Gervais invited to repeat at Globes — but what about Oscars?

Posted by · 6:38 am · August 29th, 2011

Obviously it’s too early to be concerned about who’s hosting next year’s Golden Globe ceremony. The day before next year’s Golden Globes ceremony would to be concerned about that. But the pre-weekend news that Ricky Gervais has been invited (if not confirmed) to emcee the show, in his typically irreverent manner, for a third straight […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Globes chatter, Batman buzz, foreign Oscar surprises

Posted by · 6:42 pm · January 21st, 2011

• The Golden Globes did their thing, with Ricky Gervais’s antics drawing more attention than the sweep for “The Social Network.” • David Fincher’s film continued its dominance at the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association Awards, which Kris reported from first-hand. • As if to remind us that there’s more than one film in the race, this […]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 49 — Final pre-nod discussion

Posted by · 9:00 am · January 21st, 2011

Welcome to Oscar Talk. In case you’re new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, your one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty […]

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Gervais calls it like it is

Posted by · 8:42 am · January 21st, 2011

Piers Morgan started his new stint filling Larry King’s shoes this week, and last night it was Ricky Gervais across the desk:

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1/21 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: French indignation, talking threads with costumers, Portman’s extended laugh

Posted by · 8:17 am · January 21st, 2011

• The French lose their marbles not just over the exclusion of “Of Gods and Men” from this year’s foreign film shortlist, but the INCLUSION of Algeria’s “Outside the Law.” [The Carpetbagger] • Elizabeth Snead talks to a number of costumers on this year’s awards circuit [Deadline] • Is this Banksy? [Cinematical]

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THE LONG SHOT: Don’t let ’em catch you caring

Posted by · 12:35 pm · January 20th, 2011

(Updated Oscar predictions here. They’ll likely be tweaked once more before Tuesday.) Following the Academy Award season is a little like watching a particularly low-rent TV soap: just as the mindlessness and predictability of the enterprise escalates to a point where quitting seems the only credible option, some or other narrative curveball will lure you […]

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1/19 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Affleck’s favorite heist films, Weinstein loves the Jets, Cameron going deep

Posted by · 8:02 am · January 19th, 2011

• Ben Affleck’s writes up his 11 favorite heist movies. [Daily Beast] • The Jets game was the Weinstein priority on Sunday night, not the Globes. [Page Six] • Dave Karger gets frisky and sticks with Hailee Steinfeld in lead for his final predictions. [Inside Movies]

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Working on Zuck’s “likability”

Posted by · 8:21 am · January 18th, 2011

Over at The Envelope, Claudia Eller and Jessica Guynn are wondering the same thing I was when I watched Scott Rudin accept his Golden Globe for Best Picture Sunday night: “Rudin’s thanks to Mark Zuckerberg and Co. at the Golden Globes suggest that the production’s and company’s relations have improved. But have they?” They write: […]

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1/18 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Gervais should have been meaner, cut ‘127 Hours’ ending, working class contenders

Posted by · 8:05 am · January 18th, 2011

• Ricky Gervais on Golden Globes hosting controversy. [Hollywood Reporter] • Devin Faraci, meanwhile, thinks the comedian wasn’t mean enough. [Baddass Digest] • Naomi Serviss hearts seeing Michael Douglas at the show. [The Wrap]

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Five things I learned from the Golden Globes

Posted by · 5:37 pm · January 17th, 2011

Appropriately enough for the occasion, I watched last night’s Golden Globe awards in a celebratory alcoholic fog (the night having coincided with a friend’s birthday) so thick it took most of today to sleep it off — hence the apologetically late posting. My memory of the evening’s finer details is therefore about as clear as, […]

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Frontrunners stay strong at the Golden Globes

Posted by · 4:01 pm · January 16th, 2011

Zzzzz…huh?, wha?  Oh… First and foremost, I have to note Ricky Gervais’s work as emcee. Last year’s stint was a bit stale, I thought, but this year the gloves were off. Way off. Which, for whatever reason, I was okay with tonight. The difference between Gervais and Armond White, though, if you want to go […]

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Golden Globes: who will win, and who should

Posted by · 7:14 am · January 16th, 2011

My predictions for tonight’s Golden Globe awards have been in black-and-white over at Gold Derby since the nominations were announced, but I thought I’d make them clear on these pages — along with a note or two on my personal favorites in each category. The Globes may get a lot of flak from journos and […]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 48 — Armond White vs. Darren Aronofsky, guilds speaking up, ‘True Grit’ box office, awards show/party weekend on the way, supporting actress wide open

Posted by · 11:38 am · January 14th, 2011

Welcome to Oscar Talk. In case you’re new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, your one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty […]

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Predict the Golden Globe winners

Posted by · 7:56 am · January 14th, 2011

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are tonight a 6pm.  I have generally refrained from predicting those awards since becoming a BFCA member four years ago, but I think we can all take an educated guess as to which way the wind will blow this evening. Sunday, the Golden Globes keep the party going as 90 […]

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1/14 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Weinstein on the “Oscar movie,” HFPA sued, more bad ‘Social’ breath

Posted by · 5:46 am · January 14th, 2011

• Former Golden Globes publicist Michael Russell sues the HFPA two days before its biggest night leveling a boatload of accusations. [The Wrap] • Harvey Weinstein himself admits that the stereotype of the classic “Oscar movie” is probably gone. [The Carpetbagger] • Still beating David Fincher up over “The Social Network”‘s bad breath. [Slate]

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12/29 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Timberlake’s Harvard honor, ‘Kids’ and the “steak eaters,” HFPA/Clark tension

Posted by · 9:39 am · December 29th, 2010

• Golden Globes tension as Dick Clark and HFPA fued over contract. [The Wrap] • Justin Timberlake gets a prestigious Harvard award. [Pop Eater] • Anne Thompson on the obstacles her #2 film of the year, “The Kids Are All Right,” will face with the “steak eaters.” [Thompson on Hollywood]

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12/20 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Angie’s potential embarrassment, best perfs destined to be snubbed, top 10s

Posted by · 8:47 am · December 20th, 2010

• PR experts tell Kim Masters that critical pans of “The Tourist” could make Angelina Jolie’s support for her Golden Globe nomination in the form of attending the ceremony “potentially embarrassing.” [Hollywood Reporter] • Guy Adams, meanwhile, takes aim at the HFPA’s susceptibility to bribery this year. [The Independent] • The 25 best performances from […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Network’ sweep, Globes outrage, best of 2010

Posted by · 7:27 pm · December 17th, 2010

• Kris listed his 10 favorite films of 2010 in black-and-white, later adding his dream Oscar ballot and winners list. • The critics’ award beat turned into a “Social Network” landslide, as New York, Los Angeles, Boston and many, many other groups lined up behind the film. • Away from the critics’ circuit, Team Fincher […]

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