Tag Archives: Oscars

Open Thread Thursday

Oscar picks, let’s have ’em. Do you throw one of them there big fabulous gay Oscar watching parties?

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Tips For Predicting The Oscars

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If Posters Told The Truth

More honest posters for all ten of this year’s Best Picture nominees are here. (Via – Boy Culture)

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2011 Oscar Nominations

The 2011 Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning. Best actor nominees include James Franco (”127 Hours”) , Jeff Bridges (”True Grit”), Colin Firth (”The King’s Speech”), Jesse Eisenberg (”The Social Network”), and Javier Bardem (”Biutiful”). Best actress nominees include Annette Bening (”The Kids Are All Right”), Michelle Williams (”Blue Valentine”), Nicole Kidman (”Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (”Winter’s Bone”), and …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today’s swag booty is Cher: The Film Collection, a DVD box set of six of Cher’s most memorable movies. This release goes on sale in North America today and here’s what you get: Good Times (1967)In their one and only movie together, singing duo Sonny and Cher star in this happy, affectionate and lovably surreal …

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Oscar Winner Patricia Neal Dies At 84

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Giorgio Moroder Turns 70

A reader tipped me that today is three-time Oscar, three-time Grammy winner Giorgio Moroder’s 70th birthday. So in honor of my all-time favorite producer, here’s a bit of his early work from the mid-late 70s. The first clip is a cheesily announced promo clip from Casablanca Records, but it’s worth a look just to see how enormous the early synths …

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2010 Oscar Nominations

This year there are ten Best Picture nominations rather than the traditional five. Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead the pack with nine noms each.Best Picture“Avatar”“The Blind Side”“District 9”“An Education”“The Hurt Locker”“Inglourious Basterds”“Precious”“A Serious Man”“Up”“Up in the Air”Best ActorJeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”George Clooney, “Up in the Air”Colin Firth “A Single Man”Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker”Best ActressSandra Bullock, “The …

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #16

His Bette Davis impression kills.

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Oprah And Tyler Perry Disqualified For Precious Oscar Eligibility

Academy Award officials have ruled that Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, who signed on as executive producers of Precious after the movie was completed, are not eligible to receive Oscars should the picture win. The pair’s involvement has annoyed some movie industry insiders and well as some critics Huge controversy surrounds the involvement of Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry in …

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GLAAD Counts The Oscar Kisses

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Wingnuts Very Unhappy With Oscars

Ted Baehr, founder of the Christian movie site MovieGuide, is very unhappy with the results of this year’s Oscars. From his guest post on Peter LaBarbera’s site titled “Hollywood Denounces God And Applauds Pedophila.” “The Academy Awards showed its support for sexual perversions last night at its annual Oscar ceremony. And, the Academy wrongly painted the Entertainment Industry as a …

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Westboro At The Oscars

The Phelps must be spreading themselves thin to be both at the Oscars and yesterday’s funerals in Buffalo. But no matter, Westboro came through for us and camera crews from media outlets around the world once again noted the persecution of homosexuals by the religious right in America and the need for LGBT equality. And I’m sure after Sean Penn …

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Freepers React To The Oscars

Here’s a lovely sampling of Freeper reactions to Sean Penn’s win at last night’s Academy Awards. – “Seems that the Oscars have gone the way of the Nobel … Commies Queers Globull warming idiots and terrorist lovers need only apply.”– “Hollywood awards have nothing to do with movies and everything to do with the homosexual agenda. It’s nothing but a …

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Oscar’s Big Musical Numbers

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2009 Oscar Winners – Sean Penn And Dustin Lance Black Win For Milk

Sean Penn scored an upset tonight taking Best Actor for Milk. He also probably exploded a few million wingnut craniums with his acceptance speech. HEH. The highlight for me, however, was screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s eloquent message to the gay youth of America. Best Original ScreenplayDustin Lance Black – Milk!!!!!Best ActressKate Winslet – The ReaderBest ActorSean Penn – Milk!!!!! Best …

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Oscar Odds On Obama Mentions

British online gaming sites are giving odds on how many Oscar winners will mention Barack Obama during their acceptance speech. The odds-on favorite is that no one will. The most interesting of the specials is perhaps the amount of winners that will mention President Barrack Obama in their acceptance speeches. The favourite is no one which is 7/4 with Paddy …

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Nate Silver Calls The Oscars

Nate Silver, our stats geek hero for his freakishly accurate calling of the 2008 election, has turned his superpowers on this Sunday’s Oscars. His picks: Supporting ActorHeath Ledger………………….85.8%Supporting ActressTaraji P. Henson……………..51.0%Lead ActorMickey Rourke……………….71.1%Lead ActressKate Winslet…………………..67.6%Best DirectorDanny Boyle,Slumdog Millionaire….…….99.7%Best PictureSlumdog Millionaire……….99.0%Silver only gives Milk a 1% chance of winning Best Picture, but says it does have a tiny chance of pulling …

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Eight Oscar Nominations For Milk Including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Screenplay

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button lead the list of 2009 Oscar contenders with 13 nominations, but the big news for us here is Milk’s eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director – Gus Van Sant, Best Actor – Sean Pean, Best Supporting Actor – Josh Brolin, and Best Original Screenplay – Dustin Lance Black. BEST PICTURE: Frost/Nixon, Milk, The …

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HomoQuotable – David Mixner

“[W]e laughed Brokeback Mountain right out of an Academy Award. Please lets not allow the same thing to happen to Milk this year. “Milk is a movie about our history, our heroes, our struggle and the power of one individual to create change. The movie is a universal story to inspire and give hope to everyone. The movie depicts how …

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