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84th Academy Awards

Oscar Goes Digital

The Academy just sent out the following press release. I will snap any of the digital billboards I see. Many of the films they plan to highlight are those that didn't win Best Picture. OSCARS® "CELEBRATE THE MOVIES" WITH…

Best Picture: Will it be 5? 6? 7? 8? 9? 10?

One of the biggest surprises this year is what number Best Picture will land on. There seem to be eight very strong films heading into the race: The Artist The Descendants Hugo Midnight in Paris The Help Moneyball The Girl with the…

Oscar Ballots Due Today and FYC Giveaway

The best thing about today is that by the end of it, what's done will be done.  There will no more positioning to be had, no more tinkering with perception - just a hard reality.  Maybe not a pretty one, but reality -- she ain't never…

7 films shortlisted for Best Makeup

"Albert Nobbs" "Anonymous" "The Artist" "Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life" "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" "Hugo" "The Iron Lady" Beverly Hills, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced…

84th Oscars Gets a Funny or Die Trailer

The Academy decided to hip it up a bit - diving right into their fears about none of the modern audiences being able to relate to something or someone that isn't somehow connected to American Idol or Kim Kardashian. So they are…

Gold Derby Posts Ballot for Best Picture

Source "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again." No, it doesn't say that.  It says: When you have reviewed the Reminder List, please write the title of your first choice on the first line of this ballot and…

84th Annual Oscar Poster

Thanks to Anthony for the heads up. What do all of those images have in a common? They all take place in a time far, far away. A different time, as in period piece.  We really really like looking back.  Deets after the cut.

Ten Live Action Shorts Advance to Oscar

"Je Pourrais Être Votre Grand-Mère (I Could Be Your Grandmother)," Bernard Tanguy, director-producer (Rézina Productions) "Love at First Sight," Michael Davies, director and Sandra Gorel, producer (Spellbound Films) "Pentecost," Peter…

Oscars 2011 – This Magic Moment

There are some films that greatly benefit from the support of bloggers and critics, and some films that don't. The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences is in the business of rewarding excellence in filmmaking but we really know…

Billy Crystal IS Hosting the Oscars…

NOT A JOKE! According to the LA Times Billy Crystal IS hosting the Oscars! And around and around it goes! From his twitter just now: Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my…