Guy’s final predictions

Posted by · 6:18 pm · February 1st, 2010

Right, there comes a point every year in predicting the Oscar nominations when you realize you’re just shuffling names to dodge commitment. I’ve reached that point, so it’s time to put myself out my misery. Kris has already had his say — and stolen some of my best guesses from last week in the process. […]

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An evening at the CCMAs

Posted by · 10:46 am · January 16th, 2010

Alright, now that the booze and the hangover have worn off, let’s talk last night’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. It was a decently produced evening, the venue having shifted from the Santa Monica Civic Center to the Hollywood Palladium, right in the middle of Tinseltown.  The scheme of having 10 tables rounding the stage representing […]

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Why I’m backing the Basterds

Posted by · 8:46 am · January 2nd, 2010

My wholly serious (if not stone-set) prediction earlier this week that “Inglourious Basterds” would take the Best Picture Oscar, along with three other statuettes, prompted more discussion than I thought it would. (I sure am glad this many people weren’t paying attention when I predicted a “WALL-E” win last year.) The pundit who got the […]

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‘Air,’ ‘Basterds,’ ‘Precious’ lead the way with SAG

Posted by · 6:01 am · December 17th, 2009

There wasn’t much in the way of a surprise with this year’s Screen Actors Guild announcement.  The nods that are least likely to translate to Oscar, if I were a betting man, are Diane Kruger’s supporting actress bid for “Inglourious Basterds” and (I guess I just have a feeling) Matt Damon, supporting for “Invictus.” The […]

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Weinsteins promote Mélanie Laurent to lead

Posted by · 5:00 am · November 18th, 2009

Some of you have already mentioned this in another thread, but The Weinstein Company, in their apparent wisdom, have decided to campaign “Inglourious Basterds” star Mélanie Laurent for Best Actress. Far be it from me to question the judgment of one of the greatest strategists in Oscar history, but … what? Laurent was, admittedly, a […]

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5/29 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:55 am · May 29th, 2009

• More news on the James Tobak/Brett Ratner/Robert Evans John DeLorean biopic.  This could be fascinating, but…Ratner? [The Carpetbagger] • Patrick Goldstein responds to the news that Sony, Scott Rudin and Kevin Spacey will bring the Somali pirate saga to the big screen. [The Big Picture] • Catherine Shoard talks to Diane Kruger about her […]

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