The nominees react

Posted by · 8:08 am · February 2nd, 2010

Throughout the morning and early afternoon we took statements from or hopped on the phone with 44 of today’s Oscar nominees.  Their reactions… Maggie Gyllenhaal, supporting actress, “Crazy Heart”: The thing is, you know, I’m so proud of the movie and I always have been, more proud of it than any of the work I’ve […]

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12/30 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:40 am · December 30th, 2009

• Weinstein scales back the “Nine” expansion in the wake of low box office, bad reviews. [Reuters] • “Avatar” effects guru Joe Letteri sure is making the rounds.  Next stop: Steve Pond. [The Odds] • On Oscar’s consistent rule changes. [Variety]

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12/28 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:47 am · December 28th, 2009

• Pete Hammond can’t let go of this notion that “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” is a Best Picture contender.  A bunch of number 10 slots aren’t going to cut it, Pete.  [Notes on a Season] • Adam B. Vary notes the curious absence of Gene Hackman from the silver screen since the 2004 bomb […]

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