At gunpoint

Posted by · 12:13 pm · February 7th, 2011

Stolen outright from John Lopez’s recent, level-headed write-up of the campaign circus as it stands now.

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  • 1 2-07-2011 at 12:22 pm

    Ibbs said...


  • 2 2-07-2011 at 12:22 pm

    Maxim said...

    PUNishment comes one way or another.

  • 3 2-07-2011 at 1:06 pm

    Andrew F said...

    This really has been a nasty season, hasn’t it?

  • 4 2-07-2011 at 1:16 pm

    Fitz said...

    I’m glad I’m not emotionally invested in anything this year. Other than hoping for an Original Screenplay win for Christopher Nolan and Supporting Actor for Bale, I don’t care.

  • 5 2-07-2011 at 1:19 pm

    Megan said...

    I rather like the campaign Melissa Leo has just released, which features a few Ann Margaret-type photoshoots, complete with the word “CONSIDER” across them. Absolutely hysterical, especially since, as the frontrunner, she has NO reason to do this.

  • 6 2-07-2011 at 1:43 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Shooting Andrew Garfield would be like shooting a bunny or baby giraffe.

  • 7 2-07-2011 at 1:55 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Testing, 1234.

  • 8 2-07-2011 at 1:56 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Testing, testing.

  • 9 2-07-2011 at 1:56 pm

    Will said...

    ^she was pretty daffy today at the luncheon, too.

  • 10 2-07-2011 at 2:17 pm

    Tye-Grr said...

    No! Don’t shoot my Andrew Garfield! I’ll do anything!

  • 11 2-07-2011 at 2:43 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    The only thing I want this Oscar season is a statuette for Annette Bening. Stupid Academy voters – she’s a horror movie villain who will never go away if she continues to go unrewarded. Outside of Meryl, Kate, and Cate the Oscar makes actresses leave. How many times do you guys what to be reminded that Hilary Swank is a two-time Best Actress winner?

  • 12 2-07-2011 at 3:35 pm

    THE Diego Ortiz said...

    Makes me wanna read one of my old MAD magazines.

  • 13 2-07-2011 at 5:26 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Haha sorry for my stream of comments. Some wacky things going on my end or maybe yours (Kris).

  • 14 2-07-2011 at 5:31 pm

    RichardA said...

    It know it’s vanityfair’s but did that illustration have to be posted here?

  • 15 2-07-2011 at 5:55 pm

    tim said...

    I have to agree with RichardA, a little tasteless.

    /3rtfu11, She’ll win when she deserves it. Personally I would have given it to her in 99 for American Beauty. I’m not a big fan of Bening, but I thought she was utterly brilliant. Though Swank was more than a worthy winner. There are other actresses I’d much rather see rewarded. Julianne Moore, Laura Linney, Jennifer Jason Leigh (NEVER nominated?). Atleast she’s in good company.

  • 16 2-07-2011 at 6:03 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Tasteless? Not that big a deal, kids.

  • 17 2-07-2011 at 8:05 pm

    Pete said...

    Yeah, not like mentioning playboy or anything. Cause that would terribly tasteless. You are being as bad as MPAA.

  • 18 2-07-2011 at 8:52 pm

    Kevin K. said...

    Tasteless? Are you kidding me?

  • 19 2-07-2011 at 10:19 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Tim: The standard is different for older actresses in the Best Actress category. The slightest attention for a performance by younger actress –or– a younger veteran actress (Sandra Bullock) the prize is within reach. This is Bening’s 3rd go around at Best Actress and I commend her for not taking the easy way out and positing herself in the Supporting category – she wants all or nothing.

    As for the women you mentioned: I’d love for Jennifer Jason Leigh to be acknowledged by the Academy but at this point they’re just not interested and she needs Weinstein level backing and possibly Tarantino level creative attention to get anywhere at this point.

    Julianne Moore is slowly becoming a pariah for some reason I’m unaware of. Once she missed out on a SAG and Oscar nominations in the Supporting category for A Single Man – there’s no shock whatsoever about her being denied proper attention for her work in TKAAR.

    Not sure Laura Linney will likely have to settle for Supporting if she has any shot at an Oscar. I hate the reverse ageism women face when it comes to their prospects winning an Oscar.

  • 20 2-07-2011 at 10:38 pm

    Fitz said...

    Question regarding Portman’s training affecting her Oscar chances. If her ballet training/dedication is the majority of the reason she’s winning trophies, then why didn’t Bale get nominated for The Machinist or Batman Begins?

  • 21 2-08-2011 at 5:33 am

    Joe7827 said...

    Okay! Fine! I wasn’t going to vote for “Never Let Me Go”, but okay, I will now, as long as it saves a life.

  • 22 2-08-2011 at 10:47 am

    Maxim said...

    Good one, Joe.

  • 23 2-08-2011 at 1:47 pm

    Kieran S said...

    What exactly is an “Oscar octopus?” Because apparently, according to this article, Kris Tapley is one. It sort of sounds like the name of a comic book villain.

  • 24 2-08-2011 at 1:59 pm

    Anita said...

    Remember Paul the Octopus who predicted the World Cup games?

  • 25 2-08-2011 at 4:06 pm

    Kieran S said...

    Ah, okay. Sports reference. Straight over my head.