Category Archives: Academy Awards

Oscar Scorecard

Wow. Did not see that coming. In fact, thanks to my DVR running out of space two minutes into La La Land’s acceptance speech for their well-deserved best picture win, I had eight glorious hours thinking my favorite movie in … Continue reading

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The Year in Movies

Good on the academy. The first time I did this exercise I disagreed with seven of their nominations. Last year only three. And this year it’s just two, one more of a trifle (Hugh Grant over the always excellent Michael … Continue reading

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Snubs and Surprises: A Breakdown of the Oscar Nominations

Last year I thought I had set the seer bar too high when I correctly prognosticated 29 of the 33 Oscar nominees in all the acting categories as well as director and best picture. I stand corrected. Perfection reigned in … Continue reading

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Nick’s Oscar Picks

I love this time of year! Below—made by myself alone, sans the assistance of any web trolling or cheat sheets—please find my uncannily accurate 14th annual Academy Award predictions. And please check back later this week for the Oscar snubs and surprises … Continue reading

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Oscar Scorecard

Besides best picture—where everything is understandably and necessary bigger and more dramatic—has there ever been a more gigantic upset than what transpired in the best supporting actor category at the 88th Academy Awards? Featuring four actors who have played characters … Continue reading

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The Year in Movies

When I did this exercise last year, I disagreed with the Academy on seven of their nominees, including three in the directing category and three from the movie Selma. I thought Rene Russo should have taken Meryl Streep‘s supporting actress … Continue reading

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Oscar Scorecard

Well that did not go as planned! Heading into the 87th Academy Awards I was very confident in my picks. (After all it was just one year ago I was a costume design Oscar away from a perfect ballot!) Sure … Continue reading

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