Oscar Week: Final Oscar Prediction Update and MPSE Awards

 Happy Oscar week everyone!     It’s a big week here at Award Contenders.  I will be extremely busy wrapping up my final Oscar predictions, as well as giving you the last two installments in our first annual Aycee Awards.    On Thursday evening, at 10 p.m. EST, I will be participating in Jason O’Brien’s annual …

Oscar Presenters List Updated

Here is the most up to date list of Oscar presenters for this Sunday’s (omg, omg, omg) Oscar ceremony: Annette Bening Halle Berry Russell Brand Jeff Bridges Sandra Bullock Robert Downey Jr. Tom Hanks Hugh Jackman Scarlett Johansson Nicole Kidman Jude Law Alan Menken, Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Randy Newman, Gwyneth Paltrow, A.R. Rahman (musical performers) Marisa Tomei Florence Welch Oprah Winfrey …

Oscar and Foreign Films, and An Argument

  It’s almost Oscar time. Whatever you think, however you feel about the Academy Awards and awards in general, there’s little arguing with the eighty plus years of history and rich tradition of this still most prestigious and popular of movie honors.    For many years now the most interesting part of the awards for …

Streep Going for Number 3 As Thatcher

 As many of you know, Meryl Streep will be playing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming film, The Iron Lady.  Could this role earn her the much deserved 3rd Oscar she has been chasing for 27 years?     Streep has said of the role:  “I am trying to approach the role with as much …

Aycee Awards : Round 7

The 7th [ and final….FINALLY!!!] part of the Aycee Awards is here!  This last set includes Original and Adapted Screenplay, Best Director and of course, Best Film of 2010. Here is a recap of all the Aycee Awards categories: Best Animated Documentary Comedy Action Film Special Effects Cinematography Character Quote Song Score Trailer Poster Most Overrated Most Underrated Breakthrough Male …

Will Melissa Leo Cost Herself the Oscar?

There is some talk going around about how Melissa Leo may have hurt her chances at taking home an Oscar later this month for her performance in The Fighter.  Having won a load of critics awards, a Golden Globe, and the SAG, most pundits have Leo out in front for Oscar, with Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) …