11/8 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Oscar’s misogyny, Gurus back on the case, classifying the 10’s “slots”

Posted by · 8:02 am · November 8th, 2010

Rachel Shields on the misogyny of Oscar. [The Independent]

Gregory Ellwood reports from Friday’s Britannia Awards. [Awards Campaign]

“The King’s Speech,” Colin Firth and Annette Bening top the new weekly Gurus o’ Gold survey. [Movie City News]

John Lopez talks to “Fair Game” subject Valerie Plame. [Little Gold Men]

Bob Verini reduces the 10 Best Picture nominations to classified slots. [Variety]

Jeffrey Wells has reservations on “Love & Other Drugs” after a second look. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

David Poland, meanwhile, somehow finds a way to dump on the film’s greatest asset: Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance. [The Hot Blog]

Surprise, people are freaked out by the gore of “127 Hours.” [Pop Watch]

[Photo: The Weinstein Company]




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  • 1 11-08-2010 at 10:12 am

    James D. said...

    I would classify The King’s Speech more in the “stuffy self-important British period drama” that the Academy always finds a spot for.

  • 2 11-08-2010 at 4:58 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    That misogyny article reminded me of a quote from Nick Davis, the smartest film writer working today on the added challenges of actresses:

    “The scales are often very gendered: ‘vulnerability’ itself, to any degree, can count as ‘shading’ in a lot of male-hero performances, whereas the logic of Hollywood sexism presumes ‘vulnerability’ in women, so they’ve got to dig further than that to layer the character or build in some surprises.”

    I’d like to point the finger at Hollywood on this issue, but then again, we’re the ones buying tickets to films about the problems of affluent white men and ignoring the Bright Stars and Julias of the world.