It wasn’t even four score and seven minutes after a New York Film Festival sneak preview of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln last night (October 8) that movie industry media started handicapping the film’s Academy Award prospects.
As expected, Britain didn’t fare very well at last night’s Oscars.
The conventional wisdom is that winning an Academy Award is Hollywood’s highest accolade, bringing glory and lifelong dividends to recipients. But if you listen to some Brits who’ve earned an Oscar, it really doesn’t make that …
Christopher Plummer — widely seen as the frontrunner to pick up the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Beginners — maintains Academy Award recognition has to be put in perspective.
“The one thing I would have loved was for Alan Rickman to get nominated,” declared Daniel Radcliffe in an interview this week.
Last week, Gary Oldman ended his three-decade reign as Oscar’s most perennially snubbed talent, scoring a nomination for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
For the past few years, British stars and films were hot and heavy contenders for Oscars. This year, not so much.
Just lie back and think of England. That’s one way to get through this endless movie awards season while focusing on whether various British actors and films will nab Oscar gold.
Actress Olivia Colman is emerging as a possible dark horse Oscar contender for her striking portrayal of a woman horrifically abused by her husband in the British drama Tyrannosaur out now.
The Oscars are still months away – February 26, 2012 is awards night – and nominations don’t even come out until January 24, but the race for golden guys has already begun.