April 23, 2014

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Oscars®: Draft Day – What’s up with the 2015 Awards Race

Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Written by: Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman
Main Cast: Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella, Denis Leary, Tom Welling, and many others
Past Oscar relations: Ivan Reitman was nominated for co-producing Up in the Air and Kevin Costner won Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for Dances with Wolves
Here now we have the next article in this series on 2014 contenders hoping to compete for Oscar attention at the 2015 ceremony. Next up is Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day, which hopes to essentially be the next Moneyball, just with the NFL Draft as its focus. That film was a bit of an aberration, but this one has a bit in common with it, so perhaps the Academy is more open to sports movies than they have been in the past? Reitman has sports film icon Kevin Costner in the lead role, so that’s certainly a plus, along with a strong ensemble that includes Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella, and Denis Leary, to name a few. They’re in the service of a fine film, one of the better ones to come out this year so far, in my humble opinion. Being a quality bit of cinema is the first step towards becoming a contender.
What this flick has going in its favor is a crowd pleasing plot and a top notch script, not to mention a great role for Costner to sink his teeth into. Costner always is great in sports films, and this is no exception. Reitman also shows an able hand at drama, something he’s rarely attempted during his illustrious career. As for the screenplay, Black List winning scribes Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman have crafted something that both hardcore football fans like myself and newbies can enjoy equally. Moneyball was able to do this, and that screenplay damn near won an Oscar, so especially in the writing field, this movie should have a chance to contend for a nomination.
Working against Draft Day is that it is a sports movie without an awards centric pedigree. Yes, it has a Black List winning script, but that doesn’t always make a huge difference. Costner also has never been nominated for one of his sports outings, so it’s likely that he won’t break that trend here. That makes it Best Original Screenplay or nada in all likelihood, and having that narrow a focus makes it a dicey proposition. Draft Day [...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “Dallas Buyers Club”

Dallas Buyers Club
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Written by: Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack
Main cast members: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O’Hare, Steve Zahn, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Michael O’Neill
Number of Oscar nominations in total: 6
Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Actor (McConaughey), Best Supporting Actor (Leto), Best Original Screenplay (Borten and Wallack), Best Film Editing, and Best Hairstyling & Makeup
Notable precursor wins: Won Best Actor/Supporting Actor at the Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Chances at winning Best Picture: A rather long shot contender frankly, though not the absolute longest of shots in the lineup this year
Chances at other Academy Award wins: Frontrunner in Best Actor and Supporting Actor, while also perhaps the frontrunner in Best Hairstyling & Makeup
ANALYSIS OF OTHER OSCAR NOMINEES: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity and HER.
Dallas Buyers Club is the fourth film in my “get to know a Best Picture nominee” series, and it’s another movie that’s not a major contender in this category. That being said, it could wind up being one of the biggest winners overall at the Oscars. Early on in the precursor season, this flick wasn’t thought of as a particularly big contender (outside of Jared Leto, who seemed like a lock for Supporting Actor from the start of the season), but it just kept showing up in all the right places, especially once Matthew McConaughey started to pick up the important Best Actor prizes. Now, it’s among the more highly represented titles of 2013, potentially on the verge of leaving the Academy Awards with the second most statues of any nominated film.
Working in Dallas Buyers Club’s favor is the fact that it’s highly unlikely that this movie goes home empty handed. Best Supporting Actor is almost wrapped up in a bow for Leto, while McConaughey is the odds on favorite to take Best Actor as well, and that doesn’t even take into consideration that Best Hairstyling & Makeup is a crapshoot, so there could be a trio of victories for this movie. Aside from Gravity, no other contender knows it’s going to potentially win that many. That’s an enviable spot to be in. The flick might not be nearly as likely a Best Picture winner as 12 Years a Slave or American Hustle, but it could score more wins overall.
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2013 Oscars: Congratulations to the Nominees and Honorees

Congratulations to the 2013 Oscar nominees and winners… for complete list of winners pls scroll down.
Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”
Best Animated Short:
“Paperman” – John Kahrs
Best Animated Feature:
“Brave” – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
Cinematography:
“Life of Pi” – Claudio Miranda
Visual Effects:
“Life of Pi” – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Costume Design:
“Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran
Makeup/Hairstyling:
“Les Misérables” – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Live Action Film:
“Curfew” – Shawn Christensen
Documentary Short Subject:
“Inocente” – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Documentary Feature:
“Searching for Sugar Man”
Sound Mixing:
“Les Misérables” – Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
Sound Editing:
“Zero Dark Thirty” – Paul N.J. Ottosson
Supporting Actress:
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
Film Editing:
“Argo” – William Goldenberg
Original Score:
Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”
Original Song:
Adele – “Skyfall”
Adapted Screenplay:
Chris Terrio, “Argo”
Original Screenplay:
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Director:
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Best Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Picture:
“Argo”
For the first time, viewers in the U.S. will be able to stream tonight’s Oscars show in its entirety across multiple platforms including ABC.com, the ABC Player app, and the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service. The show will also be available via ABC On Demand, the network’s fast forward-disabled VOD service.
The Oscars, in its entirety, will be available to stream within hours of its broadcast completion, beginning Monday, Feb. 25th at 6:00 a.m. EST through Wednesday, February 27, at midnight EST.
“Tonight’s show included remarkable performances that will surely have people talking. This is an easy, convenient way for anyone who missed the show to catch up and join the conversation,” said Karin Gilford, Senior Vice President of Digital Media, ABC Entertainment. “It’s also perfect for anyone who just wants to relive the most magical moments of the night.”
“Our goal is to give fans as many ways to enjoy and engage with the Oscars as possible and this will provide another great opportunity for them,” said Christina Kounelias, the Academy’s Chief Marketing Officer.
The full streaming will be advertiser supported with :15 or :30 video spots running intermittingly from Blue Diamond, Diet Coke, Hyundai, JC Penney, Samsung and The University of Phoenix.
Additionally, during the telecast, Oscar.com offered a plethora of “Real Time Oscar Highlights” to viewers almost instantly after they debuted on the live broadcast. Those special moments from telecast as well as numerous highlights from the Red Carpet and backstage during the show, are currently available on the show’s official site, Oscar.com.
Oscar.com and the official Oscars app [...]

Ben Affleck talks keeping in touch with famous exes

HollywoodNews.com: Although Ben Affleck is happily married to Jennifer Garner, it seems he still keeps in touch with some of his famous exes.
Affleck opened up about his current relationship with ex Jennifer Lopez and how it has managed to remain a friendship, states RadarOnline. “We don’t have the kind of relationship where she relies on me for advice, but we do have the kind of relationship where there’ll be an e-mail saying, ‘Oh, your movie looks great.’ I remember when she got ‘American Idol’. I said: ‘This was really smart. Good luck.’ I touch base,” Affleck commented.
He also revealed that he has managed to stay in touch with Gwyneth Paltrow as well.
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Ben Affleck reveals Jennifer Garner does most of the parenting

HollywoodNews.com: It sounds like Ben Affleck is very lucky to have Jennifer Garner as his wife as he is revealing that she definitely does the majority of the parenting while he is often distracted by work.
Affleck spoke with ‘Details’ about how hard it has been for him to balance work and family, states RadarOnline. “I am not very present in the rest of my life. My wife’s very patient. She does everything,” Affleck commented.
“If I have time, I try to spend time with the kids, even if just to be a physical presence, the bath, whatever. But my mind’s always going, ‘How are we going to light that shot tomorrow?’” Affleck added about his dedication to work.
However, he did add that he chooses his projects more carefully now because it has to be worth giving up time with his family.
What do you think about him as a dad?
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Jennifer Garner reveals Ben Affleck wants one more child

HollywoodNews.com: Apparently three kids are not quite enough for Ben Affleck as Jennifer Garner revealed that he is ready for one more despite them just welcoming a little boy to their family.
Garner recently spoke to ‘Extra’ about what a handful it is to have three children now, states UsMagazine.com. “It’s absolute chaos! I really did not realize how much more work three was going to be than two,” Garner commented.
However, that isn’t slowing Affleck down although he might not get what he wants: “The fact that Ben wants another is true . . . I can tell you that would be a pretty uphill battle with me. I am not anticipating having any more kids!”
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Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck reveal new son’s name

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Garner just recently gave birth to her first son with Ben Affleck in Santa Monica, and now the little boy’s name is being revealed.
Affleck reportedly revealed their new son’s name over Facebook as well as revealing that the child was born on February 27th, states UsMagazine.com. “We are happy to announce on February 27, Jennifer gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Samuel Garner Affleck,” Affleck commented.
The little boy is the third child for the two as they have two daughters, Violet and Seraphina.
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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck welcome a baby boy

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are parents for the third time around, and this time the two are parents to a new baby boy.
The two have reportedly recently welcomed the baby boy in California to their family that already includes their two daughters, Seraphina and Violet, states RadarOnline.com.
Garner and Affleck did not previously comment on the sex of the child, but were excited to have either a boy or a girl.
The name has not yet been released.
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Jennifer Garner on what she learned about marriage

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Garner seems to have a pretty successful marriage with Ben Affleck, but she was previously married which apparently taught her a lot.
Garner was previously married to actor Scott Foley, but now wishes she had learned to wait until she was older to take that walk down the aisle, states RadarOnline.com. “I wish I’d known to wait for marriage until I was 30 or over. I did marry in my twenties and I found divorce a crushing experience,” Garner admitted.
However, she didn’t let her divorce change her: “I got up and got on with it. I also kept my belief in marriage.”
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Jennifer Garner talks marriage with Ben Affleck

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck stay pretty private about their marriage, but now she is opening up about it as she is expecting their third child.
Garner may seem to have it all, and that could be because she feels like she does have it all, states People. “Honestly, I would do anything for that man, because I know it’s not taken for granted,” Garner said about the two giving each other their all.
And it sounds like they both know that they have to make it work at all times: “We both know we couldn’t do what we do without each other.”
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