Academy Originals

I’m not sure what this is ultimately going to turn out to be but for now it’s being teased by the Academy as something coming up. Documentaries? Profiles?
Posted On 10 Apr 2014

And the Winner Is Doc on TCM Tonight

The Academy has just posted this reminder that And the Winner Is will show tonight on TCM. Here is how they describe it: TCM presents the premiere of “And the Oscar Goes To…” (2014), a new documentary tracing the history of the Academy Awards. Airing Saturday...
Posted On 01 Feb 2014

Oscars Opening in 1967 and Other Interesting Videos

I don’t know about you but I’ve been having way too much fun poring over the videos the Academy has put up online. For instance, here is 1967 – all of the Redgraves are in attendance. Lady Redgrave. Lynn and Vanessa. Ronald Reagan too. The camera identifies...
Posted On 31 Jan 2014

Academy’s Statement on the Death of Tom Sherak

“To the entertainment community, With broken hearts we want to share with you the news that Tom Sherak passed away today after a long 12 year battle with prostate cancer. He died at home surrounded by his family giving him hugs, kisses, and love. Tom is, was, and always will be,...
Posted On 28 Jan 2014

The Oscars in 1939

Not a lot of fanfare back then. I thought I could get a glimpse of Hattie McDaniel taking forever to get to the stage but that has been edited out. They all say something very meaningful before reading out the winner’s name.
Posted On 28 Jan 2014

The Academy Posts Martin Luther King Pic

On Facebook and Twitter today, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences posted this photo: A potent reminder during awards season.
Posted On 20 Jan 2014

Oscar Voting Begins Friday – Dear Academy, hear my plea

It is once again time for our For Your Consideration post to the members of the Academy.  Online voting begins December 27th. The Academy has fortified its methods this year, making it easier for members to vote. This is your chance to make the best case for contenders you think...
Posted On 26 Dec 2013

Oscars by the Numbers

Steve Pond over at The Wrap has done a handy cheat sheet to figure out how many votes per branch in the Academy a film needs to reach the “magic number.” In total, a film only needs about 300 number one votes to be nominated for Best Picture.  Read Pond’s piece,...
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

The Academy gets a new logo

A little touch of Illuminati for the Oscar’s new triangular spotlight logo.   I’m hearing a visual echo of other things too…
Posted On 17 Dec 2013

Makeup and Hairstyling Short List

American Hustle Dallas Buyers Club The Great Gatsby Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters The Hunger Games Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa The Lone Ranger
Posted On 14 Dec 2013