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…

POLL: Which Unlikely Oscar Upset Would You Most…

There are very few certainties about this years Academy Awards, but there are a many scenarios that are almost guaranteed not to happen. Beasts of the Southern Wild was a surprise nominee for Best Director,…

Final 2013 Oscar Predictions

OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Best Actress

Throughout Oscar season, Film Misery will be offering almost daily breakdowns of the categories in the Oscar race. Today we continue with the Best Actress category.The Nominees: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Jennifer Lawrence, Silver…

Defeating Cynicism in Oscar’s Ending Daze

Since when has awards season become anything but a polite recognition of talent amongst peers? It's an honest question that hasn't been answered too honestly as of late. This is one of the few awards…