Oscars 2014: Our Gut Reaction to the Nominations

by Ethan Alter January 16, 2014 10:03 am
Oscars 2014: Our Gut Reaction to the Nominations

Oscar voters do the hustle, American style.

Oscars 2013: The Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

by Ethan Alter January 31, 2013 6:00 am
Oscars 2013: The Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

We judge this year's crop of the animated shorts that are up for Oscar.

Oscars 2013: The Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts

by Ethan Alter January 31, 2013 6:00 am
Oscars 2013: The Oscar Nominated Live-Action Shorts

We break down the nominees for live action short.

Oscars 2013: Our Gut Reaction to the Nominations

by Ethan Alter January 10, 2013 10:26 am
Oscars 2013: Our Gut Reaction to the Nominations

We reflect on the just-announced 2013 Oscar nominations. Sorry DC Nation... Marvel Studios has kicked your butt one more time.

The Indie Spirit Awards vs. The Oscars

by Ethan Alter February 27, 2012 2:19 pm
The Indie Spirit Awards vs. The Oscars

In all the hubbub over the Oscars, you might have forgotten that another awards show happened over the weekend, the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which were handed out Saturday, 24 hours before the big Academy shindig. While initially created to celebrate the best and brightest in indie film, in recent years the list of Indie Spirit nominees and winners has come to bear a striking resemblance to the Oscars. That was particularly true this year, when The Artist won for Best Film, Best Director and Best Male Lead... the same categories it triumphed in at the Oscars the following evening. Which begs the question: at this point, is there any difference between the Indie Spirit Awards and the Academy Awards? Let's compare the two ceremonies in a few key areas.

Oscars 2012: Our Gut Reactions to the Academy Award Nominations

by Ethan Alter January 24, 2012 10:13 am
Oscars 2012: Our Gut Reactions to the Academy Award Nominations

Why is this man smiling?

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