TECH SUPPORT: Best Original Song

Posted by · 3:18 pm · December 10th, 2009

Over the last five months, Gerard has diligently canvassed and re-canvassed the various crafts categories here at In Contention.  The one category we have held back on all this time, as contenders have slowly fallen into place, was Best Original Song.  Today, it’s time to dig into the field. This has turned into something of […]

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Listen to U2’s ‘Winter’ from ‘Brothers’

Posted by · 9:36 am · December 7th, 2009

A few weeks ago we told you about U2’s “Winter,” an original track from Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers.” Today we’re happy to feature the tune as we have a number of other contenders in the race for Best Original Song. “Winter” was conceived originally for the film.  Confusion has popped up as to whether that was […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Doc shortlist, honorary Oscars and more

Posted by · 6:38 pm · November 20th, 2009

• The shortlist of contenders for the documentary Oscar was announced, surprising many — we dug into it a little. • The season’s first Oscars were handed out, as Lauren Bacall, Gordon Willis, Roger Corman and John Calley were celebrated at the Governors’ Awards. • This week’s Off the Carpet column broke down the wide-open […]

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U2 enters the race for Best Original Song with ‘Winter’ from Jim Sheridan’s ‘Brothers’

Posted by · 11:04 am · November 18th, 2009

Last week when canvassing the various FYC sites that are hitting the web as of late, I misspoke (er, mistyped) when I disregarded the eligibility of a certain original song contender in this year’s race.  Allow me to explain. U2’s “Winter” did indeed show up on Anton Corbijn’s “Linear,” a short film that accompanied the […]

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OFF THE CARPET FAIL

Posted by · 2:02 pm · October 19th, 2009

This is weak sauce, and I know that going in, but it looks like back-to-back weeks without an Off the Carpet column.  Two screenings today, suddenly being pulled out of town tomorrow, computer issues, etc. — it tends to get in the way. In the meantime, some sporadic thoughts: • “An Education,” “Fish Tank” (which […]

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