We've come to it at last, the final award after weeks of analysis. It's time to rank the nine nominees for Best Picture. And because the voting is different for this than for the rest of the categories, we're going to do things a little bit different tonight. In the other 23 categories, a simple … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Best Picture
I guess it's appropriate that I'm doing the Directing category today, especially after I spent the early part of yesterday's review of Annihilation calling B.S. on Natalie Portman's complaints about the category at the Golden Globes. This is a category long mired in controversy, and not just for gender bias, though the fact that it took … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Best Director
There's a lot of interesting history associated with this award. Most famously, Hattie McDaniel's win for her role in Gone with the Wind made her the first black performer to take home an Oscar. We've also seen youth get rewarded, as both Tatum O'Neal and Anna Paquin won as children. And of course, we'll always have … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Best Supporting Actress
As a writer, this is my favorite award. As an overall fan of film, it can be the most infuriating. This is mostly because a) original ideas are hard to come by in Hollywood these days, and b) more often than not, the award becomes the consolation prize for a Best Picture also-ran. Since 2000, … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Original Screenplay
It's arguably the most glamorous award of the entire ceremony. It's the be all, end all of the "Who are you wearing" red carpet shtick. It brings us the most emotional of acceptance speeches, from Halle Berry name-dropping every black actress ever, to Julia Roberts telling the band to fuck off, to Gwyneth Paltrow nearly … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Best Actress
This is my absolute favorite time of year. I've loved the Academy Awards since I was a child, and it's one of my bucket list dreams to just be nominated, or even get to attend. Today, for me, is like the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, when Santa Claus arrives to end the … Continue reading The Blitz is On! 90th Oscar Nominations Revealed!
As I mentioned in the introductory post, I saw 56 movies in calendar year 2017. There's a lot I didn't see, and some that I can't see until Oscar nominations come out later this month. It's also no coincidence that I started this blog on the night of the Golden Globe Awards. Part of the … Continue reading Bill’s Top 10 for 2017