WEEKLY WRAP: Weinstein takes the gloves off, Hollywood mourns its own, doc and animated fields shortlisted

Posted by · 11:10 am · November 20th, 2010

The Academy honored legends Francis Ford Coppola, Eli Wallach, Jean-Luc Godard and Kevin Brownlow at the annual Governors Awards.

Kris attended a Summit Entertainment holiday party, chatting with the talent in attendance.

Disney revealed a clever plan geared toward presenting “Toy Story 3” as a legitimate Best Picture contender.

The Weinstein Company lawyered up on the MPAA rulings on “Blue Valentine” and “The King’s Speech”

Speaking of “Blue Valentine,” Kris caught up with the film’s star in an audio interview.

Ditto “Inside Job” director Charles Ferguson.

Gerard took a second dip into the category of Best Sound Editing in his weekly Tech Support column.

The PGA announced plans to honor a titan of the business, Scott Rudin.

In other fete news, Christopher Nolan was announced as this year’s inaugural recipient of the Visual Effects Society’s Visionary Award…

…while the Palm Springs International Film Festival announced plans to honor Natalie Portman and Colin Firth.

15 animated features qualified for consideration in this year’s Oscar race, whittling the eventual field to three nominees.

Meanwhile, the documentary feature field was also whittled down to 15 survivors as well.

Hollywood was shocked by the sudden and horrifying death of publicist Ronni Chasen.

Chad continued his Life Without Oscar series by spotlighting Richard Linklater’s indie roots and Ron Fricke’s singular documentary.

Kris took a stab at sussing out this year’s Golden Globe comedy/musical field.

And finally, Kris and Anne wrapped things up as usual with another chat on Oscar Talk.

[Photo: The Weinstein Company]




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