All posts tagged "the artist"

  • Festivals
    TIFF: Do ppl luv or h8 Men, Women & Children?

    Much like the insta-tweet reactions from last weekend’s Telluride, Awards Circuit brings you more insta-tweet reactions from...

  • Article
    Six Spot #5: Best Director 2011

    Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot,...

  • Article
    Ten Best Studio Films – The Weinstein Company

    Continuing the Best Films by the Studios Series. The Weinstein Company, the name that’s synonymous with Oscar-bait...

  • General
    Oscar Question of the Day – The Foreign Factor

    Clint Eastwood’s Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) was the last film in a foreign language to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy Awards in the 2007 ceremony.  With the recent announcement of the 71 films that will compete for Foreign Language film, many will agree, there are many in there...

  • Article
    Harvey Weinstein: More Powerful Then Ever?

    Once upon a time, Harvey Weinstein and Mirimax, the company he started with his brother Bob and named after their parents, was as powerful a name in the movie industry as any. First as the premiere indie film label and then as a major studio with a seemingly golden Oscar touch. Many didn’t...

  • News
    Producers Guild shifts 2013 PGA Awards date

    The Producer’s Guild of America, which last year bestowed it’s highest honor on The Artist, has shifted the date for next year’s award show. Originally planned to be on January 19th, the ceremony will now take place on January 26th, 2013 and will be produced by Michael De Luca (Moneyball, The Social...

  • News
    Harvey Weinstein to receive the Légion d’Honneur!

    Yes, apparently leading a small silent French film to Oscar glory can really do wonders for your standing in France, it seems. The New York Times reports on this award: The kid from Queens is now the toast of France. Harvey Weinstein, who turned “The Artist,” a French-made film, into an Oscar-winning...

  • Article
    Editor’s Final Oscar Predictions

    It’s Friday.  Oscars are on Sunday.  I’ve rattled my brain for hours, days, weeks.  It hurts.  I can’t.  I am fully ready to be wrong in many categories.  I also chickened out in several categories. I wanted to put Max Von Sydow instead of Christopher Plummer.  Not happening.  Can I get some...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Actor

    And the Nominees Are: Demian Bichir for “A Better Life” Oscar scene: Telling his son that he does everything for him George Clooney for “The Descendants” Oscar scene: Saying goodbye to his wife Jean Dujardin for “The Artist” Oscar scene: Our introduction to George Valentin Gary Oldman for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: Best Cinematography

    And the Nominees Are: Guillaume Schiffman “The Artist” Oscar Scene: Waking up from the sound dream sequence Jeff Cronenweth “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Oscar Scene: Opening credits Robert Richardson “Hugo” Oscar Scene: Traveling through the train station Emmanuel Lubezski “The Tree of Life” Oscar Scene: Creation Janusz Kaminski “War Horse”...

  • Article
    Making the final case for each Best Picture nominee…

    As you’re reading this, the Oscar voters have already made their final selections for each category of the Academy Awards, and there’s nothing left to do but wait for the results at the awards ceremony on Sunday. It got me to thinking, what kind of case has each Best Picture contender made...

  • Precursors
    ‘Artist’ and ‘Descendants’ split the 62nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards!

    At this year’s ACE Eddie Awards, a few interesting things of note went down. First off, ‘The Descendants’ perhaps surprisingly won for Drama editing over the likes of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’, ‘Hugo’, ‘Moneyball’, and ‘War Horse’. This could actually make it the prime challenger (despite what I wrote in...

  • Article
    Which Scenes from 2011 will you remember?

    Much like Kris Tapley over at In Contention does his list of the 10 best shots of each year, I like to do something similar as well here at The Awards Circuit. The wrinkle for me is that I go with the best/most memorable scenes of the year. It’s also kind of...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Supporting Actress

    The 2011 Nominees For Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role are… • BÉRÉNICE BEJO • THE ARTIST • JESSICA CHASTAIN • THE HELP • MELISSA MCCARTHY • BRIDESMAIDS • JANET MCTEER • ALBERT NOBBS • OCTAVIA SPENCER • THE HELP The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress carries a...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Art Direction

    And the Nominees Are: The Artist – Laurence Bennett and Robert Gould Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Stuart Craig and Stephanie McMillan Hugo – Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo Midnight in Paris – Anne Seibel and Hélène Dubreuil War Horse – Rick Carter and Lee Sandales So...

  • Community
    2011 ACCA Winners Announced!

    The 2011 Awards Circuit Community Awards was one of the most diverse and hottest choices this side of the internet.  This is the only site that gives its readership a voice to name his/her favorite films and performances of the year.  With a wide open Oscar race, the ACCA race followed suit...

  • Precursors
    ‘The Artist’ takes home Seven BAFTAs!

    The run to Best Picture continues pretty much without incident for The Artist. Here’s the results from BAFTA: Best Film: The Artist Best Director – Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) Best Leading Actress – Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) Best Leading Actor – Jean Dujardin (The Artist) Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer (The...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Film Editing

    And the Nominees Are: The Artist The Descendants The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hugo Moneyball Tied into the Best Picture race more than any other tech category is Best Film Editing. Scoring a Best Picture win without at least a nomination here, if not a win, is incredibly rare and almost...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Costume Design

    I would love to wake up every morning and already have my wardrobe picked out for me. I guess that’s the beauty of working in the movies. You get to wear all types of amazing outfits and they are all tailored for you and everything. It must be an even better feeling...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

    And the Nominees Are: “The Artist” – Michel Hazanavicius Oscar scene: The opening establishment of the times in Hollywood “Bridesmaids” – Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig Oscar scene: The dueling speeches “Margin Call” – J.C. Chandor Oscar scene: Jeremy Irons explains how they will survive the crisis “Midnight in Paris” – Woody...

  • Article
    Which Films Can Stand the Test of Time?

    Every year, even though the vast majority of movie releases are all but instantly forgettable, we have some films come out that you just know will be still remembered fondly 25 years later. 2011 was no exception. It’s a bit early to know which will survive the test of time, but I’m...

  • Article
    Screen Actors Guild Predictions

    Tonight, the Screen Actors Guild will present their winners for the very best in film and television.  The SAG awards have presented themselves as the most telling precursor of them all.  Last year, they matched up with Oscar 100% in their choices.  This year will be even more telling as the race...

  • Editor
    Oscar Circuit: Best Original Score

    And the Nominees Are: Ludovic Bource – “The Artist” Oscar Scene: “Bang!” (in the home theater) John Williams – “The Adventures of Tintin” Oscar Scene: Tintin and the big chase through the town square. Howard Shore – “Hugo” Oscar Scene: Georges Méliès’ movie Alberto Iglesias – “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” Oscar Scene:...