When Avatar picked up Best Picture and Best Director at the Golden Globes, it seemed likely that the march to coronate Avatar as Best Picture was one — but last night the Producers Guild gave its top honor to Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” and this, plus the Screen Actor’s Guild also ignoring Avatar (not a surprise) leaves the Oscar race for Best Picture in a state of confusion. The Hurt Locker has been picking up numerous awards and the fact that Bigelow is Cameron’s ex-wife adds to the intrigue. Hurt Locker, about bomb disposal experts in Iraq, as well as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards, must both be considered strong contenders. Adding to the “mad scramble” vibe will be the fact that when Oscar nods are announced on February 2, the field for Best Picture will include 10 nominees rather than the usual 5–ironically a move designed to open up the Best Picture field to more mainstream Hollywood blockbusters after a number of years in which smaller, independent films had dominated the Best Picture category. Stay tuned.
Year of the Spy Book Trailer
Above is the Year of the Spy Book Trailer — for my upcoming non-fiction book about espionage upheavals on the streets of Moscow in 1985.
Below is a “trailer” showcasing the writing and video services I provide to clients.
Michael Sellers — Writing and Video Services
- Arsha Sellers — Today I’m One Big Step Closer to Becoming a Real Forever Dad
- Meet Abby Sellers and Arshavin Sellers — My Wife, My Son, My Inspiration Every Day
- What the Mueller Report Actually Says
- Remembering James Blount, an American Who “Got” the Philippines in 1901
- America the Beautiful? You Mean America the Pitiful. I Am Ashamed