If you’re a serious cineaste, it’s trendy to harken back to the greats — the silent era, in particular — as innovative, vital, and untouchable in their greatness. Nostalgia for such films is what helped The Artist win Best Picture this year, and it’s likely the first silent film many people have ever seen (and […]
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Since my live blog of the Golden Globes this year was surprisingly popular (really, I didn’t think anyone would care what I have to say), I am again live-blogging and tweeting up a storm for the Academy Awards this evening. Should you need them, here are my predicted winners.
Read More Hard In The City vs. The Oscars: Live Blog & Winners 2011
It’s that time of year again, folks! What I like to call “movie Christmas.” And like an actual holiday, the Academy Awards often end up as more of a disappointment than anything else — any Oscars handed out to not-so-great nominated films like Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and The Iron Lady can be chalked […]
Read More The Not-Oscars 2011
And the Oscar winners have been announced! Congratulations, everyone! Thanks for playing and see you next year. Okay, actually, these are the Independent Spirit Awards winners, but there’s a lot of overlap with tomorrow’s predicted champions. Traditionally, the Spirit Awards are meant to be a way to counterbalance the Academy’s ardor for more mainstream, bombastic […]
Read More Gold Rush: Independent Spirit Award Winners 2012
Though so many of us take the Oscars very seriously (guilty as charged), really, it’s just a game. It’s no different than the Super Bowl, except there are about five teams playing in every “quarter” and it’s actually quite embarrassing to be wearing the same outfit as anyone else. No jerseys on the red carpet. […]
Read More Gold Rush: Oscar Predictions 2012
(Yes, yes. The “if” in that title should almost certainly be “when.”) From the moment the Oscar nominations were announced last month, it was already a foregone conclusion: The Artist is the year’s Best Picture winner. It has been since mid-December, before it was even released in most major American cities. Some seasons, the Academy […]
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The Screen Actors Guild has chimed into awards season, with at least one fairly surprising surprise. (Here were the nominees.)
Read More Gold Rush: Screen Actors Guild Award Winners 2012
Does the “D” in “DGA” stand for “duh”? When it comes to the Director’s Guild’s pick for this year’s best filmmaker, it sure does. (Here were the nominees.)
Read More Gold Rush: Director’s Guild Award Winners 2012
At this point, what else is there left to say, but: Oscars… Extremely Lame & Incredibly Disappointing.
Read More Gold Rush: Academy Award Nominees 2012
Predicting the Oscars is useless. Sure, it can be fun guessing the winners when the big night is nigh, but what’s the use of predicting nominees? I’m telling you, there is none. And yet, people do it. I use the term “people” to refer to that small handful of folks like myself for whom the […]
Read More Gold Rush: Oscar Nomination Predictions 2012
The Producer’s Guild is the first to dole out its accolades, and if their pick for Best Picture is surprising to you, you clearly haven’t been paying attention to the awards race whatsoever.
Read More Gold Rush: Producer’s Guild Award Winners 2012
It’s the Golden Globes! And because I currently have nothing better to do, I am watching and blogging about them. (Nominees here, FYI.) I’ll be doing some sort of live-blogging/recap as we go on, so… enjoy!
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