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By Paul Sheehan, The EnvelopeNow that Academy Award nominations have been announced and the dust is beginning to settle, it's a good time to see just how The Envelope's experts fared in their pre-nomination Buzzmeter predictions. The short answer? Even with the "Dreamgirls"...
David Carr, Carpetbagger blog, NYTimes.com, Nov. 16, 2006: Think of the Bagger as a monkey out a limb with a very sophisticated ten-key calculator. But he is willing to bet, based on his vast history of Oscar coverage — okay, it was one season,...
Clank! That's the sound of the hype machine crashing to the ground as "Dreamgirls" failed to score in the top category, best picture. It's the first time that the most nominated film--and "Dreamgirls" earned eight total--didn't earn a best picture...
Tags: Gaming, Academy Awards, Ryan Gosling, Comedy (genre), Science
By Susan King, Times Staff Writer"Babel," "The Departed," "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Queen" were nominated Tuesday morning for best picture of 2006 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Though shut out in this and other marquee categories, the...
Times Staff WriterAs many awards shows as a hardened Kudos Crasher like myself has been through, there is still a rush of adrenaline each time I approach the carpet. And no show knows how to generate that rush better than the Papa Bear of them all, the Academy Awards, year...
The Season felt like it was ramping up into high gear this week. Foreign-language film screenings began in earnest at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with entries from Norway, China, Cuba, Ireland, Japan, and Italy. The latter country'...
Tags: Film Festivals, Academy Awards, Ed Harris, Bob Dylan, Romania
A year ago, Mickey Rourke would have had a hard time getting a good table at the Ivy, but on Monday he had the best reservation in town as one of the Oscar hopefuls invited to the annual nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. Looking quirky and...
Michael Giacchino, who received an Oscar nomination for his original score for "Ratatouille," has been named musical director for the 81st Academy Awards. Telecast producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon made the announcement this...
Zap2It.comOne weekend before what many expect to be an Oscar coronation, the Coen Brothers' thriller "No Country For Old Men" picked up honors from a pair of industry organizations. The Cinema Audio Society and Art Directors guild both recognized "No Country For...
The Envelope"The Departed," "Babel," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Dreamgirls" dominated the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s nominees for the 12th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Tuesday with seven nods each. Martin Scorsese's gangster film "The Departed" received...
If you've ever watched an Oscar telecast, you know that nothing is quite so cringe-inducing as the musical numbers that punctuate the show, numbers that end up trying too hard to be either flamboyant or hip, often falling short on both counts. I can...
The Oscar race for best picture may come down to what just one academy member thinks of one film. If "Dreamgirls" is truly the best-picture frontrunner, as many pundits claim, this year's biggest awards cliffhanger may be the answer to this question:...
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