Natalie Wood’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

It was on this day 80 years ago that one of Hollywood’s brightest stars was born, Natalie Wood. She’s an actress who holds a special place in my heart, as she was one of the first stars I fell in love with when getting into classic Hollywood movies. In honor of her birthday, I wanted…

William Holden’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

On this day 100 years ago, one of cinema’s finest actors was born, the great William Holden! He’s easily among my top 5 favorite actors of all-time (maybe even top 3 or 2!); no matter the quality of the movie he’s in, he always turns out a good performance. For his centenary, I’m focusing on…

The 90th Academy Awards: My Picks and Predictions

Happy Oscar weekend! As is my annual tradition on this blog, it’s now time for me to make my predictions on which films will take home the Academy Award. And for the top eight categories (the four for acting, the two screenplay categories, Best Director, and of course, Best Picture), I’ll be including which of…

Lost But Not Forgotten: Oscar Nominees for Best Picture

For my final post on nominees that never won an Academy Award, I’m looking at films nominated for Best Picture and at least one other category that ended up not winning anything. So while these films received multiple Oscar nominations, I still find them memorable today despite not taking home any gold. Note: I narrowed…

Lost But Not Forgotten: Oscar Nominees for Best Actress

Today’s post concludes my look at the Oscar nominees who never won among the four acting categories, with what’s probably my favorite of those categories: Best Actress! More often than not, it’s the acting category that’s the strongest to me in just about any year in the Academy Awards’ 90-year history. Note: I narrowed it…

Lost But Not Forgotten: Oscar Nominees for Best Actor

We’re now just a couple weeks away from this year’s Oscar ceremony! Last week I posted about my favorite nominees in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories, specifically the ones that never won an Academy Award. This weekend, I’ll be taking a look at those types of nominees in the leading categories. As you’ll…

Joan Fontaine Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Today marks the centenary for Joan Fontaine, an actress I’ve long-admired, and one who was a prime figure in getting me into older films. I had already seen a good handful of classic Hollywood movies before discovering her in Rebecca, but after watching it I had to immediately follow it up with Suspicion, as I…