On Oscar’s Horizon – Best Picture for 2013

It’s not as difficult these days as it once was to early-predict Best Picture. The thing about the awards race that we can pretty much count on: the fix is in. There was a time when Big Oscar Movies could be very disappointing out of the gate. Not anymore. Somehow movies go...
Posted On 27 Feb 2013

Oscars 2012

What a wild ride. I hope Oscar goes back to five. I don’t think my heart could take another year like this one. My parting thoughts: Life of Pi should have won Adapted Screenplay and Picture. Lincoln should have won Adapted Screenplay, Director and Picture. One or the...
Posted On 24 Feb 2013

Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot

Scott Feinberg went and hung out with a prickly director who gave him his honest picks in the various categories. You can tell 2012 is a very strong year because everyone’s “should wins” are all over the place. One thing I can say with a certainty is that I feel...
Posted On 20 Feb 2013

Ceremony Taking Shape for 85th Academy Awards

The performers have been named to help us celebrate the musicals from the past decade: Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe (!), Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmaybe, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks and Helena Bonham Carter. Earlier this month,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2013

Oscar Travesties

The Oscar blogging scene has become as vanilla and uniform as the race itself. No more Stu Van Airsdale, no Mark Harris this year.  But lo!  Mark Lisanti over at Grantland reminds us just how awful this shit can really be.  What do you all think is number 1? I have to go with...
Posted On 13 Feb 2013

Mark Wahlberg and Ted to Present at 85th Oscars

The AMPAS just announced that Mark Wahlberg and Ted will present: “We are happy to make it possible for Mark and Ted to make their debut appearance on the Oscar stage,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “And we won’t deny that Ted used his pull with our...
Posted On 01 Feb 2013

Barbra Streisand to perform on Oscar night

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24. Streisand last sang the love theme from “A Star Is Born” on the March 28, 1977 show, winning...
Posted On 30 Jan 2013

Oscars Plan Tribute to Movie Musicals of Last Decade

Just announced – this will be a good way to draw in the many Les Miserables fans in the US and elsewhere: The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  “We are excited to...
Posted On 25 Jan 2013

Oscar experience to be shared in 45 cities across the U.S.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – On Oscar Sunday, February 24, charities in 45 cities will bring the Oscar experience to life at viewing parties in each city. The Oscar Experience: Benefits is the Academy’s grassroots outreach program that allows charities across the country to host...
Posted On 15 Jan 2013
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