Posts tagged with "Academy Awards"

The Wrong Trousers (1993)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian November 1, 2014 1 Comment 6041 views

Though it’s only 30 minutes long, The Wrong Trousers manages to pack in a laser-grid diamond heist, a high speed getaway aboard a runaway train and the most uncooperative pair of futuristic Techno-trousers.

The Sand Castle (1977)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian July 26, 2014 0 Comment 4653 views

The first time the National Film Board of Canada was awarded an Oscar in the category of Best Animated Short Film it was for Co Hoedeman’s imaginative short The Sand Castle (1977). 25 years earlier, Norman McLaren’s NFB stop-motion short Neighbours (1952) won the Academy Award – But, for some reason, McLaren’s scripted anti-war comedy […]

Mr. Hublot (2013)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian March 15, 2014 0 Comment 3744 views

Mr. Hublot is an 11-minute animated film about a clockwork man who lives a solitary existence in a clockwork city.

Oscars In Memoriam: 20 Years Later

Posted by Lesley Coffin March 11, 2014 1 Comment 3789 views

Is it finally time to rethink the 20 year Oscars tradition, In Memoriam?

Oscar’s 2014 Red Carpet Glitz

Posted by Christina Stewart March 3, 2014 1 Comment 4631 views

Our resident film fashionista brings us a round-up of Oscar’s 2014 Red Carpet Glitz.

The Academy Awards: A Guilty Pleasure

Posted by Jared Bratt March 2, 2014 0 Comment 3208 views

Jared Bratt runs through the good and the bad that make the Academy Awards a pleasure, but a guilty one.

Three Orphan Kittens (1935)

Posted by Bennett O'Brian March 1, 2014 0 Comment 4499 views

In terms of Oscar nominations, it’s extremely rare for a performer or filmmaker to be nominated twice in the same category within the same year. In 1939, Michael Curtiz was nominated twice for directing Angels with Dirty Faces and Four Daughters but lost the trophy to Frank Capra. During the first decade of the animated […]

The Longest Yawn: Original Song @ the Academy Awards

Posted by Christina Stewart March 1, 2014 0 Comment 3311 views

Are you as tired of the Original Song performances at the Oscars as we are?

9 Memorable Oscar speeches

Posted by Laura Grande February 28, 2014 3 Comments 4899 views

As we count down the days leading up to the 2014 Oscar ceremony, here’s a look back at some of the more memorable Oscar speeches.

5 Best Picture Winners that Didn’t Deserve the Win

Posted by Toyiah Murry February 27, 2014 3 Comments 6368 views

We continue our month long look at the Oscars with a list of 5 Best Picture Winners that didn’t deserve the win.

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