11/22 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Coen talks ‘Somewhere’ with Coppola, ‘Country Strong’ a drama, no love for Herzog

Posted by · 8:45 am · November 22nd, 2010

Joel Coen shows up at an east coast screening of “Somewhere” to conduct a Q&A with Sofia Coppola. [Inside Movies]

Tom O’Neill reports that the HFPA has classified “Country Strong” as a drama. [Gold Derby]

Our own Guy Lodge reacts to the recently released (and apparently unauthorized) “Winnie” trailer. [The Guardian]

Nicole Sperling sits down with “Love & Other Drugs” stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. [Los Angeles Times]

Michael Ventre talks to Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Javier Bardem about how Oscar changes an actor’s life. [Variety]

Patrick Goldstein on Werner Herzog once again getting the shaft from the Academy’s documentary branch. [The Big Picture]

Gregory Ellwood chats with “Made in Dagenham” star Sally Hawkins. [Awards Campaign]

Steve Pond reports on a screening of “The King’s Speech” at the Academy, which went over like gangbusters. [The Odds]

Sasha Stone on the year’s leading actors. [Awards Daily]

[Photo: Entertainment Weekly]




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  • 1 11-22-2010 at 9:06 am

    El Duderino said...

    Cave of Forgotten Dreams doesn’t even have a 2010 release date does it?

  • 2 11-22-2010 at 9:20 am

    Maxim said...

    I would have absloutely loved to have been at that “Somewhere” Q&A.

  • 3 11-22-2010 at 9:31 am

    Cameron said...

    I can’t believe that people like Ron Howard receive multiple nominations and the Academy doesn’t have the decency to give Werner Herzog an award for anything.

  • 4 11-22-2010 at 9:36 am

    Maxim said...

    From where I stand the only thing that Herzog deserves is another shoe.

  • 5 11-22-2010 at 10:18 am

    JJ1 said...

    Well, looks like Country Strong’s only chance at the GG could be in Song.

  • 6 11-22-2010 at 10:53 am

    Paul Outlaw said...

    What if the story of this year’s Best Picture race changed from old (The King’s Speech) vs. new (The Social Network) to crowd-pleasing royals (The King’s Speech) vs. crowd-pleasing commoners (The Fighter)?

  • 7 11-22-2010 at 2:21 pm

    El Duderino said...

    Can anyone answer my question? Was Cave of Forgotten Dreams even eligible?

  • 8 11-22-2010 at 7:12 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    According to Wikipedia, it never even has a run in LA, so I don’t think so.

  • 9 11-23-2010 at 12:19 am

    Glenn said...

    Didn’t it only play at festivals?

  • 10 11-23-2010 at 1:59 am

    Glenn said...

    Having now read that Herzog article it’s actually really poor. “Grizzly Man” wasn’t ignored, it was disqualified. It’s not “a shock” to see his film left off the list since, yes, it never actually got a release. Nor would it have looked like a major candidate if it had (the Academy is quite stingy with nature documentaries, aren’t they?)

    The article states it is one of the first docos made in 3D and while that may be true, the article seems to think 3D gives the Academy the “heebie-jeebies” and yet a) there have been 3D films nominated for Best Picture and b) apparently there have barely even been any 3D documentaries to make a proper correlative argument about it. It’s like saying the Academy doesn’t like movies about South Africa just because they didn’t nominate “Invictus” while forgetting that they also nominated “District 9” out of a very slim field of films about that topic.

    Meanwhile that last paragraph is atrocious. To bring it back to the last point I was making, the writer admits there have been 3D documentaries in the past so what about those films? Is this one just so shocking (?) because it’s Herzog. What if the movie just – wait for it – isn’t that good? Does the writer want the Academy to embrace the new (3D) or stick with the old (recognisable faces like Herzog).

    The better case can be made for “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”, “Catfish” or “Last Train Home” and the piece may have actually worked better.

  • 11 11-23-2010 at 8:26 am

    James D. said...

    I kind of forgot about the new Herzog documentary, but I imagine it is amazing, like his other documentaries. Grizzly Man is one of the few that is endlessly re-watchable.

    Also, what a lovely woman Ms. Coppola is. Somewhere cannot come soon enough.

  • 12 11-23-2010 at 8:59 am

    Maxim said...

    Calling is “Grizzly Man” a documentary is an insult to one of the most important of all film genres.

    The only thing that was documented there is Herzog’s ego and his closemindedness.

  • 13 11-23-2010 at 9:15 am

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Cave definitely had a qualifying run in LA

  • 14 11-23-2010 at 12:53 pm

    El Duderino said...

    Thank you Chad.

  • 15 8-05-2014 at 8:28 am

    Ahmed said...

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