Many ways to do a year-end wrap=up mash-up and this is one of the wickedest.
(The Sleepy Skunk and DJ Earworm put this mix together. Thanks to glimmer for bringing it to us.)
2. 12 Years a Slave
3. Captain Phillips
4. All Is Lost
5. The Wind Rises
6. (tie) Dallas Buyers Club
6. (tie) Mud
7. The Great Gatsby
8. Stories We Tell
9. Much Ado About Nothing
10. Pacific Rim
The most intriguing performances this year by women were delivered by powerhouse actresses at a time when those kinds of films and those kinds of performances have been selected out in favor of younger and younger women to appeal to the majority of ticket buyers. That majority, however, do not often factor in to the Oscar race, despite how many young people remain fascinated by the Oscars and film awards in general. Our American youth have been weaned on shows like American Idol and Survivor and gasp, The Bachelor. They believe that popularity should always win out, no matter what. And perhaps that is sort of true in the Oscar race. Perhaps it has always been thus, but it is often our job here at AwardsDaily to point out patterns, delightful evolutionary turns in the race that broaden the horizons of film goers, young and old, and offer an array of human experiences, not just those that dwell in fantasy or in the eternal youth we here in America seem so obsessed by.
- Oscar Season Countdown Part One – The Cannes, Venice, Telluride, Toronto Connection
- The State of the Race: The Stats that Held, the Stats that Fell
- The Good, the Bad and the Goodbye to Oscars 2016
- A Closer Look at the Academy’s Membership Shakeup: Is This the Third Purge?
- Writer/Director Rod Lurie Offers Brilliant Solution for Oscars
- Who Gets an Oscar Ballot?
- Academy Makes Dramatic Changes to its Voting Membership Rules in Light of Diversity Controversy
- Casting Society of America Announces Feature Film Nominees for 31st Annual Artios Awards
- The Academy Elects 2015–16 Board of Governors
- Academy Invites 322 Members, including Rosamund Pike and Emma Stone!
- HFPA Sets Date For Golden Globes 2017
- Best Picture Watch: Birth of a Nation Trailer
- Interview: Ariel Vromen Talks About Criminal
- Ricardo De Montereuil’s Lowriders Set To Open LA Film Festival
- When Hillary Clinton Can’t Find a Place in Pop Culture, She Must Create One
- The People vs. O.J. Simpson Concludes as the Series of the Year
- Swiss Army Man Gets a Trailer and Poster
- Interview: Joachim Trier on Louder Than Bombs
- Woody Allen’s Cafe Society to Open Cannes Film Festival
- The Weinstein Company Unveils Poster for The Founder