If you are as obsessed as we are when it comes to predicting the Oscars, you’ve probably already began predicting the awards for next year. If so, then you’ll probably be jotting down Mariah Carey’s name as a contender in the Original Song field after learning that she will be recording the end song for Oz The Great and Powerful. Now we all know it is foolishness to be predicting the awards this far out, but when did that ever stop us from having our fun, right? With the recent changes the Academy’s music branch has enforced, it seems we will be more and more likely to see big stars in this category in the foreseeable future (think: Adele and Norah Jones this year). So while it is way too soon to know anything (especially without having even heard the song), can you envision Ms. Carey as an Oscar nominee?
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You can add Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo to the growing list of presenters on Oscar night. The Avengers was the highest grossing film of the year, and four out of the five actors are former Oscar nominees, so it is a nice addition to a growing lineup that includes Mark Wahlberg (and Ted), Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer, and Christopher Plummer. I’m curious why Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson were not invited, but maybe they just weren’t available? See the official release after the jump.
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I read in the Daily Variety, not too long ago, that Hollywood has been pleading for China to release some of its iron-clad rules and regulations so movies can remain uncut and more can enter due to the vast market available there. China, however, has yet to make any changes. Oh, how the Western world dreams. Read more on A Fuzzy History – Looking at Chinese Cinema…
This year we don’t have the fortune of knowing exactly who will win Best Actress. We have five nominees that include two frontrunners, one possible upset and two actresses who should be honored to receive recognition for their work.
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Categories: Oscar Circuit
, Anna Karenina
, Beasts of the Southern Wild
, Best Actress
, Deep Blue Sea
, Emmanuelle Riva
, Jennifer Lawrence
, Jessica Chastain
, Keira Knightley
, Marion Cotillard
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, Oscar Circuit
, Quvenzhané Wallis
, Rachel Weisz
, Rust &Bone
, Silver Linings Playbook
, The Impossible
, Zero Dark Thirty
The very best film at the Sundance Film Festival, The Spectacular Now is one of the strongest coming of age stories that we’ve had this decade. Fueled by a revelatory performance by Miles Teller and one by Shailene Woodley that deserves to be remembered at the Oscars next year, this is an incredible little flick. Smashed (2012) director James Ponsoldt has teamed up with Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the scribes of (500) Days of Summer (2009), and the end result is something truly special. I’ve seen many a movie take the broad strokes of this film and craft an inferior product out of it, but this team hit a home run. Perhaps some of the magic was there in the young adult novel upon which this film is based on, but a lot of it has to have come from this cast and crew. All are at the top of their games and they completely won me over. I’d love for this to become the awards contender from Park City for 2013, but regardless of if it does or not, it’s already got a special place in my heart. Expect to hear a lot more about this flick from me as the year goes on.
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I think if you asked the staff to guarantee one win on Oscar night, we might all unanimously agree on the visual effects team for Life of Pi being triumphant. Heck, we might have all agreed on that before nominations were even announced. Well it seems thee Visual Effects Society (VES) has confirmed what we already knew, as they handed out four prizes – including the most important: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture – to Ang Lee’s film. To top things off, Lee was honored by the VES as he received the Society’s Visionary Award. Pixar’s Brave also received a boost from the VES. Check out the full list of winners after the jump.
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