When Steve James’ “The Interrupters” failed to make the Academy’s shortlist of eligible documentaries this year, fans of the acclaimed feature recalled the similar upset when James’ landmark “Hoop Dreams” failed to dent Oscar’s consciousness back in 1994. It’s clear to many documentary fans that something has been wrong for years with a selection procedure that often fails to recognize work by the likes of James, Werner Herzog, Frederick Wiseman… Continue reading Oscar's New Documentary Rules Spark Outrage
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Hey, Oscar fans: Do any of you have a strong emotional attachment to the Kodak Theatre, the home of the Academy Awards ceremony for the last decade? Because next year could be the last time the show is held there. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Academy is dropping hints that it could leave the Kodak for another venue after its lease runs out in 2013. Whether you think that’s… Continue reading Should the Oscars Leave the Kodak Theatre?
The New York Film Critics Circle handed out some awards on Tuesday. Well, not “handed out,” per se, (they’ll do that at a ceremony next year), but they did announce the winners. What does this all mean? Are today’s winners really the odds-on favorites for Oscar glory? If the recent trends of the correlation between NYFCC winners and Academy Award winners are a barometer, the answer… Continue reading What the New York Film Critic Circle Awards Mean for the Oscars
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UPDATE: It’s official. Brian Grazer has replaced Brett Ratner as Oscars producer, and — contrary to earlier rumblings — won’t hold a candlelight vigil for Eddie Murphy to return as host. “Insiders tell me that Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer has moved on this afternoon,” wrote Nikki Finke at Deadline about the Murphy-return rumors she initially revealed. “‘We are not going back to him. No way,’ they say.”… Continue reading Brian Grazer Replaces Brett Ratner as Oscars Producer [UPDATE]