Posts with the tag Academy Awards.

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Walkey Talk: Memo to the Academy

Posted by: Michael Walkey  //  January 7, 2017 @ 8:17pm

Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host this year's Academy Awards on February 26, 2017. La La Land has already positioned itself as the odds-on favourite to win Best Picture before the nominations have been announced.

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Oscar Talk: Hear Leo Roar

Posted by: Michael Walkey  //  February 29, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Well, that was interesting...

One of the best things to happen to the Oscars this year was the #OscarsSoWhite backlash and negative press the Academy received for lack of diversity in its nominees.

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88th Academy Awards: Articles, live tweets, and a complete list of Oscar winners

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  February 28, 2016 @ 1:26am

88th Annual Academy Awards Coverage:

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Oscar Talk: Straight Outta Contention

Posted by: Michael Walkey  //  January 17, 2016 @ 5:13pm

How do you really know if a movie actually gets snubbed? Isn't art subjective? If so, then wouldn't the "snubs" the Academy is guilty of be just a matter of personal taste?

At the end of every year, critic groups from major North American cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto, and Boston name their Best Pictures.

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Oscar Talk: The Curious Case of Creed for Best Picture

Posted by: Michael Walkey  //  December 28, 2015 @ 5:39pm

Is it really possible that Creed, the SEVENTH film in the Rocky franchise, could actually be that good? Seriously? For real?

I love the Rocky movies. I love every minute of each and every one, no matter how gloriously awful they've become.

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Walkey Talk: Boyhood vs. Birdman

Posted by: Michael Walkey  //  February 22, 2015 @ 10:02am

Life lessons can occur anywhere. Epiphanies happen anytime. And in the most unusual places. Like riding on a bus for example...

"Why is Boyhood considered good? Nothing happens. It's about the boring mundane things that happen in a person's ordinary life. I go to the movies to escape my boring routine life. If I wanted reality, I'd look out the window.

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2015 Oscars: Red Carpet videos, live tweeting of the ceremony, and tales from L.A.

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  February 22, 2015 @ 6:04am

It's Oscar Sunday, and ShowbizMonkeys.com once again ventured down to Hollywood, California to bring you our own unique coverage live from the Academy Awards.

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Live from L.A.: Everything is a lie!

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  February 21, 2015 @ 4:35pm

For those of you who don't know me in person or on stage, I can be pretty cynical. Prior to this week, I didn't know if there was a way left for me to feel alienated. Los Angeles found a way, my friends. I have always escaped into a rich fantasy life, facilitated by the silver screen.

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TIFF 2014 Interview: Thorsteinn Bachmann

Posted by: Elizabeth Hughes Belzil  //  October 5, 2014 @ 6:42pm

It's commonly said that actors appear smaller in real life than they do on the screen. However, such is decidedly not the case with Thorsteinn Bachmann, star of the acclaimed Icelandic film, Life in a Fishbowl. In addition to being struck by the actor's giant proportions, I observed he looked several years younger than he appeared in the film.

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Oscar Talk: Importance vs. Influential

Posted by: Michael Walkey  //  March 2, 2014 @ 12:19pm

It's been a two picture race since last fall between 12 Years a Slave and Gravity. 12 Years a Slave has always been seen as the front runner, but in recent weeks Gravity's popularity has been increasing. The movie with the most nominations, as Gravity has, wins the majority of the time.

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