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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC have announced a wee bit of tweaking to the key dates in the process of arriving at the annual awards presentation. One major tweak is that the announcement of Academy Award nominations will take place five days earlier to allow more people to see the nominated films before the Academy Awards telecast.
The official press release – with a complete list of key dates in the Oscars® process – follows the jump.
Hey, there’s some event weekend called, I believe, The Academy Awards, where they give away this little fake gold statue to a bunch of spoiled rich actors. They nominate Meryl Streep EVERY year for Best Actress – for no real reason. I guess it is so we can always see the shot of her disappointment at not winning, or get her fake “oh, my god, I can’t believe it speech.” Yep, the big show is this Sunday night. Did you know that you can watch a lot of the nominated movies in the comfort of your own home OnDemand? To celebrate this amazing feet of technology, the fine folks at Movies On Demand have given us a really cool prize pack to give away. We only have one, to get it, make sure you are follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/eclipsemagazine). Retweet this contest Announcement. Monday, February, 27th send an email to email@example.com with your full name and address, we are not hunting the winner down. In the subject be sure to mention Movies On Demand Prize Pack. So what do you get? Glad you asked!
Bridesmaids OnDemand Prize Pack includes:
Movies On Demand on cable is offering many Oscar nominated films such as The Help for rent via your digital cable remote often times weeks before they are available from other rental options and years before they can be streamed online. Check out the Press Release after the break for a full list Oscar movies currently available.
All eyes are on Hollywood when E! goes LIVE from the 2011 Academy Awards with over seven hours of Red Carpet coverage from the industry’s most prestigious night of the year. In a year full of remarkable movies and outstanding performances, this year’s Oscars will make history when ten nominated films go for the gold, honoring the movies that millions of moviegoers flocked to see in the theaters to make 2010 one of the highest grossing years in film. Now on the eve of the Oscars, entertainment enthusiasts from around the globe prepare to tune in to E! for more than seven hours of LIVE red carpet coverage surrounding the awards. Hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, along with E!’s team of award show correspondents and 18 dedicated cameras, including one in the Goodyear Blimp, will be positioned all along the red carpet to give the world an extensive insider’s look at this year’s Oscars. From all the pre-show preparations, to the glamorous celebrity arrivals and exclusive after-parties, every star-studded moment will be featured in E!’s unparalleled coverage of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards starting Sunday, February 27 at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET.
“Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2011 Academy Awards” — 11:00am to 3:00pm PT / 2:00pm to 6:00pm ET (live to both coasts)
“Live From the Red Carpet: The 2011 Academy Awards” — 3:00 to 5:00pm PT / 6:00 to 8:00pm ET (live to both coasts)
“E! After Party: The 2011 Academy Awards” — 9:00 to 10:30pm PT / 12:00 to 1:30am ET (live to both coasts)
“Fashion Police: The 2011 Academy Awards” — Premieres Monday, March 8 at 10:00pm PT/ET.
NBC-Universal was kind enough to provide us with all the details on these events. Click below for the specifics.
Bill Mechanic and Adam Shenkman, producers of the 82nd Academy Awards® show have selected Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to co-host the biggest event in the film industry. Clearly, the Hollywood Foreign Press lit a fire under their butts with their selection of Ricky Gervais as host for the 2010 Golden Globes.
Baldwin has shown his comedic abilities as Jack Donaghy, the egocentric boss on 30 Rock, while Martin is a groundbreaking comedian-actor-writer-musician who has already hosted the Oscars® twice before – for their 73rd and 75th years.
“I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy, Alec Baldwin,” said Martin.
“I don’t play the banjo, but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Baldwin.
The Oscars for 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010 and televised by the ABC Television Network.
I was going to post this yesterday, but the Heath Ledger tragedy took priority and somehow talking about the Oscar race after his death seemed a little weird. I have to say that while I’m not enthused with this year’s selections, I agree with most of them. The only rant that I would have is Atonement and Michael Clayton Best Picture? Really? Does Cate Blanchett have blackmail material on the voters? She’s the new Tom Hanks, if she farts on screen she’ll get an Oscar Nomination. I hate Cate Blanchett, but I will admit she was strong in Elizabeth – in all her pasty face glory. Those were two of the worst films that I have seen all year. Love to see Juno got love. Atonement for best musical score? Are these people tone deaf? It was like nails on a chalkboard. I DESPISED the music in Atonement. Enchanted had THREE songs nominated and only one from Once? They couldn’t give Eddie Vedder a nod for his song from Into The Wild? Really? I liked Enchanted, didn’t love it and think it’s a tad overrated, but I thought the music was AWFUL and not that movie’s strong point. Where’s King of Kong for best Documentary? For those that care, here is the complete list.
The trailer for Atonement had me giddy with excitement I thought I was going to be in for a truly epic love story that spanned time, distance, war, betrayal, but what I got was this anemic, pretentious, non-epic turd. I love Keira Knightley (Cecilia Tallis) but frankly she can’t act and it’s proven once again here.Her face looked strangely like it’s been CGI’ed.Her mouth moves but there’s no expression in her cheeks or eyes. It looks so plastic that it was creepy. And that’s a word I’ll be using a lot throughout this review – CREEPY.The entire experience of watching this film felt CREEPY.There’s the CREEPY friend of her brother, Leon Tallis (played by Patrick Kennedy), a wealthy owner of a Chocolate factory, Paul Marshall (Benedict Cumberbatch) who turns out to be a pedophile. Then there is Cecilia’s creepy looking 13 year old sister Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan), and her visiting cousins, these two curly haired ugly looking kids and their older sister Lola Quincey (Juno Temple) who looked 11 or 12, but they strangely dressed her up to look older.Think Jon Bonnet Ramsey. Continue reading Atonement fails on almost every level. Michelle Alexandria’s EclipseMagazine.com Movie Review→