2/9 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Stewart talks ‘Speech’ sets, McMurtry and Ossana on ‘True Grit,’ Nolan/Del Toro Q&A

Posted by · 8:43 am · February 9th, 2011

Steve Pond goes blue in the face trying to explain, again, the preferential ballot to people who just don’t get it. [The Odds]

Nathaniel Rogers chats with “The King’s Speech” production designer Eve Stewart. [The Film Experience]

Jamie Bell: Oscar prognosticator. [Movieline]

Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana talk “True Grit.” [New York Review of Books]

Jeff Bridges, meanwhile, hopes the film revives the western genre. [The Guardian]

Hunter Daniels reports from a recent “Memento” 10th anniversary Blu-ray screening and Q&A between Christopher Nolan and Guillermo Del Toro. [Collider]

In his own words: Aaron Katz shares a scene from “Cold Weather.” [indieWIRE]

David Poland writes, I think, the most cogent piece re: Melissa Leo’s self-campaign yet. [The Hot Blog]

[Photo: The Weinstein Company]

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  • 1 2-09-2011 at 8:57 am

    Will said...

    I knew I liked Jamie Bell.

  • 2 2-09-2011 at 10:01 am

    N8 said...

    COSTUME Designer Eve Stewart? Guess again.

  • 3 2-09-2011 at 10:38 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Talk about an off day. Must have been Nat’s frequent obsession with costuming that had my brain looking that direction.

  • 4 2-09-2011 at 10:43 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    And since we’re pointing out typos with such devilish delight, you might want to take another look at the first graph of the top post at the site linked by your name, as it’s rife with error. ;)

  • 5 2-09-2011 at 12:12 pm

    Anita said...

    Steve Pond’s efforts are kind of endearing. I hope every voting member takes heed.

  • 6 2-09-2011 at 12:22 pm

    N8 said...

    Aha! Touche, sir.

  • 7 2-09-2011 at 12:36 pm

    Maxim said...

    AwardNazi? Really??? I know people want to differentiate themselves the best they can in the “game” but this is borderline nasty/desperate.

    It what point did the word enter the language like that anyway? I guess when there’s really not much competition any fool can reclaim it for themselves.

  • 8 2-09-2011 at 1:56 pm

    N8 said...

    And I’m clearly the fool do it.

    But no need to be so chagrined. What’s in a name, right? How many people do you know who read a site because they like its name? If I cared that much about “differentiating myself”, I would try to do so by publishing intelligent and engaging commentary, but anyone who’s ever glimpsed by blog knows there’s none of that to be found there! So what the hell, right? I’ll call the blog what I want. Neither of my two readers seem to mind.

    Lighten up, man.

  • 9 2-09-2011 at 2:01 pm

    Cordy said...

    I really liked Steve Pond’s article, as it puts it in more succinct terms than the one that usually explains the ballot process?

    Is he the one who usually does it in a much longer format, in much more technical language or is that someone else? (I keep thinking Nathaniel Rogers)

  • 10 2-09-2011 at 2:06 pm

    Maxim said...

    Everyone has their own boundaries, obviously. But where we draw them is often a defining characteristic.

    And it’s a question of taste, too. I am willing to bet that if someone had a site called OscarJihad, you’d probably wonder about the person’s taste, regardless of actual intentions, right? This is no different.

    N8, what I am trying to say is that its not about being PC. The reaction was visceral rather then premeditated.

  • 11 2-09-2011 at 3:25 pm

    N8 said...

    Fair enough, Maxim. I do understand that the degree to which the site’s name is off-putting depends entirely on the reader. If someone instinctively finds it to be in poor taste, it’s their right to make that judgment. My taste aught to be questioned, and often!

    But to derive from that judgment that the writer’s intent is “nasty” or “desperate” is an unfounded assumption.

    I don’t mind criticisms of taste, but suspicions of my intent bother me somewhat.

    Sorry, didn’t mean to drag this out into some big thing. Just stating my position.