Bald Naked ManHunt: Race and the Oscar Race

Naked Golden Bits

The Independent Spirit Award nominations have been announced and there was a lot of love for Keep the Lights On including a Best Feature nomination. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Bernie, Gayby and How to Survive a Plague also got some lovin’.

Meanwhile, the Gotham Awards have been given and Plague came away with a win.

EW’s Awards guru, Anthony Breznican, offers up his early thoughts on the Oscars. It’s worth scrolling through the whole gallery, but I was especially happy to see that he has Wallflower listed as a film that should be considered. “It reminds us that great friends can turn the worst of times into good ol’ days.”

And over at the L.A. Times Oscar site, The Envelope, Glenn Whipp implores voters to make room for Ezra Miller. Whipp calls it “…easily one of the season’s most dynamic performances.” I’m glad it’s not just me.

Could we be hearing the words, “Academy Award nominee – Frank Ocean” in our future? It’s possible.

Anthony Hopkins is the latest to join the “Oscar Bah-Humbug” club. Speaking to the Huffington Post, the Oscar winner said, “You know, kissing the backside of the authorities that can make or break it; I can’t stand all that. I find it nauseating to watch and I think it’s disgusting to behold.” At least Joaquin Phoenix isn’t so lonely anymore.

Did Rise of the Guardians just fall off the Oscar cliff? It’s disappointing box-office already has many penning its obituary.

The Hollywood Reporter has its Awards Season Roundtable Series up, and this time we get a lively discussion with Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Sally Field, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz, Helen Hunt and Marion Cotillard. The entire, hour-long interview can be found here.

Meanwhile, here’s a clip where Field talks about how she fought to get the role of Mary in Lincoln.

This clip features Rust and Bone‘s Cotillard talking about her feelings working with a “bad” director. I would have loved her to win the French version of the Razzie just to hear that speech.

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