YOUR DAILY FIX OF OSCAR: 12/6/10
- PGA: The Producers Guild of America announced on Friday that the films nominated for best documentary theatrical motion picture at the 22nd annual Producers Guild Awards are Alex Gibney’s “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” Deborah Scranton’s “Earth Made of Glass,” Charles Ferguson’s “Inside Job,” Leon Gast’s “Smash His Camera,” Amir Bar-Lev’s “The Tillman Story,” and Davis Guggenheim’s “Waiting for ‘Superman’.” The winner of last year’s award, “The Cove,” went on to win the best documentary (feature) Oscar.
- The Odds: Steve Pond reports that “The Ghost Writer” was the big winner at Saturday’s European Film Awards, taking home the prizes for best European film, best European director (Roman Polanski), best European actor (Ewan McGregor), best European screenwriter (Robert Harris and Polanski), best European composer (Alexandre Desplat), and best European production designer (Albrecht Konrad).
- The Hollywood Reporter: Stephen Galloway interviews Michael Douglas, a best actor hopeful for “Solitary Man” and a best supporting actor hopeful for “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” about his rollercoaster of a year. The 66-year-old, “looking surprisingly well” and “nothing whatsoever like the haggard figure that graces the National Enquirer and its kin,” tells him, “After all the adversity I’ve had this year with my health and my son’s incarceration, my ex-wife and the lawsuit — to be able to sit here and talk to you, I’m so happy.”
- New York Times: Dennis Lim chats for 45 minutes with Christian Bale, a best supporting actor hopeful for “The Fighter,” during which Bale restates his aversion to interviews. “There’s only one reason to talk about a movie ahead of time, and that’s to let people know it’s coming out,” Bale says. “I want people to go see movies that I make. If I knew they’d go see them anyway, if I knew that I’d keep working, I’d never do another interview in my life.” Upon being asked about awards campaigning, Bale adds, “I’ll campaign for the movie, but I won’t campaign for myself.”
- Inside Movies: Adam Markovitz shares a letter that Rooney Mara, a best supporting actress hopeful for “The Social Network,” sent to Entertainment Weekly from the Stockholm, Sweden set of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” In it, the 25-year-old up-and-comer pokes poking fun at the tendency of David Fincher, her director in both of the aforementioned films, to demand dozens of takes from his actors. “It’s -9 degrees Celsius. 37 takes down, only about 42 more to go,” she writes. “Every time he says, ‘Okay, last one,’ I fall for it. Every. Single. Time. If only I could get this damn shrug right, then maybe I could go inside and my nipple ring would have time to thaw out.”
- Deadline Hollywood: Nikki Finke confirms that The Weinstein Co. has moved the theatrical release date of John Wells’s “The Company Men” from December 10 to January 21, apparently due to December’s overcrowded lineup of big releases. Finke notes, however, that the studio still plans on giving the film an Oscar-qualifying run, meaning that it will play for one week at one theater in New York and one theater in Los Angeles before the end of the year.
- Moviefone: Bryan Enk picks his top 10 movie trailers of 2010, which he describes as “the ones that got us really excited for the movie — and for the trailer itself.” Among his choices are six awards hopefuls, (1) “The Social Network,” (2) “Black Swan,” (3) “True Grit,” (6) “Inception,” (8) “Catfish,” and (10) “Blue Valentine.”
- Celebuzz: Jamie Patricof, one of the producers of “Blue Valentine,” posts a picture of the full-page ad that The Weinstein Co. took out in last Friday’s Los Angeles Times on behalf of the film in advance of the MPAA’s decision on whether or not to reduce its rating of the film from NC-17 to R. The ad reads: “Before the MPAA makes their decision, MAKE YOURS.”
Photo: Michael Douglas in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” Credit: 20th Century Fox.
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