10/28 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Youngest Best Actresses, seeking Oscar journos, Cameron readies ‘Avatar’ sequels

Posted by · 9:37 am · October 28th, 2010

AMPAS and mtvU launch the third annual “Oscars Correspondent Contest” for college journalists. [Oscars.org]

Across the pond, Stuart Heritage counts down the ways “Rabbit Hole” could be an Oscar bet for Nicole Kidman. [The Guardian]

The Durst family predictably threatens to sue over “All Good Things.” [Deadline]

David Poland pops a squat with “127 Hours” star James Franco. [The Hot Blog]

And in case you missed the madness yesterday, James Cameron has set two “Avatar” sequels as his next two films. [Variety]

Nathaniel Rogers dives in deep on the youngest nominees in the Best Actress category over the years. [The Film Experience]

Speaking of which, Steve Pond welcomes “Winter’s Bone” actress Jennifer Lawrence to her first awards season. [The Odds]

Brad Brevet collects thoughts on Lesley Manville’s category placement in “Another Year.” Getting other people to provide your content is all the rage these days! (j/k)

[Photo: Magnolia Pictures]




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  • 1 10-28-2010 at 12:19 pm

    red_wine said...

    Gosh that Kidman piece gave me my biggest laugh of the day. I’m still chuckling.

  • 2 10-28-2010 at 12:20 pm

    Jimmy said...

    It’s weird how you only post the negative articles about Nicole Kidman. Mmm…First, that disgusting ‘interview’ from Movieline and now, this. That guy hasn’t even seen “Rabbit Hole”! His article is ridiculous and downright cruel. Why do you even post it here?

  • 3 10-28-2010 at 12:26 pm

    Jimmy said...

    Another question: why is Nicole Kidman always being attacked? Whatever she does/doesn’t do, people attack her. I don’t get it.

  • 4 10-28-2010 at 12:49 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    “Another question: why is Nicole Kidman always being attacked? Whatever she does/doesn’t do, people attack her. I don’t get it.”

    Jealous that Nicole Kidman is naturally beautiful in spite of her choices to make cosmetic adjustments. Also resentful that she’s more important to cinema than her fading mega star ex-husband.

  • 5 10-28-2010 at 1:00 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Jimmy: I think you’re reading way too much into things. I happen to like Kidman a lot and found her performance in Rabbit Hole to be exceptional. So, you know, pump your brakes. Meanwhile, “two” does not equal “only.” I mean, are you talking about the John Cameron Mitchell Movieline interview? I don’t know, you’re more obsessed with this situation than I am so I’m drawing a blank.

    (Though, as I’m well aware, her cult of appreciation is SCARY on the net, so much so that I get called a hater for harmlessly linking to a piece that concerns, you know, THE OSCARS.)

    Anyway…

  • 6 10-28-2010 at 1:26 pm

    Jimmy said...

    /3rtfu11 – I don’t think Tom Cruise has anything to do with those attacks. Nobody really cares about him these days. But, I can see how jealousy would be a reason. Not because of Kidman’s beauty but mostly jealousy from fans of other actresses who are not as big as Kidman.

    Kristopher – I’m sorry but I’m just kind of disappointed to see you post that kind of article here. Next, you’ll probably post something from Perez Hilton or The National Enquirer. You know, because it’s ‘fun’. Heh. I wonder if you would have posted this article if it was about one of your favourite actors/actresses? And I don’t see how this article concerns the Oscars as the writer says he hasn’t seen the movie. His only goal is to make fun of Kidman ,don’t tell me you don’t realize that. There’s many, many positive articles/reviews about Kidman and “Rabbit Hole” out there. You chose to post the only two negative ones. I find that interesting. That’s all I’m saying.

  • 7 10-28-2010 at 1:40 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I didn’t write the article. It’s The Guardian, not some obscure blog. Comparing it to Perez Hilton and TNE is just silly and betrays your own weird sense of feeling wounded by someone with the gall to have a less-than-favorable opinion of Ms. Kidman.

    Anyway, I’ve written great things about the film and the performance. Again, you’re reading way too much into it. But I don’t much care. It’s a harmless link and I’ll sleep well tonight.

    (By the way, the article is titled “Can Nicole Kidman pull an Oscar out of a Rabbit Hole?” I’d say it has plenty to do with the Oscars. But, again…whatever.)

  • 8 10-28-2010 at 1:57 pm

    James D. said...

    I thought the article was mocking the Oscars more than Kidman.

  • 9 10-28-2010 at 2:07 pm

    Jimmy said...

    Huh? Just because it’s from The Guardian doesn’t mean it’s any better than Perez Hilton or The National Enquirer. It’s the same (low) level.

    And don’t tell me you don’t realize that the only goal of this thing is to bash Nicole Kidman. Do you actually think it’s about the Oscars? Do you actually think the writer has seen the movies he talks about (‘Fur’, ‘Margot at the Wedding’)? What’s the point of posting that here? Honestly?

  • 10 10-28-2010 at 2:30 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I don’t care what the goal was, Jimmy. Not as much as you clearly do, anyway.

    If it bothers you so much, stop reading. Don’t take me to task and insinuate a bunch of nonsense, though.

    Kidman fanboys unite!

  • 11 10-28-2010 at 2:36 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Ah, the glorious Oscar geekdom of Nathaniel Rogers.

    I remember Keisha Castle Hughes being campaigned for “supporting” and the Academy went up an recognized her for lead. If Hailee Steinfeld really is as good as hyped, would the Academy be struck with the same kind of lucidity? Will the stupid trend of young performers being shoved into supporting finally start to end? One can only hope….

  • 12 10-28-2010 at 4:35 pm

    Chris said...

    I’m an avid Nicole Kidman fan, but I didnt take offense to the article. It’s just funny. I dont think it makes fun of Kidman as much as it does the stereotype of what it takes to win Best Actress.
    I’m very excited about the prospect of Kidmans 3rd nomination, and this (very humorous) article hasn’t changed that.

  • 13 10-28-2010 at 5:24 pm

    red_wine said...

    As James D said, the article is actually ripping Oscar baiting and not Kidman. I’m glad Kris linked that article. The best crack was about Renee Zellweger playing a one-eyed hunchback! :D
    I just adore Kidman btw.

  • 14 10-28-2010 at 5:34 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    I think I’ve long been on the record as naming Kidman my favourite actress of her generation, and I think that Guardian piece is hilarious.

    You know Oscar season is upon us when the truly humourless commenters arrive.

  • 15 10-28-2010 at 7:36 pm

    Frank Lee said...

    The Nicole Kidman piece cracked me up as well. I think it’s safe to say most everyone enjoys her performances and respects her talent.

  • 16 10-28-2010 at 7:51 pm

    Glenn said...

    The Guardian piece was funny. It was attacking the Oscars and the art of trailers more than Kidman, I think. My favourite bit was the gag about Deirdre Barlow from Coronation Street!

  • 17 10-28-2010 at 7:59 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    “I dont think it makes fun of Kidman as much as it does the stereotype of what it takes to win Best Actress.”

    Precisely.

  • 18 10-29-2010 at 5:30 am

    JJ1 said...

    Ditto above. I love Kidman, and I didn’t see anything awful about the article.