2/22 Oscarweb Round-up (OSCAR DAY EDITION)

Posted by · 5:57 am · February 22nd, 2009

• David Carr tugs the heart strings with a nice write-up on “Smile Pinki” subject Pinki Kumari Sonkar. [The Carpetbagger] • Tom O’Neil warns of the kiss of death that the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor has become. [Gold Derby] • Another tired Oscar bitch-slap piece from traditional media. [New York Times] • Gideon […]

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2/21 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:36 am · February 21st, 2009

• Inside the secret history of Oscar speeches. [Esquire] • Sasha Stone surveys the damage of the Oscar season. [Awards Daily] • How “Slumdog Millionaire” fits into the recession. [Associated Press] • Jeff Sneider, formerly of Variety, joins Jeff Wells as one of only two brave souls predicting both Mickey Rourke and Meryl Streep for […]

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2/20 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:13 am · February 20th, 2009

• Meeting The Oscar 11. [USA Today] • Jeff Wells begins spit-balling next year’s season. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Dave Karger wonders whether Amy Adams has enough fuel in the tank to pull off an upset. [Entertainment Weekly] • Anne Thompson annotates Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 25 best working directors. [Thompson on Hollywood] • For […]

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2/19 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:49 am · February 19th, 2009

• I’m just now stumbling onto this site, but if you weren’t keen to the controversy surrounding Jerry Lewis receiving the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, here’s a hub with everything laid out for you. [TheTroubleWithJerry.net] • With Kate Winslet and Marisa Tomei in mind, Rachel Abramowitz wonders if nudity = Oscar glory. [The Envelope] […]

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2/18 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:08 am · February 18th, 2009

• Dave Germain digs into Oscar’s history of scene-stealers, joined this year by Viola Davis and Michael Shannon. [Associated Press] • Erika Kinetz, meanwhile, keeps at the same old “Slumdog Millionaire” story that has grown stale over the last few weeks. [Associated Press] • Ryan Adams eschews the usual “top 10 list” and instead cranks […]

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2/17 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:58 am · February 17th, 2009

• Patrick Goldstein joins a massive chorus pondering this year’s lack of an “Oscar bump” at the box office. [The Big Picture] • David Poland responds…at length. [The Hot Blog] • The Gurus o’ Gold crank out the odds. [Movie City News] • Anne Thompson wonders if all the bad press for “The Reader” last […]

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2/16 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 11:03 am · February 16th, 2009

• David Carr asks for your input if you ran the Academy. [The Carpetbagger] • Tom O’Neil talks to Best Supporting Actress contender Penelope Cruz. [Gold Derby] • Speaking of supporting, Betsy Sharkey writes up an appreciation of the lot. [The Envelope] • Michelle Phillips wonders which Jerry Lewis will show up at the Oscars […]

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2/12 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:16 am · February 12th, 2009

(Kind of quiet out there…) • David Carr addresses the “some stars won’t walk the red carpet” talk, slams fashionistas as being “pilot fish on a big whale.”  Ooooooohhhhh. [The Carpetbagger] • Rebecca Ascher-Walsh talks to double nominee Kate Winslet. [The Envelope] • Dave Karger says it’s Harvey vs. Miramax in the ladies’ acting fields. […]

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2/10 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:52 am · February 10th, 2009

• At least Ron Rosenbaum kind of gets it.  Though he apparently thinks he’s the only one a bit miffed at the redemption angle.  Do some more Googling, Ron. [Slate] • Joining the “Reader” bash, Noah Forrest pleads with the Academy not to hand the Oscar to Kate Winslet. [Movie City News] • Jeff Wells […]

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2/9 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:02 am · February 9th, 2009

• Thom Yorke and Gustavo Santaolalla to join forces on “Terminator Salvation” tunes?? [The Playlist] • Tom O’Neil spotlights the BAFTA voting process. [Gold Derby] • T.L. Stanley on the politics of Dustin Lance Black’s WGA acceptance speech. [Gold Rush] • David Poland says Universal dropped the ball on “Frost/Nixon,” as represented by its incredibly […]

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2/7 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:17 am · February 7th, 2009

• Rochona Majumdar and Satyam Khanna discuss the “Slumdog Millionaire” controversy. [NPR] • Kim Voynar spotlights the Best Director category. [Movie City News] • David Poland spends 30 minutes with “WALL-E” writer and director Andrew Stanton. [The Hot Blog] • Five Oscar night surprises Mark Lisanti would like to see. [Little Gold Men] • Searchlight […]

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2/6 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:31 am · February 6th, 2009

• David Poland is probably wrong on two counts at the top of his recent Oscar column (certainly plkenty of us had our sites set on Davis and Shannon going into this awards season), but we’ll give him some slack. [Movie City News] • David Carr, via video, talks about Bill Condon and Larry Mark […]

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2/5 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:37 am · February 5th, 2009

• Patrick Goldstein, in a well-reasoned piece that even I — a dedicated Boss fan — can’t disagree with, says Bruce Springsteen “had to stoop to conquer” Sunday night. [The Big Picture] • Jeffrey Wells bizarrely reviews Best Live Action Short nominee “New Boy.”  Beware careless spoilers. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Michael Cieply, reports on the […]

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2/4 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:35 am · February 4th, 2009

• Patrick Goldstein reports on his self-moderated producers panel from last week’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival. [The Big Picture] • The Gurus o’ Gold pick their ones and twos. [Movie City News] • Angelina Jolie has, uh…misplaced her “Girl, Interrupted” Oscar. [Daily Telegraph] • Tom O’Neil, meanwhile, gives Meryl Streep shit for leaving hers […]

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2/3 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:15 am · February 3rd, 2009

• Lionsgate picks up Sundance sensation “Push” with Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry in on the publicity push. [Variety] • Aseem Chhabra wonders why negative portrayals of India from westerners always cause people to “freak out.” [Mumbai Mirror] • “Little Miss Sunshine” producer David T. Friendly, meanwhile, smartly tells reporters sniffing around the “Slumdog” smear […]

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2/2 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:06 am · February 2nd, 2009

• How “The Wrestler” is rescuing professional wrestling. [The Independent] • Kim Voynar on spinning against the frontrunner. [Movie City News] • Michael Cieply writes up the Oscarcast as a production struggling to be exciting in the wake of an under-seen slate of nominees. [New York Times] • According to Christopher Nolan at the DGA […]

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1/30 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:53 am · January 30th, 2009

• Good riddance. [Crain’s New York] • Bob Thompson talks to “Gran Torino” star Ahney Her. [National Post] • Pete Hammond digs into the hounding of “Slumdog.” [Notes on a Season] • Amy Adams makes a splash across the pond. [The Independent] • Jeff Wells is suspicious of the “Milk” come-from-behind talk. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • […]

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1/29 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:03 am · January 29th, 2009

• Looks like Mickey Rourke isn’t going to get into the ring after all. [Associated Press] • Perhaps in response to snarky items like this? [Vulture] • Kim Voynar deconstructs the Oscar nominations a week later. [Movie City News] • In case it wasn’t obvious from the start, Joaquin Phoenix has been punkin’ y’all. [Entertainment […]

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