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
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
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”
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
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: