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Alex’s Oscar Predictions: 2013

23 Feb

Academy AwardFor the past five months, the awards race has been in play. Now it all comes to an end. This Sunday night, the 85th Academy of Motion Pictures Awards, a.k.a. the Oscars, will wrap-up one of the most surprising and enjoyable years of film to date.

While a front-runner consensus has yet to be agreed upon in many categories, something uncharacteristic this close to awards night, the debates fervently rage on. Predictions change with each new development in the race and opinions rarely have held true for more than a few days at a time.

Below are the races that most people care about when they watch the Oscars: Continue reading

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Year in Review: Ups and Downs of the Oscar Nominations

14 Jan

Rant. Rave. Review. 2012When I got up to watch the nominations for this year’s 85th Academy Awards (the Oscars), two things really shook me from my early morning stupor:

1. Seth MacFarlane is going to be a hilarious Oscar host (he announced the nominations).

2. In this amazing year in film, there were quite a few number of surprises in what many people considered to be “locks.”

Below are my particularly stronger positive and negative reactions to the nominations. Below that is the full list of nominated films. Form your own opinions and get your predictions ready for the ceremony on Sunday, February 24th!
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Year in Review: Best Adapted Screenplays of 2012

6 Jan

Rant. Rave. Review. 2012Finally, we get into the more “legitimate” awards area with the best adapted screenplays. This category recognizes screenwriters who have crafted a script written exclusively for a film, but is based on a different source material, such as a novel, theatrical production or TV show. This is the hardest category for me to critique since I have no screenwriting experience and have not read the scripts for the films (which can usually be found online once a movie is out). However, I have seen each film and have kept in mind some of the basics of a strong screenplay when critically evaluating them. Contrary to common understanding, a screenplay is much more than dialogue. Continue reading