Category Archives: Memoirs

45 Seconds and Out: When The Hot Topic at the #Oscars is Suicide

Last night, when Graham Moore accepted his award for Adapted Screenplay, he spoke movingly about his own teen-age suicide attempt: “Alan Turing never got to stand up on a stage like this and look out on all these disconcertingly attractive … Continue reading

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The #Oscars: It’s About Having a Place in History

Once you’re nominated for an Oscar, you and your film have a firm place in cinema history; it may be a small corner of the universe, but as we learned in BIRDMAN  or (The Unexpected Virtue of Whatever), it’s about … Continue reading

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What I Would Tell The Academy If I Were Up On That Stage: #ShameOnYou

I graduated high school and went off to college in 1970, so the 1971 Oscars were the first in a long line of broadcasts I probably didn’t see.  I may have found a dorm lounge to watch it on, but … Continue reading

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The ceremony has begun, and I’m not there.

17:53 Here is the link to the list of winners, as they are announced.  So far, there are none.  23 minutes and counting. http://www.slashfilm.com/2015-oscar-winners/ 17:56 First winner of the year, first one out of the gate is J.K. Simmons, for … Continue reading

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LiveBlogging When the LiveStream is Cut Off

‪#‎LiveStream‬ of ‪#‎OscarsBackstage‬ on ABCDisney just started – with a commercial. Why are we suprised? And after the commercial ran, I found out, once again, without a cable provider I don’t have access to livestream. it’s all about the greed. … Continue reading

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And so it begins #Oscars #ERedCarpet

The red carpet didn’t used to be a thing; not for broadcast, anyway.  Back in the “Good Old Days”, the ‘60s, there was a red carpet, the limosines dropping off stars for the ceremony is as old as the Oscars … Continue reading

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The First Time Ever I Saw the #Oscars

I actually kept a ‘diary’ back in those days, but it’s all been dumped into the dustbin of family history, and to this day, I can’t be sure which one was my first Academy Awards.  I think it was 1962, … Continue reading

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