From the press release:
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 85th Academy Awards. The most significant changes affect the Music, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Visual Effects categories.
In the Music (Original Song) category, the Executive...
The first musical/comedy winner from the Golden Globes since 1968 went on to win Best Picture and Best Director at the Oscars = 43 years.
The Oscar for visual effects since 1970 has never lost to a Best Picture nominee in that category against a non-nominee (this year, Hugo over Apes) = when Tora Tora Tora beat Patton 41 years.
Hugo is the first film since...
Since both of them won Oscars last night, a good time to remember when:
The Oscars are a business. From the backend tonight I knew that my first trip to the Oscars would be illuminating in many good ways and a few not so good...
Best Picture: The Artist
Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Best Actress: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Original Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Adapted Screenplay: Alexander Payne &...
and, lo, the streets of Hollywood ran red with carpet.
(on location, Sasha’s perspective)
Sasha’s Oscar accessories, after the cut.
After the Oscars, The Artist will definitely make more money so not to worry – it probably will break some kind of record – like highest grossing silent film of all time, I’m guessing. But how did it finally shake down on the night before the Oscars? Domestic gross only.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – $381,000,000
The Help – $169,000,000
Jeff Wells posted this beautiful picture snapped by Shawn Levy from back when movies really knocked your socks off. Most of you weren’t even born...
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