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
The orchestral score of a film serves many different purposes, from setting moods to serving as an omniscient commentary on the thematic weight of a scene (or lack thereof). But in a year like 2021, where music was a central component of an uncommon number of movies, many of which got nominated in other categories, … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2022 – Original Score
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!
It's been a long time since we've had one of those crystallizing film score moments. You know what I'm talking about. Something like Star Wars or Back to the Future or Jaws. When's the last time you've heard a score cue and immediately knew what movie it was from? I think for me it would … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Original Score
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!
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!
The Original Song category carries the suggested caveat that the nominated numbers be considered within the contexts of their respective films. The Original Score category, however, outright requires it. Because, you know, that's the point. One of the cool bits about this category is the way it's evolved over the years. It actually currently sits … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2019 – Original Score
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!
This is, technically, another category where you don't need to actually see the movies to get the nominees. You can literally go to YouTube right now and hear the soundtracks to all five nominated films and get the gist of it. Hell, I did that myself before I wrote this just so I'd have a … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2018 – Original Score