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Patrick Goldstein rips the Academy a new one:
It’s hard to imagine a more boneheaded move by the motion picture academy than its decision to give an honorary Oscar, in the form of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, to Oprah Winfrey….
Winfrey has clearly done lots of creditable humanitarian work, but why should she be getting the [...]
Related question: Who cares? For all the Oscar stuff, I suppose you can check out Entertainment Weekly or something. Nevertheless, I’ll be livetweeting the Oscars Sunday night. I have no idea why. Makes the pain a little more bearable, I guess. As does a nice 2001 Bordeaux. My tweet handle is @rkylesmith.
They widen the field of Best Picture nominees in hopes that some movies people will have actually seen will get nominated. Then they give all the Oscars to a movie that grossed $12.7 million. A lot of people watching tonight are thinking, “I won’t be watching this again.” A group that thinks “Precious” is a [...]
5. Best Picture for “The Hurt Locker.” C’mon people: This movie is one great scene (which is essentially repeated three times, just to be sure we caught it) and a shapeless second hour. We get it: War is a drug. Four words do not a story constitute, let alone a great story, let alone a [...]
Now that SAG has given its top award to what is obviously the best film of the year, I seem to recall someone saying (at a time when most seemed to think “Basterds” wouldn’t even get nominated): Don’t count it out for the Oscar. It may have even been me. I really, really, really doubt [...]
Tobey Maguire Not Anticipating Oscar Nod, for the utterly forgotten, six-week-old Iraq War love triangle soap “Brothers,” Maguire says in a story whose modesty is calculated to win him an Oscar nod he isn’t going to get. In other news, Megan Fox isn’t getting an Oscar nomination either. The interviewer apparently forgot to ask Maguire [...]
The most mystifying thing to me about the New York Film Critics Circle vote the other day (apart from all the love for the French snoozer “Summer Hours”) was the lack of love for “Inglourious Basterds,” which seemed to wind up about fourth (or worse) in most categories except Best Supporting Actor, which it should [...]
1. Jeff Bridges will win Best Actor for “Crazy Heart.” Sorry, George. You’re too young to have two Oscars, especially since you’re not much of an actor.
2. Sandra Bullock will get nominated for Best Actress for “The Blind Side.”
3. Christoph Waltz will win Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds.”
4. Carey Mulligan will win Best Actress [...]
Four years ago at this time of year, “Brokeback Mountain” was all anyone could talk about; then Oscar voters got sick of hearing about it and started fumbling around for another movie to give the Best Picture Oscar to, eventually settling on “Crash.” Three years ago no one had the slightest idea that “The Departed” [...]
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