Tags » AMPAS

My Predictions For The 2016 Academy Awards

DISCLAIMER: There was an incomplete post like this yesterday. The reason was I was editing from my smartphone and intended to update the draft, not publish the blog. 1,493 more words

Entertainment - Film And Movies

My scripts won't win Oscars

The Academy Awards are this weekend, and as is our usual custom, we’ll be watching it on TV while enjoying Chinese takeout from the place up the street. 340 more words


Game changing Adapted Screenplays

Just like I did for the original screenplays, I want to talk about the adapted category. These aren’t necessarily what I consider the best, but scripts that have been influential and groundbreaking. 1,243 more words

Gamechanging Original Screenplays

presented by j:

There’s a great joke on 30 Rock about a fictional biopic being made “starring Julia Roberts, directed by Martin Scorcese, and written by the world’s greatest screenwriter, whoever that is.” Even though most films start with a script, writers are often the hermits of Hollywood, Gollums that creep out from their caves every once in a while to deposit rumpled, typed pages in better-manicured hands. 1,592 more words

Academy Awards

Nondefinitive Ranking of Best Picture Oscar Winners

This is an ongoing ranking of what I believe are the best to…least best…. Best Picture winners at the Oscars, beginning in 1927.  I’m nowhere near watching them all yet, but I will continually update my ranking as I go.   1,128 more words


The Best Oscar Song Performances

presented by j:

The Oscars have a love-hate relationship with the Best Song category. In fact, in 2012, the show producers chose to not even include the nominated songs as part of the show itself even though there were only two of them to work into the marathon show. 1,074 more words


The Best Best Actresses

presented by j:

Like I did with the men, I’ll be doing the same for the ladies. I think it was actually more difficult to pick only five for the ladies than it was for the men, but here are my top 5 Best Actress-winning performances: 684 more words