2012 was a year full of surprises: the world did not end as predicted by the Mayan calendar and two of the best films were about America.
Where was Ricky Gervais when we needed him?! Shame on you Hollywood for being too sensitive and ostracizing the acid-tongued Brit comic after the Golden Globes. At least he told actual jokes!
What I witnessed Sunday evening had to be the most awkwardly boring Oscar telecast I have ever watched.
With expectations of sunshine and celebrities, the ShowbizMonkeys.com team descended from their respective northern perches to cover the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.
The best director race this year has become much closer now that Tom Hooper from The King's Speech scooped up the Director's Guild Award – a common indicator of the Best Directing Oscar winner. There are some pundits who still believe The Social Network's David Fincher is the man to beat come February 27th.
I love this time of year (Oscar Season) because it allows me to talk about so many great films. Films that challenge and inspire. Films about courage and triumph. Films about loss and heartache. Films of passion.
Discussing great films to me is like having a great dance partner.
So the big news this week is of course the Oscar nominations, causing people like me to over-analyze everything. Who can blame us? The Academy Awards is our Superbowl. I will be making observations about the Oscar race for the next couple of weeks.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are coming up on February 27th, and with one month to go until the biggest awards show in entertainment, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this morning announced the Oscar nominations bright and early.
It was announced this week that James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be co-hosting the 83rd Academy Awards this year on February 27th, 2011.
I adore both of these actors and I wish them well with perhaps the most thankless job in Hollywood.
As the Academy Awards draw to a close, I'm reminded of something said at Friday's press conference in Hollywood with Oscar co-producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic and Academy president Tom Sherak.