There are two bits of history up for grabs at this year's Oscars with regards to the Supporting Actress category. One is fairly straightforward, while the other requires a bit of help later in the ceremony. Only twice before have two actors won Oscars for playing the same character. The first is Don Vito Corleone. … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2022 – Supporting Actress
The moment has come at last. After a truncated year of eligibility, way too much hype for remakes, and for some reason a "documentary" about Billie Eilish, it is time to finally announce this year's nominees for the Academy Awards. I was up early (but not bright) at 5am Pacific Time to watch and react … Continue reading WAKE UP! IT’S TIME TO BLITZ! – 94th Academy Award Nominations
The calendar has finally turned over, and of course, because we just can't have nice things, the universe decided to take Betty White out at the last fucking minute. But anyway, the official book has closed on 2021, a year where we almost, kinda, sort of got back to something resembling normal, only for the … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) of 2021
Love him or hate him, Kenneth Branagh is inextricably associated with the works of William Shakespeare, due to his obsessive love of the Bard and his work, whether he's performing or directing. He's made film adaptations of five of Shakespeare's plays, most notably his star-studded version of Hamlet from 1996. But even in his more … Continue reading The Troubles with Growing Up – Belfast
Normally, the Razzie nominations come out the day before the Oscars do, and are awarded the night before the Academy hands out their hardware. However, because of the accelerated AMPAS schedule, the Razzies, which are more of a fun gag than anything else, decided not to go along with the crowd, instead holding off the … Continue reading It’s a Cat-Tastrophe – 40th Annual Golden Raspberry Nominees Announced!
Let me paint you a picture. It's New Year's Eve, literally the last day of 2019, and I've got nothing to do before my roommates host a party that night. Every movie I planned on seeing was in the books, so what was I going to do? There was only one new movie left, and … Continue reading Even My Allergies Said Stay Away – Cats
Hello, and welcome to the first entry in this year's analysis for the Academy Awards. Between now and the ceremony on March 4, I'll be taking a look at the nominees in each category for the Oscars, complete with my personal rankings and vote - y'know, if I actually had one. Once we've run down … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Makeup & Hairstyling