For the second straight year, my journey through the Short Film Program had an extra degree of excitement. Due to the timing and location of the screenings, I was able to view all three categories in one day. It started with Animation at the newly-remodeled NuArt Theatre on Santa Monica Boulevard, followed almost immediately by … Continue reading Oscar Blitz 2023 – Live Action Short (VIDEO)
Tag: Live Action Short
A Little Short – 95th Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!
Today's the semi-big day! We've reached the last major milestone before the nominations for the 95th Academy Awards are revealed. With one month to go, the official shortlists have been released for 10 specialty categories. For all intents and purposes, the pre-Blitz has begun, and it's time to plan viewing strategies for the next few … Continue reading A Little Short – 95th Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!
Oscar Gold 2022 – Live Action Short
I think if I ever got to be a part of the Academy, I'd probably end up in the Writers Branch, as that's my biggest forte, and you never know when you'll be lucky enough to sell a screenplay that actually gets an insane amount of recognition and praise. But if there was some sort … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2022 – Live Action Short
The Hosts and the Most Disgusting Thing – 94th Oscars News
We're in the middle of this year's Oscar Blitz, and today was going to be a scheduled day off from coverage of the 94th Academy Awards. The plan for today was to review the new movie Dog, starring Channing Tatum, and I may still do so later tonight. But after I posted last night's entry … Continue reading The Hosts and the Most Disgusting Thing – 94th Oscars News
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!
Oscar Gold 2021 – Live Action Short
We're in the home stretch, folks! Just three categories remain to break down before I officially make my predictions. And before you know it, Sunday will be here, and it'll be showtime! But before we get to the two biggest awards of the ceremony, there's still one more specialty subject to tackle. Live Action Short … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Live Action Short
The First Cuts – 93rd Oscars Shortlists Announced!
A year ago today, Parasite shocked the world by winning the Academy Award for Best Picture. For a lot of film lovers out there, that was the last pleasant memory before the world went to Hell. Today, in the slimmest sign of a return to normalcy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced … Continue reading The First Cuts – 93rd Oscars Shortlists Announced!
Oscar Gold 2020 – Live Action Short
For the penultimate entry in this year's Blitz, it's somewhat appropriate that we look at Live Action Short. Tomorrow will be Best Picture, so why not precede it with Best Picture... Under 40 Minutes? Looking back at my archives, it appears I did this last year, too. Gee, I hope I don't end up repeating … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2020 – Live Action Short
Shorties Watching Shorties! – 92nd Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!
The next phase of Awards Season is on! This afternoon, the Academy announced its shortlists for nine categories, repeating the efficient method they started last year, rather than staggering out the lists like they had before. Not only do we get to see how far the fields have narrowed for International Feature, Documentary Feature, and … Continue reading Shorties Watching Shorties! – 92nd Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!
Oscar Gold 2019 – Live Action Short
For the record, the fact that two of the four categories that were temporarily relegated to commercial breaks were saved until the last week should in no way be interpreted as me endorsing such a stupid move. You could have made a case for Cinematography, but that's only because it's very likely Alfonso Cuarón will win, and … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2019 – Live Action Short