Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Awards

  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Cannes: Tarantino Will Deliver Inglourious Basterds

    As I wrote sometime back, Quentin Tarantino is committed to delivering his World War II epic Inglourious Basterds for Cannes. The writer-director has loved going to Cannes ever since Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or in 1994, and had long wanted to debut Basterds there. Last year we had a blast hangin...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Indie Spirits Photo Gallery

    On a bright Saturday afternoon at the Santa Monica Beach, I mingled with the presenters, nominees, media and guests at the Independent Spirit Awards. On the way in, I photographed waiters with free booze and Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, which won best actress (Frozen River's Melissa Leo), best foreign film (The Class) and best first feature and ensemble cast (Synecdoche, New York). On the blue carpet, I grabbed a shot of Mad Men star Jon Hamm; Dana Delany; At the Movies co-host Ben Mankiewicz; Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi; Film Independent's Dawn Hudson; and IFC's Matt Singer; and then spent a good hour hobnobbing ou...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Winner: Slumdog Millionaire Hits Zeitgeist

    The best picture Oscar usually goes to a movie that nails the zeitgeist and hits Academy voters in just the right way. In this crazy upside-down year, when the entire world seems in free fall, that movie was Slumdog Millionaire. "We had passion and belief," said producer Christian Colson as he accep...

    Read More »
    MORE: Awards, Oscars
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Indie Spirit Winners: Wrestler, Rourke, Leo, Cruz, Franco

    The Indie Spirits award show on the Santa Monica beach, the day before the Big Show, is my favorite awards event. It's relaxed, convivial. Everyone hangs out outside for an hour or so before the lunchtime ceremony gets under way.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Watch: Slumdog Kids Fly In, Jackman Drills for the Big Night

    So yes, the Slumdog Millionaire kids are taking their first airplane to attend the Oscars. Excellent move. It will play all over the world.

    Read More »
    MORE: Awards, Oscars
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Watch: Will The Reader Debates Cost Winslet a Statue?

    Obviously, enough Academy members liked The Reader, David Hare and Stephen Daldry's adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's 1995 international bestseller about post-World War II German "truth and reconciliation," to nominate it for five Oscars, including Best Picture.

    Read More »
    MORE: Awards, Oscars
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Watch: Will The Reader Debates Cost Winslet a Statue?

    Obviously, enough Academy members liked The Reader, David Hare and Stephen Daldry's adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's 1995 international bestseller about post-World War II German "truth and reconciliation," to nominate it for five Oscars, including Best Picture.

    Read More »
    MORE: Awards, Oscars
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Oscar Watch: Hollywood Issues

    Each February, as the Oscars approach, special Hollywood issues roll out, and party planning kicks into gear. (The Vanity Fair party is back after last year's Writers Strike hiatus; and Madonna and Demi Moore are throwing their Oscar party again.) And for some of us, Oscar fatigue sets in: how many ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    BAFTA Cues: Slumdog, Rourke, Winslet, Cruz, Ledger

    The London broadcast of the BAFTA Awards on Sunday does not cue what will happen on Oscar night. Suddenly, everyone says, as they did after the Golden Globes, Mickey Rourke will win. The folks voting for the BAFTAs are from the UK film industry, they aren't the same as the 5800 Academy voters. Of course the ceremony does take place smack in the middle of Oscar voting. (Still, many Academy members have already filled out their ballots, due February 17.) But they aren't widely viewed. More people see reports of the winners than the actual show. So rather than being predictive, the BAFTAs may have some slight influence on momentum. Winners look ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    WGA Awards Go to Slumdog, Milk

    Milk scripter Dustin Lance Black, 34, tearfully accepted the Writers Guild Award for best original screenplay for Milk Saturday night by calling up the ghost of slain San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, the man who inspired Black when he moved to the Bay Area from San Antonio, Texas as a closeted ...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • CyborgCyborg Confirmed & Cast In 'Batman Vs. ...The Playlist
  • Newcomer Ray Fisher Will Play Superhero ...Shadow and Act
  • Watch Betty White Get It Right: 'I Don’t .../Bent