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January 11, 2013
If you missed it earlier, check out the Oscar nominations edition, episode 8 of our audio podcast “Deadline Awards Watch, with Pete Hammond.”
I talk with Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond about frontrunners “Lincoln,” “Life of Pi” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” the surging “Amour,” and still-in-it challengers “Argo,” “Les Miserables” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”
With tremendously competitive fields in the director and acting categories, there were indeed snubs of deserving work.
And finally, we talk about the very big day for Disney projects in the Best Animated Feature category, but one little British company also sneaked in at the expense of a big Disney rival.
Hear it all here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/deadline-awards-watch-with-pete-hammond-episode-8/
With less than a week left for Oscar voters to cast their nominating ballots, problems still persist in the new voting system the Motion Picture Academy developed to, you know, bring the process into this century.
Deadline’s Pete Hammond says at least some Academy members continue to have problems with the high-powered, and rather complicated, anti-fraud measures built into the new online voting system (they still have paper ballots for the many old-school types among voters).
Read all the details here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/oscar-troubles-online-balloting-confusing-some-members-controversy-over-best-song-omissions/
Oh, and buried in the story, but somewhat noteworthy: Pete says the Academy committee in charge of these things has ruled ineligible both the “Silver Linings Playbook” title tune by prominent songwriter Diane Warren and Taylor Swift’s “Safe and Sound” song from “The Hunger Games.” The latter song already had a Golden Globes nomination.
“Sons of Anarchy” showrunner Kurt Sutter, a notoriously prickly Twitter voice, ascended the high road in noting that his often-celebrated show didn’t scoop up Emmy nominations some fans might expect. So who else was was left out in this year’s Emmys nomination musical chairs? Plenty. Deadline wraps up the snub list here: http://ow.ly/cmtD1
Big change? No big deal! “Downton Abbey” makes the leap look easy, moving from the Emmy categories for movies and miniseries to the extremely competitive Drama section with British televisionary aplomb.
Deadline.com’s Awards Columnist Pete Hammond and AwardsLine Editor Christy Grosz pick their candidates for the shows and performers most likely to snag Primetime Emmy nominations in the Drama categories as voting wraps up the next few days. There’s lots to love, at least in cable, they point out.