Category Archives: Oscars

Morgan Freeman coming to UK

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman will be at the University of Kentucky on April 14 to discuss his career in an event presented by the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Freeman, who was born in Memphis, Tenn., and grew up … Continue reading

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TV review: An Oscars for the social media age

Recent Oscars telecasts have tried to make the ceremony big and hip: the randy comedy of Seth MacFarlane, the stoner chic of James Franco paired with the musical aesthetic of Anne Hathaway, and a throwback to the big shows of … Continue reading

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Placing my bets: 2014 Academy Awards

I’ve been in Kentucky almost 16 years now, and one thing I can tell you is I am a heckuva a lot better picking Oscar winners than picking Derby winners. I have only cashed a few tickets on the first … Continue reading

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Why Jennifer Lawrence won’t win the Oscar, and that’s OK

Also read: Placing my bets: 2014 Oscar predictions Where to binge-watch Oscar-nominated movies Three-way battle for best picture See Oscar-nominated shorts in a three-and-a-half hour marathon There have been times that the Academy Award for best supporting actress seemed to … Continue reading

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Looking into the Golden Globe, Oscar race still fuzzy

More Golden Globes coverage: Red carpet wrap up Post-Globes parties Winners list Predicting the Oscar nominations Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony did absolutely nothing to clarify the Oscars race, which is why we really care what the Hollywood Foreign Press … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lawrence and Steve Kazee awards put spotlight on Kentucky

Something nudged me after Louisville’s Jennifer Lawrence accepted her Oscar for best actress last night: watching a Kentucky native walk off with a major acting award was not an exotic thing to see. And no, I am not going back … Continue reading

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Oscar picks: A very Kentucky Academy Awards

Sunday night’s Oscars will be drenched in the usual glitz and glamour of Hollywood. But there, among the nominees, is some earthy authenticity that will be familiar to Kentuckians. Most years, there is some rooting interest for the Bluegrass State … Continue reading

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2013 Oscars: A big day could turn out to be a big night for Kentucky

According to Google Maps, there are 2,143 miles between the Kentucky State Capitol and the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, where the Academy Awards are presented. But somehow, the Bluegrass State always seems to have a rooting interest in the … Continue reading

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Pros and cons: Seth MacFarlane as Oscar host

After a couple failed attempts at trying to be more hip and relevant in the choice of host, the Oscars might have just come up with something this time: Seth MacFarlane. To this point, he is best known for his … Continue reading

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Oscars 2012: the year Oscar got it

In a number of ways, the Oscars got it this year. The Academy Awards were on a big nostalgia trip in 2012 with nominees like The Artist and Hugo, and rather than run from it, they indulged that with a … Continue reading

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