Oscarweb Round-up: How about cutting the double-dippers a break?
Mark Harris cherry picks three areas of the Academy's rulebook that really need some reconsideration. And one of them drives me absolutely nuts, too. The stipulation that an actor can't be nominated for two different films in the same category. Not that I spend a lot of time trying to understand it, but really, I can't figure out what the point of this nonsense is. Is it some kind of bizarre fairness thing? I don't know. But Ryan Gosling gives two of the year's best performances, and by golly, he should be nominated for each if voters see fit! #pissinginthewind [Grantland]
George Clooney tunes out Oscar buzz. [USA Today]
Anyone gotten a load of the (legit) Ellen Barkin Twitter insanity? [Twitter]
Peter Knegt writes up 13 underdog actors who deserve Oscar attention. [indieWIRE]
Sasha Stone takes an Oscar flashback to romance films that registered with the Academy. [Awards Daily]
Matt Brennan revisits Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life," now that it's on DVD and Blu-ray. [Thompson on Hollywood]
Amid question on any and everything he's working on, William Monahan lays out his idea for a sequel to "The Departed." [Collider]