Oscar Watch: Could Jake Gyllenhaal get Angelina Jolie a margarita?

Oscar Watch: Could Jake Gyllenhaal get Angelina Jolie a margarita?
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Rain, shine or chickenpox, Oscar Watch -- a look at who and what's up and down this awards season -- comes to you every Monday. What's moving and shaking this week? Read on ...

Angelina Jolie

"Unbroken" was shut out at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. And we know the movie isn't getting producer Scott Rudin's Oscar vote. Also, it isn't a good thing when your defining image from the awards season isn't something celebratory or moving, like, say, this, but rather a death stare that would make Maleficent turn tail and run for the hills.

As for her film's reviews, let's just say the New Yorker's David Denby is going out with a bang, calling "Unbroken" an "interminable, redundant, unnecessary epic devoted to suffering, suffering, suffering."

Oh ... and did we mention she has chickenpox? Is Sony exec Amy Pascal vaccinated? Just wondering ...

Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

On the one hand, we'd like to salute the 82 voting members for a nice slate of choices across the board. For the past two years, there hasn't been a head-scratcher among their picks. And yet ... doesn't that ruin our idea of the Globes as this wacky, celebrity-worshipping event, a perception that at least gave the night an identity in the looooong march to the Oscars? Removing oddball choices from the HFPA equation would be like the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. lauding Meryl Streep for her work in "The Iron Lady." Stay on course, HFPA, but throw us cynics a bone once in awhile too.

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