Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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My Sights on Sites

Awards Season is in its beginnings, and so we're getting openings, nominees for non-Oscar awards, and -- my favorite -- THE STUDIO "FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION" SITES!

Sony seems to be touting The Social Network as its sole hope, though indie wing Sony Pictures Classics has a whole slew: Animal Kingdom, Another Year, Barney's Version, Get Low, The Illusionist, Inside Job, Made in Dagenham, Mother and Child, Please Give, Tamara Drewe and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Both sites offer screening info but nothing else. Yet.

Likewise is the case with Fox and Fox Searchlight: screening info only, though Searchlight usually offers the screenplays somewhere down the road. Fox has Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Love and Other Drugs on its agenda, while Searchlight has 127 Hours, Black Swan, Conviction and Never Let Me Go.

Overture Films and Anchor Bay Films have five films in the mix: City Island, Jack Goes Boating, Let Me In, Solitary Man and Stone. Chloe Grace Moretz is, oddly enough, being campaigned in Supporting Actress for Let Me In, which is bizarre, especially since Kodi Smit-McPhee is acknowledged as being the Lead Actor. Except for Solitary Man, all screenplays are available for download.

Paramount's site has a nifty new design, with five films on its plate. Info for Shutter Island, How to Train Your Dragon and Waiting for "Superman" is up, with COMING SOON the only thing we see for The Fighter and True Grit.

Warner Brothers also has COMING SOON labels...but only for score and screenplay downloads, thank goodness. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One, Hereafter, Inception, Legend of the Guardians and The Town are all getting campaigns, as expected. Make sure you visit their Golden Globe site, though, for an additional campaign: Due Date.

Universal's got Catfish and Despicable Me in the mix this year, the latter qualifying for Best Song. Hear it play on the site; it's pretty catchy.

Disney is most likely to succeed with a few of the films they're campaigning: Alice in Wonderland, Secretariat, Tangled, Toy Story 3 and Tron: Legacy are all in the mix, with Jeff Bridges campaigned in supporting and Alice actually getting a full campaign. I can see some tech noms, but otherwise? Nuh-uh. Especially not Original Song for Avril Lavigne's "Alice".

The Weinstein Company only has screening listings, but it would seem that the scores, screenplays, and categories will eventually be available to us. Their movies are The Tillman Story (which TomS wrote about here), Blue Valentine, The Company Men, The King's Speech and Nowhere Boy.

Lionsgate remains blank, and Focus Features has yet to stir. Perhaps they're waiting for their movies to open? Not a bad idea, actually, but inquiring minds do want to know what's what!

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