This is a category that, in a typical year, I tend to get out of the way quickly. Part of the reason for that is that it was the last field to expand to a full slate of five nominees. Having only three in previous years made it stick out, so I preferred to dispense … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2022 – Makeup & Hairstyling
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
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!
If you've ever met me in person or seen me on YouTube, you'd probably agree that I'm not exactly a looker. As the popular slang goes, I'm a solid 5, maybe a 6, and a 7 on my absolute best days, but I am definitely not "Hollywood pretty." I'm overweight, I've got a chubby face, … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Makeup & Hairstyling
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!
When I did my very first Blitz on this blog two years ago, I started with this category as the simplest way to explain my thought process, as at the time it was the only Oscar field that defaulted to three nominees, with four or two on rare occasions. But no more. This year, the … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2020 – Makeup & Hairstyling
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 some reason, this is still the only category that defaults to three nominees instead of five. I honestly don't get it. There are plenty of talented artists throughout the film industry who do incredible makeup work on a daily basis. I'd understand if once in a while there were only a few worthy films … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2019 – Makeup & Hairstyling
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!
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