80th Academy Awards: LIVE Telecast: Sunday, February 24, 2008

Miss A. Ward Picks Her Picks:

Here You go.

Picture No Country Without Men
Actor Daniel Day Lewis (The Will Be Blood)
Actress Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose) Possibly Julie Christie
Direction The Coen Borthers (No Country Without Men)
Orig Screenplay Michael Clayton or Juno
Adapted Screenplay No Country Without Men
Supporting Actor Javier Bardem (No Country Without Men) upset Hal Hollbrook
Sup Actress Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton)
Art Direction Sweeney Todd
Cinematography There Will Be Blood
Costumes Atonement
Film Editing There Will Be Blood
Sound Editing The Bourne Ultimatum
Sound Mixing *Transformers
Visual Effect Transformers
Original Song Raise it Up (August Rush)
Make-up La Vie En Rose
Original Score 3;10 To Yuma
Foreign Film 12
Documentary Feature Sicko
Documentary Short Saris Mother Read More

The 1st Annual Mister D’s Grammy Awards Predictions! (With Miss Anita Award-Disclaimer!)

Mister D: Welcome to the 1st Annual Mister D’s Grammy Predictions with my faithful companion and derider, Anita Award-Disclaimer. And believe me Anita has the perfect family name for she needs a disclaimer for everything. Supposedly her parents “Disclaimed” her. That’s why I like to keep her close under my “rainbow sleeve.”

Anyway, enough about that bitch. Although she would say her predictions are right on since she trances herself into the heads of the Grammy committee, I don’t buy it. I’ve never seen her eyes roll up while dusting around the house, but I swear I’ve seen her legs roll up when sticking out from under the house….whatvever, it was scary mind you. Read More

The BAFTA Awards – Nominations

Nominations list for BAFTA
‘Atonement’ leads race with 14 nods
By VARIETY STAFF

The Academy’s Mission

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.

FILM
“American Gangster” — Brian Grazer/Ridley Scott
“Atonement” — Tim Bevan/Eric Fellner/Paul Webster
“The Lives of Others” — Quirin Berg/Max Wiedemann
“No Country for Old Men” — Scott Rudin/Joel Coen/Ethan Coen
“There Will Be Blood” — JoAnne Sellar/Paul Thomas Anderson/Daniel Lupi Read More

GLAAD Lists 2008 Media Nominees

Mister D: Let’s look at this later…

GLAAD lists 2008 media nominees
published Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Advocate has been nominated for four awards, including best overall magazine coverage, in the 19th annual GLAAD Media Awards. The list of 117 nominees spans books, television, advertising, music and film, GLAAD announced Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival.

Special honors will be given to cable network BETJ during the New York ceremony, The Intelligence Report magazine in South Florida and to Theater Rhinoceros in San Francisco. Read More

2008 Oscar Nominations – Winners Announced Feb 24th, 2008 – In Some Form

And here they are – supposedly the best of the best. Will do a little analysis shortly….where is Anita Award when I need her?:

BEST PICTURE
ATONEMENT
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
MICHAEL CLAYTON
THERE WILL BE BLOOD
JUNO

BEST ACTOR
Johnny Depp – SWEENEY TODD
Tommy Lee Jones – IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
Daniel Day Lewis – THERE WILL BE BLOOD
George Clooney – MICHAEL CLAYTON
Viggo Mortensen – EASTERN PROMISES

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE
Laura Linney – THE SAVAGES
Marion Cotillard – LA VIE EN ROSE
Ellen Page – JUNO
Julie Christie – AWAY FROM HER Read More

The 14th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards 2008

Actor® Awards Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Sunday, Jan. 27, on TNT and TBS
at 8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT

Los Angeles, California – Nominations for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2007 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the new SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.

Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg introduced Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) and Actor® recipient Terrence Howard (The Brave One), who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors®. SAG Awards™ Committee member JoBeth Williams and Committee Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees. Read More

The First Annual “Mister D’s Golden Globes Contest” Winners!

Well, I just counted the votes from the zillions of fan entries for my first annual Golden Globes Contest and it was a TIE! And between 2 guys! The winners were Brian P. and Brandon H.

If you’ll send me you addresses I’ll be sending you the brand new book, “Knight at the Movies 2004-2006”, by one of our guest posters, Richard Knight, Jr., a fabulous collection of his weekly film reviews for the “The Windy City Times.” We’re talking 430 pages of guidance to the good, bad, and the ugliness of the cinema. Read More

The Golden Globes

Mister D: I will have my Golden Globes special back up after I tally votes and clean it up. In the meantime, here are the winners of The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Best Motion Picture – Drama: Atonement

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Julie Christie – Away From Her

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Read More

The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Mister D: I’m so sorry I had to rush this…didn’t know theyd be announcing the winners this soon in the night. Before you read, let me clean all the entries up, so it looks nice. Thanks to all who participated. I’ll announce the biggest winner tomorrow. (The one who guessed the best…does that rhyme? Who cares!! When I take this message down…you can read the rest. Thank you all for participating. This was an experiment and I realize I need to prepare much earlier. Here I come Oscar!!!!
Well, tonight the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards were to air, but due to the writer’s strike, it just ain’t happening. The actor’s are behind the writer’s and more importantly, so is Mister D. And you should see the writer behind me…oh that is so not true! I only have me and my lovely friends, family, and celebrity to back me up on this overwhelming project. Which one, of all of us, will get the most answers right? I know what you’re thinking….so what’s the prize I get if I win? The answer is nothing!!!! This is supposed to be fun! Why does everybody have to have a fucking prize to play a little game? So yes, I’ll give a prize away to the person who get the most correct answers. So whoever wants to participate better hurry up and get on that keyboard and think pretty hard. Of course, my prize will come from my heart, since I’m broke and can’t afford to even buy cat food to eat. I’ll put it up as soon as I finish my predictions and put up our guest posts…Good luck to everyone! BTW, my dear guests, you win nothing! You’re lovely prize is to be featured on my blog. Who could ask for more??? Read More

Las Vegas Film Critics Society

About the Las Vegas Film Critics Society:

Now in its eleventh year, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society and its annual awards program has grown in stature and prestige. With a population now reaching two million and among the highest movie theater locations per capita, the fastest growing city in America, Las Vegas, Nevada has begun to take its place among major film cities of the country.

The Las Vegas Film Critics Society is a non-profit, progressive organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of film and is composed of selected print, television and internet film critics in the Las Vegas area. The LVFCS presents its “Sierra” awards each year for the best in film, including The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award, which is named for the brilliant Academy Award winning actor. Read More

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