Dear Kim Novak: I’m Sorry You Woke up to the Internet

A friend of mine used to call life “a bucket of shit with the handles on the insides.” I’m going to appropriate that now to the internet, thanks in large part to the disease of accepted bullying that happens every second of every day here — our formerly...
Posted On 05 Mar 2014

The State of the Race: Can the Oscars Change Hollywood? (And Thank You)

Now that the bright, beautiful Lupita Nyong’o has arrived, what will become of her fate in Hollywood? We all know the statistics. We know what kinds of movies mostly get made. I wonder if it’s too much to ask that one actress inspire the five white guys in suits to...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014

Your favorite Oscar moment, 2014

Share your favorite Oscar moment. So many for me last night I won’t even try to rank them. Here, just a few highlights: Lupita. Just everything about Lupita. When Brad leaned over to kiss Angelina on the head after the clip of her winning the Humanitarian Oscar. When John...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014

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

AwardsDaily Oscar Day Oscar Guide

Enter our contest, if you haven’t already.   Our BIG BAD PREDICTIONS CHART – special thanks to Marshall Flores for helping out with that.   Must-read: Finding the real Patsey from 12 Years a Slave Add your predictions for 3 major upsets, if you haven’t already....
Posted On 02 Mar 2014

Big Bad Predictions Chart Up and Running

Our BIG CHART is up.  We do this every year – but keep checking back because we improve it, add to it, correct it in the days/hours/minutes leading up to Sunday’s Oscars. These charts go back to my favorite Oscar year, 2006. It’s fun to look at them through the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2014

What is Your Oscar Menu?

Epicurious has done the heavy lifting for us and created menus designed for Oscar night based on the Best Picture contenders: a menu inspired by american hustle Clams Casino Prosecco Chicken Piccata (double recipe to serve 8) Sauteed Broccoli Rabe Old-School Garlic Bread Dry...
Posted On 28 Feb 2014

Haters Guide to Oscars

Every so often you have to cut loose on the Oscars. Too many pundits want to snuggle up to the Academy which makes their coverage well, a little tepid. But not so over at Deadspin.  It’s brutal all the way through – but here is my favorite part: 12 Years A Slave: This...
Posted On 27 Feb 2014

Yet Another Oscar Diversity Infographic

Thanks to the fine folks at Indiewire for pointing this out. Our own Daveylow’s nephew at “Lee and Low Books in NYC, a publishing house that concentrates on children’s books with characters of color. It was posted on the Lee and Low Books web site and Indiewire must...
Posted On 26 Feb 2014
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