Posts Tagged ‘Oscarland’
 

 

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: The Nominees

  The race is officially on, with Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel (both from Fox Searchlight) tied for the lead with 9 nominations (The Imitation Game has 8, while Boyhood, not so much a technical showcase, has 6), an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Complete and “Final” Oscar Predictions

  The following are my final predictions for the 2014 Academy Awards (you can find a much more detailed analysis for all the major categories in our Why and Why Not? posts).  Keep in mind:  (a) I’m often wrong, (b)...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Independent Spirit Awards

  And the winners were… 12 Years A Slave, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o… Hey, wait a minute.  Aren’t the Oscars tomorrow night? There was a time when the Independe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not?

  Here are links to all our Oscarland “Why and Why Not” pieces, running through the rationales for and against all the nominees in the major Academy Award categories: Best Picture Best Director Best Actor Best ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Picture

  We’ve taken a tour through Best Actress and Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director, and that leaves one last major gold statue to be handed out.  As we have all along, we ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Director

  We’ve reviewed all the performers in the Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress and Best Actor categories, and now it’s time to look at the filmmakers themselves.  Here’s a last ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Actor

  Continuing as we’ve done for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, here’s a final look at the pros and cons behind each nominee for Best Actor.  All are assumed to deserve the awa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Actress

  As with Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, we’re taking a last look at the factors for and against each nominee for Best Actress, with deserving performances assumed and precursor awards put to the ...
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: 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: 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: The BAFTAs

  Although there were some new faces due to release patterns and category differences, in the big picture, the BAFTAs–Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars–turned out to be very much like the Golden Globes....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARLAND: Does Anyone Have A Map?

  Over the past 10 days or so, a multitude of groups have presented awards for 2013’s best, with prizes given to screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, animators, and production designers.  FROZEN solidified its ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

OSCARLAND: WGA Awards and The Woody Allen Issue

  Tonight the Writers Guild of America followed the lead of the Golden Globes and gave its award for Best Original Screenplay to Spike Jonze for HER rather than to AMERICAN HUSTLE.  The WGA awards were seen as Hustle̵...
by Mitch Salem