“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Quvenzhané Wallis), Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar)
What’s It About? The pint-sized Wallis carries the film on her back as Hushpuppy, a young 6-year-old girl living with her father (named Wink) in an impoverished Delta community known as “the Bathtub.” The residents are preparing for a great storm in their own steadfast way, just as… Continue reading What Is 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013
Shocking omissions and inclusions are all but built into the Oscar nominating process. How could it be otherwise, when there are up to 10 possible Best Picture candidates but only five for Best Director? Someone was bound to wake up this morning, hear Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announce the nominees, and go back to bed feeling slighted. But still… No Kathryn Bigelow? No Marion Cotillard? And on the upside… Continue reading Oscar Nominations 2013: The Snubs and Surprises
Last year could have easily been called the year of Michael Fassbender. After starring in “X-Men: First Class,” “Jane Eyre,” and “A Dangerous Method,” he famously dropped trou’ in “Shame” (which, perhaps even more famously, he did not receive an Oscar nod for). Needless to say, the actor’s 2012 has a lot to live up to.
And it looks like Fassbender is ready for the challenge. This summer, he’ll be starring… Continue reading Michael Fassbender Talks 'Prometheus,' 'Shame' Oscar Snub And Penis Jokes In GQ