2/8 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: HFPA counter-sues, Moore wants more ‘9/11’ money, how Harvey got his groove back

Posted by · 8:04 am · February 8th, 2011

David Poland talks “In a Better World” with the film’s director, Susanne Bier. [The Hot Blog]

The HFPA counter-sues it’s former publicist. [The Wrap]

Michael Moore is suing Harvey Weinstein for “Fahrenheit 9/11” profits. [TMZ]

A Tom Hanks DVD?  With interactive features?  On how to make a speech?  Eesh… [Deadline]

How Harvey got his groove back. [Vanity Fair]

Sasha Stone promises “no more whining” and is ready to “get on with the show.” [Awards Daily]

Strike that. [Awards Daily]

[Photo: Miramax Films]

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  • 1 2-08-2011 at 9:04 am

    red_wine said...

    Oh god. Bier happily proclaims that she won the golden globe only for Poland to tell her its a shit meaningless award. AWKWARD!

  • 2 2-08-2011 at 9:43 am

    San FranCinema said...

    The last two items on your list made me laugh out loud. I was thinking the same thing.

  • 3 2-08-2011 at 9:53 am

    Loyal said...


    that’s hilarious, the final two links.

  • 4 2-08-2011 at 10:13 am

    Maxim said...

    I respect Hanks but that DVD thing is just the highest of arrogance. There’s nothing worse than someone telling others how to have their moment. Hanks, of all people, should know.

    And ditto the last two links. Priceless.

  • 5 2-08-2011 at 10:28 am

    Loyal said...

    She’s on a real tear this morning in the latest blog about how horrible it is that a British production is possibly winning an American award.

    I wonder if BAFTA members felt the same way last year about The Hurt Locker. Oh wait, no because they’re not temporarily INSANE. Where were these cries of outrage from Sasha during Slumdog’s sweep?

    Filmmaking is a collaborative art form, moreso than dance, art, music. She listed Inception as an American film, thanks I guess to WB. But you have Nolan, who’s British-American. You have main cast members from Japan, Canada, England, Ireland. You have an Australian editor and a German composer. And that’s all just above the line stuff.

    It doesn’t take into account the myriad of financing many films and film studios receive from foreign investors. Think DreamWorks’ deal with India’s Reliance. Can any film out of that studio ever be considered an all American apple pie product if it’s financed by Indian investors. No, and nor should it be. It’s all about the film, race or citizenship doesn’t matter.

    Misguided xenophobia has no place in the Oscar race. She’s reaching new lows today.

  • 6 2-08-2011 at 10:33 am

    Cordy said...

    Yeah, I read that and then when I went to listen to her podcast this morning the first 10 minutes were all complaining about how the Academy doesnt get the movie and how it’s so much better than the King’s speech. Couldnt listen to it anymore

  • 7 2-08-2011 at 10:38 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Slight correction, Loyal, but editors and composers are below the line.

  • 8 2-08-2011 at 10:41 am

    Loyal said...

    Absolutely, someone who worked as a UPM after film school should have caught that before he pressed submit. lol.

    Ignore that line, the rest stands.

  • 9 2-08-2011 at 11:09 am

    Afrika said...

    I thought Sasha Stone said she was going to stop blogging if Hooper won the DGA? she should stick to her promise.

    Her rants are shamefully ethnocentric. Why didn’t she complain when The Hurt Locker swept all the awards at last year’s BAFTAs. Why didn’t complain when the BAFTA nominated only American actresses for the best actress award ( except Noomi)?

  • 10 2-08-2011 at 1:05 pm

    Al said...

    Michael Moore did say he thinks we should vote for how others’ money is used. Give my vote to the studio…