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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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#Oscars Backstage Livestream released

20:10 and John Legend and Common have one, for “Glory”, from SELMA. 20:20 Lady Gaga wrapping up her performance, the audience as shown from the Livestream is totally with Lady, as is Miss Julie Andrews. Original Score – Alexandre Desplat, … Continue reading

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#Oscars in the Blackout

I’m sitting here scanning the hinternets for updates on the #Oscars, and thinking about last year. Last year, when FROZEN was nominated, Idina Menzel’s performance was up on the ‘nets almost before the song was done.I just realized WHY – … Continue reading

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#Oscars Tonight: and the Award goes to:

Thanks to http://www.slashfilm.com/2015-oscar-winners/ for the visual assist. 17:56 First winner of the year, first one out of the gate is J.K. Simmons, for WHIPLASH. 18:08 And the first big winner among the films is THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, winning for … 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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