WEEKLY WRAP: BAFTA ‘Speech’ sweep, ASC upset, Berlinale coverage

Posted by · 8:54 pm · February 18th, 2011

To the surprise of precisely no one, hometown favorite “The King’s Speech” reigned supreme at the BAFTAs.

Before you go basing your Oscar predictions on the BAFTA outcome, Kris pointed out a crucial caveat.

“Inception” added another guild award to its mantel, as Wally Pfister beat Roger Deakins to the American Society of Cinematographers’ top prize.

Guy hobbled off to the Berlinale, where his festival coverage included an early 2011 Oscar prediction for Vanessa Redgrave in Ralph Fiennes’s “Coriolanus.”

Other Berlin attractions: a surprising triple-bill of arthouse 3D pics, and an art exhibition by one James Franco.

We interviewed the delightful Amy Adams, currently enjoying her third Oscar nomination in six years.

Also on the interview docket: 20-time nominee Randy Newman.

Our Oscar Guide continued, this week sizing up the races for Documentary FeatureCinematography, Original ScoreSound Mixing and Visual Effects.

As always, Oscar Talk took stock of the week that was — as well as getting stuck into a certain controversial foreign-language nominee.

[Photo: The Telegraph]




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  • 1 2-19-2011 at 11:47 am

    Brent Guy said...

    Iran’s Nader and Simin takes the Golden Bear, as well as both acting Silver Bears

  • 2 2-19-2011 at 5:18 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Thanks, I’m aware of that. But life must be lived as well. Will report tomorrow.