I don't know if I've ever had as many conflicting feelings going to the Oscars as I do this year. The lead-up to this year's show has been filled with more confusing and frustrating announcements than any Oscars of my lifetime. It feels strange to start off this blog on such a dour note though … Continue reading 2022 Oscars: Predictions and Picks
Results of My Predictions: 80/105 (76%) As always, we received a mix of good, bad, surprising, and confounding choices from the Academy this morning. Overall, I would say I was mostly pleased with this year's nominees. There were a handful of genuinely exciting nominations that help illustrate the positive ways in which the Academy has … Continue reading 2022 Oscar Nominations: Snubs, Surprises, Winners, and Losers
Oscar nomination voting officially ended yesterday. On Tuesday, we will find out which films have been nominated in every category, including which ten will compete for Best Picture. With those announcements looming, I couldn't help but wonder what ten nominees would be the best case scenario for film fans, the Oscars ratings, and the film … Continue reading Which Best Picture Nominees Would be Best for Film Fans, Oscar Ratings, and the Industry?
They are finally happening. The 93rd Oscars take place this Sunday night. There is no doubt in my mind that they will be the weirdest Oscars of my lifetime. My expectations for the show are mixed following the strange and brutal year in film we just went through. Overall, I'm just hoping for a fun … Continue reading 2021 Oscars: Predictions and Picks
The actual ceremony may still be over a month away, but this morning we finally received the nominees for the 2021 Academy Awards. The pandemic made this one of the strangest movie years and awards seasons of all time, but perhaps the most bizarre thing about the Academy's nominees this year is that.. they're actually … Continue reading 2021 Oscar Nominations: Snubs, Surprises, Winners, and Losers
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a tendency to, let's say, behave recklessly when it comes time to select the Oscar winners each year. It is no secret amongst film fans that the Academy usually gets things wrong more often than they get things right. This has been a problem throughout the … Continue reading The Top Ten Biggest Oscar Travesties of All Time
(Opening #1: I went 17 for 21, Good Job Shane) (Opening #2: We Had To Watch The Grammys For The Academy To Finally Reward The Right Movie.) The Real Opening: We Love Bong Joon-Ho. Best Picture Reaction: I wrote in my Oscar's prediction blog, "I’m curious to see if the Academy goes in a bold new direction … Continue reading Wait, What?: 2020 Oscar’s Instant Reactions and Quick Thoughts
The Academy has a very convoluted way of selecting the Best Picture winner, and it's all Batman's fault. Allow me to explain. When the Academy revealed their Oscar nominations in 2009, they were met with great pushback because Christopher Nolan's acclaimed film The Dark Knight did not receive a Best Picture nomination. This caused the … Continue reading Explaining and Analyzing The Confusing Way The Academy Chooses Best Picture