The 89th Academy Awards: My Picks and Predictions

Oscar Sunday is finally upon us! Though I don’t always agree with what film the golden boy goes to, I always enjoy watching the Academy Awards. And as I’ve always done before the show, I watched all the films nominated in the night’s top eight categories: the four for acting, the two screenplay categories, Best…

Oscar Favorites: 16 Musicals Nominated for Best Picture

We’re less than 48 hours away from the 89th Academy Awards! This year it’s very likely that the musical La La Land will take home the night’s top prize, along with numerous others. So in honor of the Oscars this weekend, and the direction it’s expected to take, I put together a list (and made…

Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar Nominations

When I saw there was going to be a blogathon dedicated to the Master of Suspense, I knew it’d be impossible for me to pick just one film to cover. But being a bit of an Oscar obsessive, I decided on covering the films that earned him nominations for Best Director. While the Academy Awards honor the best…

Olivia de Havilland’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

Today is a very special day for fans of the golden era of Hollywood as it’s Olivia de Havilland’s 100th birthday! What makes this centennial extra special for us fans is that she’s alive to celebrate it. She’s one of my all-time favorite actresses, and overall she’s a woman I admire a lot. I love so many…

Discovering Denzel Washington

Back in January, Denzel Washington was honored at the 73rd Golden Globes with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, an honorary Golden Globe given to filmmakers for their “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Before Washington gave his acceptance speech, his former co-star Tom Hanks presented a great montage of his movies. Watching this,…

The 87th Academy Awards: My Picks and Predictions

Happy Oscar Sunday! Just like last year, I’ll be sharing my predictions for all 24 categories, as well as my personal picks for the major categories (Picture, Director, [Supporting] Actor/Actress, Original/Adapted Screenplay), as I did manage to watch all the films nominated in those 8 categories. Last year I only got 4 of my predictions…

The 86th Academy Awards: My Picks and Predictions

The Oscar ceremony is almost upon us now, so what better time to post my personal picks and predictions! Unfortunately, I didn’t do too well in keeping up with 2013 releases and the films that were nominated this year (usually I’d like to watch all the nominees for Best Animated Feature and Best Cinematography and…

Oscar Favorites: 15 Best Picture Winners

Ending my posts of favorite Oscar winners this month with the big one: Best Picture! As I’ve said before, I finished seeing all the winners throughout Oscar history last year, so I’m happy to say that this top 15 is very definite. In chronological order, my 15 favorite Best Picture winners!

Oscar Favorites: 20 Best Actress Winners

Admittedly, this is the least diverse of my favorite Oscar winners lists as there are only four here that come after the 1960s. It’s either that I haven’t seen many Best Actress winners from recent years…or I haven’t enjoyed the recent winners’ performances enough to rank them in my top 20. Anyway, this list definitely…

Oscar Favorites: 20 Best Actor Winners

This weekend I’ll be posting my favorite wins for Best Actor and Actress. Originally for both, I was going to try for just 10, and then 15, but I couldn’t narrow it down! So from both categories, I’ll be presenting my top 20 (as of now, there’s still plenty more Oscar-winning performances that I need to…