This year’s Not Oscars are really not the Oscars, because the Oscars aren’t happening for another three months and there’s still six weeks left in the eligibility window for new contenders to pop up. I’ve seen all the likely nominees from 2020 and several more yet to be officially released, but some buzzed about performances […]
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What a night! Leave it to a telecast celebrating the films of 2016 to have a shocking surprise in store at the end. Last year, the modest Spotlight bested the bombastic The Revenant in the Best Picture race, even after Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu won Best Director. This wasn’t a total shocker, because The Revenant was […]
Read More We Won Best Picture.
It’s just about Oscar time again — though for once, the Best Picture race isn’t exactly the most disappointing contest I’ll witness over the past year. At times like these, the Academy Awards feel somewhat frivolous. It’s possible that some likely winners — The Salesman, Mahershala Ali, The White Helmets, OJ: Made In America, and even […]
Read More The Not-Oscars 2016
We are officially wrapping up the fall TV season now, as most shows have begun or are about to take a hiatus for the holidays, and others are taking a hiatus for… ever. Farewell, A To Z! Good riddance, Selfie! Manhattan Love Story, we hardly knew ye!
Read More ‘Freak’ Of The Weak: Fall TV Roulette (Part Three)
Marriage is hard work. Ben Affleck said it, rather awkwardly, in his Oscars acceptance speech for Argo, allowing us to wonder what hells he and Jennifer Garner had been through that caused him to profess such a sentiment in front of millions of viewers. And this year, Affleck stars in Gone Girl, a movie that […]
Read More ‘Rigby’ Goes Down: Marriage Is A Bummer From Both Perspectives
Hey everyone! It’s that special time of year! The new TV shows have premiered!
Read More ‘Gotham’ Babies: Fall TV Roulette (Part One)
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
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
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
(Films discussed in this post: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Rango, Submarine.) This year’s most surprising Best Picture nominee was Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Not a total shocker, mind you — it stars previous winners Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, and is directed by Academy-friendly Stephen Daldry (The Hours, The Reader), so it has […]
Read More Boy Meets World Trade Center: Extremely Bad & Incredibly Nominated
At this point, what else is there left to say, but: Oscars… Extremely Lame & Incredibly Disappointing.
Read More Gold Rush: Academy Award Nominees 2012