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“And The Oscar Goes To…” (Live Updates of 86th Academy Awards)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

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“And The Oscar Goes To…” (Live Updates of 85th Academy Awards)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert de Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

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Throwback Thursday: “B is for The Bigelow Effect”


Indies Unchained has been up and running for eight months now, which is something I’m very proud of. To highlight this accomplishment, I wanted to offer a sort of greatest hits segment featuring my highest viewed posts. This post was originally published during Academy Awards Season back in February.

“If you hold a mirror up to society, and you don’t like what you see, you can’t fault the mirror. It’s a mirror.”         Kathryn Bigelow

Let’s go back to a simpler time: Oscar Season, 2010. It was nail-biting year for women filmmakers everywhere as we awaited to see history being made. Kathryn Bigelow was nominated for Best Director with her war film THE HURT LOCKER. Could she win? Should she win? What would it mean for women filmmakers present and future?

Fast forward to today: Oscar Season, 2012. Bigelow won the Oscar and the progress two years later is…slim to none. The ballots don’t lie. If you look at this year’s nominees, you might actually think her win was all some wonderful dream.

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The Oscars: Live Blog and Updates


I’ve been pretty worked up about the Oscars this week. I’ve revealed my predictions and what would have been nominated if I was the Academy of One. I’ve complained and complained. It seems kind of silly because I don’t believe the Oscars are an accurate representation of the best films made this year (and I think most of you agree), but this is a film blog… How can a film blog not cover the biggest film event of the year? So tonight I will live tweet (@sean_temple) and live blog the Oscars. Come back tonight and remember to refresh the page periodically to see me complain about The Artist even more! Continue reading

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B is for ‘The Bigelow Effect’


"If you hold a mirror up to society, and you don't like what you see, you can't fault the mirror. It's a mirror." Kathryn Bigelow

Let’s go back to a simpler time: Oscar Season, 2010. It was nail-biting year for women filmmakers everywhere as we awaited to see history being made. Kathryn Bigelow was nominated for Best Director with her war film THE HURT LOCKER. Could she win? Should she win? What would it mean for women filmmakers present and future?

Fast forward to today: Oscar Season, 2012. Bigelow won the Oscar and the progress two years later is…slim to none. The ballots don’t lie. If you look at this year’s nominees, you might actually think her win was all some wonderful dream.

2011 Best Director Noms

  • Darren Aronofsky “Black Swan”
  • David O. Russell “The Fighter”
  • Tom Hooper “The King’s Speech”
  • David Fincher “The Social Network”
  • Joel and Ethan Coen “True Grit”

2012 Best Director Noms

  • Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”
  • Alexander Payne, “The Descendants”
  • Martin Scorsese, “Hugo”
  • Woody Allen, “Midnight in Paris”
  • Terrence Malick, “The Tree of Life”

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Professionals Discuss Their Favorite Movie Moments


What makes the perfect scene? With the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hyping the Academy Awards with interviews of nominees describing their favorite film moments, others are naturally following suit. The opinions are now both from fanatics and the creators themselves, and it’s definitely interesting to hear from the perspectives of the actors and filmmakers. I read an inspiring article from The Hollywood Reporter, where the staff interviews the nominated writers and directors of this year’s Academy Awards. Here, they tell us what makes the pivotal moments in the nominated films.

Here’s a list of the films they describe in the article.

Margin CallWritten & Directed by J.C. Chandor

*Best Writing – Original

The Ides of March Written by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, & Beau Willimon; Directed by George Clooney

*Best Writing – Adapted

The DescendantsWritten by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, & Jim Rash; Directed by Alexander Payne

*Best Writing – Adapted

*Best Director

*Best Editing

*Best Picture

*Best Actor

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