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March 11, 2012

Hugo captivated audiences and Oscar voters this year, probably because of its nostalgic setting and its look into movie-making history. The story tells of Hugo (an orphan living in a Paris train station)’s quest to finish his father’s robot in order to receive one last message from him leads to a second storyline of an […]

My 2011-2012 Oscar Predicitons – Part 5: The Results

February 26, 2012

It was nice having Billy Crystal back.  He really made it feel like The Oscars again.  I enjoyed seeing his opening montage back.  Great stuff. Otherwise, even though we had good presenters (Chris Rock, Emma Stone), there weren’t a lot of features to get excited about.  I like how they used to do little things […]

My 2011-2012 Oscar Predictions – Part 3: The Story Aspects

January 28, 2012

The third part of the predictions involves the storytelling through screenplays, editing, and then I threw in cinematography and the music categories just so they fit somewhere.  There’s some tough categories to choose here this year, especially cinematography. ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: The Artist, Written by Michel Hazanavicius Bridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig Margin […]

My 2011-2012 Oscar Predictions – Part 2: The Technicals

January 27, 2012

This is the section which includes the technical aspects of film-making.  I went 6 for 6 last year, so the pressure’s on! VISUAL EFFECTS: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson Hugo, Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning Real Steel, Erik […]