Intro for January 8, 2014
The BAFTA nominations were announced today. Gravity leads with the most. Here are the 5 films being considered for Best Film: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Gravity, and Philomena. Here are the 5 directors considered for Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O Russell (American Hustle), Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street).
Um, what happened to Stephen Frears for Philomena? Philomena was nominated for Best Picture. Wolf was not. But it’s Scorsese so we all have to lose our sh-t. His movie was three hours long. I’ve seen it. It didn’t have to be three hours long. Scorsese thinks Scorsese’s so good he doesn’t have to cut anything. And now BAFTA is pretty much rewarding him for making it three hours long.
People’s Choice Awards, aka the only awards show where Kaley Cuoco is important, are tonight. My recommendation, since they mean nothing, is to skip the telecast (you have better things to do with 3 hours) and just look at the pictures. We’ll post them tomorrow.
Yours in gossip,