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!
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
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!
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
For the first time ever, the Academy has revealed the shortlists for nine different categories all at the same time. Typically, this process is doled out over a few weeks to give each category a moment in the spotlight, but for our purposes, it's way more convenient. As ever, I will link to whatever reviews … Continue reading Short and Sweet: 91st Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!
Tonight we enter the home stretch of this year's Oscar coverage. There are seven categories left to dig into, plus one more omnibus post on Friday, March 2, where I'll actually predict the results, whether they concur with my analysis and preferences or not. We have two more technical categories and two more specialty film … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Live Action Short