Posts Tagged ‘Oscarland’
 

 

OSCARLAND: Post-Golden Globes Fallout

  If it had happened, losing the Best Drama award at last night’s Golden Globes might have been the best thing that could have happened to 12 YEARS A SLAVE–while winning the award in the way that it actually di...
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: “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: 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: 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: AFI Top 10s

  The American Film Institute issued its list of the year’s Top 10 movies (and television shows) today, and their selections have been quite close to the Oscar nominees over the past couple of years, so they’re...
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 Battle Between Good and Evil Begins

  Over the weekend, this year’s Oscarland acquired its first helping of Conventional Wisdom, thanks to the initial release of 12 YEARS A SLAVE (Fox Searchlight) in theatres and the unveiling of SAVING MR. BANKS (Disn...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Actor

  Continuing as we’ve done for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, here’s a final look at the pros and cons behind each nominee for Best Actor.  All are assumed to deserve the awa...
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: LA and Boston Don’t Clear Anything Up

  A messy awards season became even messier with the results of today’s critics group awards. The big prize of the day was the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, which… tied.  Full results are here, but Bes...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: The SAG Nominations

  The Screen Actors Guild Awards are important, because the Actors branch is the largest single constituency of Oscar voters, but they’re also very different from the Oscars.  Their major award isn’t a “...
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
 

 

 

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