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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Family Guy, American Dad and Ted creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Annual Academy Awards. In a surprise twist of not doing something incredibly transparent (“hey look, we got James Franco and Ann Hathaway kids!”) or boring (“call your parents, Billy Crystal is back!”) the Academy has made a pretty good decision in my books.
Seth hosted Saturday Night Live a few weeks back and had me laughing, a rare occurrence during the last 10 years of SNL. The 85th Annual Academy Awards will be held February 24, 2013.
Here’s a funny video MacFarlane did, and a boring press release the Academy put together:
The Oscars are over and if you took part in our live blog, you know that I thought it was a pretty good show this year. The Artist won the big awards of the night – Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Costume Design, and Best Score.
For those who loved Hugo (like I did), you will be happy to know it picked up 5 awards – Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Art Direction.
Here is a full list of winners:
I am live-blogging the 84th Annual Academy Awards, I will begin when Billy Crystal walks out on stage. Why am I doing this? I watch the Oscars, therefore I know how boring it can be. I will have my laptop on hand so I figure I will bring some praise and cynicism to the party.
Winners will be in RED.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to enter the Live Blog.
Every year the Academy Awards Nominations are sure to piss people off, and this year is no exception. Hugo dominated receiving 11 nods, including Best Picture and Best Director, for Martin Scorsese’s movie that I called the best movie of 2011. The Artist however is getting a lot of love too (10 nods) for all the right reasons so it will be a showdown of cinematic appreciation for sure.
So my questions this year are as follows: Where is Drive? Why didn’t Michael Shannon get a nomination for Take Shelter? Why is Bridesmaids in any of these categories? Why isn’t Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part II? Why didn’t David Fincher or Steven Spielberg get a best director nod? Why didn’t The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo get a best picture nod?
That’s all I can think of for now, I will likely be live blogging the Oscars this year, Sunday February 26th, so this list will be re-posted, my bold predictions are not always my favorite choice, it’s what the Academy voters will likely choose.
Let’s take a look at the list of major nominations:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the trailer for the 84th Academy Awards with Funny Or Die, and it couldn’t die quicker. The trailer features Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, William Fichtner and Vinnie Jones. Why? Because you’re parents will laugh is why.
The 2012 Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24th, the show airs Sunday, February 26th at 7pm EST on ABC.
It’s easy to call out the man for making a pile of awful movies over the last decade or more, but if we put that all aside for a moment and remember what it was like when Murphy ever took the stage, we have every reason to be excited. The actor/comedian and SNL alum will host the Academy Awards show on Sunday, February 26, 2012
“I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others,” said Murphy. “I’m looking forward to working with Brett and Don on creating a show that is enjoyable for both the fans at home and for the audience at the Kodak Theatre as we all come together to celebrate and recognize the great film contributions and collaborations from the past year.”
Who’s ever heard of a hosting gig set as a comeback? This could very well be it.
News concerning The Oscars tends to be boring (wake me up when Ricky Gervais wins) and this unfortunately is no different. So I have one of my favorites Kate Winslet to help.
I can still remember when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated five films every year for the Best Picture Oscar. It was nice; they didn’t have to reach too far to please everyone. Two years ago the Academy decided to revisit the days when ten films were nominated.
So it’s changing again, now the Academy will make “between five and ten” nominations. Do you think this is because they have been looking at the movies this year and figure they might be struggling come crunch time? A 3D nomination would make me sick. I like the fact they are not just arbitrarily choosing a number like 10 and filling in gaps. They will choose 5 and see if any other fills merit a nomination.
In addition to this, a few changes have been made to the way that Oscar contenders are nominated for visual effects awards, and for Best Animated Film too, see the full press release: (more…)