Academy Awards


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 […]

ATW June 26, 2014

8 Things John Waters Learned About David Cronenberg at the Provincetown Film Festival [Indiewire]

How to Write Jokes for the Academy Awards [Vulture]

9 Of Eli Wallach’s Greatest Roles [BuzzFeed]

The 25 Best Albums of 2014 So Far [Flavorwire]

25 Greatest Practical Effects [Total Film]

Hollywood’s 100 Favorite Films [THR]

Best Romantic Comedies for Men – 10 Best Rom Coms for Men [Esquire]

The Leftovers, Our Town, and the Brutal Power of Ordinary Details [The Atlantic]

The Movies of 1994: ‘The Lion King’ and Its Perfect First Scene [Grantland]

Oscar snub

And the snub goes to…

It’s that time of the year again when we all dress up in our finest designer outfits, drink flutes of dazzling champagne, and walk down the red carpet towards our dreams… Well, some people will be doing that. I’ll be […]

Honor to be nominated

Honor to be nominated

On February 9, 1998, I awoke to the news that would change my life in so many ways: I had been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary for the film The Long Way Home, which I produced […]

Mythic mirror

The Oscars as mythic mirror

Each January, I can’t wait to read the list of Academy Award nominees. The annual ritual offers a way to review a pantheon of cultural imagery from the past year: a complex mirroring process. “Who are we? What do we […]

Oscar nominees

An Open Letter to Academy Award Nominees

60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney once said, “Remember, you’re more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is.” The exception to this is when 40 million eyeballs are glued to the TV screen, hoping you’ll say something interesting […]

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