12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture, Gravity wins Best Director at 86th Academy Awards

Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers...
Posted On 02 Mar 2014

Gravity, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave lead 86th Annual Oscar Nominations

Gravity and American Hustle today received 10 nominations apiece. 12 Years a Slave received 9 Oscar nominations. Trailing these three frontrunners, Nebraska, Dallas Buyers Club, and Captain Phillips each received 6 nominations. The Wolf of Wall Street and Her both earned 5 Oscar...
Posted On 16 Jan 2014

Trailer for 86 Oscars – Here we go!

The Academy has unveiled new videos to hype this year’s show. First up: More over at Oscars.org/herewego
Posted On 19 Dec 2013

Why Ellen Hosting the Oscars is a Great Idea

When Twitter isn’t busy being funny ha-ha, it kills time being funny strange. Soon after Ellen DeGeneres announced that she was hosting the Oscars for the second time, the disgruntled murmurings began. Most of these groans, it’s worth noting, came from people who are...
Posted On 03 Aug 2013

Academy Changes Rules for Oscar Voting

The changes they make seem to impact only the documentary, short and foreign language films. I’m not sure why they don’t require that voters see all of the nominated films in EVERY category to vote. The press release also says they had 90% voter turnout last year....
Posted On 04 May 2013

Oscars, The Guilds and the Awards Calendar

Remember last year’s date scramble? I certainly do. For the first time in Oscar history the Academy had to turn in their ballots before the DGA announced. The DGA was the only really significant group that didn’t announce, though the Producers Guild announced one day...
Posted On 25 Mar 2013

2014 Olympics could push Oscars into March

Looks as if the 2014 Winter Olympics could nudge the Oscars into March Madness. Since the Olympics in Sochi, Russia next year run from Friday, February 7 through Sunday, Feb 23rd, Oscars’ comfortable Sunday slot would clash with the Olympics closing night ceremony....
Posted On 04 Mar 2013