Category Archives: Academy Awards

Oscar Scorecard

Major kudos to host Jimmy Kimmel—who each day I find more and more charming—and the Oscar producers for the way they handled the entire evening (#MeToo) but specifically the awarding of best picture. It was smart, funny and oh so … Continue reading

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The Year in Movies

Before I get to my annual missive to the Academy, has there ever been a better year for science fiction and comic book-inspired movies? It all started with a dark, dense, enthralling tour de force, Logan, that looked like no … Continue reading

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Snubs and Surprises: A Breakdown of the Oscar Nominations

History said one thing. My gut another. And in that timeless debate I chose . . . poorly. More on that in a moment. Of the 25 nominations for acting and directing, I got 21 correct, including all five best … Continue reading

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Nick’s Oscar Picks

I can’t believe I’ve been publishing these predictions for 15 years! Thanks for joining me once again on this annual roller coaster breaking down and elevating up the year’s finest films. During my tenure, no previous Oscar race has been … Continue reading

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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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