardom via Julian Fellowes, well, via an assistant friend of an assistant to a casting director who knew Fellowes’s wife.  You follow? [24 Frames]

The 20 best Oscar night dresses of the last 20 years. [Entertainment Weekly]

Gregg Kilday writes up Robert Hofler’s “Party Animals” and the disastrous 1989 Oscarcast. [Hollywood Reporter]

Claudia Puig catches up with “An Education” screenwriter Nick Hornby. [USA Today]

Anne Thompson spotlights Michael Tolkin’s “Written By” piece on the Coens’ “A Serious Man,” including parallels to the Jewish notion of “lamed vavnik,” or the 36 righteous men. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Melissa Roth Q&As “Precious” writer Geoffrey Fletcher. [Little Gold Men]

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  • 1 3-02-2010 at 1:10 pm

    red_wine said...

    Okay perhaps this is the proper place to say it, Pete Hammond has hit the big league now.

    I in my small part of the world, was shocked to read Pete Hammond’s name in my local newspaper today of all places. Its the typical high minded media outlet which has a global section which covers all the big global news. So how surprised was I when next to the headline of the Chile earthquake, i see a headline saying “Sniping anti-Avatar email hurts Hurt Locker’s Oscar bid” with a photo of Chartier.

    Now I was not surprised to read the story itself, just the usual stuff thats been blown out of proportion on the internet, but its the internet. My local paper only ever carries two oscar related articles each year, one for nominations and one for winners. And mind you it was not printed in the entertainment section but in the global news section and a fairly big article.

    Now since all these news agencies are linked together, if it was printed in my newspaper, I’m sure it was re-printed and stuff in other newspapers around the world. Anything goes on the internet but the print media is more serious.

    Now Kris, if you are reading this, I fully respect how you treated this nonsense but can you still say Emailgate was a small story?

    I can’t absolutely fathom how it became big news in the first place. A friend told me CNN International carried a report on it as well.
    By the way Hammond was quoted as Maxim Magazine film critic.

  • 2 3-02-2010 at 3:47 pm

    Bia said...

    Pete is on something else…there is no way Best Actress is some kind of 4-way horse race. It was a 2-way and by Sunday it will be clear who came out on top.

  • 3 3-02-2010 at 3:53 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    red: The AP wrote about it so it was picked up across the Globe. The AP writes about a lot of things.

  • 4 3-04-2010 at 7:23 am

    Kevin said...

    With that said, I still wishfully hope for Gabby or Carey to come out the winner on that one.

    Re: the 20 dresses…I’d have put the Cate Blanchett closer in the Top 5, and where is the Marion Cotillard fish scale dress? I absolutely loved that.