Archive for January 29, 2014

Academy Rescinds Original Song Nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone”


The one nominee none of us saw coming, and it’s because of some Academy board member inappropriately lobbied for it.

“Alone Yet Not Alone,” a bad song from a movie that nobody saw (and it’s religious, which means there’s no need to see it and no good can come of it), shockingly got on the Best Original Song list, and not a single person saw it coming. And the reason for that is because a music branch executive emailed everyone in the branch and was like, “Hey guys, I submitted this,” which had the effect of when a mobster is like, “Hey guys, it’s my birthday next week.” And now everyone has to get really nice gifts because they want to stay on his good side.

So the Academy rescinded the nomination because it clearly only got on because of that and nothing else. (more…)

My Favorite Female Supporting Performances of 2013

If there’s one thing I don’t do enough, it’s sit down and single out specific performances I loved from a year. I’ll single out movies, but the only time I mention performances that I felt were particularly strong is when I talk about the Oscars. So it’s now an annual thing that I sit down and pick my favorite performances from each year.

It’s actually quite difficult to do when you get into it. Because you find yourself instantly going to the performances that all the awards groups single out. Naturally if most people put it down, you feel like that’s an easy one to put down as well. So what I did was — I carefully considered every movie I saw in 2013 (all 230 of them) and actually thought about how I felt about the specific performances in them, from lead to supporting. And that’s how I made my lists.

Today I’ll be covering all the male lead performances I loved. They’re in order, but they’re not really in any order. The numbers don’t matter. I just wanted to single out performances I thought were really strong without paying attention to what’s Oscar-ish and what isn’t.

So here are my favorite female supporting performances of 2013: (more…)


Pic of the Day: “I love you.” “Ditto.”

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