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2015 Academy Awards: 5 winners we weren't expecting!

Well, well, it’s almost been a week since the Oscars, and while the ceremony itself was underwhelming, courtesy of a slightly disappointing host (I still love you, Neil Patrick Harris), the results were certainly not. 914 more words

Life As Told By Film

BIRDMAN

By Paola Ordoñez

“Ego loves competition, because for someone to win someone has to lose, but the paradox is that true art, true individual expression, as all the work of these incredible fellow film makers can’t be compared, can’t be labeled, can’t be defeated because they existed, and our work, only will be judged, as always by time” -Alejandro Iñaritu- 322 more words

Fashion

Boyhood vs Birdman

…and the winner is ‘Birdman’. And wrongly so, in my opinion. I’m not really happy with the Oscars this year as the judges seem to be continuing their long-standing tradition of awarding people for the wrong roles and, more importantly, shockingly snubbing others. 466 more words

Festival

The Oscars 2015, or, Patricia’s Speech, or, The Modern Witch-Hunt

If you didn’t have a chance to watch the live broadcast of the Oscars yesterday because you were, say, at work during the hours of 9-5 and didn’t have time to check twitter on your phone under the desk every five minutes, then you may still be catching up on all the… 1,613 more words

Culture

I Despise the Oscars

I despise this time every year in our pop culture history.

For starters, don’t we already have a ton of award ceremonies? I was sitting with my wife one night a few months back and there was a commercial for a general music awards show and then another commercial for another country music awards show. 636 more words

Pop Culture

"Birdman" Oscar Wins Reveal Hollywood

Birdman took home Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematographer. None of which were a surprise to me due to the current condition of the industry. 475 more words

Filmmaking

Why The Grand Budapest Hotel Not Winning Best Picture Is Greatness In Itself

The Grand Budapest Hotel was nominated for 9 Oscars, namely:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Original Score…
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