Blog posts tagged "Academy Awards"

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Feb. 13, 2020 - 2:27 pm
Sometimes, the Academy gets it right.  The triumph of Bong Joon-Ho’s masterpiece, Parasite, at the 92nd Academy Awards was thrilling, gratifying, and – frankly – surprising. The joke about the Oscars is that rarely does the year's best picture win Best Picture. This is why I wrote a blog last year...
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Jan. 27, 2020 - 5:34 pm
In the grand 91-year long tradition of the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, there has always been at least one category at which moviegoers and critics are shocked by a lack of nomination. Unfortunately, the final choice is not up to us as an audience, but rather to the the Academy. So...
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Feb. 20, 2019 - 10:27 am
Confession: For someone who “doesn’t care about the Oscars,” I actually do care about the Oscars. They serve as a useful snapshot of a given year in film history. What we as moviegoers value often differs from what Academy voters value. Not only that, but what Academy voters value tends to change...
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Feb. 26, 2018 - 3:42 pm
After the upcoming 90th Academy Awards ceremony on March 4, the front-runner for Best Supporting Actor might very well be introduced thereafter as “Oscar winner, Sam Rockwell.” If that moniker doesn’t ring a bell, don’t be alarmed; though Mr. Rockwell is a prolific performer who made his film...
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Mar. 08, 2013 - 2:59 pm
And the award goes to...Argo? Though it was the number one choice by the majority of the 6,000 Academy members, I was disappointed. I was sure that Lincoln would win, or at least I hoped it would. So I did some research, wanting to get a better understanding of what I missed. I had seen Argo. In...