The 83rd Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2010. The ceremony will take place on February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. During the ceremony, AMPAS will present its annual Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 competitive categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States on ABC. Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the ceremony, marking the first time for each. Nominations for the 2010 awards were announced on January 25, 2011. The film receiving the most nominations was The King's Speech, with twelve.
I am a day late and a dollar short. Make that ten dollars if gas prices are in any way indicative of the near future. I made my predictions on the cheap: As I saw the Oscars on Sunday night, which isn't to say I didn't do well. I actually guessed every major category except Best Supporting Actor, and I fudged on that one in a big way. Now that the red carpet has been rolled up, and it surely has been sent to the dry cleaners, it's time to clean up--even if it's an insult to the lot … more
I can't remember when I first began watching the Oscars. But I do recall that the part I enjoyed most about it was trying to guess who would win and who would not. It's one of those things that is attractive about the Oscars. This year the show was very different. There were still a few surprises. Although the big awards were a little less so in one area (that in hindsight might be obvious, and we'll get to that). Let's begin … more
If you are like me watching the Oscars is more of a chore then an event. Have no fear, I'm here to help you save time and watch the show so you are prepared for the Monday morning water cooler. Step 1: DVR This isn't a super bowl so there really is no reason to watch the show real time. Just by recording the days event you can clip all the commercials saving yourself a good 30-40 minutes. (You would think the producers would do their best … more
It’s Oscar time again, and while for many that equates to little more than a showcase for designer clothing and lists for the best and worst dressed, for me, it equates to a celebration of the movies. Does that sound corny? I admit, I still hold to the belief that the Oscars mean something. Besides, many of the Academy’s selections have given me reason to keep the faith; 127 Hours, The Kids Are All Right, True Grit, Toy Story 3, Rabbit Hole, Blue Valentine, The King’s Speech, and … more