All posts from “Oscars”

Oscars 2010: And the Winners Are...

March 7, 2010 11:07 PM

The Hurt Locker beat out Avatar for the top prizes at tonight's 82nd Annual Academy Awards. The film – a fictional account of the Iraq War – took home awards for Best Picture and Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow, who was...

Oscar a Hit with Viewers

February 24, 2009 4:31 PM

USA Today has the story and reader reactions....

Bill Maher's Appreciation

February 23, 2009 3:15 AM

While I have a hard time with Bill Maher's arrogant self-marketing approach and his assertion that "our silly gods cost us too much," I did find myself appreciating his comment that he is thankful that he lives in a place...

Religion Crashes the Oscar Party

February 22, 2009 7:07 PM

Michael Paulson, who covers religion for The Boston Globe, writes that this year's Oscar nominees "include multiple films with a faith angle -- from the Holocaust to Hinduism, with clergy sexual abuse and all sorts of good vs. evil thrown...

'Milk' and the problem of politics

February 21, 2009 4:29 PM

In case you missed it, Annie went on record last night predicting that Milk will sweep the Oscars-- or at least, that it will take Picture, Director, and Actor. Were I a betting man, I'd still put my money...

Milk Will Take It All

February 20, 2009 11:04 PM

Sure, Slumdog took a zillion prizes but last minute upsets do happen. Slumdog peaked early but has picked up a sizable backlash in recent weeks, thanks in part to the controversy surrounding production's treatment of the adorable urchins playing young...

Is Slumdog a Slam Dunk?

February 20, 2009 2:39 PM

It's looking that way. As Entertainment Weekly wrote, "The crowd-pleasing hit has dominated the awards season like no other film in recent memory." Last weekend--just days before Oscar ballots were due on Tuesday--the movie grabbed Best Film honors from...

Perfect Completion (Man on Wire)

February 18, 2009 4:06 AM

I finally saw Man on Wire, the Oscar-nominated documentary about French wirewalker Philip Petit's illicit crossing between the World Trade Center towers back in the early 1970s. I really ought to have seen this sooner, because my husband, John Frisbie,...

Jacked Up

February 12, 2009 11:01 PM

ABC TV released publicity shots of Academy Awards host Hugh Jackman today. The Aussie, best-known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men movies, will be hosting the Oscars for the first time. Few people have nailed the role,...

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