Archive for January 29, 2015

Oscars 2014 Category Breakdown: Best Documentary Short-Subject

This is a tradition for me. Every year, before the Oscars, I break down every single one of the 24 categories. I do this to familiarize everyone with each category, how it works, what its history is, how it usually turns out, and also as a precursor to my picks article, allowing me to get most of the heavy lifting out of the way beforehand.

How these work is — I go over each category’s history, give you all the previous winners and nominees, then list the current year’s nominees. And then I’ll go over how each of the guilds (if there is a corresponding guild) have went, and how that corresponds to the Oscars (some guilds mean a lot to how a category will play out. Others mean nothing). It’s basically everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision when you make your picks on Oscar night. And then I also rank the nominees at the end in terms of where I see them in terms of their likelihood to win.

Today is Best Documentary Short, the category we care the least about, yet a category that’s not as difficult to pick as Live-Action Short. So at least it has that going for it. (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Just remember, one of these days, that bourbon’s gonna kill you.” “Okay, it’ll be me or it. One of us has gotta go.”

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