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Oscar Predictions Revamp: Picture and Director

I’m not going to write up a ton about the reasons, mostly because its Saturday and I’m feeling lazy, but the Oscar predictions are updated for Best Picture and Best Director. Avatar and James Cameron are up. The Lovely Bones and Peter Jackson are down. Up in the Air usurps Precious‘ top spot. Click here […]

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Academy Reveals Best Visual Effects Short List

From what I hear, this Award is basically already won, but the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has to do the whole routine anyway. Here are the 15 films shortlisted for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. Angels & Demons Avatar Coraline Disney’s A Christmas Carol District 9 G-Force G.I. Joe: The Rise of […]

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The Reel Geezers Love ‘Precious’

Those geriatric Academy members who love to spout their opinion via online video are back again. The Reel Geezers have posted a video review of Precious in which they call it unlike anything they have ever seen. They call the acting “brilliant, brilliant” and compare Mo’Nique’s performance to Joan Crawford. They also comically mispronounce Mariah […]

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New Oscar Shortlist – 10 Animated Shorts

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced another shortlist for the upcoming Oscar season. The list of animated short films has been whittled down from 37 to 10 that will move on to the next round of voting. The final number of nominees will be five in this category, so half of […]

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Academy Reveals Doc Short List – ‘Cove’ In, ‘Capitalism’ Out

In a somewhat surprising move, the Academy did not include Michael Moore’s latest documentary Capitalism: A Love Story on their documentary shortlist. Yesterday the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the 15 documentaries who have been passed on to the next level of nominations. Despite Capitalism: A Love Story being liked by critics […]

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THE STATE OF THE RACE: Best Director

During this time of year as the buzz builds around Oscar possible films, actors, actresses, and writers, one of the big categories that consistently is ignored is Best Director. The Gurus of Gold and other Oscar pick compilations rarely consider the Best Director frontrunners. It seems to be the general attitude that Directors are judged […]

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THE STATE OF THE RACE: Best Picture

NOTE: From now on, rather than doing a sweeping update where I make predictions in all categories at once, I will be gradually updating a few categories each week, complete with an article. The brief worries that set in earlier in the week about Precious‘s Oscar chances have quickly faded as the Metacritic reviews have […]

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‘Precious’ Misses With Critics?

The movie Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire gets a very limited release this upcoming weekend and now critics who didn’t see it at one of this year’s film festivals (and it was at almost every one) are weighing in. Prior to this week the word on the movie had been hugely favorable, […]

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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to Host 2010 Oscars!

Former Oscar Host Steve Martin will be teaming up with Alec Baldwin to host the 2010 Oscars ceremony, as it was announced today. As it was previously announced that comedian Ricky Gervais will be hosting the Golden Globe ceremony, today’s announcement means that it is going to be a very funny awards season. Martin had […]

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Rumor: Oscar is Trying to Woo Jackman Back as Host

Despite recently winning the Emmy and (in my opinion) being one of the best ceremonies in the last decade, the 2009 Oscar telecast received the lowest ratings in its long history. The obvious problem was the movies. Oscar went more “elite” than ever by nominating films with some of the lowest Box Office totals of […]

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Get Your Sam Rockwell for Best Actor T-Shirt

Duncan Jones, director of the 2009 science fiction film Moon, is stumping for actor Sam Rockwell in a unique way. He has come up with a t-shirt design that encourages voters to choose Sam Rockwell for Best Actor for his role in Moon. I must say, I definitely support this campaign as I think Sam […]

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7 Oscar Possible Movies That Have Yet to Be Seen

In the past several years it has been the trend that by October frontrunners in the Oscar race have emerged and the list of possible nominees is nearly set. However, there are always those movies that creep up at the eleventh hour and blow everybody away. Even though most of the Awards probable films are […]

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Academy Shortlists 8 Documentary Shorts

It’s still months away from the Oscars, but some of the categories are already beginning to shape up. The foreign categories have been getting pieced together over the last few weeks as the deadlines for countries to submit their films approaches. Today the Academy announced the shortlist for the Best Documentary Short category. There were […]

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