Since Oscar nominations, everyone is trying to get their heads around what each nomination means and which films are building momentum after the Critics Choice Movie Awards and Golden Globe Awards. On January 27, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will weigh in on their choices for the best of 2012 and then four weeks will go by until the Oscar ceremony. The only thing in between that time will the BAFTA on February 10 with Oscar ballots due nine days later.
The leading nomination tally for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi puts them in a prime position to battle it out for the rest of the season however, Ben Affleck’s Argo, a film without a Best Director nomination attached, has done exceedingly well in the televised award shows. Could Argo become the first film since Driving Miss Daisy to win the top award without a directing nomination? Argo has won the Critics Choice and the Golden Globe Awards which many are calling the kiss of death since only two films in the last ten years have gone on to win the Oscar. Read more on Oscar Updates Begin – Could ‘Argo’ pull it off?…
The SAG’s 49th Life Achievement Award will be presented to Dick Van Dyke at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Legendary producer, director, and writer Carl Reiner and actor Alec Baldwin have been tapped to present the award to Van Dyke. Read the complete press release after the jump.
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Does it every cross your mind what persuaded someone to pick a certain outfit to wear on the red carpet? Over the years I’ve grown to love fashion, and if I had the money to dress better I would, but alas I do not. Although, it’s free to judge our many famous celebrities on what they choose to wear. Sunday at the Golden Globes the stars sported many different trends. Take a look at my list of the Worst Dressed women at the Golden Globes.
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The Oscar nominees are represented by the University of Southern California Scripter Award nominees plus one.
Joshua Bearman, author of “The Great Escape” (article) Antonio J. Mendez, author of “The Master of Disguise” (book) and Chris Terrio, screenwriter
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Lucy Alibar, writer of “Juicy and Delicious” (play) and screenwriter, and Benh Zeitlin, screenwriter
“Life of Pi”
Yann Martel, author of “Life of Pi” (novel) and David Magee, screenwriter
Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” (book) and Tony Kushner, screenwriter
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Stephen Chbosky, author of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (novel) and screenwriter
“Silver Linings Playbook”
Matthew Quick, author of “The Silver Linings Playbook” (novel) and David O. Russell, screenwriter
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We’re kicking off our Park City Dispatch by bringing you an interview with Fred Melamed, one of the stars in Lake Bell’s U.S. Dramatic Competition entry In a World. The film, written and directed by Bell, is about an underachieving vocal coach that is motivated by her father (Melamed), the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation. As an accomplished voice actor himself (he’s done tons of work for the Grand Theft Auto series), Fred gets to use his unique experiences in a new way. We spoke with Fred this past Sunday about his Sundance film, his voice over experience, and his work with famed directors Woody Allen and the Coen Brothers. Check out the full audio interview after the jump!
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If you’re anything like me, you’re still recovering from the Oscar nominations a few days ago. Well, it’s also that time of the year again folks…time for my annual Awards Circuit tradition of talking about the best that the year had to offer in terms of scores and soundtracks! While I didn’t fall in love with too many this year, I still consider it a very solid year for film, musically. One composer in particular had a massive year, but overall the quality was spread around pretty evenly in 2012. I began compiling this last late last month, so I’m finishing this with the knowledge of what wound up with Academy Award nominations, but this only reflects my personal tastes. Below you’ll find my picks for the 10 best movie scores and 10 best movie soundtracks of 2012. Let’s get started, shall we?
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This week, we have a fair number of titles hitting Blu-Ray and DVD, but not a whole lot of quality features. In fact, things are pretty mediocre, and it’s the first release slate in a while where I can say that it’s mostly about the documentaries coming out today. A bunch of the other flicks out were actually really disappointing, which isn’t unusual to see in general, but is here just in terms of them all coming out at the same time. My top pick this week quickly came down to a choice between docs, and ironically none of them are among my favorites of the year either. I eventually decided, and my PICK OF THE WEEK is going to be a movie that I never spoke about during 2012. It’s still a very entertaining film and one I thought might have been an awards dark horse if things had broken a little bit differently for it. The documentary I speak of? It’s: Read more on Joey’s DVD Picks of the Week (1/15/2013)…