Friday, February 20, 2015

Oscars Snubs 2015 Tribute

Source: JoBlo

With only a couple days to go before Hollywood's biggest night, which airs this Sunday on ABC at 4pm PST, comes a tribute courtesy of JoBlo. And even though actors like David Oyelowo, Jennifer Aniston, and movies like The LEGO Movie didn't get nominated, editor Nick Bosworth crafted this beautiful video showcasing those shocking snubs in the nominee list.  I must say I agree with almost every snub listed here, but I was particularly disappointed the Academy choose not to nominate Interstellar and Unbroken for Best Picture. Take a look!
Check out a tribute to this year's Academy Award nominees here.
The 87th Academy Awards will take place this Sunday, February 22nd at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 7PM (EST) / 4PM (PST). This year's ceremony is being hosted by entertainer/actor Neil Patrick Harris. For a full list of the Academy Awards nominees click here.

Which Oscar snub was the most shocking for you?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Creative process of The Oscars with host Neil Patrick Harris

Here's a cool video giving us insight on the creative process of Hollywood's biggest night. Neil Patrick Harris, who has hosted the Tonys, the Emmy Awards, and will now host this Sunday's Oscars, is sure to make a splash. The New York Daily News states that NPH keeps being asked to host awards shows because he is “personable, likeable and enthusiastic.” I couldn't agree more. He's also quite talented.
“He can sing, dance and crack jokes — all at the same time. There’s really been no triple threat like that since Billy Crystal hosted in the 1990s.” 
In addition to a great host, there is an impressive list of presenters on Sunday night, including Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Channing Tatum, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Kerry Washington, just to name a few.

Will you be tuning in on Sunday?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The History of the American Movie Trailer


I have always been so fascinated with art of Trailers. Over the years they have become more and more impressive/interesting, becoming a stand-alone work of art. Ever wondered how they got started? Take a look at the history of movie Trailers dating back to 1913, and the evolution that got us to this point. Seven Benedict has put together this 20 minute video essay titled American Trailers, which focuses on just the evolution of Trailers in the United States. If you're a fan of film, I highly recommend taking the journey through movie Trailer history. Enjoy!
American Trailers from Steven Benedict on Vimeo.

Benedict explains; "This extended video-essay charts the origins, development and possible future of the trailer in American cinema. Beginning in 1912, moving through to the National Screen Service in the 1940s and on to the groundbreaking work of Andrew Kuehn, it ends off with a look at where the movie trailer is now and where it might go." 

Fascinating, yes?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Oscar Predictions - 2015

Less than one week away, the countdown is on.  Oscars night is the biggest/most prestigious  night in Hollywood, and I look forward to it every year.  I'm thrilled Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the 87th Academy Awards (even though I was hoping for Jimmy Fallon, #hilarious).  But I feel NPH will deliver with thunderous applause. I mean honestly, it can't be as boring as last year (ahem, sorry Ellen. I do love you though).   I get so excited for the fashion, the jokes, the skits, the fun surprises (ahem, if any) and last but certainly not least, the big winners of the night. So who will take home the golden statue this Sunday?  Below are my predictions. Take a look...

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
(But I wouldn't be surprised if Michael Keaton took home the gold for Birdman.  This one is the toughest race to predict)

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
(This has always been her race)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Best Picture:
(Even though I'd love American Sniper to win)

Best Director:

Best Animated Film:

There you have it ladies and gents.  MY predictions for the big night.  For a full list of the nominees click here.  Be sure to tune in Sunday, February 22nd for the live telecast airing on ABC starting at 7PM (EST) / 4PM (PST).  The floor is now yours.  Share with me YOUR thoughts. Who do YOU think will be the big winners of the evening?

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