Archive for January 19, 2012

Oscars 2011 Update: Costume Design Guild Nominations

Okay. The Costume Design Guild. Sister guild to the Lollipop Guild.

These categories are notoriously difficult to predict, for nominations, anyway. Simply because the Costume Design Guild separates their nominees into three separate categories, while Oscar only has one. So you need to gauge which films seem the strongest from all the nominees of the three sets and whittle it down to five.

But before we do that, let’s take a look at the nominees. First:

Excellence in Period Film

The Artist

The Help


Jane Eyre

W.E. (more…)

Oscars 2011 Update: Cinema Audio Society Nominations

Today is a big day for Oscars. As in, two sets of guild nominees were announced. They’re really not big categories, but there are two updates. So that’s something. I deliberately waited until after lunch to write these up to give me something to do.

That’s what work is — a series of scheduling things to do to occupy your brain power.

So anyway, first we’re going to deal with the Cinema Audio Society nominees. These are for sound mixing. The Sound Editors Guild is gonna announce at some other point (which I think may be tomorrow). Also, remember: Sound Mixing involves all the sounds created from scratch. Like, the clippity cloppity of horse hooves. That’s sound mixing. Sound editing is all the available stuff, like dialogue and music. right.

Okay, so here are your Cinema Audio Society nominees:

  • Hanna
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Super 8 (more…)

The Oscar Quest: Best Actor – 1988

Love me some 1988. Love Rain Man. Not the best Best Picture choice in the world, but based on the nominees, it would have been my choice too. Barry Levinson also won Best Director for the film (talked about here), which makes sense.

Best Actress this year was Jodie Foster for The Accused (talked about here), which is a terrific decision. Possibly a top ten decision of all time. Best Supporting Actor was Kevin Kline for A Fish Called Wanda (talked about here), a decision so good it masks how shitty that category is. And Best Supporting Actress was Geena Davis for The Accidental Tourist (talked about here), which, while I wouldn’t have voted for it, is okay.

And then here — pretty self-explanatory. You can’t really argue with it. Dustin Hoffman. Rain Man. “Oh, yeah, right.” Of course he won.


And the nominees were…

Gene Hackman, Mississippi Burning

Tom Hanks, Big

Dustin Hoffman, Rain Man

Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver

Max von Sydow, Pelle the Conqueror (more…)

Pic of the Day: “The last time we met–” “Was La Belle Aurore.” “How nice, you remembered. But of course, that was the day the Germans marched into Paris.” “Not an easy day to forget.” “No.” “I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.”