Posts Tagged ‘Oscarland’
 

 

OSCARLAND: “American Hustle” Takes Top Prize At the SAG Awards

  AMERICAN HUSTLE walked away with the big prize at tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning the accolade for Best Ensemble Cast of a Motion Picture.  Although the Ensemble Cast Award is commonly considered SAG...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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: Rating the Studios

  We’ll never know if this year’s Best Picture race is as close as we think it is, since the Academy has no intention of ever releasing its vote totals (something it did back at the very beginning of Oscar hist...
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: The Critics Choice Nominations

  The Broadcast Film Critics Association and their “Critics Choice” awards seem on the whole way too eager to please, desperate to have as many movies and stars in their tent (and on their CW awards telecast) 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: 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: Directors Guild Puts “Gravity” Into Orbit

  The Directors Guild of America tonight gave its prize for best film direction to Alfonso Cuaron and GRAVITY. This was not an unexpected result, but it solidifies the sense that this year we have what is (at least) a thr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OscarLand: The Day Arrives

  Provocative, almost existential questions have circled this year’s Oscars since seconds after the nominations were announced.  Should the awards, and the Motion Picture Academy’s voting membership, mirror th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Last Chance To Influence Oscar Voters

  The polls close for Oscar nomination votes at 5PM today LA time, amid anecdotal reports of many last-minute ballots being cast in a season crowded with contenders.  There is much last-minute maneuvering going on, from t...
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: We Are Here

  Like presidential politics, the Oscar race doesn’t really stop anymore; one campaign gets underway before the last has even ended.  Argo had yet to collect its statuettes in February before we were already hearing...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: The Nominations and Instant Analysis

  …and now it’s all real.  AMERICAN HUSTLE and GRAVITY lead the Academy Award nominations with 10 each, with 12 YEARS A SLAVE right behind at 9, and those three are probably the leading candidates for Best Pic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Actress

  As with Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, we’re taking a last look at the factors for and against each nominee for Best Actress, with deserving performances assumed and precursor awards put to the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Director

  We’ve reviewed all the performers in the Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress and Best Actor categories, and now it’s time to look at the filmmakers themselves.  Here’s a last ...
by Mitch Salem