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  • DVD update: When Oscar voters received these campaign screeners

     
    Oscar voters are just now receiving their nomination ballots. Below are the dates that the general membership received these campaign DVDs. Other DVDs were shipped to members of specific branches. DEC. 28 — "Sherlock Holmes," "The Lightkeepers" DEC....
  • Oscar voting begins! Here's when academy members got DVD screeners

     
    Oscar voters are just now receiving their nomination ballots. Below are the dates that the general membership received these campaign DVDs. Other screeners were shipped to members of specific branches. But appartently not "Avatar"! DEC. 31 — "The...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Reaction to PGA noms | Jeff Bridges on Oscar nods 1 to 4 | Green Day on Grammys (and Tonys?)

     
    • Reviewing the PGA nominations, Dave Karger wonders, "What if 'Avatar,' 'District 9' and 'Star Trek' all repeat and score Oscar nominations for Best Picture? Could 'Avatar,' which is widely considered to be the frontrunner at this point, actually be...
  • Shrewd DVD strategies reap rewards with Oscar nominations

     
    So how did "A Serious Man" pull off that underdog Oscar nomination for best picture? Perhaps because it was among the first wave of DVD screeners shipped to academy members, long before the deluge of discs that arrived during the holiday season. Such an...
  • 'Avatar ' wins sound editors' awards

     
    The Motion Picture Sound Editors have decreed their award winners, which usually foretell the equivalent Oscar champs. Considering its two guild victories, "Avatar" now seems like a good bet to win the academy's kudo for best sound editing, maybe mixing...
  • When is the best time to ship a DVD screener to Oscar voters?

     
    I was dishing with one of the top Oscar consultants Monday about successful DVD campaign strategies in the recent derby. Now that the winners are known, it's fascinating to look back at Gold Derby's calendar that recorded when the DVDs landed in the...
  • Movie review: Stoning of Soraya M. -- 4 of 5 stars

    The Stoning of Soraya M. is a deeply disturbing film about a rural Iranian woman stoned to death for adultery during the reign of Ayatollah Khomeini. It's an old-fashioned melodrama that climaxes with modern graphic violence, a horrific and harrowing film...