Archive for February 21, 2013

Oscars 2012 Category Breakdown: Best Documentary Feature & Best Documentary Short Subject & Best Animated Feature

We’re almost done with these category breakdowns. Today we get into the stuff most people don’t give a shit about.

We start with Documentary Feature, which is pretty sewn up, then move onto Documentary Short, which is actually one of the easiest categories to predict each year, and then we end with Animated Feature, just to give this article something interesting.

What I do is list all the previous winners of each category, then go over this year’s nominees, then rank the likelihood of each of them winning.

Here we go, with the Documentaries: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Once when I was reporting, Lyndon Johnson’s top guy gave me the word they were looking for a successor to J. Edgar Hoover. I wrote it and the day it appeared Johnson called a press conference and appointed Hoover head of the FBI for life. And when he was done, he turned to his top guy and the President said, ‘Call Ben Bradlee and tell him ‘fuck you.” I took a lot of static for that. Everyone said, ‘You did it, Bradlee, you screwed up, you stuck us with Hoover forever.’ I screwed up but I wasn’t wrong.”