The Screener Game: Why You Got the Ones You Got When You Got Them ... Few Original Song Nominees Come From Best Picture Nominees ... Film Expert: Sony “Surrender” Joins Long History of Studios Bowing to “Intimidation Tactics” (Guest Column) ... See Bradley Cooper Play a Reluctant Hero in New ‘American Sniper’ Clip (Exclusive) ... Palm Springs Film Fest: Robert Duvall, Alejandro G. Inarritu Join List of Honorees ... Foreign Oscar Shortlist: Great Choices — and Horrible Headscratchers, as Usual (Analysis) ... Meet the Bros. Dardenne, Belgium’s National Treasures Behind ‘Two Days, One Night’ ... ‘Art and Craft’ Could Join These Ten Art-Related Docs to Garner Oscar Noms ...
Countdown to Oscars

Posts Tagged ‘Clint Eastwood’

Thursday December 15th, 2011

Golden Globes Analysis – What Went Right? What Went Wrong?

By Sean O’Connell

Nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, revealed Thursday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, confirmed that several talents running in the Oscar race should have their tuxedos and dresses picked out for next year’s big event.

Click to read more…

Thursday December 15th, 2011

Golden Globe Awards Nominations: Key Stats, Inclusions and Snubs (Analysis)

Earlier this morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the nominees for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards — which will take place in Hollywood on Sunday, Jan. 15 — and there were numerous noteworthy surprises and snubs. Here’s my best attempt to make sense of it all.

Click to read more…

Saturday November 26th, 2011

Signs of the Apocalypse From the 2011-12 Awards Season

 Some food for thought about the 2011-12 awards season to go along with your  Thanksgiving leftovers …

Click to read more…

Monday November 21st, 2011

Indie Spirit noms are coming Nov. 29

By Sean O’Connell

Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale will announce the nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. at The London West Hollywood Hotel, it was revealed today by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and theLos Angeles Film Festival.

Click to read more…

Sunday November 13th, 2011

FEINBERG’S 5: Billy Crystal, AFI Fest, ‘The Iron Lady,’ ‘Margin Call,’ Morgan Freeman

These, in my judgment, are the five awards-related stories from the past week that every self-respecting movie buff should know about…

Click to read more…

Saturday November 12th, 2011

FEINBERG & FRIENDS, Ep. 6: Scott & Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone on Awards Race (Audio)

I’m very pleased to bring you the sixth episode of “Feinberg & Friends,” a podcast about the awards race that airs on The Race every week, usually on Tuesdays.

Each episode features a discussion between me and a different guest — a film blogger, critic or journalist of some other variation — about 10 different awards-related topics (which we list in the text accompanying the audio so that you know exactly what you’re signing up for) and runs for approximately 30 minutes (so that if one topic is not of particular interest to you it will only be about three minutes before we’re on to the next one, which hopefully will be).

I was delighted that my friend Sasha Stone, whose Oscar blog AwardsDaily.com was one of the first on the Web (it was established in 1999 as OscarWatch.com), agreed to join me for this episode. I really enjoyed our chat, during which we tackled the following 10 questions…

Click to read more…

Wednesday November 9th, 2011

Morgan Freeman to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement at Golden Globes

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday that actor Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 15. Actress Amy Adams (The Muppets) and writer/director Pedro Almodovar (The Skin I Live In) revelaed the news during a press conference.

PHOTOS: Morgan Freeman in ‘Deep Impact’ and 21 Other Movie Presidents

The 74-year-old, whose booming voice has been likened to God’s, made his film debut in 1964. In the years since, he has given memorable performances in dozens of critically and/or commercially successful films. Among the best known: Jerry Schatzberg’s Street Smart (1987), Bruce Beresford’s Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Edward Zwick’s Glory (1989), Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven (1992), Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption (1994), David Fincher’s Se7en (1995), Steven Spielberg’s Amistad (1997), Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone (2007), Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008), and Eastwood’s Invictus (2009).

PHOTOS: Box Office Politics: The Movies and Stars Dems vs. GOPers Love (And Love to Hate)

Freeman has received five Academy Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations, winning the best supporting actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby and the best actor (musical or comedy) Globe for Driving Miss Daisy.

Click to read more…

Monday November 7th, 2011

‘J. Edgar’ Screens at LACMA, Clint Eastwood and Co. on Hand for Festivities

Last night, as part of a weekend-long celebration of Clint Eastwood, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hosted a special screening of Eastwood’s new film J. Edgar, followed by a Q&A with Eastwood, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Armie Hammer, and writer Dustin Lance Black. I arrived in time to catch the second half of the film (the entirety of which I saw at its world premiere on Thursday night) and the Q&A (which was moderated by Charles McGrath of the New York Times).

Click to read more…

Saturday November 5th, 2011

Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar,’ Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as Hoover, Opens AFI Fest

The 25th annual AFI Fest got underway tonight at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood with the world premiere of Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, Warner Brothers’ highly anticipated bio-pic of legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, who is portrayed in the film byLeonardo DiCaprio.

Click to read more…

Monday October 17th, 2011

FEINBERG FORECAST: ‘Tintin’ Triumphs in London, ‘Descendants’ Descends on New York, ‘Rum’ Hangover in Hamptons

Among the things that factored into this week’s projections (which appear further down on the page)…

Click to read more…