12/21 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: 248 films up for Oscar, Franco’s reps cautioned against hosting, Gibney’s top 10

Posted by · 6:32 am · December 21st, 2010

The Academy announces 248 feature films eligible for this year’s Best Picture Oscar. [Oscars.org]

James Franco’s reps advised him against hosting the Oscars (naturally). [Awards Campaign]

Mike Fleming, meanwhile, chats with Franco’s co-host (and “Love & Other Drugs” star) Anne Hathaway, [Deadline]

“True Grit” star Hailee Steinfeld on nerves, stunts and her Coen brothers crash course. [Movieline]

Elliot Goldenthal on, among other things, scoring “The Tempest” for wife Julie Taymor. [Huffington Post]

Documentarian Alex Gibney offers up his picks for the 10 best films of 2010. [The Playlist]

Steve Pond reports on well-attended weekend industry screenings of “True Grit” and “Biutiful.” [The Odds]

[Photo: 20th Century Fox]

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  • 1 12-21-2010 at 6:40 am

    JJ1 said...

    Curious, is ‘Carlos’ on the list of 248?

  • 2 12-21-2010 at 6:43 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...


  • 3 12-21-2010 at 7:29 am

    JJ1 said...


  • 4 12-21-2010 at 7:29 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Full list is here. No “Carlos,” though “The Company Men” is on there. I had thought that was bumped to January entirely, without a qualifying run. Guess I was wrong (as I’m also seeing the ads pop up). I hope people see that one because it’s a good little film.

  • 5 12-21-2010 at 9:10 am

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    “Carlos” is ineligible because it aired in the U.S. first as a TV miniseries, right? This should mean it will be in contention at next year’s Emmys.

  • 6 12-21-2010 at 9:45 am

    Mr. F said...

    I doubt Carlos will qualify for the Emmys since it was made for, and aired first on, foreign television

  • 7 12-21-2010 at 10:10 am

    Nicolas Mancuso said...

    That doesn’t stop all those Masterpiece Theatres from doing well at the Emmys…

  • 8 12-21-2010 at 10:52 am

    Mr. F said...

    Yeah, there’s those, so who knows.

  • 9 12-21-2010 at 11:21 am

    sp said...

    Mike Fleming (Deadline) did a great interview piece with Anne Hathaway. I just adore Anne – she is talented , super-smart, incredibly articulate, and very humble. Hathaway will go very far in the movie business, especially the fact she doesn’t have a problem auditioning for movie roles.

    Most actors that reach the A-list do not audition for film roles- they feel they are above the audition process. For example, I read a film article about Sandra Bullock wanting the Karen Sisco role in “Out of Sight” ( one of my favorites) , but she refused to audition. So, Jennifer Lopez auditioned and won the role- this is still Lopez’s most shining moment on film and her best acting performance to date.

  • 10 12-21-2010 at 3:18 pm

    Liz said...

    So wait, is “Fish Tank” not eligible after all? I know it’s not going to be nominated for anything, but I thought I heard it confirmed that it was eligible.

  • 11 12-21-2010 at 7:24 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    Kris, weren’t you supposed to announce the winner of the soundtrack contest yesterday?