Posts Tagged ‘oscars’

Celebrating the Oscars

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014


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.

Watch these Oscar Roundtables

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014


My favorite part of the Oscar award season is all the roundtables with the nominees.  Thanks to THR you can watch Jared Leto talk about waxing his legs, Julia Roberts discuss the scariest on-set moments and Alfonso Cuaron elaborate on dropping out of film school.

Watch the actors and actresses roundtables below:


The 2014 Oscar Nominees

Thursday, January 16th, 2014


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.


The 85th Oscars: Winners

Sunday, February 24th, 2013


We will be posting all of tonight’s Oscar action here in this post – so refresh every so often and you’ll be in the know! Check out all of the nominations below, we will RED BOLD the winners. Wait…a new Walking Dead is on? Well this is a predicament. See you tonight?



Here is Seth MacFarlane With Some Oscar Promo Videos

Friday, January 11th, 2013


Seth MacFarlane will be hosting the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24.  If his SNL gig is any indication that he has chops to be a live entertainer, then it should be a good show.  Some Oscars promos featuring MacFarlane have been released for you to watch below.  I get the feeling people tuning into see Peter Griffin on Oscar night will be disappointed; seems he’s going family friendly folks.  Yes!  My alliteration for the day is done.

Watch MacFarlane’s Oscars videos below and if you missed it, here are the Oscar nominations.


2013 Oscar Nominations Announced; Ben Affleck Snubbed for Best Director

Thursday, January 10th, 2013


That’s really all I have to say about the nominations, Ben Affleck got snubbed.  Argo was one of the best movies of the year and he didn’t get nominated for directing (although it’s up for Best Picture).  Don’t take this year’s nominations seriously; Flight got a nomination for writing.

The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, check out the nominations below:


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

Monday, October 1st, 2012


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 Oscar Winners: 2012

Sunday, February 26th, 2012


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:


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.


84th Annual Academy Awards Nominations (with BOLD predictions)

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012


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: