The Great Performances: 2002

Posted by · 9:45 am · November 27th, 2009

2002 was probably one of the greatest years for performance excellence in film history, from leading actor right through all the supporting players. They could have easily nominated 10 actors in each of the four acting categories, and still missed some. Though Adrien Brody won the Oscar for “The Pianist,” which was a huge shock, […]

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‘Amelia’ trailer

Posted by · 2:52 pm · June 25th, 2009

Judging from this recently posted trailer for Mira Nair’s “Amelia,” the Amelia Earhart biopic that will certainly be the centerpiece of this year’s Fox Searchlight Oscar campaign, I’d say Richard Gere, rather than Ewan McGregor, has a shot at the supporting race for a role that looks to sport some considerable screen time.  He even […]

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Calm before the storm

Posted by · 7:55 am · January 18th, 2009

It’s awfully quiet in Oscar blog country, isn’t it? Admittedly, it’s not unusual for this point in the season. All the possible precursor cards have been dealt ahead of Thursday’s nominations, and in a year that offers fewer possibilities than most, all we can do is wait, shuffling and reshuffling the same predictions in vain […]

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