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Of the Day – 02.03.10 – Oscar Nomination Edition!

Scott Feinberg was quick to post his elaborate Oscar nominations break down. [And the Winner Is…] 44 of the day’s Oscar nominees react to the news of their nomination. [In Contention] 12 of the 20 acting nominees are receiving their first ever nomination, and other selected facts and figures from the Oscar nominations. [The Independent] […]

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Complete Oscar Nominations 2010

Here they are. My predictions were almost perfect in the major categories (The Blind Side?! WTF!?) and far from perfect in the tech categories (as always). Anyway, check out all of the nominations side by side with my predictions below. Predictions BEST PICTURE Avatar District 9 An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Invictus Precious […]

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Of the Day – 02.02.10

Read of the Day: Why are there so few female directors? Is that age-old Hollywood trend of the masculine auteur coming to an end? [The Guardian] News of the Day: Matt Damon says that the next Bourne film might be a prequel. It’s still not worth seeing if Paul Greengrass isn’t attached. [Empire] Review of […]

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TRACKING THE OSCARS – Updating the Charts

The Oscar predictions are now completely updated (sans the shorts). Here is a bulleted summary of the biggest changes: THE MAJOR CATEGORIES District 9 moves into the 10th spot for Best Picture. Jeff Bridges of Crazy Heart takes over the number one spot for Best Actor. Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock move into the number […]

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TRACKING THE OSCARS: Actor and Actress

I’ve been going through the Oscar predictions and narrowing down each category to the five (or for Best Picture, ten) frontrunners and only two alternates. We are fewer than two weeks away from the announcement of the 82nd Academy Award nominees and things are starting to really clear up. Most pundits and Oscar prognosticators have […]

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50 Movies to See Before the 2010 Oscars

After this round of Oscar updates, Nine somehow manages to stay atop the list of 50 movies to see before the 2010 Oscars. This tells me that it’s time for a new formula as Nine is not a frontrunner in many categories anymore, but gained its points for the technical nods expected and for being […]

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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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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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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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Apologies for the Lack of Activity…

Sorry for the lack of activity around the site lately. I’ve had an absolutely crazy schedule with my real job and a play that I am currently in. Things should calm down next week and the activity on the site should pick back up. Right now I’m on the kind of schedule where the little […]

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‘Precious’ Continues to Gain Steam

My horse that I picked months ago to be this year’s big winner has gotten another major boost. Lee Daniels’ film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire has won the People’s Choice Awards at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. This follows on the film’s success at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this […]

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Bacall, Corman, Willis, Calley to Receive Honorary Oscars

In another break with tradition in the constantly changing Oscar ceremony, this year’s Honorary Oscars will be handed out in November and only briefly acknowledged during the telecast. Legendary actress Lauren Bacall, producer-executive John Calley, producer-director Roger Corman, and cinematographer Gordon Willis will be the recipients of this year’s Honorary Academy Awards to be handed […]

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More Oscars For Cruz and Cotillard?

The test screenings for the anticipated musical adaptation of Nine have begun and Nathaniel over at The Film Experience has heard from two readers who have seen the film. It seems that each reader is in pretty heavy disagreement about most elements of the film, which immediately raises red flags about its overall Oscar chances. […]

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More New Changes to the 2010 Oscar Race

Earlier this year came the announcement that the 2010 Oscars will have 10 nominees, rather than the usual 5. Now we learn that the way the winner is chosen is completely different as well. In the past of the five nominees, the voters are asked to choose their number one. This year voters will be […]

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‘Shutter Island’ Essentially Knocked Out of Competition

The breaking new story today is the shock that Paramount has chosen to delay Martin Scorcese’s Shutter Island to February 19, 2010, eliminating it from competition at this year’s Oscars. This is particularly surprising because buzz surrounding this film was very positive and most speculators (myself included) had it down as a frontrunner for Best […]

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53 Movies to See Before the 2010 Oscars

The new chart is up based on the latest Oscar predictions. Here is the breakdown: There are 53 films on the list. 17 movies are already released theatrically in the U.S. One film on the list (Coraline) is already available on DVD/Blu-Ray. Overall there were 75 movies that appeared on the list at least once, […]

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Foreign and Documentary Predictions Updated

Just finished the third round of Oscar predictions in every category and the first round for the Best Documentary and Best Foreign Film categories. Summer seems to be the prime market time for documentary releases. As you can see, 3 0f the 5 predicted docs have already been released to great critical acclaim and box […]

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