Oscars Crapshoot: Who Will Win?

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 13:20

“After you're nominated, it's like a crapshoot, it's like throwing dice.” Morgan Freeman

Freeman was talking about the Oscars, of course. If I was a betting man I'd put money on him for his performance as Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood's Invinctus. I like a long shot every now and then and with William Hill putting Freeman at 26 to 1 he has the longest odds of the group of five leading actors. 

BAFTA Awards

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 22:00

The British version of the Oscars doesn't create quite the same media frenzy as the Oscars, but still attracts many of our home-grown glitterati to its red carpet, and there's usually a very similar line-up of films in the final competition.

Golden Globes Awards Night

Submitted by iofilm on Sat, 01/16/2010 - 02:54

Hollywood's other big awards race, the Oscars, may be more avidly followed, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual awards nevertheless carry some clout in the biz.

The event is always well attended, with plenty of familiar Hollywood faces gracing the red carpet to warrant television coverage in 160 countries worldwide. The Golden Globes includes gongs for television as well as film.

Whistler Film Festival

Submitted by iofilm on Sat, 11/14/2009 - 01:57

A relatively small film festival in the Canadian West Coast ski resort of Whistler that attracts lots of the local industry, particularly as the three day fest has a filmmaker forum attached. Cash prizes for filmmakers.