Category Archives: Oscars

Oscar picks: My favorite in the ‘Boyhood’ – ‘Birdman ‘ race, and why it will lose

The best picture race in the 87th Academy Awards, we are told, has come down to two movies: Boyhood, Richard Linklater’s 12-year-project to tell the story of adolescence through a cast all aging together through the course of the movie, and Birdman,  Alejandro González Iñárritu’s … Continue reading

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Not going anywhere? Catch up on Oscar nominees

With officials in Central Kentucky advising us to stay home unless we have jobs that deal with life or death, we are left to fend for entertainment at home. Fortunately, we have twenty-teens technology, and this light, fluffy snow isn’t … Continue reading

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2015 Oscar nominations at a glance

A few quick thoughts on the Academy Award nominations, which were announced this morning: ~ The Academy revealed a longstanding bias, and no, it’s not the one you’re thinking of. The Imitation Game was a moderately reviewed movie that seemed like it … Continue reading

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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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