1/28 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Puig hearts Bardem, eclectic slate of tune nominees, Bettany’s ‘Speech’ regret

Posted by · 8:51 am · January 28th, 2011

Claudia Puig writes a love letter to “Biutiful” star (and Best Actor nominee) Javier Bardem. [USA Today]

Geoff Boucher and Rebecca Keegan note the eclectic flair of this year’s Best Original Score nominees. (More on those later). [The Envelope]

The Coen brothers: the cartographers of cinema. [The Guardian]

Paul Bettany (naturally) regrets passing on the lead role in “The King’s Speech.” [Associated Press]

Speaking of which, the State of the Union: Obama versus Bertie. [Huffington Post]

The Gurus o’ Gold speak up on the top eight categories. [Movie City News]

Sasha Stone is still running the numbers. [Awards Daily]

[Photo: Roadside Attractions]

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  • 1 1-28-2011 at 10:25 am

    Silencio said...

    He passed on TKS because he was working on The Tourist? Wow.

  • 2 1-28-2011 at 11:55 am

    Silencio said...

    Also, the Coens article is fantastic.

  • 3 1-28-2011 at 12:56 pm

    Al said...

    I was confused by the blind Obama orgasams, and then I noticed I was on the Huffington Post.

  • 4 1-28-2011 at 4:41 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    A shame, Bettany resembles George VI a lot more than Firth, and he’s still owed an Oscar nomination…

  • 5 1-28-2011 at 6:34 pm

    Silencio said...

    The thing though is that even if Bettany had taken the role and gotten the nom, I doubt he’d be the frontrunner. Firth has two years’ worth of mojo right now, and is considered more due than Bettany.

  • 6 1-29-2011 at 2:49 pm

    JJ1 said...

    Yeah, Bettany probably would have been nommed, and Franco or Bardem would be gunning for the win. imho