WEEKLY WRAP: Guilds galore and season fatigue

Posted by · 7:13 pm · January 14th, 2011

The Directors’ Guild of America presented few surprises in their award nominations, though some raised eyebrows at “True Grit”‘s omission. (Their documentary nods didn’t move the needle either.)

The American Cinema Editors’ nods matched those of the directors; the American Society of Cinematographers didn’t deviate much from the formula either.

This week’s Off the Carpet column addressed the growing consensus around a “Social Network” win, days before Kris formally made the prediction himself.

The Long Shot, meanwhile, wondered how the field of contenders this season ever got quite so narrow.

The National Society of Film Critics offered the last major critics’ awards picks of the season — and folded a couple of surprises in with the “Social Network” steamroll.

Over at the New York Film Critics’ Circle ceremony, meanwhile, Armond White rubbed a few guests the wrong way.

Chad wrapped up his Life Without Oscar series with a look at recently Academy-ignored work from 2007 and 2008.

Away from the Guilds, AMPAS themselves revealed their Best Makeup shortlist, allowing us the possibility of the words “Oscar nominee ‘Jonah Hex.'”

With all the technical Guild announcements, it seemed an appropriate time for our First-Half FYC column to name some outstanding craft contributions from early 2010.

Our Tech Support Interview series continued with some insight into the below-the-line work on “TRON Legacy.”

We also interviewed the star of season underperformer “The Way Back,” Jim Sturgess.

Speaking of lost contenders, we tardily spoke up in favor of Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls.”

With the nine-film shortlist due to land next week, we caught up with four more foreign-language Oscar contenders.

“True Grit” became the financial story of the season, as it climbed to the top of the box-office chart.

One week ahead of their general nominations, BAFTA named the five actors shortlisted for their Rising Star award.

And as usual, Kris and Anne tried to make sense of it all in this week’s episode of Oscar Talk.

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  • 1 1-14-2011 at 7:27 pm

    Maxim said...

    In the words of Rooster Cogburn – them guilds, making me hard on again.