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Blogcritics On The Oscars: 77th Annual Academy Awards

Hollywood’s biggest day is here. Our news, previews and predictions leading up to the Oscars, as well as coverage of the event itself and aftermath is all gathered right here. You are wise beyond reason to join us.

“For those of us who have loved movies our entire lives and marked the passages of life by the movies that inspired us during those times, watching the Oscars is a chance to join with millions of people from all over the world who feel the same way. Today’s world offers few such opportunities and that is why I think we love the Oscars.”
Gil Cates, producer of the Oscar telecast

Oscars: Reports of Its Death Greatly Exaggerated
There are those who pronounce every year that the Oscars are dead or dying, a dinosauric remnant of an earlier age when men were men and movies mattered. In addition, they think the show itself too long, too boring, too…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 10, 2005 11:08 AM

Poll Results: 2/1/2005: What Movie Should Win Best Picture?
It’s time, once again to inflict my non voting poll upon the masses! 2/1/2005: What Movie Should Win Best Picture? The Aviator 10% 1 Finding Neverland 20% 2 Million Dollar Baby 0% 0 Ray 0% 0 Sideways 0% 0 Other…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 9, 2005 07:28 AM

Animation Fest at the Motion Picture Academy
Since I signed up to be on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences press list leading up to the Oscars, I have been subjected to a numbing array of press releases on such matters of import as the…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 8, 2005 03:50 PM

Chris Rock “Challenges” Liberal Hollywood Audience with Anti-Bush Jokes
It’s been a little over a week since the Oscars were broadcast on ABC and after digesting the comic material (particularly the opening monologue); it has never been more evident that Chris Rock should stick with his day job –…
Posted in Blogcritics on March 8, 2005 11:36 AM

Oscars: The Day After…
I am not one to criticize fashion, or comment on the state of the Oscars or it’s broadcast. I am more suited for looking at the winners and perhaps second guessing their choices. So, I am going to do that,…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 28, 2005 09:18 PM

Spontaneity Takes a Powder
Much to my amazement, every winner last night of the major Oscar award categories was exactly the person or film for which I would have voted were I a member of the Academy. I don’t think that’s ever happened before….
Posted in Blogcritics on February 28, 2005 05:58 PM

Oscar Craziness!!!
Chris Rock was ok, Scorsese got screwed, and Melanie Griffith looked like she needed to get to a methadone clinic. Its time to recap last night’s Oscars!!!!!
Posted in Blogcritics on February 28, 2005 12:36 PM

Oscars: The Weeners and Thoughts
I put in some serious time yesterday and last night communing with the Oscar groove, letting the E! pregame show wash over me in all its splendorous vacuity as various overdressed hobnobbers interviewed Oscar-related designers, chefs, jewelers, observers and hangers-on….
Posted in Blogcritics on February 28, 2005 10:55 AM

2005 Oscar Diary
Thoughts on the 77th Annual Academy Awards
Posted in Blogcritics on February 28, 2005 10:50 AM

Oscar Wrap Up
I’m happy for Clint Eastwood (because I’m a big fan of his and Million Dollar Baby) but I was really pulling for Martin Scorsese to finally win a much-deserved Oscar. The Aviator is classic Hollywood epic filmmaking, so it’s not…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 28, 2005 10:06 AM

The Oscars: Chris Rock Out of His Element
Dirty words and racial jokes aren’t just a part of Chris Rock’s act, they’re about all there is to it.
Posted in Blogcritics on February 28, 2005 02:07 AM

Oscars: A Blow-by-Blow
As transcribed from my notes as I watched: We started out watching E! at 7:00– 7:02: Star Jones Reynolds is talking to Laura Linney. I don’t like Laura Linney. She reminds me of Helen Hunt, who I don’t like either….
Posted in Blogcritics on February 28, 2005 12:38 AM

Best Oscar song and best speech
Jorge Drexler won for best song and gave the best speech (and the Oscars aren’t even over). He sang and said thank you. Even though he wrote and sang “Al otro lado del rio” in the “The Motorcycle Diaries,” the…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 27, 2005 11:33 PM

TV Changed The Oscars
Did you know that that television changed the course of the Academy Awards? No, it wasn’t Joan dishin’ on the red carpet! It was six weeks to showtime and four of the major sponsors had reneged on their agreement to…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 27, 2005 09:01 PM

Oscars the Grouch
Your place to cry, whine, applaud about the Oscars as they happen. Tragedy, Drama, Comedy? Did Chris Rock bomb?
Posted in Blogcritics on February 27, 2005 07:55 PM

The Chill Factor: ABC Executives Censor Robin Williams on Oscars Night
According to The New York Times and a number of other news sources, ABC executives have forced comedian and actor Robin Williams to abandon plans to perform a song making light of Dr. James C. Dobson’s (the President and CEO…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 27, 2005 06:08 PM

An Anti-Oscar Plea
By the time you read this, it might be too late. But if The Academy Awards haven’t yet started — hell, even if they have — I urge you, beg you to do anything else… Read a book, do…
Posted in Blogcritics on February 27, 2005 04:07 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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