Alan Rickman’s Absurd Lack of Oscar Nominations

This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen. Click HERE for a list of the other posts for Week 2: The Oscar Snubs. I’m just going to throw this out there because I … Continue reading Alan Rickman’s Absurd Lack of Oscar Nominations

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31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: Child Actor Nominees/Winners

This post is part of the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon, hosted by Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora of Once Upon a Screen. Click HERE to see more posts from Week 1: THE ACTORS. I remember so clearly when Tatum O'Neal won Best Supporting Actress at the tender age of 10. I … Continue reading 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: Child Actor Nominees/Winners

Go Home Oscar Nominations, You’re Drunk

Before I go off on a rant about this year’s Oscar nominations, let me say this: 2013 was a pretty good movie year. I went to the movies more often than in the previous few years, and left the theater smiling way more than scowling. Good stuff from both mainstream Hollywood and independents. Some great … Continue reading Go Home Oscar Nominations, You’re Drunk

Oscars, I Can’t Quit You

Another year, another Oscars show. (Did you notice we’re not calling it “The Academy Awards” anymore?  I think probably because some focus group told them it made the show sound like it’s for old people.) Yay for Argo—I watched the movie for the first time just before the Oscars aired and LOVED it. Of course, … Continue reading Oscars, I Can’t Quit You

The Oscar Nominations – Snubs & Flubs

Sometimes, the Oscar nominations depress me. Well, it's not just Oscar nominations, but the state of the movie industry in general, which I addressed in a recent post. And what better reflection of this state than the Oscars nominations, which were announced this morning? Don't get me wrong--a lot of fine films, filmmakers, actors and … Continue reading The Oscar Nominations – Snubs & Flubs