Scott Feinberg’s Blog

Mark Wahlberg Trains For and Helps To Cast “The Fighter”

By Scott Feinberg I just stumbled upon several YouTube clips that feature Mark Wahlberg – the Oscar-nominated actor (‘The Departed’) and TV producer (‘Entourage’ and ‘In Treatment’) – during various stages of his preparation to play boxing great ‘Irish’ Micky Ward (1965-) in David O. Russell‘s ‘The Fighter’ (Paramount,[...]

Dear Hollywood: I Know What You Did Last Summer…and It was Better Than What You Did This Summer!

By Scott Feinberg For moviegoers, the summer of 2010 has felt oddly like summers of yesteryear – only worse. Why, you ask? Because the vast majority of the season’s biggest releases have been sequels that paled in comparison to the earlier installments in their respective franchises. Many people have[...]

Rare Performance By Marni Nixon Should Be Loverly!

By Scott Feinberg Marni Nixon has often been called one of the “unsung” talents of Hollywood’s Golden Age, but that’s probably not the most fitting of labels considering she sang more iconic songs in classic movies than just about anyone. Nixon, a lifelong singer who turned 80 in February,[...]

Oscars 2 Horse Best Picture Race – The Feinberg Feed

BY SCOTT FEINBERG In this week’s edition of “The Feinberg Feed,” Scott explains why he agrees with the majority of pundits that the best picture category is a two-horse race, but why he disagrees with them that the race is between “The Hurt Locker” and “Avatar.” Instead, he argues, the[...]

The Feinberg Feed – Review of the Oscar Nominations

BY SCOTT FEINBERG’s Scott Feinberg discusses the oscar nominations and how they might affect the outcome of the awards. In this episode we review how “The Blind Side” nomination for Best Picture could help Sandra Bullock’s chances to win Best Actress over Meryl Streep. We also compare the chances[...]

The Feinberg Feed – Will it be The Hurt Locker or Avatar

On this week’s edition of “The Feinberg Feed,” Scott tries to sort through the mess of the race created by the precursors, which have hardly agreed on a thing! As he discusses in-depth: the festival circuit went for “Precious” (Sundance and Toronto); actors went for “Inglourious Basterds” (SAG); the critics[...]

Best Picture Under The Microscope

The best picture category under the microscope: Scott Feinberg at the “Feinberg Feed” concludes that seven films are “locks” for nominations — “Avatar,” “Up in the Air,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Precious,” “An Education,” and “Invictus” — while nine others are competing for the category’s three remaining slots. To[...]

Can Anyone Beat Christoph Waltz?

Most awards prognosticators have regarded the best supporting actor race as a done-deal ever since they first saw the magnetic Christoph Waltz’s performance in “Inglourious Basterds” months ago. Indeed, from the film’s tension-filled opening scene right through its haunting ending, Waltz steals the show right from the biggest movie star[...]

Never, Ever, Ever Bet Against
Harvey Weinstein

“Never, Ever, Ever Bet Against Harvey Weinstein” says Scott Feinberg. Check out “The Feinberg Feed” where Scott discusses why “NINE” is still part of the Oscar race. Why “Nine” will be part of the ten nominated films…PART 1 Why “Nine” will be part of the ten nominated films…PART 2[...]

The Feinberg Feed – Oscar Race

Whether it was the swearing-in of the first black President of the United States, the continued decline of the economy, or the fall from grace of a once-beloved athlete, 2009 was certainly a year of change. The awards season was no exception, as the Academy expanded its best picture field[...]