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Oscars are coming

The Oscars are coming! The Oscars are coming!

The time has come – my most intimidating moment of the year, the moment I go on record with my predictions. I’ve had really good years (21 out of 24 in 2014), and really bad years (15 out of 24 […]

Oscar speeches

The most memorable Oscar speeches

I’ve had an obsession with the Oscars for most of my life, so my friends are all more than a bit surprised when I announce, “I don’t go to Oscar parties.” I’m also very choosy about whom gets invited to […]

War and the Oscars

War and the Oscars: A love story

I love many film genres and those who keep capturing the attention of the Academy fascinate me. One such genre is war and military films. In the last ten years alone, there have been 6 or 7 Best Picture nominees […]

Oscar gems

Oscar’s hidden gems

Once I began my obsession with the Oscars and with seeing every film with a nomination in any category, I began discovering films that I hadn’t even heard of prior to their nominations, but which became some of my favorites […]

Oscar losers

5 lovable Oscar losers

Over the last several decades, there have been multiple films that were important, phenomenal, and perfectly executed, and yet despite nominations in several categories, they left at the end of the evening without a single win. These are Oscar’s most […]

Oscars

How my Oscar obsession began

The year was 1974. I was 4, almost 5. I knew something special was happening because my family never ate dinner in front of the TV, and that night we did. My mother prepared a little buffet on the kitchen […]

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