Category Archives: Oscars

What I Watched This Week: 24 Feb 2019

NEW SHOWS The Oscars (B+) After all the debacles, this hostless show made for pretty good television, moving along briskly with no segments that leave you thinking, “When is this going to be over?” (Well, except for that excruciating speech … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 1998

Now that I’m far enough away from the years when I was growing up (*gulp*), here’s a little bonus to go along with my annual column. Winners in bold, then we’ll break it down. BEST PICTURE Elizabeth Life Is Beautiful … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2019

This Oscar season has been crazy, and as I’ve covered before, there were a lot of egregious snubs this year. So here is how my nominations ballot would have looked. For the purposes of this, I’ve limited myself to the … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2019

If I was confused last year, this year I’m completely and utterly lost. The only things I’m sure about are “Shallow” winning Best Original Song and Roma winning Best Foreign Language Film. Any of this year’s other frontrunners losing to another nominee wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2008

You know the drill: Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader Slumdog Millionaire Should have won: No complaints here Not even nominated: The Dark Knight I have … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2019 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. First Reformed – Actor The one to get angry about. Hawke, who’s been nominated as Supporting Actor twice, is giving the best performance of his career here. The film barely … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2019

BEST PICTURE Black Klansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book Roma A Star Is Born Vice Dark Horse: Crazy Rich Asians Long Shot: First Man Total Shock: If Beale Street Could Talk The skinny: This season has been … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2018

BEST PICTURE Black Klansman Black Panther Bohemian Rhapsody The Favourite Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star Is Born Vice Falling off: First Man, Widows Rising star: Mary Poppins Returns The skinny: This sucks. Two of the … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2018

BEST PICTURE The Favourite First Man Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star Is Born Vice Widows Falling off: None Rising star: Black Panther The skinny: Though Green Book will come on strong after its Thanksgiving opening, … Continue reading

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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Oct 2018

BEST PICTURE The Favourite First Man Green Book If Beale Street Could Talk Roma A Star Is Born Vice Widows Falling off: Beautiful Boy; Mary, Queen of Scots; On the Basis of Sex Rising star: Can You Ever Forgive Me? … Continue reading

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