Strictly speaking, when it comes to the two music categories, you never truly have to see the accompanying film. This is especially true for Original Song, as more often than not a good chunk of the nominees only play over the credits anyway, so they're not truly part of the movie, but rather an accessory. … Continue reading Oscar Blitz 2023 – Original Score
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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!
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
Oscar Gold 2022 – Original Score
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
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 – Original Score
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
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!
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 – Original Score
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
Short and Sweet: 91st Academy Awards Shortlists Announced!
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!