Your Dis is on My List – 94th Academy Award Shortlists!

We've reached the final stage of the pre-Blitz with today's announcement of 10 shortlists for specialty categories for next year's Oscars. And as always, there are some truly baffling decisions made by the individual branches to go along with the more logical ones. From here on out it's nothing but hunting and viewing as I … Continue reading Your Dis is on My List – 94th Academy Award Shortlists!

DownStream – Around the World, Part 1

Through a combination of luck, increased distribution, and me just being an obsessive, I've been able to get an amazing head start on the International Feature category for next year's Oscars. Often the hardest category to finish, thanks to Academy rules that do not mandate domestic screening, this year I've been able to track down … Continue reading DownStream – Around the World, Part 1

Put On Your Blitzin’ Shoes – Academy Announces Specialty Feature Submissions

It's finally happened. The Oscar Blitz has officially entered the preliminary stages, at least from a public-facing perspective. The deadline for specialty feature films to submit to the Academy was on November 1, and typically as soon as eligibility is determined, the powers that be at AMPAS publish those lists. For whatever reason, we had … Continue reading Put On Your Blitzin’ Shoes – Academy Announces Specialty Feature Submissions

DownStream – Netflix International

We're in the preliminary stages of next year's Oscar Blitz, with me sitting here eagerly anticipating the official announcement of specialty submissions before the shortlists come out on December 21. Part of that early zeal has included monitoring news feeds (and let's be honest, Wikipedia) for individual countries to announce their entries for International Feature, … Continue reading DownStream – Netflix International

I Love it When You Submit – 93rd Oscars Specialty Feature Submissions!

I was starting to get a little antsy waiting for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to start announcing the submissions for this year's Oscars. I know everything got pushed back by two months, but we're less than two weeks from the shortlist announcements, and thus far we haven't seen a whit of … Continue reading I Love it When You Submit – 93rd Oscars Specialty Feature Submissions!

Overtaking Parasite – 93rd Oscars International Feature Submissions

As I mentioned yesterday in my 2020 recap, the upcoming Oscar Blitz will likely be the most difficult I've ever attempted, mostly because the pandemic has introduced a host of variables about accessibility of nominees, particularly in the specialty categories. The deadline for submitting was on December 1, and as of yet there's been no … Continue reading Overtaking Parasite – 93rd Oscars International Feature Submissions