Posts Tagged ‘oscars’
  • 2015 Academy Award Nominations
    Posted January 15th, 2015 at 9:30 am No Comments »
    The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced today. Leading the way was Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel with nine nominations each. The Imitation Game follows right behind with eight while Birdman and American Sniper received six. The biggest snub is arguably The Lego Movie which didn't receive a nod for Best Animated Film. Best Picture “American Sniper” “Birdman” “Boyhood” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “The Imitation Game” “Selma” “The Th...
  • 2014 Academy Award Nominations
    Posted January 16th, 2014 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Oscar nominations have been announced and American Hustle leads the way with 10 including 4 in the acting categories and Best Picture. Gravity tied it with 10 nominations including Best Picture, Actor, and Actress. 12 Years a Slave, arguably the favorite to win Best Picture, has 9 nominations. Surprises include Tom Hanks not being nominated for Captain Phillips, weak representation for Saving Mr. Banks, and The Butler being shut out. The 86th Academy Awards will air on Sunday March 2.  (mo...
  • Ellen DeGeneres Hosting 2014 Oscars
    Posted August 3rd, 2013 at 5:00 pm No Comments »
    The 86th Academy Awards will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Producers had interest in bringing back Seth MacFarlane but he decided to withdraw from consideration for the taxing and highly-scrutinized gig. DeGeneres hosted in 2007 in what was considered by many to be a safe and largely boring show though she still received an Emmy nomination for it. DeGeneres: “I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time. You know what they say — the third time’s the charm” The 201...
  • 2013 Academy Awards Results
    Posted February 24th, 2013 at 9:00 pm No Comments »
    Life of Pi led the way with the most Oscar wins (four) but it was Argo that walked away with the big prize. Despite snubbing director Ben Affleck with no nomination Argo won Best Picture while Ang Lee walked away with Best Director. No big surprises in the acting categories as Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence took the top honors.  (more…)...
  • 2013 Academy Award Nominations
    Posted January 10th, 2013 at 10:30 am No Comments »
    The nominations for this years Oscars were announced this morning. Leading the way with 12 nominations is Lincoln followed closely behind by Life of Pi with 11 and then Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables with 8. Seth MacFarlane hosts the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday February 24. Best motion picture of the year “Amour” “Argo” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” “Django Unchained” “Les Misérables” “Life of Pi” “Lincoln” “Silver Lini...
  • 2012 Academy Award Results
    Posted February 26th, 2012 at 8:30 pm No Comments »
    It was a night at the 2012 Academy Awards that included some significant surprises - with a number of high profile categories not going to those expected to win - and the more technical and writing-based categories turning out some interesting results as well. The Artist walked away as the big winner taking Best Picture, Actor, and Director. ***Winner BEST PICTURE ***The Artist The Descendants Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close The Help Hugo Midnight in Paris Moneyball The T...
  • 2012 Academy Award Nomations
    Posted January 24th, 2012 at 12:30 pm No Comments »
    The nominations for this years Oscars were announced this morning! The new process involved with the Best Picture category means as few as 5 and as many as 10 nominees can be up for the final vote. In this case it was 9 that made the cut and no one expected it to be that many. The honor of having the most nominations went to Hugo with 11 and The Artist followed close behind with 10. Billy Crystal hosts the 84th annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday February 26th.  (more…)...
  • Billy Crystal Takes Over as Oscar Host
    Posted November 10th, 2011 at 2:30 pm No Comments »
    Just yesterday Eddie Murphy dropped out as host of the Oscars - which followed on the heels of the departure of producer Brett Ratner. Taking Ratner's place running the show is Brian Grazer and today it has been confirmed that Billy Crystal has been chosen as the new host. It's not surprising, given the recent controversies, that the Academy would go with a familiar and safe choice. This will be Crystal's 9th time hosting the show....