WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Twas the week before Oscar

Posted by · 7:00 pm · February 25th, 2011

We made you wait for it this year, but finally: Kris’s Top 10 Shots of 2010, parts one and two.

This week’s Off the Carpet column surveyed where the season has brought us thus far, and began tying the loose ends…

…culminating later in Kris’s final Oscar predictions of the 2010 season.

Guy’s final Long Shot column of the season celebrated the season’s losers, while calling for a return to movie talk away from the subject of awards.

Our Oscar Guide feature stepped it up, covering Best DirectorActor, ActressForeign Language Film and Film Editing.

Speaking of the foreign-language category, Guy collected his conflicted thoughts in this year’s five nominees.

Tech Support joined the final predictions game, with Gerard giving his best guesses in below-the-line categories.

A minor embarrassment for “The King’s Speech,” as evidence emerged that a key set many assumed was the film’s own creation was used for a gay porn shoot years before.

Speaking of which, Kris mused on this year’s tricky Art Direction and Costume Design races, which also featured among the categories giving Guy trouble.

“The Social Network” clawed back some Guild respect with an American Cinema Editors win, while “True Grit” surprised with the Cinema Audio Society.

We returned to Jeff Bridges for another interview, this time specifically on the subject of westerns.

In this season’s penultimate episode of Oscar Talk, Anne and Kris argued out their predictions together.

We learned of two Oscarcast elements being dropped for a more streamlined show: the themed montages and the five-way acting presentations.

The Berlin Film Festival wrapped with an awards sweep for Iran’s “Nader and Simin, a Separation.” Keep an eye on that one.

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