Archive for April 18, 2021

Oscars 2020: ASC Awards

The ASC Award was handed out today. Mank won, which livens up the Cinematography category a bit, since Nomadland won the other two precursors. It was always gonna be between those two anyway, but at least it now no longer looks like an abject rout.

That’s our last precursor, so now we have a week to finalize guesses. I’m pretty much set in what I’m planning to do, so I’m gonna be using this week to just confirm my feelings and finalize my giant article (which, like last year, is basically done already).

Oscar night’s a week away, folks.

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2020 Oscar Category Breakdown: Best Documentary Feature

Today is Best Documentary. Initially I tried to schedule this as late as humanly possible because this was one category I had zero idea about what was gonna happen. But, in the past ten days, this went from ‘I have no clue’ to ‘Oh, this is gonna win’. Which isn’t a gimme, but it sure does make it a lot easier to think about this one and not start to get panicked that any one of the five can win.

I am curious, though, if most people have any kind of rooting interest in this category or even knowledge of most of these nominees. I feel like unless you went out of your way to watch stuff… there wasn’t that one galvanizing documentary that it feels like there usually is (even if that doc usually gets left off this category). But that could just be a product of what this past year was.

Either way, here’s Doc Feature: (more…)


Pic of the Day: ♫ “I keep wishing I were somewhere else / Walking down a strange new street / Hearing words that I have never heard / From a man I’ve yet to meet. / I’m as busy as a spider spinning daydreams / I’m as giddy as a baby on a swing / I haven’t seen a crocus or a rosebud / Or a robin on the wing. / But I feel so gay / In a melancholy way / That it might as well be spring / It might as well be spring.” ♫