TCM’s annual 31 Days of Oscar® begins on Sunday, February 1st – this year featuring two recent additions to the Oscar® roll call: The Artist and The King’s Speech.
31 Days of Oscar® begins with a screening of And the Oscar Goes To… at 8/7c on February 1st. Each night through March 3rd, TCM will screen Oscar®-winning films in what will amount to a chronological history of the Oscars® through nominated and winning films. For further details, follow the jump.
Well, that it’s for another year. The Oscars® are done – and the show was only ten minutes long! [That’s not a record – I’m certain it came in on time once, a few decades back…]
For the record, James Franco and Anne Hathaway should probably not be asked back to co-host. Franco was surprisingly dead for most of the evening and it’s only because of Hathaway that I didn’t hit mute whenever they were onscreen after the first half-hour.
My thoughts on the show as a whole – and the major awards – follow the jump.
Because the Indie Spirit Awards don’t have a hopelessly outdated and unnecessary set of rules for choosing the best foreign film of the year, both Black Swan and The King’s Speech took home major awards at the 2011 Indie Spirit Awards. The biggest surprise, though, had to be Winter’s Bone taking both supporting acting awards.
The Joel McCrea hosted event was as irreverent and fun as expected, though [personal opinion here] it’ll take some kind of miracle for future hosts to top John Waters.
It’s been an interesting year in film. From powerhouse performances [James Franco in 127 Hours; Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone] to terrific ensemble pieces [Scott Pilgrim vs. The World]; from unexpectedly great remakes/re-imaginings [Let Me In, True Grit] to spectacular animated features [Toy Story 3, Megamind] there has been no shortage of entertaining films.