EPIC turnout! 75 entries representing the entire 87 year history of the Oscars!
Flickin’ Out – William Holden: The Perfect Anti-Hero
Wolffian Classic Movie Digest – Fredric March: History of an Oscar-winning Actor
Classic Movie Hub – Olivia de Havilland in THE HEIRESS
CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – NETWORK
Wolffian Classic Movie Digest – Ingrid Bergman, History of an Oscar winning dame
Caftan Woman – Paul Lucas, Best Actor 1944
The Movie Rat – Actors – Non-competitive, non-lifetime wins
Cinephiled – Paul Newman’s Early Career
Classic Film & TV Cafe – Seven Things to Know About Glenda Jackson
Danny Reviews – Daniel Day-Lewis
Smitten Kitten Vintage – Bette Davis
The Wonderful World of Cinema – Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett, AIRPORT’s Best Performance
E Street Film Society – Ellen Burstyn in ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
Moon in Gemini – Child Stars Nominees/Winners
The Movie Gourmet – CAGED: Eleanor Parker and Hope Emerson in the Prototype for Orange in the New Black
Once Upon a Screen – F. Murray Abraham in AMADEUS – One Scene
Critica Retro – Emil Jannings
Movie Critical – In Their Shoes: Oscar Winning Performances of Historical Figures
The official post dedicated to Oscars Snubs can be accessed here.
One Gal’s Musings – Bruce Willis reminds me of Cary Grant
Smitten Kitten Vintage – Marilyn Monroe
Kirkham A Movie A Day – Neglected Supporting Actor performances from 1975
Wide Screen World – Edward G. Robinson
I See a Dark Theater – Irene Dunne
M. Allen for Classic Movie Hub – Angela Lansbury
Moon in Gemini – Preston Sturges
Danny Reviews – Richard Attenborough
Cary Grant Won’t Eat You – John Goodman
The Movie Rat – Defunct Categories
Blog of the Darned – Genre Film Snubs
Wolffian Classic Movie Digest – Ann Harding in THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
Shadows and Satin – Top 10 Oscar-Less Noirs
The Vintage Cameo – Women Director Snubs
The Wonderful World of Cinema – Leonardo DiCaprio
Movies, Silently – 1929 Snubs – The First Oscars
Movie Movie Blog Blog – Honorary Oscars: The Rodney Dangerfield of Film Comedy
Hollywood Revue – Best Art Direction snub GRAND HOTEL
Prowler Needs a Jump – And the Winner Isn’t…
Once Upon a Screen – Ultimate Snubs – Never Nominated
Smitten Kitten Vintage – Alfred Hitchcock
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Katharine Hepburn’s Oscar Snub for THE AFRICAN QUEEN
GlamAmor – Costumes – Style Essentials – Audrey Hepburn’s Costumes Cause the (Oscar) Drama in 1954’s SABRINA
Silver Screenings – GODFREY Screenplay Skewers the One Percent
Movie Star Makeover – Love at First Sight: Edith Head Meets Oscar
Danny Reviews – Artistry – Top 5 Cinematography Wins
Rachel the Cinephile – Costumes
Girls Do Film – THE GREAT GATSBY: Too Much Style Not Enough Substance
Moon in Gemini – Emma Thompson’s screenplay adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility: The Best Austen Adaptation?
Bunnybun’s Classic Movie Blog – Is James Wong Howe Sexy?
Once Upon a Screen – Best Original Song, Hits and Misses
Cinephiled – The Most Famous (But Forgotten) Woman in the Movies
Paula’s Cinema Club – Cinematographer Roger Deakins
Sister Celluloid – Harold Rosson’s Oscar for cinematography for THE GARDEN OF ALLAH
The Movie Rat – Cinematographers in Black & White and Color
The Wonderful World of Cinema – My Fair Lady: The Outstanding costumes of Cecil Beaton
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – Universal Horror Films that deserved Best Make-up and Special Effects
Margaret Perry – Musical Patriotism and Nostalgia in CASABLANCA
THE PICTURES AND DIRECTORS!
Silver Screenings – Directing Giants, and Tragedy in BOYS TOWN
Danny Reviews – 1986 Best Director Nominees
The Fluff is Raging – THE WOMAN IN RED: Trois Couleurs – Rouge
Girls Do Film – Kathryn Bigelow, THE HURT LOCKER and the Oscar Glass Ceiling
Wolffian Classics Movies Digest – George Cukor directed MY FAIR LADY
The Stop Button – THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (John Huston, 1948)
Jack Deth for Paula’s Cinema Club – The 48th Academy Awards
Outspoken & Freckled – Breaking Codes and Keeping Secrets in THE IMITATION GAME
Christy Putnam – THE STORY OF G. I. JOE
The Nitrate Diva – Soaring Spectacle: 10 Reasons to watch WINGS (1927)
The Movie Rat – Actors Awarded as Directors
Cinephiled – GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT
Second Sight Cinema – MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (1937): McCarey wins Oscar “for the wrong picture”
Moon in Gemini – Award for Most Unfairly Maligned Best Picture Winner: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Movie Fan Fare – 10 Little Things I love About MARTY
Portraits by Jenni – THE LOST WEEKEND
The Wonderful World of Cinema – William Wyler, three times Best director Winner
Lets Misbehave – Wild Bill Wellman and his resume of Precode Oscar ‘should-have-beens’
Flickin’ Out – William Holden: The Perfect Anti-Hero
“Oscar and I have something in common. Oscar first came to the Hollywood scene in 1928. So did I. We’re both a little weather-beaten, but we’re still here and plan to be around for a whole lot longer.”
– John Wayne
Continuing an Oscars tradition – albeit a much newer one than either the legendary awards or Mr. Wayne’s impressive career – Kellee (@IrishJayHawk66) of Outspoken and Freckled, Paula (@Paula_Guthat) of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora (@CitizenScreen) of Once Upon a Screen are back for the third annual 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon.
We started this event to coincide with Turner Classic Movie’s (TCM) 31 Days of Oscar marathon during which the network shines the spotlight on the storied history of the Academy Awards.
This February promises to be another stellar programming month for TCM, a month filled with fabulous tales and screen wonders – many of the stories, players and films we love. In fact, the network is kicking things off this year in spectacular style on February 1st by dedicating its prime time line-up that day to The History of the Oscars with the 2014 documentary AND THE OSCAR GOES TO… If you can’t take the entire month of February off from work or send your kids to your relatives then be sure to clear your DVRs!
AND join the blogathon. For four weeks in February we hope you’ll share stories about the films and players in Oscar’s distinguished history. Tell us about which films, actors or directors deserved an Oscar nod and were ignored or about which films inspire you with their music or lighting. We are not limiting this event to classic film fare, we want to see and hear it all from the golden man’s more than eighty-five year history – including information and commentaries on this year’s nominees.
Just as we did last year, which proved a big success, we will be focusing on a different Oscars topic each week — note that you can join us at any time during the month!
February 2-3 THE ACTORS!
February 9-10 OSCAR SNUBS!
February 16-17 THE CRAFTS! (Music, Costumes, Cinematography, Writing, etc.)
February 23-24 PICTURES AND DIRECTORS!
We are taking turns hosting, but you can submit topics either by leaving comments on any of our blogs, via twitter or by email. We ask that you please include the following:
- Title and link to your blog
- contact information
It would also be great if you can include any of the banners included in this post on your blog to help us promote the event. And all submissions should link to at least one of the host sites and include the banner as well.
SO – write to your heart’s desire! Write one post or several on each topic. But write!
In the meantime…
Here’s to Oscar, to TCM and to YOU!
PS – You may want to peruse the entries for the two previous 31 Days of Oscar Blogathons for inspiration – no doubt you’ll be duly impressed.
More banners to choose from thanks to Paula:
I’ve watched the Oscars every year since I was about eight years old! My mom knew that I was mesmerized by motion pictures. I loved the glamor, the suspense, the performances, watching the stars. I loved everything about the Oscars, and I still do.
Same goes for me even though it’s not the same glamour event it was in years past when Hollywood stars were royalty. It still seems a link to those times in some way. 🙂
Sounds great, Aurora! I would love to do the nominated screenplay for “My Man Godfrey” (CRAFTS) and the nominated Norman Taurog for “Boys Town” (DIRECTORS).
Will provide links when the time comes. Whee! Can’t wait!
LOVE!!! Wonderful, Ruth! Will add all to the lists on Thursday when I get home. 🙂
Definitely count me in–I just have to give some thought to what my topics will be. I’ll likely do at least two weeks, maybe more.
WOOOHOOO! We, I mean…great, Debbie! 🙂
Overheard Scorsese say that “31 Days Of Oscar Bogathon is da bomb dot com”. Martin’s such a card…
Could you elaborate on your comment about Scorsese? I don’t know/understand what you mean (either).
I made this comment on Kellee’s and Paula’s blog, but I thought I would do it here as well.
This is going to be super fun. This is the first time I am doing one of these so I am super excited. I would like to talk about Bette Davis and her Oscar wins and nominations (Actors) and I don’t know if this is considered an Oscar snub, but despite her popularity and great performances, Marilyn Monroe was never nominated for an Oscar and neither was Alfred Hitchcock, so I would like write about them as well.
My blog is Smitten Kitten Vintage http://smittenkittenvintage.wordpress.com/
My email is email@example.com
I look forward to this!! 🙂
Fantastic topics, Rhonda!! Welcome to blogathons! I’ll be updating my lists on Thursday since I’m still traveling but can’t wait for the fun to begin.
Oscar snubs, you say? I think I could pound out a few words about Edward G. Robinson getting snubbed by Oscar.
One of my top classic movie grrrrrrs! TERRIFIC, Rich!
Sounds like fun! And I might be able to learn something or some things. Thanks!
It’s a blast! And the blogs that ave already joined us are fantastic so you’ll surely be entertained!!
I would like to take on Irene Dunne’s Oscar snub – 5 nominations and no wins!
My blog is: I See a Dark Theater (http://www.iseeadarktheater.com/)
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m looking forward to participating and reading everyone’s contributions!
LOVE HER!!! Terrific choice, Kim! I’m so excited – thank you!!
Okay, I’m in! Inspiration struck at 3:30am today: I want to blog about Edith Head at the Oscars!! Dibs?!? Love, Katy
That’s Kay, not Katy (damn you autocorrect!) and I’m with http://www.MovieStarMakeover.com. Email: email@example.com
YAY!! SOOOO happy you’re joining us, Kay!! 🙂
Glad to see you are once again doing this blogathon! Could I please do Angela Lansbury for Oscar Sbubs week? Thanks
M.Allen for Classic Movie Hub
You got it, Minoo! 🙂
I would like to write about Ellen Burstyn in “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” if that works.
Blog: E Street Film Society (http://estreetfilmsociety.com/)
Hi Daniel! Yes. I’ll add you to the ACTORS week. Great choice. 🙂
May I submit an article on Paul Lukas’ Oscar win?
Wonderful!! I’ll add you to the list in the morning. Thanks Paddy! Thrilled you’re taking part in this. 🙂
Cheers! My Twitter handle is @barnesonfilm if you want to get a hold of me there.
Hi Aurora! I’ve decided on two topics I would like to write about:
I found out Preston Sturges was never nominated in the directing category (though he did win one for screenwriting). In my opinion, he was a great director as well as a great screenwriter. So I would like to write about that in the Snubs category.
For Actors: I would like to do an overview of the child actors who have been nominated/won.
Still thinking over what I might do for the other two weeks.
LOVE those topics, Debbie! Adding to the list now. Reach out if/when you get more ideas! I’m still struggling with mine. 🙂
Add me to the ACTORS day with an article about the very first winner: Emil Jannings.
I’ll think about another topic to write about either on the 16th or 23rd…
Wonderful, Le!! 🙂
Have a oddball idea for each category which should prove quick and interesting, I hope:
The Actors! – Non-competitive, non-lifetime wins (e.g. Charles Chaplin “The Circus)
Snubs -Defunct Categories – (e.g. Title Writing)
The Crafts- Cinematographers in Black & White and Color
Pictures and Directors – Won as Directors Not as Actors
Hope they’re OK!
Love oddball and those are fantastic topics! Glad you’re joining the fun, Bernardo!
Aurora, I entered the blogathon over at Paula’s place and got her okay to do Harold Rosson’s Oscar for cinematography for The Garden of Allah, so please add me to the list for Crafts!
Reblogged this on The Movie Rat and commented:
Seeing as how I typically partake in writing about and seeing many TCM selections for 31 Days of Oscar, I’m thrilled to also join a 31 Days of Oscar blogathon discussing four unusual topics: Non-competitive, non-lifetime wins (e.g. Charles Chaplin “The Circus), Defunct Categories (e.g. Title Writing), Cinematographers in Black & White and Color, and those Who Won as Directors Not as Actors. Can’t wait!
Hi, If it’s not too late, put me down for Oscar Snubs. I’m not exactly sure what I want to do, but I want it to have something to do with Genre pictures, either a single Genre such as SciFi that has been underrepresented come Oscar time, or possibly a broader tack and look at several Genres that fall into the same camp. Have to do a little research.
Chris – Blog of the Darned
Sure thing! Will add you to the list later today. And let me know ehen you decide. Am adding “Comedies Snubbed by Oscar” to my own Snubs contribution. 🙂 But no worries about overlap and repests.
I hope i am not too late. Id like talk about oscar winners also the famous should have wons of many years past. my name is joey,i am a reviewer for wolffian classic movies digest,i am also a lover of movies too. @wolffianclassic on twitter is contract or https://www.facebook.com/valejsmith just message if any questions about anything
Hi Joey! Not late at all and we’re thrilled to have you join us!! I’m not too clear on your topic – the category/week it should be listed under. Do you mean Actors? Let me know when you can. And THANKS!!
I mean actors and actresses of oscars past. i’ll focus on oscar winners from 1930’s to now. i want talk about the wins and deserving of wins for that year too. its likely to be about the many years where someone won unexpected too. i am hoping talk from 1930 to now in acting wins for oscars for my topic and the snubbed and should have won for that year.
OK. I’ll note under “Actors” as ”
History of Winners”
to be clear ill talk THE ACTORS! then i would like do the OSCAR SNUBS for that time THE CRAFTS! (Music, Costumes, Cinematography, Writing, etc.) n PICTURES AND DIRECTORS! if you feel i feel address the many ranges of oscar winners years past
OK! That’s great – I’ll put you down for all categories. 🙂
Hi Aurora. Could I participate in the Blogathon? I would like to do Katharine Hepburn: The African Queen.
My name is Crystal, and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the link for my blog
OF COURSE!! Happy to have you! 😀
Hi that sounds very fun! For the moment, I have only found the subject for the first topic (The Actors). I would like to talk about Helen Hayes in Airport. She was amazing in it and won the Oscar for the Best supporting actress. She really deserved it. I’ll publish an other comment when I’ll have found the subject for the other topics. 🙂
So, here is the link to my blog, The Wonderful World of Cinema: https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com
You can also write to me on my personal e-mail address: email@example.com
GREAT topic, Virginie and welcome! Reach out if you’re interested in other topics. Your blog looks amazing – followed! 🙂
Thanks Aurora! 🙂
Hi Aurora! There was some discussion of this today, so I thought I might take a closer look 🙂
Blog: The Vintage Cameo // thevintagecameo.com
Contact: @vintagecameos or firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic: Women who directed Best Picture nominees… but weren’t nominated for Best Director
LOVE IT!!! Will list under SNUBS. If time allows I may do something on Streisand and YENTL. Underrated and ignored. 🙂 Terrific – thrilled you’re joining us!
Hi Aurora, I have found my other topics for the 3 other weeks!
OSCAR SNUBS : Leonardo Di Caprio
THE CRAFTS: My Fair Lady: The Outstanding costumes of Cecil Beaton
DIRECTORS AND PICTURES: William Wyler, three times Best director Winner
Virginie from The Wonderful World of Cinema
Wonderful! Added them all – hope I got them all correct! SO EXCITED!!
Yeah that’s perfect! Thanks 🙂
Can’t wait to start it!
If it’s not too late (I just saw the announcement now)…
Second Sight Cinema
Topic (the first one; I may have more to come): Winning for the wrong movie—Leo McCarey, Make Way for Tomorrow, and The Awful Truth
Gotcha on the list! Thanks so much – a terrific topic!!
these topics sound great. starting to do a little research for my entry about costumes XD
I’ve finally decided on my other two topics:
For Crafts: I will write about Emma Thompson’s screenplay adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.
For Pictures and Directors: I am going to invite ridicule and scorn by defending the Best Picture win for Shakespeare in Love. 🙂
NICE!!! Can’t wait to read both of those. Event is building up quite nicely. I’ll be updating the list later today when I get home. Thanks Debbie!
Hey there! For “Snubs” I’d like to cover the Best Picture Oscar snubs of the 1929 ceremony. Boy, there were a TON!
Actually, let me cover snubs in general at the 1929 ceremony. Oh my word, they really left out some great stuff!
FANTASTIC! Snub away! So happy to see you here, Fritzi! Hope all’s well. 🙂
Count me in! For the “snubs” category, I’d love to write about how criminal it was that Grand Hotel wasn’t nominated for Best Art Direction.
Blog Link: https://hollywoodrevue.wordpress.com/
Contact: HollywoodRevue AT gmail DOT com
Thanks, Angela! Terrific topic and I’m thrilled you’re joining us. 🙂
Hi Aurora, I haven’t done a blogathon in a while and would love to get back into it. My website is: http://letsmisbehaveprecodefilmtribute.blogspot.com.au/. My topic at the moment would be under the “directors” category and something on William A Wellman. Probably will have to cut it down to a certain part of his career. Thanks Emma 🙂
Hi Emma, I could swear I’d responded to you. My apologies. I’m very excited about your topic and the fact you’re joining us for this!!
Hi Aurora, I can write about cinematographer James Wong Howe if he’s available
Great!! A genius! 😀
Hi Aurora, I’d like to participate in the Oscar Blogathon, writing a post about Best Picture winning movie The Lost Weekend, so my post would be ready for the Feb. 23-24 spots.
Wonderful, Jenni! I’ll add you to the list tomorrow. 🙂
Hi Aurora! I’d like to contribute if there’s still time! May I focus on Stalag 17 and William Holden? I would also like pay tribute Shirley MacLaine….
Of course, Cindy! Happy to have you take part! Would you like me to list Stalag under movies and Shirley under actirs?
Yes, thanks, much!
So glad you’re doing this again this year! I’m working on a “snub” post about Bruce Willis. It occurs to be that two of the most successful movies of the 1990s wouldn’t have been made but for him, and while The Sixth Sense and Pulp Fiction both got loads of nominations he was left out in the cold. It also occurs to me that (gulp) it’s been 20 years since those movies came out!
Please include me in your roll. I’ll be back to update you with an exact link well before the 9/10. Thanks.
I’m doing Katharine Hepburn in the “African Queen”. That’s more of an actor snub. Could you post me down for under the actor snubs for that one??
Oh sorry I mean Oscar snubs. That’s more of an Oscar snub. Could you put me down for the Oscar Snubs?
I would like to write about Ordinary People for the Best Pictures category.
Wonderful! It’s been way too long since I see that and the great performances in it.
Paul Lukas’ Oscar is all shined up and ready to go: http://www.caftanwoman.com/2015/02/31-days-of-oscar-blogathon-paul-lukas.html
YAY!! Thank you, Paddy! 🙂
February 16-17 THE CRAFTS. universal horror films that deserved best makeup and special effects. entry update would love to post that as my article of that date. i plan do
Another fantastic topic!! Adding you to the Crafts list in a bit! 🙂
You want this for CRAFTS week or SNUBS? Like like snubs. No problem either way tho.
Ann Harding was un-nominated for her work as an artist and modern woman in The Animal Kingdom. its what i choose talk about. that oscar robbed classic movie for OSCAR SNUBS talk
thats what ill talk about as choose what ill talk about update for that please
No problem. Will update all tomorrow morning before I post the announcement for SNUBS! Thank you! 🙂
Hi Aurora, I posted my piece on “My Man Godfrey” screenplay a few days early…
Wonderful! Thanks, Ruth!!
February 23–John Huston for The Treasure of the Sierra Madre?
Sorry for the delay. Thrilled you’ll be joining us Andrew!! Terrific choice!
Hi Aurora, I just posted my piece on the costume design in The Great Gatsby. Think it might be a day or two early (for once!)
https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/universal-horror-films-that-deserved-best-makeup-and-special-effects/ universal horror films that deserved best makeup and special effects artcle done. its posted live now
Hi Aurora! I don’t know if you have seen my post for the 3rd week subject: The Craft. Hope I wasn’t too late as I posted it at the end of the last day (February 17th). I didn’t really have choice because I had many other things to do! But I try to make it a priority as much as I can. 🙂 Anyway, I worked hard on this text so please make sure to include it in the entrie.
Here is the link to my text just in case.
No worries! Linking to it now and will promo it. THANKS!
Hi guys, the link to my post on William Wellman is below. A few days early, I’m surprisingly organised 🙂 All the best. Emma.
hi, sorry, i know i’m late to the party (just discovered your blogathon miutes ago) Can I still submit a link?
Sure!! Co-host Paula will be promoting Movie & Director entries tomorrow & Tuesday! 🙂
well, here’s hoping: My blog is The Fluff is Raging and I have picked Best Director nominee Kieslowski’s “Trois Couleurs: Rouge” … I would have preferred to post something on BLEU as it is my favourite of the Trilogy, but it was not nominated for any Oscar, sadly. https://ragingfluff.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/trois-couleurs-rouge-a-31-days-of-oscar-blogathon-post/
THANKS!!! It’s great! Promoting these tomorrow & Tuesday
George Cukor directing my fair lady will be my topic for today,i planned tell more in bit,i am just about talk it and do it now
https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/george-cukor-directed-my-fair-lady my artcle for this week’s Movie & Director entries,thanks for such a wonderful event
Bright and early with Treasure of the Sierra Madre!
Thanks again for letting me participate!
Here’s the link to my McCarey post (pls fix link to say “wins for the wrong movie [singular” —thanking you for all you do and for letting me participate!
Hi Aurora. I have some bad news. I was writing my text and I click on a something that brought me to another page. Anyway, I lost all my writing and I was working on it since 11h30 this morning. Anyway, I’m very desperate and because of that my text will be post later. 😦 Hope you don’t mind.
Novworries. I’ve been there. Take your time.
I have finish it. This is the link 🙂 https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/31-days-of-oscars-blogathon-2015-week-4-pictures-and-directors-william-wyler-three-times-best-director-winner/
Hey, I have two blogathon posts due in February already, buuuut….why not I’ll just do one here this year. I’d like to take on something about a Best Picture winner that can be useful to people are the Oscars every year. I think I’ll call it: How Green Was My Valley, or You Can’t Blame It For Winning – so I’ll tackle backlash, and keeping the issues/critiques with the picture itself, how it is great also, etc.
Wonderful!! I tackled VALLEY a couple of years ago and argued it deserved to win over KANE. The backlash was fun!! I look forward to your entry.