Category Archives: Academy Awards

2022 Academy Awards Predictions

First off I should say that I'm not generally someone who wins the Oscar ballot. I let my heart lead me to some unlikely places, and then get disappointed by the inevitable political victories. And there are plenty of other professional prognosticators paid to pontificate on potential prize-winners if you'd care to peruse their predictions.…Read More

Academy Award Nominations #Reaction

The nominations for the '22 Academy Awards dropped on Tuesday morning, and as with every Hollywood awards season there were expectations met and expectations dashed. There's also the few naysayers who took to social media to say these awards are antiquated and irrelevant. They groused. They whined. They said, "Who cares?" That question's been asked…Read More

The 2021 Academy Awards: The Weirdest Ever?

If you're a movie nut — and you probably are if you're visiting this somewhat obsessive film review site — then you'll know this has been a most unusual awards season. This year's Oscars, airing on Sunday night, April 25th, have been extended two months from their usual late-February date, and with cinemas in most…Read More

A Few Thoughts on the 2016 Oscars

I haven't said too much about the Oscars yet this year. That's because when I do I'll be dropping lots of swears. You've been warned. Everyone else HAS  been talking about them. It's a big problem: the serious lack of diversity in the major categories. Boycotts have been called. There's lots of bad reasons for…Read More