Posts Tagged ‘Oscarland’
 

 

OSCARLAND: Rating the Studios

  We’ll never know if this year’s Best Picture race is as close as we think it is, since the Academy has no intention of ever releasing its vote totals (something it did back at the very beginning of Oscar hist...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: LA and Boston Don’t Clear Anything Up

  A messy awards season became even messier with the results of today’s critics group awards. The big prize of the day was the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, which… tied.  Full results are here, but Bes...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OscarLand: The Day Arrives

  Provocative, almost existential questions have circled this year’s Oscars since seconds after the nominations were announced.  Should the awards, and the Motion Picture Academy’s voting membership, mirror th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Post-Golden Globes Fallout

  If it had happened, losing the Best Drama award at last night’s Golden Globes might have been the best thing that could have happened to 12 YEARS A SLAVE–while winning the award in the way that it actually di...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Supporting Actor

  The votes are in, and all that’s left is the counting.  The Calendar section of the LA Times has returned to normal size, the pop-up website ads have subsided, the screenings and Q&As have finished, and the ta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: AFI Top 10s

  The American Film Institute issued its list of the year’s Top 10 movies (and television shows) today, and their selections have been quite close to the Oscar nominees over the past couple of years, so they’re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

  Let’s face it:  anyone with an interest in the matter has been circling the same basic list of titles and names for weeks now, if not months, and the truth is that as much fun as it would be for some shocking surp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Supporting Actress

  As we did with Best Supporting Actor and will do the rest of this week with the other major categories, this is a final look at the rationales behind and against each nominee’s likelihood of winning.  We’re ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: The SAG Nominations

  The Screen Actors Guild Awards are important, because the Actors branch is the largest single constituency of Oscar voters, but they’re also very different from the Oscars.  Their major award isn’t a “...
by Mitch Salem