FMP ep. 076a – The Oscar Nominations Part…

For this episode, just in time for the telecast on Sunday, G Clark and Justin discuss their picks for who will win, who should win, and who was snubbed for this year's Oscar Telecast. Justin and…

OSCAR COUNTDOWN 2015: Cinematography and Visual Effects

A quintet of largely reserved prestige picks and another filled with space travel and superheroes signify today's Oscar Countdown, which brings us to two categories concerned with how things are represented visually. Admittedly Cinematography is…

OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Best Picture and Director

Here we are. The big one and the not-quite-as-big one. We've dawdled enough. Let's break this sucker down. [caption id="attachment_23626" align="aligncenter" width="624"] "THEY DO THE HARLEM SHAKE! BWOO-BWOO-BWOOP BWOOP"[/caption] Best Director David O. Russell, American…

OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Lead Performance Races

I'm feeling conflicted about the state of the lead performance races today. On the one hand, I disapprove of how easily each category has coasted to a well-assured frontrunner, cutting off the competitive buzz that…

OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Supporting Performance Races

Now we come down to the performance races, which almost always tend to become less competitive as the season progresses. That's mostly because, Best Picture aside, they're the most consistently present categories most awards, guilds…

OSCAR COUNTDOWN: The Short Film Races

Alas, the only categories guaranteed to have no films overlapping in any other category. Is that an issue? Maybe. I think short films are a severely neglected subset of film and deserve more national attention…