WEEKLY WRAP: Weinstein takes the gloves off, Hollywood mourns its own, doc and animated fields shortlisted

Posted by · 11:10 am · November 20th, 2010

• The Academy honored legends Francis Ford Coppola, Eli Wallach, Jean-Luc Godard and Kevin Brownlow at the annual Governors Awards. • Kris attended a Summit Entertainment holiday party, chatting with the talent in attendance. • Disney revealed a clever plan geared toward presenting “Toy Story 3” as a legitimate Best Picture contender. • The Weinstein […]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 41 — Governors Awards, animated and doc feature shortlists, circuit festivities and remembering Ronni Chasen

Posted by · 11:20 am · November 19th, 2010

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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AMPAS honors quartet at Governors Awards

Posted by · 8:46 am · November 15th, 2010

This weekend the Academy toasted the careers of film historian Kevin Brownlow, French auteur Jean-Luc Godard and character actor Eli Wallach with a trio of Honorary Oscar statuettes and bestowed the Irving Thalberg Award on legendary helmer Francis Ford Coppola. I didn’t attend the ceremony, but there’s lots of coverage out there.  Rather than pack […]

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Honorary Oscared and Thalberged

Posted by · 12:13 am · November 14th, 2010

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 40 — ‘The Fighter’ and ‘Black Swan’ hit AFI Fest, a riskless Hollywood and previewing the Governors Awards

Posted by · 11:21 am · November 12th, 2010

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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9/1 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:24 am · September 1st, 2010

• Thomas Gladysz on the rarity of giving an Honorary Oscar to a film historian, in this case, 2010 honoree Kevin Brownlow. [The Huffington Post] • Roger Ebert sprinkles four stars on “The American,” which opens today. [Chicago Sun-Times] • Gregory Ellwood makes 10 predictions about the 2010-2011 Oscar season. [Awards Campaign]

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Honorary Oscars for Coppola, Godard, Wallach and Brownlow

Posted by · 9:41 am · August 25th, 2010

So, you’d think that five competitive Oscars — three for writing, one apiece for producing and directing — would count as an elegant sufficiency of awardage for even the most revered talent in the industry. Not so, apparently, in the case of a certain Francis Ford Coppola. In their wisdom, AMPAS brass have decided that […]

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