Welcome to the 31 Days of Oscars Blogathon redux for the fourth time, making this the fifth installment of our grand celebration of all things Oscar.
Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club and yours truly of Once Upon a Screen started this event to coincide with Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar marathon. For 31 days TCM spotlights the movies and players that have made a legend of the golden statuette and this Blogathon is our way to pay tribute to the network and the movies we love. We hope you join us in the effort.
Rather than hosting the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon for the entire month of February, as we’ve done in the past, we will host all entries the weekend before the Oscars this year. That is from Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, which leaves Oscar weekend free for last-minute movie-watching. We’re also combining all topics this year and simply presenting them over the three days. Any Oscar-related topic is fair game. We are not limiting this event to classic film fare as we’d like to see entries covering the entire 89-year history of Oscar, including this year’s nominees. To help get you motivated here are the categories we’ve used in the past…
- The Actors
- The Directors
- The Motion Pictures
- Oscar Snubs
- The Crafts (music, costumes, etc.)
- New Idea – Oscar Controversies
Most of you know the drill, but as a reminder, adhering to the following would be appreciated:
- Let us know what your desired topic is by leaving a comment on any of the host blogs
- Include the title and link to your blog in the comments area
- Advise if you have a date preference – Friday 2/17, Saturday 2/18 or Sunday 2/19
- Include the event banner on your blog and in the entry post to help us promote the event
Restrictions – just two:
- Please do not submit previously published posts
- No duplicates to ensure we cover as much of the Oscars as possible
We look forward to hearing from you and to reading your entries. As many entries as you want, actually, so get to it!
Until then here’s to Oscar, to TCM and to YOU!
NOTE: Starting on February 1st TCM will feature Oscar winners and nominees in alphabetical order, which should make it easy to set your DVRs favorites. Be sure to check out the schedule. The Oscars will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 26 on ABC.
Participating Blogs & Chosen Topics
Thoughts All Sorts – The Piano (1993)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – Timeline of Award-winning costumes (1961 to 1977)
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – Cinematography in The Third Man (1949)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Judith Anderson’s Snub for Rebecca (1940)
The Old Hollywood Garden – 1943 Best Actress Nominees
Cinematic Scribblings – Day for Night (1973)
4 Star Films – (Some) Nominated actors who never won an Oscar
CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Charlene’s Mostly Classic Movie Reviews – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Queerly Different – Oscar-nominated biblical epics of the 1950s and 1960s
Dreaming in the Balcony – Ginger Rogers’ Best Actress win for Kitty Foyle (1940)
Musings of a Classic Film Addict – Luise Rainer’s back to back Oscar wins
Trudy Ring guest post on CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – Barbara Stanwyck’s Oscar-nominated roles
Pop Culture Pundit – The Music of Purple Rain (1984)
Realweegiemidget Reviews – Best Actor Winners who’ve appeared in superhero movies
Old Hollywood Films – 1956 Best Actor Race
Jeff Lundenberger guest post on CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – Oscars 1951 Best Actress Nominees
Danny Reviews – Strangest Oscar Wins of All Time