Showbiz Sandbox 183: Going Inside This Year’s Oscars With Anne Thompson
February 25, 2013
As one of the hosts of the Oscar Talk podcast and the editor of Indiewire’s Thompson on Hollywood blog, it’s no wonder Anne Thompson beat out most other award season experts by correctly predicting 19 out of 24 winners at this year’s Academy Awards. Thompson attended the Oscar ceremony in-person and confirms that Seth MacFarlane was no better live than on television.
Less than 24-hours after “Argo” won Best Picture and shortly after returning from the Governor’s Ball, Thompson recaps a whirlwind weekend that had her hobnobbing at the Spirit Awards awards on Saturday then walking the red carpet at Sunday’s Oscars. Rough life, to be sure.
In television news, it turns out most the of the hour-long network dramas premiering at mid-season have failed to find an audience. Maybe now that Nielsen is including online streaming in their ratings viewership will rise for some of these shows, but we wouldn’t count on it.
Of course we also cover the week’s top entertainment headlines including Billboard revamping music charts to include YouTube views, Shia LaBeouf drops out of his Broadway debut and Google’s plans for music streaming.
Foreign Box Office: ‘Die Hard’ Continues as No. 1 Overseas, Breaks $100 Million
China Box Office: ‘Journey to the West’ Dominates During New Year Holidays
Anne Thompson’s Oscar Predictions
My Night at the Oscars, from the Red Carpet to the Governor’s Ball
‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Wins Four Independent Spirit Awards
Oscar Predictions, Election-Style
Visual Effects Workers Plan Oscar Flyover Protest
NBC’s On A First-to-Worst Free-Fall
Nielsen Adjusts Its Ratings to Add Web-Linked TVs
Billboard, Nielsen Add YouTube Video Streaming To Its Platforms
“Harlem Shake” Debuts Atop Revamped Hot 100
Les Miz Coming Back To Broadway
Lawsuit Seeks To Put Sherlock Holmes In The Public Domain
Matchbox Twenty Cruise
Musical Version of ‘A Bronx Tale’ Reportedly In Works
Shia LaBeouf Exits Broadway Play “Orphans”
Taylor Swift Lawsuit Reveals Details of Singer’s $2.5M Capital Hoedown Contract
Mike Daisey Says His ‘Steve Jobs’ Episode Has Done Some Good
Will Arnett Lands CBS Comedy as ‘Up All Night’ Hopes Dwindle
Google Looks To Beat Music Rivals
Spotify Pushing Labels To Lower Costs, Open Up Free Service To Phones
Universal Music Publishing Inks Deals with Fullscreen, Maker Studios