No column today

Posted by · 4:30 pm · September 27th, 2010

Five and a half hours in the car from San Francisco, DMV nightmares, a premiere I may or may not make it to this evening (oh, and a fantasy football weekend dependent on more than a few miracles tonight).  Suffice it to say, I don’t think I’ll be getting around to a column this afternoon, and even if I did, I’m not sure I’d have all that much to say (and certainly wouldn’t expect to change much on the charts; though note a few changes have been made throughout the week, which will be addressed in the sidebar soon).  We’ll let it marinate an extra week.  At least I had a stunning new “True Grit” trailer waiting for me when I got back to this 114 degree weather.  I’ll stand by that Roger Deakins prediction, thanks very much.

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  • 1 9-27-2010 at 5:17 pm

    James said...

    Is there anyone who doesn’t actually like the work of Mr. Deakins? I can understand his loss for Jesse James, since There Will Be Blood does have some truly brilliant cinematic shots, but yea hopefully this is Deakins year. Overdue for one.

  • 2 9-27-2010 at 7:22 pm

    N8 said...

    I dunno, man… the fact that the trailer even looks like it’ll be a winner for Deakins only makes me more nervous that he’ll get screwed over yet again.

  • 3 9-27-2010 at 8:12 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Yeah, but by what? I really don’t see the competition this year. Sad that he’d have to wait until it’s a clear field, though.

  • 4 9-27-2010 at 8:13 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    The only real possibility is 127 Hours, for its ingenuity. Maybe. MAYBE. But, still, hard to argue with what looks to be the postcard look AMPAS members like.

  • 5 9-27-2010 at 8:25 pm

    americanrequiem said...

    when will be the next one then kris?

  • 6 9-27-2010 at 9:22 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...


  • 7 9-27-2010 at 9:36 pm

    arjay said...

    No comment today. :)

  • 8 9-27-2010 at 10:08 pm

    Pete said...

    LMAO at Coen’s inclusion on Best Director charts. What a difference a minute makes, huh?

  • 9 9-27-2010 at 10:11 pm

    Pete said...

    Not that they weren’t “In Contention” before but still, lmao cause I can just see the thought process.

  • 10 9-27-2010 at 10:18 pm

    James said...

    Not to say Leigh, Fincher, Hooper, and Boyle are secure, but their seems to be alot going for them. That 5th spot is a question mark. Currently the Academy respects the Coens, though more in the writing field I suppose. Regardless, their brilliant and you can always do far worse than nominating them. I don’t know. I think Nolan is getting in that fifth spot. Call me crazy. Its still early in the year so my opinion might change.

  • 11 9-27-2010 at 10:51 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    I think it’s definitely smart to ditch David O’Russell for the Coen brothers. There’s no way O’Russell will ever get an Oscar nomination in his life, because as Anne pointed out, he’s so widely loathed no one would ever put him on a ballot. I’d go so far as to say the film won’t be in the ten, it would have to be too good for them to ignore, which is not the vibe I get. Looks like Bale is all the film will get. I’d also take Leigh out for Nolan. Something tells me he’ll get in this year as a makeup for his TDK snub. Call it a gut feeling.

    In any case, True Grit looks fantastic. I love that Bridges, Damon (I had no idea he was even in the film!) and Brolin have really immersed themselves in their roles, so far as to be unrecognizable. I agree, this looks like Roger Deakins’ year, unless they decide to go with Inception or 127 Hours, but the digital filmmaking on 127 will hold it back. True Grit has that big epic, painterly approach to it that feels like an oscar winner.

    In unrelated news, Michael Giacchino’s fantastic, creepy, maudlin score for Let Me In (which I saw at Fantastic Fest and thought it was every bit as good as the original, if not slightly tighter and thus better) is on iTunes now. Check it out.

  • 12 9-28-2010 at 12:32 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Pete: That change was actually made officially over the weekend, as indicated in the contenders section.

  • 13 9-28-2010 at 4:52 am

    Graysmith said...

    The Social Network’s review count jumped up to 28 on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s still at 100%! Crazy, though I’m sure He Who Must Not Be Named will shoot it down.

    By the way, Kris, you’ve got an image of Mark Wahlberg above the Best Actor category but you’re no longer predicting him.

  • 14 9-28-2010 at 6:37 am

    Pete said...

    Tapley: I didn’t see that. Interesting timing.

    Graysmith: And it’s all Sorkin, all the time. I am against the movie on principal (think it’s innacurracy ridden and exploitative) so I don’t care. I’d respect Sorkin more if he actually researched his film. You know, instead of taking so many showers?

    Fincher feels suprisingly safe as a nominee though. I think he’ll get in as the smartly invisible director of the acclaimed movie. Just feels so right in concept.

    While Leigh, Hooper and Boyle could just as easily be substituted for Aronofsky, Weir(or he would, if the movie was properly released) and Nolan. Not saying that they will and, especially not all at once. I just think that if Boyle didn’t just win (undeservingly) he would be vulnerable.

    Aronofsky may be wishful thinking but my logic here is simple. I think “Black Swan” will make the ten. Suddenly, he will be legitimized.

    Kevin K. : All those things you said about David O’Russell, they make little difference, I think. Academy likes their rebels, especially reformed ones so I think O’Russell is a contender too.

    If Coens get in, it’s because ‘True Grit’ is an absolute tour de force. It’s looking right that now.

    The DGA are easier to predict, I think: Fincher, Nolan, Coens, Hooper (though the trailer did nothing for me) and Aronofsky.

  • 15 9-28-2010 at 6:39 am

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    Kris, is there a problem with the site’s mobile interface? I’m only getting the full site on my iPhone the last two days.

  • 16 9-28-2010 at 2:48 pm

    Loyal said...

    My numbers may be off but I tallied up your predictions

    The King’s Speech – 10 noms
    Inception – 9 noms
    127 Hours – 8 noms
    True Grit – 8 noms
    The Social Network – 6 noms
    The Fighter – 5 noms
    Toy Story 3 – 5 noms
    Another Year – 4 noms
    The Kids Are All Right – 4 noms
    Made in Dagenham – 3 noms

    I was surprised to see Social Network that low but then I thought about it. It’s a contemporary film. How often can one of those without the aid of being set during a modern war or musical backdrop lead the pack of nominees.

  • 17 9-28-2010 at 3:32 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Nic: Must have slipped my mind to reactivate the plugin on the last update. Try it now.

  • 18 9-28-2010 at 3:40 pm

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    Works now. Thanks!

  • 19 9-28-2010 at 9:19 pm

    Jake G. said...

    I really hope Robin Hood gets a Best Picture nomination! I thought it was epic!

  • 20 9-28-2010 at 9:34 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    Pete: They like rebels, but I wouldn’t put O’Russell anywhere near that terms. He’s a talented director, but but yet to make a film that really makes a big impact, and let’s face it, is just a huge douche, on set and off. When you have a nemesis like George Clooney, one of the most widely loved and influential figures in Hollywood, including countless other enemies, it’s a little hard to get sympathy from anyone, especially a group as internal and political as the AMPAS.

  • 21 9-29-2010 at 5:29 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Guys, it’s David O. Russell, not David O’Russell.