There are two times in the year when people typically recap the previous year’s movies: At the beginning of the new calendar, and right around the Oscars. The former makes logical sense but the latter works too. It is, after all, the official end of the year in film. When Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and more are crowned at the Academy Awards, it’s time to move on to the next thing.
That’s where we find ourselves now, with this year’s 85th Annual Academy Awards mere days away.
The Fine Brothers, notorious spoilers of movies through YouTube videos, have just released their Oscar edition spoiling 50 of the biggest movies in 2012. That might sound boring but these guys do it in one take and under five minutes. It’s an impressive feat of writing, speech and acting. Check it out below but, of course, beware of spoilers. Read More »
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2013 seems to be the year of Oscar-themed pop culture art. Gallery 1988 did an amazing event, Mondo is preparing their own extravaganza and Scott Campbell has been adding to his Great Showdowns.
All this week leading up to the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Campbell has been immortalizing some of this year’s Best Picture nominees as Showdowns. And they are just too cool. That’s Argo above but, after the jump, see Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lincoln, Les Miserables and Django Unchained as only Scott C could do them. Read More »
Oscar nominees might have a gut-wrenching experience waiting to hear their name called (or not) during the Academy Awards but at least they don’t have posters to buy. For the second year in a row, Mondo has announced they’ll be selling posters by multiple artists for different Oscar-nominees. The first three have just been revealed and, with them, you’ll see this series is not just limited to Best Picture nominees. After the jump check out:
- Les Miserables by Olly Moss
- The Master by Laurent Durieux
- Paranorman by DKNG
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The Oscars will be doled out this weekend, and so this week is the culmination of award-season speculation and fervor. It’ll all be over soon, but while you wait for Sunday’s glitzy ceremony to begin, this video is a great way to relive the biggest winners of years past. The reel highlights every Best Picture winner from the past 84 years, with just a few seconds given to each movie.
Some of the films here are almost certainly not so well known to audiences today, especially ones from the award’s first five or ten years of existence. But the clips are presented in chronological order, so it is very easy to ID which films are which in the early run. And once it hits the late ’40s or so, there shouldn’t be a movie in here that you don’t recognize, even in just a snippet of footage.
The clip ends with shots from this year’s Best Picture nominees, to muse on what winner might be next. Read More »
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 »
Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
In the last major pre-Oscars guild awards, the WGA followed the PGA, the DGA, and the SAG (not to mention the HFPA, the BAFTA, and most every other film-related acronym you can think of) in feting Argo, this time for the excellent adapted screenplay by Chris Terrio. Mark Boal‘s Zero Dark Thirty nabbed the original screenplay award, but at this point Argo seems a virtual lock to pick up Best Picture come Sunday.
Meanwhile, Malik Bendjelloul‘s documentary Searching for Sugar Man continued its winning streak, while critical faves Breaking Bad, Louie, and Girls all emerged victorious in the television categories. Hit the jump to see the winners.
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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.
After the jump, check out some of the images from the show. Read More »
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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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