What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 28 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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A couple /Film readers (notably Andrew G and Luis MG) have pointed out that the Internet Movie Database‘s Academy Award nomination/winners page lists composer Alexandre Desplat‘s score for The King’s Speech as the winner of the “Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score” Oscar.
There is no way IMDb has an advance listing of the Academy Award winners. It’s clearly just a mistake on their part, right? Of course, there is no way IMDb would know this since the winners won’t be announced until Sunday, February 27th 2011. And besides that, the Academy polls don’t close until 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 22nd 2011.
Speaking of IMDb… have you ever wondered how the website started and how it is currently run? KTLA ran a news segment taking us behind the scenes of the operation. Watch the clip now embedded after the jump.
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Tonight the award ceremony took place in London to honor recipients of the British Academy Film Awards, in a show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). The BAFTA winners won’t have any particular effect on the Oscar race, but the lineup for winners looks very much like that which has been ratified many times over by various film awards in the US over the past few months, and which is likely to be set in stone by the Oscars.
The basic breakdown is that The King’s Speech was the big winner with seven awards in total, taking the Best Film and Outstanding British Film categories as well as acting nods for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. David Fincher won Best Director for The Social Network, and Inception took quite a few technical awards. All the details are after the break. Read More »
Illustrator Dean Walton (aka Mr. Shabba) has created a series of posters for the movies nominated Best Picture for the 2011 Academy Awards. Hit the jump to see his colorful yet minimalistic creations for Black Swan, The Social Network, The King’s Speech, True Grit, and The Fighter. Walton is also selling a limited edition run of 100 prints of every poster, individually signed and numbered.
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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 32 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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Posted on Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 by David Chen
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It’s the second WTF post for The King’s Speech in the past week. It’s been a mostly great run for the movie, as it has swept the big guild awards: producers, directors and actors all gave it top prizes over the last seven days. But Harvey Weinstein is considering cutting the film to score a PG-13 and consequently broaden the audience. At issue is a series of curse words, including several ‘fuck’s, uttered by Colin Firth playing King George VI, as he attempts to overcome his stutter.
Director Tom Hooper doesn’t support cutting the film — no surprise — but he does say that it might be bleeped. What the *bleep*? Read More »
The Directors Guild of America announced its award winners for achievement in 2010 last night, and the big winner was Tom Hooper, director of The King’s Speech. That, in conjunction with the film’s victory at the Producers Guild awards, puts the movie as the odds-on favorite to win the Best Picture Oscar, and makes Mr. Hooper a likely win for Best Director as well. Read More »
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Hey, remember when Harvey Weinstein was all incensed last year about the R-rating given to The King’s Speech? It was at the same time as he was campaigning to appeal the NC-17 given to Blue Valentine, so you might have missed the much more minor controversy about Tom Hooper’s film. The rating for Blue Valentine was successfully appealed, but the R given to The King’s Speech was not. (The rating was given for a string of curses, including a many f-bombs, uttered by Colin Firth as King George VI as he tries to break through his stutter.) A lawyer for The Weinstein Company invoked the First Amendment when talking about the R rating, saying “it should strike fear in the heart of every director and producer.”
Now, with twelve Oscar nominations, Harvey Weinstein has basically said ‘fuck it’ with respect to the rating and integrity of the film. He wants to cut the movie to score a lower rating and, hopefully, bring kids into the audience. Read More »
The nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards have been announced. As expected, big players include The Social Network and The King’s Speech, but there are very strong showings for The Kids Are All Right, The Fighter and True Grit. The Best Picture nominees are: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, and Winter’s Bone. If you’re going by the numbers, The King’s Speech is strong with 12, followed by a wonderful 10 for True Grit and then 8 for both The Social Network and Inception, with the latter scoring on technical nominations.
The full list of nominees is after the break. Read More »