This year’s Oscar race for Best Supporting Actor is “the starriest group of best supporting contenders we have seen in many years,” says Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond, who runs through the extremely competitive roster of performers challenging for a spot among the five nominees. Read all of Pete’s rundown on the race here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/oscars-supporting-actor-race/
My latest podcast with Deadline Hollywood Awards Columnist Pete Hammond is up, episode 7 of "Deadline Awards Watch." We talk about the continuing headaches with the Motion Picture Academy's new Oscar voting process, as nominations prepare to close tomorrow; what the Producers Guild picks for the Zanuck award mean for the Best Picture Oscar; and Pete's picks for 2012's best screenplays. Hear it all here…
As the SAG Awards get underway on a damp Sunday in SoCal, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond ponders the impact of last night's Producers Guild awards, where "Argo" snagged what's basically the producers' version of Best Picture. Could this pave the way for an "Argo" win at Oscar, Pete wonders? Maybe, though it remains a crazy close race. Read all of Pete's piece here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/pga-verdict-could-argo-now-be-the-clear-oscar-front-runner/
As competitive as the race is for Best Supporting Actor, it might be even tougher on the distaff side, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond says in his rundown of likely nominees for Best Supporting Actress (read it all here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/oscars-supporting-actress-race/ ) Who would you support? "Skyfall" MI6 honcho Judi Dench?
“This is still a wide open race and if the final results of the Golden Globes did absolutely nothing to cement a front runner, it also kept hopes high for just about every one of the top contenders, ... which all got something Sunday night.” — Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond on what the Golden Globes did and didn’t do last night: http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/golden-globes-2013-movie-winners-analysis/
The twin wins this weekend for "Argo" at the awards shows for producers and actors led Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond to wonder if the film now has "unstoppable momentum" heading into the start of Oscar voting next week ( http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/screen-actors-guild-awards-2013-film-winners-analysis-sag-awards/ ) It could be so, though it would be a somewhat unlikely path to Best Picture glory, Pete says, given the surprise snub of Ben Affleck for Best Director.
Okay, lock it in, Oscar fans. Voting is now closed for the Little Gold Man. For those of you who need to fill out a ballot for your Oscar-watching party this Sunday, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond has made his last tweaks to his list of likely winners in what he calls “one of the craziest Oscar years in memory.” Read it all here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/oscars-hammonds-down-to-the-wire-predictions/ What do you think? Agree with his choices?
With Oscar less than two weeks away, and voting ending Tuesday, lots of campaigns are trying to snag a last few votes. One of the more obscure but hotly contested campaigns is for Best Animated Short, which Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond runs down on our site. Read it and watch all of contender "Head Over Heels" here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/oscars-head-over-heels-student-films-takes-on-major-studios/
Despite its frank handling of a brutal true story, "12 Years a Slave" snagged the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival: http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/toronto-12-years-a-slave-wins-peoples-choice-award/ It's good Oscar news for the film too, says Deadline's Awards Columnist Pete Hammond, who talked about the festival in our Deadline Awards Watch podcast: http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/deadline-awards-watch-with-pete-hammond-episode-41/
With Oscar nomination voting in full swing through Jan. 3, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond handicaps the candidates for Best Director, including Kathryn Bigelow pictured here at left, but it will be a very competitive race. Read the rundown here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/oscars-the-directors/