Archive for February 9, 2012

Double Nominees at the Oscars

I’m talking two nominees from the same film in the same category, not one person nominated twice. Actually, screw it, we’ll do both. Let’s take care of all the double nominees in one article.

It’s one of those things that’s right out in the open that people rarely talk about. I’m just interested in knowing how often when two nominees are nominated in the same category, how often one of them ones. Hell, we’ve had some years with three nominees from the same film. So I want to look at it.

But I guess before that, we’ll look at the years in which one person was nominated twice in the acting categories, and how often they’ve won. (more…)

The Oscar Quest: Weakest Best Actress Categories

I’ve been dreading this one. The female categories are always the worst.

It’s because the Academy, more so with the women than with the men — they vote for the person and not the performance. That, plus, Hollywood as a town is terrible at writing strong parts for women. And that leads to some terrible Best Actress categories. Fortunately there have been very few years (none I can think of off the top of my head, but I’m sure they’re there) where there isn’t actually anyone to vote for. But, this above most other categories is one where there are a lot of weak ones.

Again, let me remind you — dont’ get hung up on the rankings. The idea is that these all belong on the list. The actual rankings are just personal preference.

That said, here are my weakest Best Actress categories of all time: (more…)

The Oscar Quest: Strongest Best Actress Categories

Time for Best Actress.

Fortunately, the only real problem with Best Actress, most of the time, is the choices they make, and not the categories themselves. Of course, some years have really terrible categories (though even those have a clear cut winner). That’s only natural. A lot of people might consider most of these categories to be really weak, but actually — some of them are really strong. Really strong. Of course, the bad does outweigh the good here, but, when you take a look at the categories in this article — when they’re good, they’re really good.

Also, let me say once again — it’s not about where I ranked them. It’s about the fact that they belong on the list.

Here are what I consider to be the strongest Best Actress categories of all time. (more…)

Pic of the Day: “I’ll admit I may have seen better days, but I’m still not to be had for the price of a cocktail like a salted peanut.”

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