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Oscars 2013: Which Precursor Prizes Matter?

Aside from the Oscar nominations themselves, the most important development in the Oscar race this week was, of course, the Eddie nominations, from the American Cinema Editors.

Wait, what about the Golden Globes? The Critics’ Choice Awards? The BAFTA nominations for the British Academy Awards? Aren’t they big deals?

Nope, not this year, not when it comes to their value as tools to predict who’ll win Oscars.

The Academy’s decision this year to… Continue reading Oscars 2013: Which Precursor Prizes Matter?

MTV Networks’ award shows, including 2 this weekend, more about the party than the prizes Katy Perry dripping with green slime. Jack Black, in his underpants, shooting fireworks from his crotch. Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter-ego, Bruno, landing his bare backside on Eminem’s face. These sure aren’t Oscar moments. MTV Networks — which include Nickelodeon, Spike, Comedy Central and … Continue reading At MTV award shows, party matters more than prizes

Weisz, Rylance take acting honors at Olivier theater awards; ‘The Mountaintop’ named best play Rachel Weisz added a stage accolade to Hollywood stardom Sunday, winning the best-actress prize at London’s Laurence Olivier theater awards for her role in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The prize for a Londoner made good in the U.S. was fitting on a night that … Continue reading Weisz, Rylance win acting prizes at Olivier awards