Posts Tagged ‘Oscarland’
 

 

OSCARLAND: Producers Guild Nominations

  The calendar has turned to 2014, and the critics, for the most part, have spoken.  Now Oscar season is moving into the Guild part of its schedule, and today the Producers Guild announced its Best Picture nominees.  The...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: “Alone Yet Not Alone” Now Really Alone

  The Oscars are not the Golden Globes.  That appears to be the underlying message of today’s action by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, revoking the Best Original Song nomination of “Alone Y...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Xmas at Marty’s

  The big news this week in Oscarland was the confirmation that Martin Scorsese’s WOLF OF WALL STREET (Paramount), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill and many more, which wasn’t finish...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not?

  Here are links to all our Oscarland “Why and Why Not” pieces, running through the rationales for and against all the nominees in the major Academy Award categories: Best Picture Best Director Best Actor Best ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Writers Guild Nominations

  The Writers Guild is unusual among awards-giving groups in that it strictly enforces the rule that only screenplays written for films produced under Guild agreements are eligible.  That tends to exclude some of the majo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: WGA Awards and The Woody Allen Issue

  Tonight the Writers Guild of America followed the lead of the Golden Globes and gave its award for Best Original Screenplay to Spike Jonze for HER rather than to AMERICAN HUSTLE.  The WGA awards were seen as Hustle̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: The Too Many Best Actors Problem

  It’s been a relatively quiet week in Oscarland:  12 YEARS A SLAVE expanded well if not phenomenally, ALL IS LOST continued to struggle at the box office despite superb reviews, DALLAS BUYERS CLUB had a moderately...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Complete and “Final” Oscar Predictions

  The following are my final predictions for the 2014 Academy Awards (you can find a much more detailed analysis for all the major categories in our Why and Why Not? posts).  Keep in mind:  (a) I’m often wrong, (b)...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: The National Society of Film Critics Dances To Its Own Beat

  The National Society of Film Critics is the only major group that withholds its honors until after year-end, and for the most part its choices today were as idiosyncratic as its scheduling.  With the exception of Best A...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Does Anyone Have A Map?

  Over the past 10 days or so, a multitude of groups have presented awards for 2013’s best, with prizes given to screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, animators, and production designers.  FROZEN solidified its ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Award Season Begins

  The last two days have launched what will be a nearly non-stop parade of movie (and some television) accolades that won’t end until early March, when the final “and the Oscar goes to” is announced at LA...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Independent Spirit Awards

  And the winners were… 12 Years A Slave, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o… Hey, wait a minute.  Aren’t the Oscars tomorrow night? There was a time when the Independe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Directors Guild Nominations Boost Scorsese and “Wolf”

  With a little over 24 hours before polls close for Oscar nomination voting (ballots must be submitted by 5PM tomorrow LA time), the big winners from today’s announcement of the Directors Guild nominees were Martin ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: The BAFTAs

  Although there were some new faces due to release patterns and category differences, in the big picture, the BAFTAs–Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars–turned out to be very much like the Golden Globes....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: The National Board of Review Mixes Things Up

  We noted yesterday that one of the useful things a pre-Oscars awards group can accomplish is mixing new titles and talent in with the conventional wisdom pool of front-runners, and the National Board of Review did that t...
by Mitch Salem