By Tom O’Neil, GoldDerby
Attention other Oscar bloggers: While discussing historic precedents that may (or may not) apply to the Oscar smackdown between “Argo” and “Lincoln,” you’re forgetting to account for a key difference between this year’s derby and 1995.
Everywhere, Oscarologists are reminding us that “Apollo 13″ won PGA, SAG Ensemble (just like “Argo”) and DGA back in those days, then lost Best Picture to “Braveheart,” but they’re not recalling the… Continue reading Bogus Oscars Comparison: Why 'Argo' Isn't 'Apollo 13'
Sometimes Oscar prognosticators are slow on the uptake. After all, if something unexpected happens once, it’s a fluke. Twice, and it’s a coincidence. But three times? That’s a trend. And four times is — what? A groundswell? A movement?
So it is with Argo. After Ben Affleck failed to secure a Best Director nomination, pundits counted it out of the Best Picture race, since no film has won that Oscar without… Continue reading Oscars 2013: How Did 'Argo' Take the Lead?
The Academy Award acting nominees continued to make news this week, whether or not they wanted to. Without lifting a finger, Jessica Chastain scored a coup at the box office by starring in the No. 1 and No. 2 movies over the weekend: the brand new horror film “Mama” and holdover “Zero Dark Thirty,” for which her Best Actress nomination is now the film’s most likely prize. Entertainment Weekly made… Continue reading Oscars 2013: The Race Opens Wide