12/9 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: NYT mag’s actors gallery, Crystal’s advice to Oscarcast hosts and closure for Ronni Chasen

Posted by · 8:58 am · December 9th, 2010

Fourteen actors acting: A video gallery of classic screen types. [New York Times Magazine]

Billy Crystal’s advice to this year’s Oscar hosts: “Look like you want to be there.” [Vulture]

“Animal Kingdom”‘s Jacki Weaver on her National Board of Review victory. [Little Gold Men]

Steve Pond chats with Alejandro González Iñárritu and pal Guillermo Del Toro about “Biutiful.” [The Odds]

“Inception” DVD exclusive: Find out how they built a Japanese castle. [MTV Movies Blog]

Geoff Boucher, meanwhile, talks to the film’s cinematographer, Wally Pfister. [Hero Complex]

A bunch of peeps take stabs at predicting the Los Angeles and New York film critics’ awards. [Gold Derby]

And finally, a more personal note.  After weeks of embarrassing sensationalist headlines by dubious journalists looking to make a name for themselves, we finally have some closure in the sad story of Ronni Chasen: a “random act of violence” and “a robbery gone bad.” [Associated Press]

[Photo: New York Times Magazine]

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  • 1 12-09-2010 at 9:27 am

    Kevin Klawitter said...

    Good for Billy. He should be giving advice to Ricky Gervais.

  • 2 12-09-2010 at 10:06 am

    Silencio said...

    I really the silent screen clips. Part of that is because I’ve been hoping to see someone tackle it in our time. But it’s still a cool concept on its own. Swinton, Lawrence and Bardem may be my favorites.

  • 3 12-09-2010 at 10:06 am

    Silencio said...

    *really like*

  • 4 12-09-2010 at 10:16 am

    JJ1 said...

    Love the 14 actors; especially Franco, Manville, Cassel, & Swinton.

  • 5 12-09-2010 at 10:17 am

    James D. said...

    Can I just say how disappointed I was in Michelle William’s Carey Mulligan hairdo on Jon Stewart last night?

  • 6 12-09-2010 at 11:05 am

    Maxim said...

    I don’t understand how anyone could want to have Gervais host anything after the way he hosted Golden Globes. I loved him in the Office and thought he could do no wrong but after seeing him present at various ceremonies and talk shows any amount of goodwill I had for him has evaporated . He is literally worse than his character. He is terrible at adlibbing (which isn’t the same as being profane or irreverent) and really isn’t that much of a presense, honestly.

    So if they can’t get Crystal himself to want to be there, they should just bring back Ellen. Or even Chris Rock. All imo, of course.

  • 7 12-09-2010 at 11:29 am

    The Dude said...

    Thought the actors on acting clips were great, makes me wonder if someone will try tackling a silent film. Especially loved Franco’s affair with himself (hilarious), Manville’s phone clip (reminds me of very old, classic Hollywood), and what appears to be a Lawrence audition for Scream 4 (deliciously over-the-top in every good way).

  • 8 12-10-2010 at 7:02 am

    Matt said...

    I’ve been hearing more buzz on Kirsten Dunst for All Good Things. What do you think? Maybe Best Supporting Actress nom?

  • 9 12-10-2010 at 7:57 am

    Maxim said...

    Matt, I think that film has been released on VOD on demand weeks prior to the release in theaters last week.

    I would think that, if nothing else, that would disqualify it.

  • 10 12-10-2010 at 7:57 am

    Maxim said...

    *Make that just VOD

  • 11 12-10-2010 at 12:40 pm

    Matt said...

    The film was released in theaters in late July for a few days so it would qualify. It certainly is eligible.