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, The Retroactive Academy Awards, to sort of re-examine previous winners and see if they still cut the mustard.
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 with the Oscars coming up on Sunday, Feb. 9 and a DVD display about this exact topic at our Anythink Wright Farms location, it seems only fitting to look at some of the most infamous Oscar snubs.
Less than a month into 2020, in the midst of awards and ceremonies, critics and cinephiles are in an uproar over accolades given and not given to last year’s films and performances. So goes the passion for moving pictures. I have my own opinions on the best of 2019, and how it’s shaking out this award season.
Prep for one of the biggest nights in Hollywood as we screen the trailers for each Best Picture Nominee, discuss any gossip behind them, and make predictions about who will take home the coveted golden statue.
Refreshments provided. No registration required.
Reconnect with friends at movie night. Contact our teen guide Madeline by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to cast your vote for one of five book-to-movie adaptations. Votes accepted through Dec. 31. Appropriate for teens age 13 and older. Space is limited. Registration is requested. Please visit our online calendar to register.
Get ready for Halloween with a scary movie played on the big screen. Pizza will be provided. Appropriate for tweens and teens grades 6-12. No registration required.
Get into the holiday spirit by coming to discuss trends in horror films past and present, your favorite scary movies, and pay homage to horror and suspense classics. Refreshments will be provided, no registration required.