Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane might be hosting this Sunday’s Academy Awards, but his rival cartoon is actually up for an Oscar. The Longest Daycare, the Simpsons-inspired short film starring Maggie Simpson that played in front of this summer’s Ice Age: Continental Drift, is one of the nominees for Best Animated Short. We’ve already seen a short trailer for the film, but it’s now online in its entirety. Read More »
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Among film fans, the Oscars often get a bum rap. Awards are generally bestowed to predictable, safe choices, and very often the films we really love get no joy from the Academy. But once in a while the Oscars gets it right. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won 11 Oscars. Star Wars won six Oscars. Raiders of the Lost Ark won four Oscars. Jaws won three Oscars. The Muppets won one last year. Even South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut can consider itself an Oscar nominee. What I’m saying is that despite all the Oscar black eyes, sometimes they give us something to smile about.
Those smiles are the subject of the second art exhibit by the Hero Complex Gallery. It’s called Oscars Legends and will showcase the Oscar-winning films we all know and love. Now, don’t get this mixed up with the Gallery 1988 show happening this weekend. That’s officially licensed and tied to the 2013 Oscars. The Hero Complex show is a retrospective and will be open February 15-16 in San Francisco.
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Zach Galifianakis‘ talk show Between Two Ferns made its triumphant return to Funny Or Die yesterday with a special Oscar Buzz Edition.
In Part one of this special, which we posted yesterday, Galifianakis talked to Oscar contenders Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Amy Adams (The Master).
Today we bring you Part 2 of the hilariously and awkwardly interview series, this time featuring Bradley Cooper (Silver Lining Playbook), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Sally Field (Lincoln) and another special guest from Lincoln. Watch part two of the interview special after the jump.
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How would you depict every single winner of the Best Picture Oscar, if you had to render each one as a slightly altered version of the well-known Oscar statue?
Artist Olly Moss was tasked with depicting a reference to every single Best Picture on one poster, for the 85 Years of Oscar one-sheet. As you can see from the hint above, he took a fun, and detail-oriented approach to the task. What’s the blank pedestal in the middle? Well, how would you depict A Beautiful Mind? See the full image below. Read More »
Zach Galifianakis‘ talk show Between Two Ferns makes its triumphant return to Funny Or Die with a special Oscar Buzz Edition. In Part one of this special, Galifianakis hilariously and awkwardly interviews Oscar contenders Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Amy Adams (The Master). Watch the six minute interview special after the jump.
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When I said we had a lot of art today, I wasn’t kidding. Right now we can exclusively debut a piece from one of /Film’s favorite artist, Paul Shipper. This piece is a portrait of Walt Disney, the Human being who has won and been nominated for the most oscars, ever. The piece will appear in Hero Complex Gallery’s ‘Award Legends’ art show which opens on February 15th 2013. The Walt Disney print will be a limited edition of 50, printed on 10×8” 300gsm FineArt Giclée. Above is just a close-up shot, check out the full image after the jump.
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We’ve got a bunch of cool movie art for you today. The Academy and Gallery1988 commissioned a small group of artists to create original screen prints inspired by this year’s nine Best Picture nominees. After the jump you can see some of them, including:
AMOUR by artist Matt Owen, ARGO by Anthony Petrie, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Rich Kelly, DJANGO UNCHAINED by Mark Englert, LES MISÉRABLES by Phantom City Creative, LINCOLN by Jeff Boyes, LIFE OF PI by Tom Whalen, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Joshua Budich and ZERO DARK THIRTY by Godmachine.
Gallery1988 has tweeted that “this is just the start” and there will be “more soon” including a tweet teasing the appearance of popular artist Olly Moss. The G1988 x The Academy show will run February 14th to the 17, with more details coming soon. See the first batch of art after the jump.
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It’s extremely fitting that, as the 2013 Sundance Film Festival kicks off, the biggest hit from the year prior returns to theaters. Beasts of the Southern Wild, which recieved four Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director, returns to select theaters Friday January 18. This extremely unique, extremely beautiful and extremely emotional film is well worth seeking out on the big screen and, after the jump, we’ve got the full theater listing. Read More »