12/31 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: ‘Way Back’ last on the scene, 70 votes gets you in, Sparling breaks the rules

Posted by · 8:14 am · December 31st, 2010

Peter Weir’s “The Way Back” intentionally hits voters’ doorsteps last, just s ballots are arriving.  Shrewd, given the P&A budget.  Will it pay off? [Deadline]

Steve Pond does the Oscar math and discovers that fewer than 70 votes will secure you a nomination everywhere except the four acting categories and Best Picture. [The Odds]

Dave Karger reports on Chris Sparling’s gross self-promotion to the Academy in the form of the “Buried” screenwriter’s best Nicolas Chartier impression. [Inside Movies]

David Poland on the narratives of the season. [Movie City News]

Geoffrey Rush and Tom Hooper talk “The King’s Speech” across the pond. [Daily Telegraph]

The Gray Lady kicks off its in-depth Oscar coverage as A.O. Scott dives in on Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”… [New York Times]

…and Manohla Dargis sings the praises of Christian Bale in “The Fighter.” [New York Times]

Charting the top 10 trailers of 2010. [Shooting the Script]

[Photo: Newmarket Films/Wrekin Hill Entertainment]

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  • 1 12-31-2010 at 8:44 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Definitely agree with the top three, and damn I really need to get my hands on Dogtooth. I don’t think any of these trailers holds a candle to A Serious Man, though.

  • 2 12-31-2010 at 9:44 am

    Parrill said...

    A Serious Man would be Top 10 of the decade, right next to Little Children

  • 3 12-31-2010 at 10:26 am

    Drew said...

    Looks as though Mr Sparling…buried his chances…ha ha ha…sorry I couldn’t help my self.