"I hope ‘August’ wins all that shit. Whether or not it will actually make me feel better or worse, given that I’ve won other awards, who can say? I don’t know. Maybe if I hadn’t won those awards I would be staying up all night long worrying about the Academy Awards. But, I don’t."
Spoke to composer Alexandre Desplat, who wrote one of your favorite film scores. (Love his score for “Philomena.”)
"None of us have officially signed on. All of us, including Fox, want to see what we’ve got. You know, I have played Wolverine a lot. I’ve got another one coming out next year. Unless there’s a compelling reason to watch, no one wants to see another one just for the hell of it. I’d rather leave on a higher note, unless there’s something great."
Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine seven times. He might do it again. Or not. (P.S. I spoke to Hugh Jackman on the phone and he was charming.)
How the New York Yankees get younger:
Brian McCann is a solid clubhouse guy, and the Yankees don’t care about overspending, but this deal is pretty bad. Maybe McCann has a decent 2014 — he certainly won’t be worse than the Yankees’ 2013 catchers — but the trend is heading toward a 75-game season by the time 2016 rolls around (when he’ll still have two years left on his deal). Good job? I’m surprised the Mets didn’t sign McCann to this contract.