Taking questions for Oscar Talk

Posted by · 8:52 am · October 13th, 2010

You know the drill.  Rattle off any queries you might have for us to address on this week’s podcast.  If we didn’t get to yours last time don’t worry, I’ve saved them all and I’m sure we’ll get around to them at some point.  Anne and I will be joined by both Guy and indieWIRE’s Peter Knegt from London this time around, so it’ll be a fearsome foursome.  So far I know we’ll be addressing “Carlos” and the foreign language film category.

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  • 1 10-13-2010 at 9:47 pm

    Ziyad Abul Hawa said...

    Do you think that in a year with 2 movies like Toy Story 3 and How to traing your dragon, they could nominate both for BP?

  • 2 10-14-2010 at 4:34 am

    The Great Dane said...

    Hey Kris.
    Thanks for answering some of my questions last week. Very appreciated. :)

    Here are a couple of fresh ones:

    1) Every year worthy performances get ignored. My favorite performance this year was Olivia Williams’ performance in THE GHOST WRITER. Completely compelling, strong and heartbreaking. But we know there is no way in hell this film will be remembered (unless the critics and BAFTA go all in – but will they). My question is: Which are yours and Annes favorite performances this year out of those that you just KNOW will be sadly ignored?

    2) If you SHOULD pick a winner in each of the top categories today, what would you chose (both as a “should win” and “would win”)?

    3) How do you think it will impact Jennifer Lawrence’s, Jesse Eisenberg’s and Hailee Steinfeld’s chances, if the “only” clean up the “young performance of the year” notices from the critics in stead of the actual “lead performance” notices? Will they be takes less seriously?

    4) Why do you think there is always an unsuspected (and mostly very undeserving) snub in the Animated Feature category? How did “Surf’s Up” get in over “The Simpsons Movie”? How did “Shark Tale” get in over “The Polar Express” when it was so heavily nominated in the other categories? How did both “Ponyo” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meat Balls” miss out last year? And how the hell did “Jimmy Neutron” ever get in?
    And in that light, with both “Tangled”, “The Illusionist”, “Despicable Me” and others lurking, can we really say that “How to Train Your Dragon” is such a safe nomination bet, knowing this specific category?

  • 3 10-14-2010 at 7:43 am

    Will said...

    I wonder what you guys thought of the Best Director category of the last decade. Personally, I think it’s one of the strongest runs of any category in Academy history. If you had come to me in the year 2000 and told me Ang Lee, Danny Boyle, Kathryn Bigelow, and The Coens would win Best Director this decade, I would have called you crazy. It just seems like such an interesting group of filmmakers who aren’t necessarily who you would imagine winning Oscars.

  • 4 10-14-2010 at 9:25 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Thanks again for the wonderful questions guys. Shutting it down for now.