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2010 Oscars – Robert Downey Jr and Tina Fey introduce Best Original Screenplay winner Mark Boal

Posted by LiveFor on March 8, 2010

Chris Pine introduces District 9, then on to Iron Man and Fey.

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Horation Caine of CSI: Miami what did you think of the Oscars

Posted by LiveFor on March 8, 2010

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Oscars 2010 – 82nd Academy Awards – In Memoriam and John Hughes tribute

Posted by LiveFor on March 8, 2010

The Oscar tribute to those who passed away over the past year. Looks like Bea Arthur & Farrah Fawcett were left off the list.

The also had a special tribute for filmmaker John Hughes.

Check out the 2010 Oscar Winners.

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2010 Oscar Results – Avatar will be Hurting

Posted by LiveFor on March 8, 2010

The results are out and Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker was the big winner. She is now the first female director to win best Director at the Academy Awards. Ben Stiller dressed up as a Na’Vi. Sandra Bullock is the best and worst actress and The Dude won best actor. Neil Patrick Harris opened the proceedings with a song while Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosted the show.

Best Supporting Actor:

* Matt Damon – Invictus
* Woody Harrelson – The Messenger
* Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
* Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
* Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

Best Animated Feature Film:

* Coraline
* Fantastic Mr. Fox
* The Princess and the Frog
* The Secret of the Kells
* Up

Best Original Song:

* “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog
* “Down in New Orleans” from The Princess and the Frog
* “Loin de Paname” from Paris 36
* “Take It All” from Nine
* “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart

Best Original Screenplay:

* Mark Boal – The Hurt Locker
* Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
* Oren Moverman and – The Messenger
* Joel and Ethan Coen – A Serious Man
* Pete Docter and Bob Peterson – Up

Best Animated Short:

* French Roast
* Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
* The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)
* Logorama
* A Matter of Loaf and Death

Best Documentary Short:

* China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
* The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
* The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
* Music by Prudence
* Rabbit à la Berlin

Best Live-Action Short:

* The Door
* Instead of Abracadabra
* Kavi
* Miracle Fish
* The New Tenants

Best Make-up:

* Il Divo
* Star Trek
* The Young Victoria

Best Adapted Screenplay:

* Neill Blomkamp and – District 9
* Nick Hornby – An Education
* Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche – In the Loop
* Geoffrey Fletcher – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
* Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner – Up in the Air

Best Supporting Actress:

* Penelope Cruz – Nine
* Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
* Maggie Gyllenhaal – Crazy Heart
* Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
* Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire

Best Art Direction

* Avatar
* The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
* Nine
* Sherlock Holmes
* The Young Victoria

Best Costume Design:

* Bright Star
* Coco Before Chanel
* The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
* Nine
* The Young Victoria

Best Sound Editing:

* Avatar
* The Hurt Locker
* Inglourious Basterds
* Star Trek
* Pixar’s Up


Best Sound Mixing
:

* Avatar
* The Hurt Locker
* Inglourious Basterds
* Star Trek
* Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Best Cinematography:

* Maurio Fiore – Avatar
* Bruno Delbonnel – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
* Barry Ackroyd – The Hurt Locker
* Robert Richardson – Inglourious Basterds
* Christian Berger – The White Ribbon

Best Original Score:

* James Horner – Avatar
* Alexandre Desplat – Fantastic Mr. Fox
* Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders – The Hurt Locker
* Hans Zimmer – Sherlock Holmes
* Michael Giacchino – Pixar’s Up

Best Visual Effects:

* Avatar
* District 9
* Star Trek

Best Documentary Feature:

* Burma VJ
* The Cove
* Food, Inc.
* The Most Dangerous Man in America
* Which Way Home

Best Film Editing:

* Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron – Avatar
* Julian Clarke – District 9
* Bob Murawski and Chris Innis – The Hurt Locker
* Sally Menke – Inglourious Basterds
* Joe Klotz – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Best Foreign Language Film:

* Ajami – Israel
* El Secreto de sus Ojos – Argentina
* The Milk of Sorrow – Peru
* Un Prophéte – France
* The White Ribbon – Germany

Best Actor:

* Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
* George Clooney – Up in the Air
* Colin Firth – A Single Man
* Morgan Freeman – Invictus
* Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker

Best Actress:

* Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
* Helen Mirren – The Last Station
* Carey Mulligan – An Education
* Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
* Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia

Best Director:

* Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
* James Cameron – Avatar
* Lee Daniels – Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
* Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
* Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

Best Picture:

* Avatar
* The Blind Side
* District 9
* An Education
* The Hurt Locker
* Inglourious Basterds
* Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
* A Serious Man
* Up
* Up in the Air

There you have it. Did they make the right choice. Should The Hurt Locker have won best picture? In 10 years time which will you remember the most – The Hurt Locker or Avatar?

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The 2010 Razzies – Sandra Bullock won worst Actress, could she win an Oscar as well?

Posted by LiveFor on March 7, 2010

Sandra Bullock turned up in person to collect her Razzie for Worst Actress. The thing is in a few hours she could win Best Actress at the Oscars.

Sandra, who along with co-star Bradley Cooper also won Worst Screen Couple for their performance in comedy All About Steve, arrived with a trailer filled with DVDs for the audience. She’s a good sport for turning up to collect the prize. Has anyone seen All About Steve? Is it as bad as they say?

She is in the running for Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Blind Side.

Michael Bay and Transformers 2 won Worst Picture and Director.

Below is the full list of Losers. Do you agree or disagree with any of them?

WORST PICTURE

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

WORST DIRECTOR

Michael Bay – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

WORST ACTOR

Jonas Brothers – The 3-D Concert Experience

WORST ACTRESS

Sandra Bullock – All About Steve

WORST SUPPORT ACTOR

Billy Ray Cyrus – Hannah Montana: The Movie

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Sienna Miller – G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra

WORST SCREEN COUPLE

Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper – All About Steve

WORST REMAKE/RIP-FF/SEQUEL

Land of the Lost

WORST PICTURE OF THE DECADE

Battlefield Earth

WORST ACTOR OF THE DECADE

Eddie Murphy

WORST ACTRESS OF THE DECADE

Paris Hilton

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Avatar – James Cameron’s Oscar speech has been leaked.

Posted by LiveFor on March 2, 2010

This made me chuckle. Click on the images to bigify them.

Source: Vanity Fair

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Oscars 2010 – Who do you think will win?

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010

I posted the Oscar nominations a while ago and now I’ve had a chance to think about it here are my predictions.

PICTURE:
Avatar

DIRECTOR:
Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker

ACTOR:
George Clooney – Up in the Air

ACTRESS:
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche – In the Loop

ANIMATED FEATURE:
Up

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
The White Ribbon (Germany)

ART DIRECTION:
Avatar

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Mauro Fiore – Avatar

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
The Cove

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
Rabbit à la Berlin

ANIMATED SHORT:
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte)

LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
Instead of Abracadabra

VISUAL EFFECTS:
Avatar

COSTUME DESIGN:
Coco before Chanel

MAKEUP:
Star Trek

FILM EDITING:
The Hurt Locker

SOUND MIXING:
Avatar

SOUND EDITING:
The Hurt Locker

ORIGINAL SCORE:
Michael Giacchino – Up

ORIGINAL SONG:
“The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart

There you go. Some of it based on logic, some on gut instinct and some are pure guesswork.

You can have a go at guessing over on the Live for Films Oscar Pool – head over and make your pick. The person with the most correct choices will be announced a day or two after the Oscars. There may even be a prize in it (still working on what to give to the winner).

VoucherCodes.co.uk, who list Amazon Promotional Codes and Lovefilm Discount Codes, are running an Oscars sweepstake so if you run a film site you have a chance to win some stuff here.

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District 9 writer to make sci-fi film about a rock man being slightly sinister

Posted by LiveFor on February 24, 2010

Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell & Sharlto Copley


Terri Tatchell is the screenwriter of Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 – they’re also a couple which is cool. Terri has been nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay for this years Oscars. She chatted to io9 about that, Moon and the film she is working on next.

She was disappointed about Sharlto Copley (star of District 9) not being nominated, but also a certain film by Duncan Jones.

I was disappointed about Moon. I loved Moon. I thought Sam Rockwell was amazing in Moon. That one I’m definitely disappointed in. Avatar is definitely dominating everything, and it was an incredible film, very visually so. Star Trek was great. The Hurt Locker. I absolutely loved. That’s not scifi, but that deserves to be up there. I liked the Hurt Locker so much that I got halfway home from the theater and I realized I left my purse in the theater. That’s a compliment, that’s when you know you enjoyed a film. But yes, for science fiction specifically, I have to say I was disappointed Moon wasn’t included.

Her next film she is working on sounds very intriguing and the short she mentions is below.

The film I’m working on now is an adaptation of a short film called Terminus. It’s a bit more science fiction, fantasy. It’s about a stone creature that follows this stressed-out guy around, just stressing him more and more. It was incredibly well received, and the director that created it, [Trevor Cawood] hasn’t done a feature yet, and he’s really talented. I approached him about writing a feature script of that. It’s been a little more challenging than I expected it to be. I’m probably on my second draft now. I’m not ready to send it off yet, but we’ll see.


Not sure how they can turn this into a feature, but I do like the short film.

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2010 Oscars – All the nominees in one photo

Posted by LiveFor on February 17, 2010

The 2010 Academy Award nominees attended the annual Oscar luncheon in Beverly Hills yesterday. Above is a photo of all 120 of them (click on it for a bigger version). How cool would it have been to be there?

Jeff Bridges is looking cool on the left, 2nd row up next to Sandra Bullock. George Clooney is on the back row next to James Cameron, 5th and 6th from the left and Quentin Tarantino is a few spaces on from them. Carey Mulligan and Gabourey Sidibe are on the right in the front row with Jeremy Renner, Kathryn Bigelow, Morgan Freeman, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman just behind them. There are many more people you will recognize.

I just think it is a great photo as is the one below showing all the best actor nominees.

The Best Actor nominees (Back L-R) Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges and George Clooney. (Front L-R) Morgan Freeman and Jeremy Renner


Check out the full list of nominees for the 2010 Oscars and whether Jeff Bridges will finally win an Oscar.

Source: Daily Mail

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Jeff Bridges – Is fifth time the charm for the Dude to get an Oscar?

Posted by LiveFor on February 3, 2010

Article by Richard Bodsworth

To many he is simply known as, The Dude. From his roles in The Big Lebowski and Tron it is easy to place him in the ‘cult’ category but Jeff Bridges is also a quality actor. This years Oscar nominations were announced yesterday and for the fifth time in his livelihood Bridges finds himself in prime position to win a golden statuette, an accolade that has eluded him at all previous attempts. Now seems as good a time as any to take a brief look at some of the performances that have solidified his sterling career so far.

Even from his first big role in Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 coming-of-age drama, The Last Picture Show, Bridges proved he was an actor to be reckoned with. His performance of Duane Jackson earned him his first Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category but eventually lost out to co-star Ben Johnson. A couple of years later in 1974 he was nominated in the same category, this time for Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino’s crime drama Thunderbolt and Lightfoot opposite Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood. However the Academy rightly opted for Robert De Niro’s legendary performance as the young Vito Corleone in the second instalment of The Godfather trilogy, making it two for two against Bridges.

Disney’s Tron followed in 1982, although not considered a blockbuster at the time it has grown to become a cult classic and Bridges is set to reprise his role of video game programmer Kevin Flynn later this year in Tron Legacy. Another nomination and another rejection in 1984 when he was up for Best Actor in 1984 for his performance as an alien who falls to Earth and takes the appearance of a dead man in John Carpenter’s Starman. This time pipped by F. Murray Abraham who featured in the award-hording Amadeus.

A string of performances over the 80’s and 90’s including Peter Weir’s Fearless, Against All Odds and Jagged Edge continued to build his reputation as a great actor. He would also team up with brother Beau Bridges in The Fabulous Baker Boys, in which the siblings play a pair of faltering jazz pianists who bring in a female singer (Michelle Pfeiffer, who would later lose out on an Oscar for her part) in hope of changing their fortunes. Later appearances in well crafted thriller Arlington Road with Tim Robbins and racehorse drama Seabiscuit would also add substantial clout to his resume. Bridges once more missed out on recognition for his skills in Terry Gilliam’s The Fisher King after again being beaten by a co-star, this time for a Golden Globe, the award would go to Robin Williams. He would later team up with Gilliam for 2005’s Tideland and also acted as narrator for Lost in La Mancha, the fascinating documentary following Gilliam’s failed attempt to bring the story of Don Quixote to life.

Perhaps his greatest, and certainly the most iconic role of his career was that of Jeffery ‘The Dude’ Lebowski in the Coen brothers 1998 classic The Big Lebowski. The film, which tells the story of an unemployed stoner and bowling lover who simply refers to himself as ‘The Dude’, was not a huge commercial success at the time, but over time the film, and the character have gone on to become an institution. Along with its instantly quotable lines (I could fill the page with, “that rug really tied the room together” etc. but I wont), the “way of The Dude” has even spawned its own religion, Dudeism. Yes that is correct, I was ordained last night, check it out www.dudeism.com

President Jackson Evans in The Contender, Rod Lurie’s political drama about the corrupt on goings in Washington during the search for a new Vice-President, was his fourth attempt at Oscar gold. Although a decent performance it was certainly not the greatest and Bridges eventually lost out to Benicio Del Toro for his portrayal in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic.
Bridges has never been considered a ‘big movie’ type of guy, whether that is his own decision I don’t know, but over the past few years he has moved closer into the mainstream market. He would lend his voice to animation fare Surfs Up before featuring in teen-comedy Stick It and playing the role of magazine editor Clayton Harding in the underwhelming How To Win Friends & Alienate People. He also took on a supporting role in blockbuster Iron Man, playing villain Obadiah Stane and most recently an almost ‘Dude’ like role in the big screen adaptation of Jon Ronson’s The Men Who Stare At Goats.

So here we are in 2010 and ‘The Dude’ is back in Oscar contention for his turn as washed up country singer Bad Blake in Crazy Heart (check out the LFF review). Having already picked up a Golden Globe among other gongs he certainly has to be considered the front runner. Variety’s called Bridges “The whole show…” while Roger Ebert commented “Some actors are blessed. Jeff Bridges is one them.” Sadly and angrily, here in the UK we have to wait until February 19th to see the film! He will have to be cautious however if Mickey Rourke’s robbery last year is anything to go by. After cleaning up at essentially every award ceremony for The Wrestler, the Academy decided against awarding him the Best Actor Oscar. Will this year be the year, or will Jeff Bridges forever be the bridesmaid? We will find out in March.

What is your favourite Jeff Bridges performance (I hope someone says Blown Away) and what do you make of his chances of finally claiming Oscar gold?

Richard Bodsworth

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