Posts Tagged ‘academy awards’

Let’s Watch The Final Shot From Every Best Picture Oscar Winner

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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I’m not sure why this hasn’t been done before, or if it has why I didn’t watch it.  It’s a compilation of the final shot of every Best Picture Oscar winner.  The movies that appreciate “the final shot” or image have a better chance of people remembering them, the last image before your art is fully judged.  That’s clear here when you see how many movies you recognize.

Here is an edited video all the final shots from the 86 Oscar winners for Best Picture into one five-minute video.  There is potential for a few spoilers — so proceed with caution:

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The 86th Oscars: Here Are The Winners

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

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I will be posting updates of all of tonight’s Oscar action here in this post and live tweeting – so refresh every so often.  You can check out all of the nominations below, I will RED BOLD the winners as they are announced.  Check out Bree’s “Celebrating the Oscars” checklist here, my predictions (not hopefuls) here UPDATE: (I scored 14/24).

Here is the full list of winners:

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Celebrating the Oscars

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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When I was twelve-years-old I remember sitting on the floor of my bedroom cutting out pictures from the Tribute magazine I got from the cinema. They weren’t pictures of actors or actresses, they were the cut-outs of all the Oscars that were placed about the Academy Award issue that year. I had a dream of being a writer/director/actress back in the day and winning plenty of Oscars… so up they went on a dream board, which sat next to my poster of Steven Spielberg.
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The 2014 Oscar Nominees

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

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Here are the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards or “The Oscars” is you’re nasty.  The leaders are American Hustle and Gravity lead with 10 nominations each, 12 Years a Slave has 9 nominations.  I’m happy to see Wolf of Wall Street earn five nominations including Best Picture, Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Adapted Screenplay.  Feel free to make your own assumptions about who got snubbed (Robert Redford) and shake your fist in the comments.

The 86th Oscars will be broadcast March 2nd on ABC.

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Seth MacFarlane Will Host The Oscars, Make A Spin-off

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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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:

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The Oscar Winners: 2012

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

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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:

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Live Blog: The 84th Annual Academy Awards

Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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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.

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84th Annual Academy Awards Nominations (with BOLD predictions)

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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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:

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A Trailer For The 84th Academy Awards, Good For Megan Fox

Friday, January 6th, 2012

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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.

Eddie Murphy Will Officially Host The 84th Annual Oscars

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

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Over the weekend it was revealed that Oscar producer Brett Ratner wanted Eddie Murphy to host the 84th Oscars, today it’s been officially announced that Murphy has agreed to do it.

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.