Tag Archives: Octavia Spencer

“5 to 7” and “It Follows”: The Best of the First Quarter of 2015

Time flies. Believe it or not, we’re now three full months into the 2015 movie calendar, which means we’re literally a quarter of the way through the film slate. That got me thinking about what the best of the bunch so far this year has been. Since now is the[...]

Kevin Costner shines in “Black or White”

One of the interesting things about the month of January is that we not only see the expansion of Academy Award nominated films, but also the release of many would be contenders that simply weren’t recognized by Oscar. One such movie this month is Mike Binder’s Black or White, which[...]

The 84th Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

Once again today I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week[...]

2013 Oscars: Congratulations to the Nominees and Honorees

Congratulations to the 2013 Oscar nominees and winners… for complete list of winners pls scroll down. Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained” Best Animated Short: “Paperman” – John Kahrs Best Animated Feature: “Brave” – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman Cinematography: “Life of Pi” – Claudio Miranda Visual Effects: “Life of Pi” – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De[...]

And more Stars to present at Oscars: Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence

Academy Award® nominees Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence will present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Academy Award-winner Affleck, who is nominated this year for producing the Best Picture nominee “Argo,” won the award in 1997 for co-writing the Best Picture nominee[...]

More Stars to present at Oscars: Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman

Academy Award® winners Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will present on the Oscar telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. All four have previously won the award for Best Actress. Berry won the award for her performance in “Monster’s Ball” (2001), Bullock for “The[...]

Dame Shirley Bassey will make a special appearance on the Oscars®

Dame Shirley Bassey will make a special appearance on the Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. “We are thrilled to welcome the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey to our Oscar show,” said Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “Her association with film music is world renowned and we are[...]

Oscars: Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer, Christopher Plummer are back!

Last year’s Academy Award® winners Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer and Christopher Plummer will return to present on this year’s telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. “We are honored to have Meryl, Octavia, Christopher and Jean, last year’s Oscar winners in each of the acting categories,[...]

Oscars: Billy Crystal Was Far From His Best

By Michael Russnow HollywoodNews.com: The Academy Awards was a lot better than last year’s offering and generally moved along pretty well. However, Billy Crystal’s performance was mixed. Sometimes he was spot on and in other instances resorted to forced humor that missed its mark. After Morgan Freeman’s opening we saw Billy in[...]

Oscars: “The Artist” prevails on an uneven night – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” lost a number of key technical categories to Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” but still prevailed in the top Oscar slot on Sunday night, claiming trophies for Best Picture, Director, and Actor (for Jean Dujardin). It was a great night for Harvey Weinstein, who helped[...]
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