It’s shortlist time, folks.
These shortlists articles have become one of my favorite things to write up during the Oscar season. What’s funny about it is how we used to have almost all of these shortlists (Live Action Short, Animated Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, International Feature, Visual Effects and Makeup & Hairstyling), plus we had the full list of eligible animated features and the full list of eligible scores and songs. All they did was add Score, Song and Sound to the list and drop them all at once and now all of a sudden Shortlist Day feels like a party. And I’m here for that party.
Anyway, what we do here is go through all the shortlists, try to watch everything, become more educated about what’s up for all the categories and do the work to make life easier for when I inevitably try to guess what’s gonna get nominated in all the categories. It’s a good time. Let’s go. (more…)
Pic of the Day: ♫ “Don’t tell me not to live / Just sit and putter / Life’s candy and the sun’s / A ball of butter / Don’t bring around a cloud / To rain on my parade / Don’t tell me not to fly / I’ve simply got to / If someone takes a spill / It’s me and not you / Who told you you’re allowed / To rain on my parade?!” ♫ (55th Anniversary)
I’m doing my best to stay caught up here, but I’ll be honest, I’m probably not even gonna be actively putting any real thought into categories until it comes time to pick the nominees in… *checks imaginary watch* … nine days. So this is mostly just to have all the stuff in one place for when that happens.
I’m also gonna be traveling for the next week, which is either gonna be great for me catching up or the worst possible thing ever. Guess we’ll find out!
P.S. My Top Ten list is basically done (I’m down to like five movies left to see that might make any impact on it, and I don’t think any of them would make the top ten, so I can just add those as I see them). Now I just need to find the time to write the damn thing up. Which may not happen until after Oscar nominations. (more…)