11/15 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Oscar’s shortest perf, gauging 16 animated submissions, Menken and Moore on ‘Tangled’

Posted by · 8:41 am · November 15th, 2010

John Lopez talks to “The Way Back” star and Best Supporting Actor hopeful Ed Harris. [Little Gold Men]

From last year, Stinkylulu writes up the shortest performance ever nominated for an Oscar: Herminone Baddeley’s 2 minutes and 26 seconds in 1959’s “Room at the Top.” [Stinkylulu]

Scott Feinberg smartly tracks down the HBO doc “High on Crack Street,” featuring prominently in “The Fighter.” [ScottFeinberg.com]

Peter Debruge on the whys and why nots of 15 of the 16 films that have submitted (but not yet been qualified) for animated feature consideration.  Who’s the mystery guest? [Variety]

Cristy Lytal talks to “Client 9” titles designer Josh Norton. [Los Angeles Times]

Sasha Stone on the narrative of the season: a stacked lead actress category. [Awards Daily]

Tom O’Neil chats with undefeated double Oscar champ and “Conviction” star Hilary Swank. [Gold Derby]

From The Evelope’s screenings series, Alan Menken and Mandy Moore talk “Tangled.” [The Envelope]

[Photo: Wrekin Hill Entertainment]

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  • 1 11-15-2010 at 9:21 am

    Scott C said...

    Love that you linked to that old StinkyLulu post. Room at the Top is an extraordinary piece of work as a whole, and that is definitely a memorable performance.

  • 2 11-15-2010 at 9:25 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I actually didn’t notice the date on it. Someone Tweeted it this weekend and I thought it was a great piece worth a link. And, clearly, evergreen!

  • 3 11-15-2010 at 9:43 am

    Hero said...

    I love Ed Harris even more now. And if he wants to do a noir, someone get him a noir, dammit!

  • 4 11-15-2010 at 11:17 am

    Keil Shults said...

    I’m writing a film that might be perfect for Harris. It’s about the mystery surrounding a series of dead bodies that turn up in a large, renowned vineyard. The winemaker becomes the prime suspect, so he goes to a respected local private detective to clear his name. However, it turns out the private eye is already working for someone “close to the family,” and therefore cannot help the winemaker. He also cannot reveal his client’s identity, which sends the frustrated vintner into a spiral of paranoia. It’s called…Pinot Noir. :-)

    P.S. This was a joke, but if anyone uses my idea I’ll sue you.

  • 5 11-15-2010 at 1:38 pm

    Everett said...

    I have the feeling that Ed Harris will never win an Oscar. He’s a good actor and all, but I never see the Academy thinking, “this guy needs a statue.” After all, they only give out 2 a year and I just don’t ever see him at the top of their list.

  • 6 11-16-2010 at 8:03 am

    Keil Shults said...

    …whereas Three 6 Mafia and Adrien Brody had paid their dues and then some.