93rd Academy Awards Liveblog!

93rd Oscars

Greetings all! It’s the night of nights in Hollywood and Simon and I are back to liveblog the event! the 93rd Academy Awards kick off at 5pm Pacific Time (just a few minutes away) and we’ll be offering snark and commentary, as per usual.

This year is a little different, due to ongoing global pandemics and other obligations so you will mostly be hearing from Simon tonight, but I’ll be popping in whenever I can too.

So let’s watch the show and enjoy! Newest Updates at the top!

92nd Academy Award Nominations are here to elate and disappoint you

Lupita Nyong'o

That’s right folks, the invitees to the big dance have been announced. Has the Academy finally learned from its past and expanded its focus to be more inclusive for people of colour? Turns out they didn’t! Did they recognize more women in the best director category? Also a no!

I love the Oscars because I am a weirdo and, honestly, this is kind of business as usual. There are a bunch of really awesome artists being recognized, but also there is some pan-fried bullshit going on here, too.

Let’s take a look at the categories and add some pithy commentary.

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Awesome News: Saturn Awards, Creative Emmy Awards, Kung Fury, AppleTV+, Disney+, and more!

Kung Fury

Another week gone by, another literal ton of news to go over. Welcome to the third edition of Awesome News! This week we cover the Hugo Award and Creative Emmy Awards winners, Hailee Steinfeld joins Hawkeye, AppleTV+ launch date and price, Disney+ full launch day roster, a feature length Kung Fury is still happening, Michael Fassbender is working with Taika Waititi, and new movies from Funko Pops (yes, really) and M Night Shyamalan. No word on a collaboration between those two. Yet.

Anyway let’s get to it.

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2014 Independent Spirit Awards Winners: 12 Years a Slave is the big winner

12 Years A Slave

The Oscars are tonight but the Independent Spirit Awards were last night. This years biggest winner was 12 Years A Slave with five wins including best feature, best director, and best supporting actress. How will this affect the Oscars? Not at all.

See the full list of nominees and winners after the jump.

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Podcast Episode 59: Her, Lone Survivor, The Golden Globes, and The Cult of Celebrity

Awesome Friday

It’s that time again, time for another episode of the Awesome Friday Podcast. This week on a very special episode we talk about The Golden Globes, the movies Lone Survivor and Her and then, interestingly enough, the cult of celebrity.

So get comfy and let’s get started!

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86th Oscars Awards Nominations Announced: Gravity and American Hustle Lead The Pack

86th Oscars

The Academy Awards Nominations were announced this morning and, unsurprisingly, American Hustle leads the pack with ten nods. Slightly surprisingly, Gravity has the same number of nominations. Also slightly surprisingly, 12 Years a Slave has one less with nine. Also unsurprisingly, The Wolf of Wall Street has just five.

Hit the jump to see the full list of millionaires who might receive the most coveted golden statues.

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Razzie Nominations Announced: Grown Ups 2 Is The One to… uh…. beat?

Razzies

Awards season can get a little tedious and tiring. Luckily we have the Golden Raspberries to help counter balance all the self congratulating that the industry does but pointing out, and laughing at, the worst of the worst.

This years film to beat is Grown Ups 2 with 8 nominations. Another point of interest, Sylvester Stallone is nominated for the 31st time this year. Ridiculous! And awesome!

Hit the jump for the full list.

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Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees: ’12 Years A Slave’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Lead The Pack

20th Screen Actors Guild Awards

Award season is sneaking up on us dear readers. One of the first big shows of the year is the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Voted on by the members of the guild it’s usually a pretty good indicator of what’s to come with the Golden Globes and Oscars.

So here are this years nominees.

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85th Annual Academy Awards Live Blog and Results

85th Academy Awards

Howdy folks. Watch here for all our thoughts on the Oscars tonight! Newest updates at the top, and I’ll update with a winners list as we go.

Winners

  • Christoph Waltz for Best Supporting Actor
  • Paperman for Best Animated Short
  • Brave for Best Animated Feature
  • Claudio Miranda for Life of Pie for Best Cinematography
  • Life of Pi for Best Visual Effects
  • Anna Karenina for Best Costume Design
  • Les Miserables for Best Makeup
  • Curfew for Best Live Action Short
  • Inocente for Best Documentary Short
  • Searching for Sugarman for Best Documentary Feature.
  • Amour for Best Foreign Language Film
  • Les Miserables for Best Sound Mixing
  • Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall tie for Best Sound Editing.
  • Anne Hathaway for Best Supporting Actress
  • Argo for Best Film Editing
  • Lincoln for Best Production Design
  • Life of Pi for Best Original Score
  • Skyfall for Best Original Song
  • Chris Terrio for Argo for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained for Best Original Screenplay
  • Ang Lee for Best Director
  • Jennifer Lawrence for Best Actress
  • Daniel Day Lewis for Best Actor
  • Argo for Best Picture