Category Archives: Oscars

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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Too Early for This: Oscar Picks – 15 Aug 2018

Normally, I don’t do intros for these, but on August 8, the Academy announced they’re making some changes to shorten the length of the broadcast. Unfortunately, that shortchanges the brief time in the spotlight for the craftspeople who really make … Continue reading

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My Dream Oscar Ballot 2018

For the first time ever, I’d seen every nominee in all eight major categories by the time of awards ceremony. But as per usual, I was way behind on documentaries, foreign language films and animated features (not to mention shorts), … Continue reading

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Oscar Guide 2018

Guys, I just don’t know. With a real lack of consensus around this year’s crop of nominees, there’s no one film you can point to and say: “That’s the one to beat.” So what’s going to happen Sunday night? Sure, … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 1997

Now that I’m far enough away from the years when I was growing up (*gulp*), I figured this would be a good year to stretch back from the years before 2000, when I started my annual re-do column. 1997 was the … Continue reading

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Oscar Re-Do: 2007

You know the drill: Winners in bold, then we break it down. BEST PICTURE Atonement Juno Michael Clayton No Country for Old Men There Will Be Blood Should have won: No complaints here Not even nominated: Zodiac The debate still … Continue reading

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Reactions to the 2018 Oscar Nominations

Biggest Snubs (in order from most to least egregious) 1. Call Me by Your Name – Supporting Actor “Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” And boy did I feel weak after knowing one of our greatest character … Continue reading

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Final Oscar Picks 2018

It’s been a crazy year in every regard, but especially in awards season. There’s really been no consensus on the best movie of the year from the critics’ groups or guilds. That’s kind of exciting, but makes this guesswork particularly … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Dec 2017

BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Falling off: Darkest Hour Rising star: The Florida Project The skinny: I’m very confident in … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 15 Nov 2017

BEST PICTURE Call Me by Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Falling off: The Greatest Showman, Last Flag Flying, Murder on the Orient Express, Wonderstruck Rising star: The … Continue reading

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