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Best Original Song, Misses and Hits #31DaysOfOscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) first introduced the ‘Best Original Song’ category at the 7th Academy Awards ceremony in 1934.  That year “The Continental” from Mark Sandrich’s The […]

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31 Days of Oscar Blogathon 2015

EPIC turnout!  75 entries representing the entire 87 year history of the Oscars! THE ACTORS! Flickin’ Out – William Holden: The Perfect Anti-Hero Wolffian Classic Movie Digest – Fredric March: […]

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A Place in the Sun (1951)

The nominees for Best Motion Picture in 1952 for film achievements in 1951 were Vincente Minnelli’s An American in Paris, Anatole Litvak’s Decision Before Dawn, George Stevens’ A Place in the […]

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Spotlight on Fellini

Maegan is back with this special guest post for the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon.  You can follow her on Twitter @MaesMusings ♦ Will You Listen to What I Have […]

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The Golden Age of Hollywood Revisited

Following is a guest post by Pamela Fallon Thornley for the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon.  You can follow Pam on Twitter at @fallonthornley . ♦ The first Academy Award ceremonies I […]

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The Snubbing of Barton Keyes

The 17th Academy Awards, which honored achievement in film in 1944 was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Thursday, March 15, 1945 and was one of distinction for several reasons. […]

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31 Days of Oscar Blogathon 2014

“I’ll tell you this about the Oscars – they’re real.” – William H. Macy And so is this blogathon! For the second year in a row Kellee (@IrishJayHawk66) of Outspoken and Freckled, Paula […]

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OH NO THEY DIDN’T! Ignored by Oscar

Awards season always brings out the movie critic in us all. Opining and critiquing become part of daily exchanges in all manner of social media.  The fact that the 2013 Oscars […]

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1942 Oscars – Heart over Brains

The 14th Academy Awards honored American film achievements in 1941. The ceremony was held at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 26, 1942, only a few […]

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Oscar “Firsts”

While some of us may disagree or even express insult in choices both past and present, one thing is certain, that as film fans the Oscars are a part of […]