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An Alternative Look At The 85th Annual Academy Awards

Peggy Siegal’s Oscar Diary, A Must-Read

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The photos, the stories, the whole night written from a unique perspective of a well connected person and one you’ll want to read: We kissed elegantly composed Anne Hathaway and asked, “Who are you wearing?” “Prada,” she said. I suggested to her father Jerry that he buy her that Tiffany diamond necklace after she wins, imitating the late Bruce Paltrow’s generosity to his daughter Gwyneth after her own big night….

Reader Feedback – on Argo and Other Laments

Reader Feedback – on Argo and Other Laments

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I feel like I need to put this exchange here on the main page because frankly I’m sick of having to discuss this repeatedly. First, a reader named Andrew wrote: I’m not sure what my not posting on other threads has to with anything, but I will make one point- I have been posting here for years, and have never had my posts deleted or moderated until this year. And…


Geena Davis Calls out 85th for Being “Disrespectful to Women”

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A story at the HuffPo on Geena Davis’ reaction to the Oscars is a good reminder that we still have a long way to go (I think). It’s one thing to simply “be offended” by MacFarlane’s humor. But it’s another thing to set about enacting change. Complaints about MacFarlane won’t change how women are treated overall by Hollywood and the awards industry – in short, women are mostly ignored. From…


Enter the World of Pi with New Site, Digital Download

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Fox has launched a brand new site for the DVD/Blu-Ray launch of Life of Pi, available for digital download and purchase March 12. The site does a nice job capturing the fluid beauty of Pi, which caught the tinyest whiff of controversy  after winning the Oscar for Director, Visual Effects, Cinematography and Score — since Ang Lee didn’t thank the visual effects team on the movie. But you know, maybe…


Ang Lee by Two

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Here is a photo of Ang Lee at 28 years old. Ryan and others have pointed out that Ang Lee is the only director ever in the history of movie awards to have 2 DGA awards, 2 Oscars for directing, 2 BAFTAs and 2 Golden Globes for directing, 2 Golden Lions and 2 Golden Bears (as noted yesterday by reader KT, and mentioned on Oscar night by Joao Mattos).


Caption This!

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        “You fellas thanked God, right?” “It was a Warner Bros film, not a Weinstein Co.” “No, I mean GOD!”


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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If you click this photo you can see the Oscar audience.  Some of these faces are so telling. Some are smiling. Some are not. Like, who’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt looking at? It doesn’t look like much fun to me but probably for Ms. Lawrence, the moment of a lifetime, what with the standing ovation and all.

85th Academy Awards, Backstage

More Oscar Night Photos

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  Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress winner, hugs Anne Hathaway, Best Supporting Actress winner after the 85th Oscar ceremony. After the cut, yet more.

85th Academy Awards, Portraits

Oscar Night Portraits, Thanks for the Memories

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From the Academy’s Facebook page…gallery after the cut.  


Oscar Postmortem: 22 great movies Oscar forgot

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22 great movies from 2012 that got no Oscar nominations at all. The Perks of Being a Wallflower Middle of Nowhere The Dark Knight Rises Cloud Atlas Wuthering Heights Looper Killing Them Softly End of Watch Magic Mike Lawless The Grey Killer Joe Not Fade Away Take this Waltz Arbitrage On the Road Safety Not Guaranteed Bernie Compliance Your Sister’s Sister Cosmopolis The Exotic Marigold Hotel