Over the last few years, we've begun to see a bit of a sea change when it comes to the Costume Design category. Traditionally, this has been a group where period dress and flowing gowns have dominated. But as Academy membership has expanded recently, so too has the variety of designs getting recognition. The most … Continue reading Oscar Gold 2021 – Costume Design
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
The official Blitz starts tomorrow with a breakdown of the Documentary Feature category. However, we still have a few more movies to watch to actually be able to complete coverage. A couple days ago I posted Part 1 of this nine film mini-marathon, and now it's time for Part 2. Three more films to take … Continue reading Back Row Thoughts – Blitz Catch-Up, Part 2
It's here. It's time. We've made it at last. After the most tumultuous year in cinema history, we finally arrive at Nomination Day. Twenty-three categories have been filled with hopefuls vying for the top prize in the film industry, and the annual Blitz is officially on! It's not lost on me that it's been exactly … Continue reading Time For the Delayed Blitz! – 93rd Academy Award Nominations!
Okay folks, this is it. The undercard has been officially filled out. Over the last 24 hours we've gotten the final film nominations for the Producers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of America, and the British Academy! These three ceremonies, which will take place over the next month, represent the last batch of major … Continue reading … And the Rest! – Nominations for PGA, DGA, and BAFTA Awards!
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!