AD Exclusive: 12 Years a Slave Timeline

A new site has just gone up to honor the history of 12 Years a Slave and the life of Solomon Northup. The timeline goes from Northup’s freedom all the way up to the Civil Rights act of 1964, something that would tear apart the South as the government tried to enact the law....
Posted On 15 Jan 2014

15 Annual No Guts, No Glory Nominations Edition

It has all come down to this, Oscarwatchers. Please pick three good ones – major upsets that no one saw coming. Good, bad, doesn’t matter. Let’s hear them. Feel free to put them in a form of haiku, as I am doing here. All is Lost Best Picture Full blown...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014

Motion Picture Sound Editors Nominations

The 61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards Nominees BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE FEATURE 12 Years a Slave All Is Lost Captain Phillips Fast & Furious 6 Gravity The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Iron Man 3 Lone Survivor BEST SOUND EDITING:...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014

Statsgasm Hard Truth: Women, Aging and Oscar Stats

By Marshall Flores Behind the veneer of glitz and progressive utopia of Hollywood, there are a few hard, sobering truths. One of these is that inevitably, every actress encounters the stereotype Goldie Hawn once famously described in The First Wives Club: “There are only...
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SAG announces more presenters

Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro, Chiwetel Ejifor, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Marsden, Ewan McGregor, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Julia Roberts, Elisabeth Röhm, Meryl Streep, and Emma Thompson to Present at the 20th...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014

Simulated Oscar Nominations Ballot Results

The raw results have been tabulated. Thanks a million to Rob Y for giving us another terrific angle on the Oscar process. Rob promises to have a detailed breakdown and spreadsheets ready to examine over the next few days. Picture: 1) 12 Years a Slave (in first place on 23% of all...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014

Oscar Nominations Wish List

Whenever people talk about Oscar Nominations Morning, in my head I hear a jeer, a rhyme, a grim homonym: Oscar Nominations Mourning. From December to mid-January I live in a dreamworld. A world where any award is possible. My comfy bubble is left unlocked but there’s a Do...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014