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In Case You Missed It For The Week Of 11/25 -11/29/13: SSN’s Top Original Stories


Matt McC

Spotlight: Dallas Buyers Club’s Matthew McConaughey on Being an “Egotistical Utilitarian”

At a recent luncheon for the film, the 44-year-old McConaughey talked to SSN about playing Ron Woodruff and why he’s become more selfish in his older years. (SSN)

Spotlight: Nebraska’s Bruce Dern “There’s No Bigger Win Than Getting the Role.”

Bruce Dern’s career has spanned across five decades and more than 100 movies. Now, 35 years after his first and only Oscar nomination, for his work in Coming Home, the 77-year-old is receiving the best reviews of his life for his role in Nebraska. We bring you our Q&A with Dern, who attended last week’s SSN screening of the film. (SSN)

Oscars 2014: Possible Lead Actor Contenders & the Banners They Built

Many of today’s top thespians look to capitalize on their success and take more control of their careers by launching banners to develop features, series and other projects. Here are a few of this year’s lead actor contenders and the banners that help them control their own destiny, from Tom Hanks to Forest Whitaker. (SSN)

Trapped in Ice: Inside the 70-Year Journey ‘Frozen’ Took to Get to the Big Screen

From an animated section of a live-action film overseen by Walt himself through countless animated feature attempts, a possible Pixar movie, a possible Disneyland attraction and Tokyo DisneySea production – and back again to a feature project - Frozen is finally here. (SSN)

Awards Spotlight: Pharrell Williams Finds Happiness in ‘Despicable Me 2′ Songs

The 40-year-old singer/songwriter/producer chatted with SSN about the challenges of working on the film and why “there’s nothing like going to the bottom of your creative resources and exhausting all ideas.” (SSN)

Oscar Analysis Part Three: Forecasting the 2015 Oscars in Disney’s Future

SSN’s look at Disney 2014 – a schedule that is by no means finalized – but even a cursory glance is enough to see that Disney has just as many opportunities to earn awards recognition as it does in any other year. (SSN)

Oscars 2014 Category Standouts: Best Song & Score

When it comes to Best Original Score and Song, it’s often hard to decipher which way Academy nominations will go—let alone, who’ll win. With such a wide range of original film music on offer, SSN looks at which songs and scores are the frontrunners in this year’s race. (SSN)

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