2/11 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Franco couldn’t care less, love letter to Annette Bening, Hammond polls voters

Posted by · 8:37 am · February 11th, 2011

James Franco: “If it’s the worst show in the history of the Oscars, who cares?”  I love this guy. [Screening Room]

David Poland on how the Academy is missing a golden opportunity by essentially banning Banksy from the ceremony.  Not that Banksy would even humor his suggestions, but still. [The Hot Blog]

Nick Davis writes a big ole’ love letter to Annette Bening.  (More on her in today’s Oscar Talk.) [Nick’s Flick Picks]

The Dude wouldn’t feel too guilty if he happened to beat Colin Firth again: “Just let it fall where it may.” [Shortlist]

Pete Hammond polls a handful of voters. [Deadline]

Scott Feinberg tracks down an interesting stat regarding Amy Adams’s nomination this year. [ScottFeinberg.com]

Sophia Savage talks “Cold Weather” with director Aaron Katz and producer Brendan McFadden. [Thompson on Hollywood]

[Photo: Focus Features]




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  • 1 2-11-2011 at 9:19 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    I’d call Nick Davis’ writeup on Annette Bening a lot more than just “a big ole’ love letter.”

    It has an impressive analysis of her technique and career. He has a whole series on Best Actress contenders and they’re all worth reading.

  • 2 2-11-2011 at 9:49 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Of course you’re right, but obviously it wasn’t a slight to merely write “a big ole’ love letter.”

  • 3 2-11-2011 at 10:10 am

    Jacob S. said...

    Someone should take Scott Feinberg’s calculator away before he hurts himself.

  • 4 2-11-2011 at 10:14 am

    Jesse Crall said...

    I think the people who’s jobs depend on putting on the Oscars, the network trying to garner good ratings for future telecasts, and the millions of viewers devoting their Sunday evenings to watching care if the Oscars are good or not.

  • 5 2-11-2011 at 10:26 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I think the point he’s making is that the network trying to garner good ratings for future telecasts, and the millions of viewers devoting their Sunday evenings to watching will all wake up the next day if the Oscars happen to suck.

  • 6 2-11-2011 at 10:27 am

    Afrika said...

    And the resurgence of Annette Bening’s buzz has began. YEEEES!!!!!! l

  • 7 2-11-2011 at 10:31 am

    Maxim said...

    I think pont Jesse is trying to make is that he’s not being honest.

  • 8 2-11-2011 at 12:13 pm

    Jesse Crall said...

    Believe me Kris, I’ll wake up Monday regardless, but, since I know you’re a football fan: If your team goes 0-16, you’ll make it to February in one piece, but it doesn’t mean that having “the worst team in the history of football” doesn’t matter.

  • 9 2-11-2011 at 12:23 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I care more about football than I do about the Oscars, I assure you. But I hear you.