#OscarsNOWhite – Academy Unveils Representation Standards

It's amazing to me that one of the few good things to happen this year is the complete overhaul of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to finally address the myriad issues that have been raised for the past decade. All it took was a massive expansion of membership, anger over a whitewashed … Continue reading #OscarsNOWhite – Academy Unveils Representation Standards

Push it Back, Push it Back, WAAAAAAAY BACK! – 93rd Oscars Rescheduled

Score another victory for the coronavirus. Less than a week after announcing changes to the Oscar process starting next year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has had its hand forced and put out a statement today noting that next year's Oscars will be pushed back by two months. In addition, the entire … Continue reading Push it Back, Push it Back, WAAAAAAAY BACK! – 93rd Oscars Rescheduled

More Voices, More Choices – Academy Announces New Inclusion Initiatives

The last three weeks have seen seismic changes in the way we as a society view instances of race, justice, and privilege. One of those avenues is in the form of reevaluating content. Celebrities have been asked to become more vocal about their humanitarian causes, while others have been criticized for myopic beliefs. HBO Max … Continue reading More Voices, More Choices – Academy Announces New Inclusion Initiatives

Yes, Virginia, There Will Be An Oscars – 93rd Academy Awards Rules Announced!

Let's not mince words. This pandemic sucks donkey balls. Over the last few weeks I've dealt with major family issues and medical emergencies, lost two jobs (temporarily), and returned to bachelorhood. What I wouldn't give to be able to go see a movie right now. However, I am not an idiot or an asshole, and … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, There Will Be An Oscars – 93rd Academy Awards Rules Announced!

Back Row Thoughts – Digging for Oscar Gold

I see as many movies as I can over the course of a calendar year, but it's an all but impossible task to see everything that might be considered for the Academy Awards. This was especially true for 2019, as I had to track down two International Feature nominees that hadn't been released stateside by … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – Digging for Oscar Gold