Category Archives: Oscars

My Oscar Predictions 2019

It’s been a weird build-up to this year’s Oscars, in many ways far from a show of force for the Academy. Their search for a host resulted in Kevin Hart, who stepped down after a controversy involving homophobic tweets he made years ago. After that, it became so hard for the Academy to find a … Continue reading My Oscar Predictions 2019

All Five Best Song Oscar Nominees 2019

This year, we have singing cowboys, singing nannies and black panthers with supernatural powers. Let’s take a look at those and the other Oscar nominees for Best Original Song: RBG No Academy Awards without a Diane Warren tune. This one is performed by Jennifer Hudson and was featured in RBG, the documentary about liberal icon and … Continue reading All Five Best Song Oscar Nominees 2019

Highlights from 90 Years of Oscars

The first Academy Awards were handed out back in 1929. The “show” looked decidedly different then – it was in fact a dinner, the ceremony itself took 15 minutes and the awards had already been announced three weeks earlier. There were also far fewer categories. The first winner was Wings (1927), a film that is chiefly … Continue reading Highlights from 90 Years of Oscars

The Best and Worst Best Picture Winners

The very first Academy Awards were held on May 16th, 1929, hosted by Douglas Fairbanks, and cost five dollars to attend. The clip above is footage from the 1938 Oscars, showing Louis B. Mayer, Luise Rainer, Mack Sennett, Leo McCarey, W.C. Fields, Jack Warner and Cecil B. DeMille, among others. A lot has changed since; … Continue reading The Best and Worst Best Picture Winners