Judd Apatow did an interview with Variety, and it’s basically about how hard comedies are shafted during awards seasons. He says there’s this big misconception that comedies are much easier to make than dramas or action flicks, so comedies rarely, if ever, get nominated for big awards, and I agree. I think it’s sad that well-made comedic films with great scripts and solid acting don’t get more recognition, but this year might be different. This year, Bridesmaids could win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Bridesmaids just burst into the Top 10 list of predicted nominees for Best Picture, according to a poll of Oscarologists by Gold Derby. At this point it’s unknown how many nominees there will be, though. It will fluctuate between 5 and 10, depending on the strength of support behind the films.
The sudden awards surge for Bridesmaids is fueled by its recent performance at the Golden Globes (nominations for Best Comedy/Musical Picture and lead actress Kristen Wiig), SAG Awards (nom for supporting actress Melissa McCarthy and an unexpected bid for best ensemble) and American Film Institute (10 Best Films of 2011).
Pretty much everyone I’ve ever met, including myself, absolutely loved Bridesmaids. And hey, everyone loves Melissa McCarthy too. Those facts, along with all the award nominations should, in a perfect world, at least make for a nomination, right? Please?
December 21, 2011 at 7:30 am by Emily
Let’s just cut to the chase: Yes. Yes he could.
I told you the other day how much I LOVED Never Say Never, Justin’s documentary that’s currently out in theaters, and apparently I’m not the only brilliant mind who agrees that it was really something quite special.
The Hollywood Reporter printed a piece today saying that Justin’s doc is so good that it may be nominated as one of the best in its category next year and that he was swamped by A-list fans at the Vanity Fair Oscar party last weekend.
“You’d be surprised at the caliber of people who came up to Justin at the Vanity Fair party at the Sunset Tower, most of whom had seen the movie [Never Say Never] and loved it,” says an insider. “There was even talk of putting it up for an Oscar next year in the documentary category. People appreciate that it’s not just a kids’ movie.” (THR’s Bill Higgins also noted Bieber was the star who awed the other stars at the Vanity Fair bash. The young singer would chat with someone and the buzz would immediately be: “What is Mick Jagger talking to Justin Bieber about?”)
Not surprised! As much shit as we’ve given the tiny gerbil with the formerly shaggy haircut, I actually find him to be truly talented and yo, that movie will change your life. When I saw it, here were people of all shapes, races and creeds clapping hands and singing “Baby” in the theater together by end of the whole thing. This might be bold, but within the next, Bieber’s gonna be the new Banksy. Except, you know, he’ll actually win.
I’ve you’ve seen Never Say Never, vote in the poll and let me know if you agree that it’s totally possible Justin Bieber could join the ranks of Hollywood’s very best.
March 4, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Molls
Every year I wind up accidentally live Tweeting the Oscars. It’s that cheap champagne/loud mouth tendencies/self-important celebrities on parade combo that gets me every single time.
This year, I’ve decided to commit to it. I just ate a piece of barbecue chicken, I have white wine chillin’ in the fridge (Two Buck Chuck ’til I die) and I’ve invited my good friend and fellow bloglady Marrisa A. Ross over to join in the fun.
Feel free to follow my Twitter account, as well as Marissa’s, if you’re looking for some snarkalicious commentary fueled by the combination of our own bitterness and, of course, inexpensive libations.
We’re in Los Angeles, so we’ll officially start at 5:30 PST.
February 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm by Molls
Scientists from the University of Toronto have done their research and found that out of the 265 women to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar, 159 of them wound up getting divorced after. And the winners? They’re 1.68 times more likely to get divorced than a nominee who didn’t win.
According to these scientists, it’s probably not. Tiziana Casciaro, one of the scientists who conducted the study, explained, “Winning an Oscar can be construed as a big jump in professional status that an actor or actress has in their world and in the eyes of the broader audience. … You are never the same after you’ve secured an Oscar for Best actor or Best Actress. The general social norm kind of requires a man to have higher professional and economic status over the wife. So whenever that social norm is violated, both husband and wife may feel discomfort—could be either one of them.”
So basically, if you win an Oscar, your husband’s going to know once and for all that you actually are way more talented and successful than he is, and once he knows that, he’ll leave your ass high and dry. Nice. Real nice.
February 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm by Molls
As you can see in that darling video, a bunch of kids were just going about their business, having their school’s Christmas concert, when Bruce Cohen, a producer of the Academy Awards, came in to warm them up before Anne Hathaway made her beautiful appearance to let them know that if it was cool with them, they were going to just go on out to L.A. in February to do a little performance at the Oscars.
You guys, this is the perfect example of a Christmas miracle. And you can have a Hanukkah miracle or a Kwanzaa miracle or a late December miracle, it’s all great, but come on now. You look at those precious kids absolutely flipping their shit and you tell me that that doesn’t warm the cockles of your snarky hearts for this, the holiday season. Molls and I both teared up, so it’s cool. Just let it out.
December 18, 2010 at 10:46 am by Emily
James Franco went on Jimmy Kimmel to talk about his new movie 127 Hours, but of course he fielded questions about how in the hell he wound up hosting this year’s Oscars. When the clip above picks up, he had just explained that he and the show’s producer, Bruce Cohen (who also produced James’ movie Milk), were brainstorming about how he could be involved in the show when Bruce asked him if he’d just host the whole thing.
Of course James says he’s mainly hosting the Oscars for the experience, which is seems to be the motivating factor behind most of his career choices these days. Not that that’s a bad thing; Franco is one of the most interesting dudes in showbiz because of his penchant for popping up in kind of odd places… Including the roof of Jimmy Kimmel’s studio.