OSCARS: Awards Season Frenzy Hits Pinnacle At WGA and ACE; End In Sight

WGA Awards: ‘The Descendants’, Woody Allen Big Winners
Eddie Awards: ‘The Descendants’, ‘The Artist’, ‘Rango’ Win

When the awards season kicked into gear at Telluride and Toronto, it appeared the movie to beat was going to be Fox Searchlight’s The Descendants. But then along came the big momentum for the little-silent-movie-that-could, The Artist, and that was all she wrote — that is, until this last weekend before ballots are due. Descendants has been on a tear these past few days, almost seeming to say “it ain’t over til it’s over”. With significant victories for Best Adapted Screenplay at the WGA Awards Sunday night, preceded by the  prestigious USC Scripter Award and Best Drama Feature Editing win at the ACE Eddie Awards on Saturday — not to mention writer-director Alexander Payne’s special  award from the cinema editors — you have a pretty impressive haul. But is it too late to turn around the momentum of The Artist?  After all, ballots are due at PricewaterhouseCoopers by Tuesday at 5 PM, and with the President’s Day holiday on Monday slowing postal delivery, the only way to get ballots in on time is to have them hand-delivered. (more…)

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