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Blogcritics On Awards Season: Oscars, Grammys, Junos, Rock Hall, et al

The awards season is here brightening the gloom of winter, or at least distracting us from it. We are covering the nominations, winners, reactions, performances and, of course, giving our opinions on the Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes, Rock Hall, Junos and on and on:

Oscar Predictions
Here are the will win/should wins for the Academy Awards
Posted in Blogcritics on February 27, 2005 02:59 AM

Oscar Night is Here!
Where did the time go? I’ve been meaning to write this for over a month now, and here I an writing it the night before. So, sadly it will probably not be as detailed as I would have liked. What…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 27, 2005 01:31 AM

Dave’s Oscar Preview Part Four: The Rise and Fall of the Weinstein Empire
Part four of four.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 25, 2005 01:12 AM

Empire names Braveheart (1995) worst Best Picture
The British film magazine Empire has named Mel Gibson’s Braveheart the worst Best Picture Oscar winner, maintaining that writer Randall Wallace’s dialogue for the film “has all the thudding subtlety of a parody.” Runner-up was 2002’s A Beautiful Mind, which…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 24, 2005 06:28 PM

Fear And Loathing At The Kodak Theatre
For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled. -Hunter S. Thompson It’s that time of year when serious film aficionados bemoan the fact that their favorites were overlooked by the chumps that make…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 24, 2005 01:56 AM

Oscar Preview Part Three: Pixar’s Revenge (and a bunch of other stuff happens)
Part three of four…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 23, 2005 08:05 PM

Dave’s 2005 Oscar Preview – Part Two: Arts and Crafts, Music and Language
Part Two of Four…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 22, 2005 08:47 PM

Oscars: Chris Rock Speaks
First-time Oscar host Chris Rock, who pissed off the Academy grannies with his disparaging comments about the Awards show, went on with Jay Leno last night to mend some fences, sort of. “I did not say that [about no straight…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 22, 2005 04:32 PM

Dave’s 2005 Oscar Preview – Part One: The Awards Nobody Cares About
Part one of four.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 21, 2005 09:51 PM

Top 15 HollyWORDS Of The Year
How the hell can you squeeze Mo chuisle into a conversation?
Posted in Blogcritics on February 21, 2005 02:25 PM

Writers Guild of America Awards
The Writers Guild of America announced the winners of the 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen, television, and radio in ceremonies at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the Pierre Hotel in…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 20, 2005 08:00 PM

First “Man Booker International Prize” Contenders Announced
The Man Booker International Prize will be awarded once every two years for career achievement to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English, or is generally available in translation in the English language. 2005 sees the…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 19, 2005 09:07 PM

Oscars: Actual People Doing Actual Stuff
I’ve been getting feverish press releases from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences leading up to the Oscars, mostly announcing that this or that celebrity has been added to the burgeoning roster of presenters, or that Chris Rock…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 17, 2005 03:35 PM

Super Size Me Takes First WGA Documentary Award
The Writers Guild of America has named Super Size Me, written by Morgan Spurlock, as the winner of the Guild’s first-ever Documentary Screenplay Award for outstanding achievement in documentary writing for the screen during 2004. The newly-created award was presented…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 17, 2005 02:11 PM

Chris Rock and Oscarphobia
So there’s this little publicity hoo-haa going on about Chris Rock’s humor in some interviews he’s given in advance of hosting the Oscar show. Most notably, some have latched onto his comments that straight men don’t watch the Oscars, that…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 15, 2005 11:35 PM

Canada’s Juno Awards Sellout, and Sellout Bachman
The good news is that the tickets for Juno Awards in Winnipeg sold out in 16 minutes. The bad news is the snub of hometown heros Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings
Posted in Blogcritics on February 15, 2005 08:21 PM

Snubs for Canada’s Juno Awards?
Now that the Grammy’s are over with, we can now turn our eyes to Canada to find folks in an uproar over the Juno Awards ceremony. In what is being called the “ultimate snub”, Canadian music lovers are outraged by the news that Randy Bachman has not been invited to perform at this year’s Juno Awards.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 14, 2005 04:59 PM

Michael Jackson and the Grammys; Famous Friends to Testify
Watching the generally quite entertaining and sometimes even moving (Melissa, Kanye, Alicia, Southern rock) Grammy show last night, my wife and I had remarkably similar thoughts when Usher came on and busted out the flowing, acrobatic dance moves that at…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 14, 2005 03:21 PM

Cranky Grammy Thoughts
“Well, country radio wouldn’t play this record either. Look who’s No. 1 now.”
Posted in Blogcritics on February 14, 2005 11:44 AM

Watch Grammys — Or Gouge Out Own Eyes?
The opening ten minutes told me plenty about myself, my culture, and the coming Apocalypso; I want to share
Posted in Blogcritics on February 14, 2005 07:57 AM

Melissa Etheridge is a hero
I couldn’t stay away from the Grammy’s tonight. I managed to miss about 80% through hard work and diversion, but stumbled upon an amazing performance. I was channel surfing and saw the great Kris Kristofferson speaking. I knew something was…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 14, 2005 03:12 AM

Grammy Winners
The Grammy Awards once again provide ammunition for those who consider them irrelevant.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 14, 2005 03:05 AM

And the Grammy winners are…
As usual, if you’re dead – the sentimental Grammy tearducts just can’t help but award you.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 14, 2005 12:13 AM

Chris Rock At The Oscars
A train-wreck waiting to happen…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 13, 2005 11:25 PM

Grammy Predictions
Here are the “Will win/Should wins” for tonight’s 47th Annual Grammy Awards.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 13, 2005 02:23 PM

World Press Photo Award 2004
Last night I saw coverage of pictures that won the World Press Photo Award 2004 on the television and just looked them up again on the BBC web site. The pictures chosen are usually snapshots that freeze an important moment…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on February 12, 2005 10:45 AM

Oscars: A Lot of Beyonce and the 60 Second Rule
Sure, Beyonce is hot and cool and all of that, but so are lots of people and I’m not sure why the Academy has chosen her to dominate the best original song performances of the evening. Beyoncé will perform “Look…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 10, 2005 01:24 PM

JUNO NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
It’s going to be a good year for Avril Lavigne, even those of us who hate her new hairstyle are going to have to admit that. The native of Napanee, Ontario was awarded five Juno nominations. Canadian jazz singer and…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 9, 2005 11:58 AM

More Grammy Performances Announced
The Grammy Awards, February 13 on CBS, will have Grammy-nominated performers tripping all over each other during the broadcast, especially at the beginning of the show. Five nominated artists — the Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani (who will perform with…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 8, 2005 05:01 PM

Oscar Ceremony Changes, and a Bit of Profundity
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon yesterday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 115 nominees from 24 categories gathered at noon for the traditional pre-Academy Awards fete. The…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 8, 2005 02:16 PM

Screen Actors Guild Awards
The Screen Actors Guild Awards recap
Posted in Blogcritics on February 7, 2005 08:55 PM

11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Announced Saturday Night
:: The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® were presented on Saturday night at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The winners were:Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Jamie Foxx / RAY – Ray Charles Universal…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 6, 2005 03:11 AM

Grammy Update
The 47th Grammy Awards are just over two weeks away now (Feb 13), and here is the latest on performances and tributes, with Ray Charles looking very much alive for someone who, you know, died. From Grammy.com: The Recording…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 29, 2005 03:16 PM

Oscars 2005: The nominations
The full list of nominations for the 77th Academy Awards, to be held February 27: Best film The Aviator Million Dollar Baby Finding Neverland Ray Sideways Best actor Clint Eastwood – Million Dollar Baby Jamie Foxx – Ray Don Cheadle…
Posted in Blogcritics on January 25, 2005 03:31 PM

Oscar Nom Recap
I did a lot better with this than with the Golden Globes.
Posted in Blogcritics on January 25, 2005 03:22 PM

Album Review: 2005 Grammy Nominees
Ten years ago the first Grammy Nominees album contained the likes of Sheryl Crow, Seal, and Michael Bolton. Bonnie Raitt lent her guitar-slinging and vocal talents to two tracks while Boyz II Men and Barbra Streisand played their parts as…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 24, 2005 11:04 PM

Tomorrow’s Oscar nominations…today!
I have the gift, I tell ya.
Posted in Blogcritics on January 24, 2005 07:41 PM

National Book Critics Circle Award Nominees
The nominees for the National Book Critics Circle awards for the publishing year 2004 in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, biography/autobiography, criticism, and poetry have been selected. The winners will be announced this March at the organization’s 31st annual awards…
Posted in Blogcritics on January 24, 2005 04:25 PM

Movie Awards Update
:: More awards and award nominations are being announced almost daily. Movie City News continues to assemble the results on their Awards Scoreboard, which shows Sideways continuing to lead in most categories, with Martin Scorsese having overtaken Alexander Payne in…
Posted in Blogcritics on January 20, 2005 12:34 AM

Golden Globe Awards 2005
The Oscar predictors..
Posted in Blogcritics on January 19, 2005 01:54 PM

Academy Awards Axes Original Musical Category
In a blow to independent filmmaking, according to a Hollywood Reporter article by Martin A. Grove, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to eliminate the Original Musical category
Posted in Blogcritics on January 18, 2005 06:47 PM

The Grammy’s are Killing Music
A (not-so-timely) preview of the 46th Annual Grammy Awards.
Posted in Blogcritics on January 18, 2005 05:39 PM

Correct, Not So Much – Golden Globes Post Game
So, I batted .385. That’s not really good. But I’m always better at the Oscars (I was 2 for 3 last year), so I’ll always have that, I guess.
Posted in Blogcritics on January 18, 2005 11:22 AM

Golden Globes Preview
Once again, it’s time for the Golden Globes, or as I like to call them, “Pimp My Oscar Campaign.”
Posted in Blogcritics on January 14, 2005 02:22 PM

Queen Latifah to Host Grammys
The multifarious and multitalented Dana Owens, aka Queen Latifah, will be hosting this year’s Grammys, telecast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles (assuming it doesn’t wash away) on CBS, February 13. “Queen Latifah is an extraordinary Renaissance…
Posted in Blogcritics on January 13, 2005 05:00 PM

Director’s Guild Noms
Good news for Forster and Hackford (sort of). Mann and Gondry, not so much.
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 7, 2005 03:28 PM

Led Zeppelin to be Honored at Grammys
Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Jerry Lee Lewis will receive lifetime achievement awards at this year’s Grammy Awards, organizers said Tuesday.
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 5, 2005 12:50 AM

ABC, not Time, names bloggers “People of the Year”
ABC names bloggers its People of the Year.
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 3, 2005 08:56 AM

Movie Awards Update – Sideways Continues to Show the Way
:: Many more nominations and awards for 2004 motion pictures have been announced in recent days:National Board of Review: Named its Top Ten Films of 2004, with Finding Neverland at the top of the list, Jamie Foxx as Best Actor…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 25, 2004 11:23 PM

Grammy Nominees 2004
The Nominees (and predictions)
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 17, 2004 05:12 PM

Movies Awards Update – More Winners and Nominations Accounced
:: More film critics’ awards have been announced. The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association bucked the current trend of awarding Sideways a pile of awards, instead giving Best Film to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Jamie Foxx scored…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 17, 2004 02:55 AM

Golden Globe Nominations, Film Critics Awards Announced
:: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced its 2005 Golden Globe nominations. Leading the pack are Sideways with 7, The Aviator with 6, and three films with 5 nominations: Closer, Finding Neverland, and Million Dollar Baby. Overlooked in the…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 14, 2004 02:58 PM

2005 Rock Hall Inductees
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 2005 inductees just a bit ago – it’s a very solid and substantial list: U2, the O’Jays, the Pretenders, Percy Sledge, Buddy Guy, and nonperformers Frank Barsalona and Seymour Stein….
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 13, 2004 11:22 AM

Best Surround Sound albums of 2004….according to your Grammy…
Grammy nominees for best surround sound album of 2004 are in….here… Roxy Music’s “Avalon” (SACD), Ray Charles’ “Genius Loves Company” (SACD), Mahler’s “Symphony No. 4” (SACD), Bonnie Raitt’s “Nick of Time” (DVD-A), and Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Raise Your Spirit Higher” (SACD) as surround sound recordings of 2004…The ceremony takes place on February the 13th, 2005. Unfortunately; I suspect this awarding will occur off camera and will only be mentioned on Grammy’s captioning ticker…!
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 8, 2004 08:40 AM

Grammy Nomination Wish List
The 47th Annual Grammy Award nominees will be announced Tuesday at the Music Box in Hollywood. U2 and Eminem’s new albums were released after the submission deadline (Sept. 30) but not so for the lead singles “Vertigo” and “Just Lose…
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 6, 2004 02:45 AM

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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