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Tuesday
Jun 04 2019

Honorary Oscars to...亚博主页Davis,Lynch,Studi,and Wertmuller

by Nathaniel R

Just this weekend we loved you all anew forthat robust conversation about worthy Honorary Oscar recipients.News broke yesterday that the Board of Governors has named the four 2019 recipients.Honorary Oscars will go to the actor亚博主页Wes Studi(who many thought should have been nominated forLast of the Mohicansin 1992,his starmaking role),and two previously nominated directors,David Lynch(who we've been campaigning for) andLina Wertmüllerwho was famously the first woman ever nominated for the directing Oscar forher total masterpieceSeven Beauties.In addition to those three artists,the actressGeena Daviswill receive this year's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.That's a special subdivision of the Honorary that's not actually about the movies but your "outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes"...

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Friday
May 31 2019

Who should receive an Honorary Oscar?

Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow in "Shame"Pete Hammond at Deadlinerevealed this morningthat with all the dates moving earlier next Oscar season,the Academy is actually choosing the next Honorary Oscar winners THIS WEEKEND.It's too late then for an FYC but we feel the need to do one anyway.In the past we've made great suggestions like Albert Finney,Doris Day,Neil Simon,Michael Ballhaus,and Marni Nixon but they let all those people die without honoring them which is such bad form.At least they heard us on Maureen O'Hara,Harry Belafonte,and Angela Lansbury!

I have a suspicion that Caleb Deschanel,obviously a well-loved cinematographer given that surprise sixth nomination for the German filmNever Look Awaylast season,will be named this year.He's 74 years old.For some reason I don't think they'll go with Glenn Close quite yet though she's a common prediction.She's 72 but working a lot right now and still in her prime.

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Monday
Feb 25 2019

On Glenn Close's Oscar Curse

by Nathaniel  R

At this point in her long and celebrated career,Glenn Close surely has reason to wonder.Consider it a reverse Sally Field: 'Youdon'tlike me?Youreallydon't like me?'

There are many familiar time-tested ways to win an Oscar and Glenn Close has tried them all.She's tried the debut performance that makes everyone's jaw drop with 'who is THAT?' wonder (World According to Garp).She's tried being the actor who becomes a kind of symbolic representation of an entire film and cast (The Big Chill).She's tried having the necessary momentum,twice actually,with three consecutive supporting nominations ending inThe Naturalearly in her career,and then two consecutive lead nominations a few years later (ending withDangerous Liaisons).She's tried having the kind of blockbuster zeitgeist hit that can carry you to win even when youaren'tdeserving though she certainly was (Fatal Attraction)...

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Wednesday
Sep 12 2018

Viola Davis has regrets about 'The Help'

by Murtada Elfadl

Viola Davis has some regrets about her Oscar-nominated performance inThe Help(2011).In the film she played Aibileen Clark one of several black maids - along with Oscar winner Octavia Spencer - interviewed by a young white journalist (Emma Stone) who's writing a book about the racism and prejudice they faced in 1960s Mississippi.At the time the film faced criticism of having a white saviour problem.That is,only dealing with racism from the perspective of the white characters and what they do to combat it.

It's a story as old as film,with numerous examples.Some set in the US likeDriving Miss Daisy(1989) and others elsewhere,Cry Freedom(1990),to name just a couple.Davis agrees with that take,telling the NYTimes in a recent interview...

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Wednesday
May 09 2018

Anne V Coates (1925-2018)

by Nathaniel R

One of Hollywood's most important artists has died.The film editor Anne V Coates who won both a competitiveand an Honorary Oscarhas died at the age of 92.Her career began in the editing room of 1940s pictures -- she worked onThe Red Shoes(!!!) -- but it didn't take her long to become a lead editor.Her first lead editing gigs were in British cinema in the early 50s.Her career really came roaring to life withLawrence of Arabia(1962) for which she won her first and only competitive Oscar...

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Sunday
Nov 12 2017

Beauty Break: 10 Greatest Photos from the 2017 Governors Award

by Nathaniel R

Varda & Jolie dancing

As you surely know by now the Academy held the annual Governor's Awards last night honoring directors Agnes Varda and Charles Burnett,actors Donald Sutherland,and cinematographer Owen Roizmanwho we've been celebrating here on the blog this past week.The giddiest moment was surely Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda doing a little dance when the Mother of the French New Wave was presented with her statue,complete with spins and everything.

As something of a surprise to yours truly (did I miss a press release somewhere?) they also honored director AlejandroGonzález Iñárrituwith a special Oscar for an experimental VR project...

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