Blog: News & Views

News Nuggets: European Film Award nominees include 'Melancholia'

By Gold Derby News Desk
Nov 05 2011 09:31 am
0
Comments

"The Adventures of Tintin" and "The Smurfs" are among eighteen films submitted for Oscar's Best Animated Feature: "Academy rules state that as long as at least 16 films are submitted, then five will ultimately be nominated. (Last year, 'Toy Story 3' won the Oscar in a race of only three nominated movies.) It’s also worth noting that an animation/live-action hybrid like 'The Smurfs' has never been nominated in this category. A spokesperson for the Academy carefully explained that this is only a list of submitted films from the studios, and should not yet be interpreted as an endorsement that all the films have met the category’s criteria." EW.COM

"The Artist" and "Melancholia" are among the top nominees for the European Film Awards. See the fill list of nominees: EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

Clint Eastwood is a four-time Oscar-winner, but is he overdue a Razzie Award? "The man is 81 and has directed some real howlers, from 'Any Which Way But Loose' to 'Invictus.' Count us among the Razzie experts who really thought last year was his year; 'Hereafter,' after all, was a metaphysical hash of half-baked ideas and ridiculous plot points, wrapped in a stomach-churning tsunami re-creation. But 'Hereafter' didn’t even get nominated! In fact — and I know this will be hard to believe — Clint has never been nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award, not even for 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.'" GRANTLAND

The Motion Picture Academy bestows seven screenwriting fellowships: "The Nicholl Fellowships were established in 1985 and are now chaired (and hosted) by new Academy governor Gale Anne Hurd, who told me she’s been on the Nicholl committee since 1989. Each of the writing fellows (or teams) will receive a $35,000 prize in order to continue developing their scripts (checks are handed out in installments with the understanding that the recipients will  complete a feature-length screenplay during their fellowship year), and the Academy is not involved otherwise commercially with the scripts in any way and holds no rights to them." DEADLINE

The Academy pays tribute to Vanessa Redgrave in London: "A couple of things are unusual about the Academy Salute to Vanessa Redgrave, an AMPAS tribute evening (not to be confused with the Governors' Awards) dedicated to the Oscar-winning British acting legend, and taking place next Sunday. For one thing, it's being held in London ... the first time one of these AMPAS Salutes has taken place outside the US ... Furthermore, I can't remember the last time one of these evenings -- which have in recent years been held for the likes of Malcolm McDowell, Robert Evans and the late Hal Ashby -- was staged for someone already in the thick of Oscar talk that year." IN CONTENTION

Is "War Horse" movivng back into frontrunner position at the Oscars? "One week after 'War Horse' fell off the world-beating hype pace it had sustained for a month, jockey Steven Spielberg busted out his awards-narrative riding crop with the help of the The New York Times. The paper, which couldn’t secure an interview with the filmmaker/producer (he was reportedly busy shooting Lincoln, cough cough plug plug), nevertheless bolstered 'Spielberg the Artist‘s' double (or triple) shot of Oscar juice ... Interview or not, the implication is clear: Spielberg wants it." MOVIELINE

 
Related News

Advertisement

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Reality TV Predix

See top scores among Derbyites predicting this week's episodes and the whole seasons so far. See full leaderboards here -- did you make the lists? Prizes include $100 Amazon gift certificates plus your own personal chats with hosts Jeff Probst and Phil Keoghan.

CLICK HERE to log your predictions for lots of reality TV series, including "American Idol," "Dancing with the Stars" and "The Voice" plus Emmys and MTV Movie Awards. Learn more HERE. And see latest odds HERE.

News Headlines
Subscribe to our free news service
Photo Galleries: Emmys & More
Latest Forum Posts
Official VEEP Season 3 Thread
Great episode, Dreyfus was on fire!
Which current TV star has the best ..
Peter Dinklage
The Official Meryl Streep Thread
Sasha closed the separate thread (kind of double standard versus the 2x Baby Jan..
The KATY PERRY Thread ("Roar" OUT N..
I LOVE the video. It's definiely unique and very funny. She could have done a ty..

Advertisement