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  • The Right Kind of Oscars (Andrew Klavan blog site)

    02/16/2008 9:31:29 AM PST · by purpleraine · 25 replies · 82+ views
    Andrew Klavan ^ | Andrew Klavan by purpleraine
    Well, the writers strike is over, the Oscars will go on and, by golly, we conservatives just can't wait to watch Hollywood pat itself on the back for another year of anti-American, anti-military, anti-traditionalist filmmaking. And while red-carpet anticipation is giving me the shivers, I can't help but imagine an alternative Oscar ceremony in a different kind of Hollywood with this list of exciting best picture nominees: "Oono." Hilarity ensues when a 16-year-old girl finds herself pregnant and gives the baby away to a similarly unmarried neurotic so that the infant grows up to become a drug-addicted loser and dies...
  • Michael Moore: Bring Fidel to the Oscars

    02/20/2008 2:08:44 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 396+ views
    Michael Moore: Bring Fidel to the Oscars By MARCELA ISAZA, Associated Press Writer 13 minutes ago "Sicko" director Michael Moore jokes that Fidel Castro would be a "ratings grabber" at Sunday night's Academy Awards show. Moore's Oscar-nominated documentary on the health-care industry concludes with a trip to Cuba, where he seeks care for a group of 9/11 responders who have experienced health problems. They are greeted with open arms at a Havana hospital and given what appears to be top-notch care that they could not get in the United States. Castro, who is 81 and in poor health, announced his...
  • George Clooney: I'm the Hillary Clinton of the Oscars

    02/22/2008 1:11:28 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies · 97+ views
    People ^ | February 21, 2008 | Brian Orloff
    George Clooney is already practicing his "it's an honor just to be nominated" speech, telling Time magazine in a new interview that he doesn't have a shot at beating out Daniel Day-Lewis for Best Actor at Sunday's Academy Awards. "For me, it's like being Hillary Clinton," says the Michael Clayton star. "If it weren’t for Barack Obama, it would have been a very good year." Adds Clooney: "I thought Daniel Day-Lewis had the best performance of the year."
  • 2008 Oscars: My heart screams 'Juno!' but my head says Coen Bros.

    02/22/2008 11:44:04 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 34 replies · 640+ views ^ | Roger Ebert
    In theory, if I correctly predicted every single Oscar race, nobody could outguess me, and by default, I would win the prize. Alas, that has never, ever happened, and it's unlikely again this year, because as usual I will allow my heart to outsmart my brain in one or two races, which is my annual downfall. In any event, for what they're worth, here are my Academy Award predictions in a year rich with wonderful films. PICTURE Prediction: My heart cries out "Juno! Juno! Juno!," but my brain dashes a pail of cold water and sternly corrects me: "No Country...
  • Celebrate The "Right" Kind of Oscars

    02/23/2008 10:10:45 AM PST · by daler · 11 replies · 546+ views
    Duluth News-Tribune ^ | 2/23/2008 | Andrew Klavan
    Well, the writers strike is over, the Oscars will go on and, by golly, we conservatives just can’t wait to watch Hollywood pat itself on the back for another year of anti-American, anti-military, anti-traditionalist filmmaking. And while red-carpet anticipation is giving me the shivers, I can’t help but imagine an alternative Oscar ceremony in a different kind of Hollywood with this list of exciting best-picture nominees: * “Oono.” Hilarity ensues when a 16-year-old girl finds herself pregnant and gives the baby away to a similarly unmarried neurotic so that the infant grows up to become a drug-addicted loser and dies...
  • 2008 80th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) -- LIVE THREAD

    02/24/2008 2:25:07 PM PST · by lainie · 1,024 replies · 823+ views
    tv: ABC network ^ | 2-24-2008
    It's an Oscar Party!Warning: might contain snark and/or discussions about fashion.Best Picture:"Atonement""Juno""Michael Clayton""No Country for Old Men""There Will Be Blood" Best Actor:George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"Johnny Depp, "Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street"Tommy Lee Jones, "In the Valley of Elah"Viggo Mortensen, "Eastern Promises" Best Actress:Cate Blanchett, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"Julie Christie, "Away From Her"Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"Laura Linney, "The Savages"Ellen Page, "Juno" Best Supporting Actor:Casey Affleck, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"Hal Holbrook, "Into the Wild"Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Charlie Wilson's War"Tom Wilkinson,...
  • Jon Stewart will host Academy Awards

    09/12/2007 7:41:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 548+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/07 | Sandy Cohen - ap
    LOS ANGELES - Jon Stewart is getting a do-over as Oscar host. America's favorite faux newscaster, who drew mixed reviews for his first stint in 2006, has been picked for a return engagement in February, the film academy announced Wednesday. "I'm thrilled to be asked to host the Academy Awards for the second time because, as they say, the third time's a charm," Stewart said Wednesday in a statement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. "He did a great job two years ago," Oscar telecast producer Gil Cates told The Associated Press Wednesday. "You need a host...
  • Academy Sues Over Mary Pickford's Oscar

    09/01/2007 10:26:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies · 655+ views
    AP) LOS ANGELES The Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Sciences is suing to stop the public sale of two Academy Awards given to silent film star Mary Pickford. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, the academy claims it has the right to buy the historic statuettes and one owned by her late husband for $10 each. The academy contends an heir to the Oscars demanded $500,000 for one statuette alone in July -- an offer the academy refused. Pickford won the Academy Award for best actress in 1930 and was given an honorary Oscar in 1975. When she died in...
  • "Reel" FReepers - Celebrating Cinema - March 2007

    03/01/2007 12:35:54 PM PST · by DollyCali · 267 replies · 1,777+ views
    March 1, 2007 | DollyCali; wtc911
    March 2007Edition Reel Test of the Month Reel Celebrity of the Month Alan Arkin was probably the biggest surprise on Oscar Night winning the Best Supporting Oscar for his portrayal of a cocaine using grandfather of the “Little Miss Sunshine” . He inconveniently dies as the very dysfunctional family is on the way to the big contest. The family is “running late” so just put him in the back … reminiscent of National Lampoons Vacation.. and they presses on to make the deadline in their clunker van. He at 73 has had a long & varied career with movies...
  • (White House Press Sec'y Tony) Snow 'happy' about Gore's Oscar

    02/26/2007 9:23:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,259+ views
    CNN ^ | February 26, 2007 | Kathleen Koch
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Al Gore is garnering wide praise following his documentary's win at last night's Academy Awards -- even from White House Press Secretary Tony Snow. Asked in a press briefing Monday what he thought about Al Gore's documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth," winning an Oscar, Snow said, "I'm happy for him," and mused, "It's good to have a second career."
  • The Unofficial Hollywood Losers Who Take Home Oscars Thread

    02/25/2007 5:04:47 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 18 replies · 2,157+ views
    Any source except ABC ^ | February 25, 2007 | The Dark Side of the Force
    Post any information about who gets awards so we don't have to watch the Oscars on ABC and drive their ratings up.
  • Academy Awards - Live Thread 79th Oscar Awards

    02/25/2007 2:29:29 PM PST · by DollyCali · 716 replies · 20,635+ views
    25 February 2007 | DollyCali
    The Queen Peter Morgan's "The Queen" is nominated for six Academy Awards, including one for best picture. The Departed Under Martin Scorsese's directing, "The Departed" is nominated for five Oscars. Babel "Babel" is nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture and director. Letters From Iwo Jima "Letters" is nominated for four Academy Awards, including best director and best picture. Little Miss Sunshine "Sunshine" is nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture Leonardo DiCaprio Nominated for his role in "Blood Diamond," this is Dicaprio's third nomination. Ryan Gosling Nominated for "Half Nelson," this is Gosling's first Oscar nod. Peter...
  • Ebert's Oscar Predictions

    02/24/2007 12:01:50 AM PST · by L.A.Justice · 38 replies · 1,403+ views ^ | 2/10/07 | Roger Ebert
    Ebert's Oscar predictions Oscar's in the driver's seat BY ROGER EBERT / In a year when the Academy Award nominations are more diverse and international than ever before, it's anyone's guess who will win best picture. "Dreamgirls" garnered more nominations than any other movie, but was passed over for both picture and director. But there are four categories that can be predicted with certainty -- best actress: Helen Mirren; supporting actress: Jennifer Hudson; best actor: Forest Whitaker, and supporting actor: Eddie Murphy. They have won almost every award, including the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Golden Globes. If any...
  • Al Gore Snags Two Oscar Nominations

    01/23/2007 1:53:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 1,323+ views
    Newsmax ^ | January 23, 2007
    Who says politics is show business for ugly people? "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's film on the perils of global warming, scored two Oscar nominations Tuesday - for best documentary feature and best original song. While he is not technically a nominee - the film's director, David Guggenheim, won the nod, as did singer Melissa Etheridge for the song "I Need to Wake Up" - Gore said he was "thrilled" that his movie was honored. "The film . . . has brought awareness of the climate crisis to people in the United States and all over the world," Gore said...
  • List of Oscar nominations

    01/23/2007 6:05:09 AM PST · by Borges · 69 replies · 1,151+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 1/23/07
    Complete list of the 79th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif.: 1. Best Picture: "Babel," "The Departed," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Little Miss Sunshine," "The Queen." 2. Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, "Blood Diamond"; Ryan Gosling, "Half Nelson"; Peter O'Toole, "Venus"; Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"; Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland." 3. Actress: Penelope Cruz, "Volver"; Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"; Helen Mirren, "The Queen"; Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"; Kate Winslet, "Little Children." 4. Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"; Jackie Earle...
  • Oscars Announced: 'Dreamgirls' Picks Up Most Oscar Nods

    01/23/2007 6:50:07 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 62 replies · 1,292+ views ^ | 1/23/07 | DAVID GERMAIN
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The musical "Dreamgirls" led Academy Awards contenders Tuesday with eight nominations, but surprisingly was shut out in the best picture category after being considered a potential front-runner. The sweeping ensemble drama "Babel" was close behind with seven, including best picture and acting honors for two newcomers to U.S. audiences, Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi. Other best-picture nominees were the bloody crime saga "The Departed," the World War II spectacle "Letters From Iwo Jima," the road-trip comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" and the monarchy-in-crisis chronicle "The Queen." Going into nominations day, the best-picture competition looked unusually wide...
  • ACADEMY AWARDS- Nominating foreign films changes (no official language, prohibit English entries)

    07/05/2006 10:28:48 AM PDT · by weegee · 2 replies · 287+ views
    AP via Columbus Dispatch ^ | Wednesday, July 05, 2006 | No byline
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has changed the way it chooses nominees for best foreign-language film and eliminated a rule requiring entries to be in the official language of the submitting country. The academy’s governors approved a new process in judging foreign-language films, allowing New York-area academy members to participate in the selection for the first time, according to a statement issued last week. A shortlist of films from nine countries will be chosen by the same Los Angeles screening committee that has traditionally viewed the approximately 60 submissions. That shortlist will...
  • 'Brokeback' Author Calls 'Crash' 'Trash'

    03/15/2006 8:49:56 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 16 replies · 380+ views
    The author of "Brokeback Mountain" is trashing the Motion Picture Academy and Best Picture Oscar-winner "Crash" in the wake of the film's upset loss at the Academy Awards. In a commentary piece titled Blood on the Red Carpet posted on U.K.'s Guardian online, E. Annie Proulx called out "conservative heffalump academy voters" for not voting the gay-themed "Brokeback" Best Picture, and called "Crash" "Trash." "Roughly 6,000 film industry voters, most in the Los Angeles area, many living cloistered lives behind wrought-iron gates or in deluxe rest-homes, out of touch not only with the shifting larger culture and the yeasty ferment...
  • 'Brokeback' backlash against 'Crash'? That's progress (liberals bickering over Oscar)

    03/12/2006 10:19:32 PM PST · by weegee · 37 replies · 1,673+ views
    Chicago Tribune syndicated columnists via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 10, 2006, 9:26PM | By CLARENCE PAGE
    Fate is indeed fickle. Who would have guessed that in this year's Oscar voting, Brokeback Mountain, a fine, risky movie about a gay love affair, would surge ahead of Capote, a movie about a gay journalist, only to be edged out for the Best Picture Oscar by a fine, risky movie about racism? Is this a sign of our times, or what? If conservatives needed any evidence that liberal impulses have taken over the Motion Picture Academy, this is it. Right? But, alas, in some folks' minds, every silver lining has its cloud. Instead of celebrating, many fans of Brokeback...
  • Oscar Party

    03/10/2006 12:04:02 PM PST · by Digital Disaster · 1 replies · 250+ views
    The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles ^ | 3-10-06 | Peace Moonbeam
    March 10, 2006 Los Angeles, California With a break in my protest schedule this last week, I decided it would be fun to rub elbows with Tinseltown's movers and shakers at the Oscars. Also, I figured maybe I could raise a few bucks for my upcoming "save-the-whales" protest. The only problem was I didn't have any contacts that could get me in so I had to come up with something. I called Scooter and together we devised a plan to at least crash the "Vanity Fair" post-awards party. The first thing I needed was a designer dress, but I didn't...