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The Oscar nominees have been announced. Compare

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 23, 2007

The Oscar nominees have been announced. Compare with the top movies as determined by the film critics.

David Lynch, in an effort last month

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 11, 2006

David Lynch, in an effort last month to promote Laura Dern’s performance in his film, Inland Empire, for consideration by the Academy, set up shop on Hollywood Blvd. with a huge sign and a cow.

Bitter disappointing rant from Brokeback Mountain author

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 15, 2006

Bitter disappointing rant from Brokeback Mountain author Annie Proulx about the Oscars. How can you trash the Oscars and then be totally pissed when you lose? Sour grapes indeed.

Critics pan some Academy Award-winning films. Said

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 07, 2006

Critics pan some Academy Award-winning films. Said Slate’s David Edelstein of Life is Beautiful: “Benigni’s movie made me want to throw up.”

I’m surprised Crash won the Best Picture

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 06, 2006

I’m surprised Crash won the Best Picture Oscar last night, but Time’s Richard Corliss thinks it makes sense, given that the movie was about LA. I really liked Crash when I saw it back in June, so I’m not disappointed.

Reading about someone watching the Oscars is

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 05, 2006

Reading about someone watching the Oscars is just as interesting (if not more) as watching the Oscars. I’m sans TV tonight but have plenty of Internet…whaddya gonna do?

Girlhacker’s annual listing of what’s in the

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 03, 2006

Girlhacker’s annual listing of what’s in the goodie basket that gets handed out to presenters and performers at the Oscars. In the bag this year: Canadian travel, an espresso machine, olive oil, and days of free hotel stays. (via waxy)

Now that Oscar season is in full-on

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 02, 2006

Now that Oscar season is in full-on in-your-face mode, check out this list of the critics’ favorite films for 2005. Love the info design on the summary at the bottom.

Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, and the Post-Oscar Career Suicide Syndrome.

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 22, 2005

Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, and the Post-Oscar Career Suicide Syndrome.