#31DaysOfOscar Blogathon – Day 1

Today we begin the three-day roll-call from Oscars past and present. Day 1 brings you music, a legendary movie and TV actress, an epic and Henry Fonda among other things. Not too shabby a way to kick things off in our fifth consecutive 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon.

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Thanks to the bloggers who’re participating in this year’s celebration and to all those who’ll visit. Of course I must also thank Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled and Paula of Paula’s Cinema Club for allowing me to co-host once again. They’re true blue and enjoyable partners in crime.

Before we get to the first day’s entries you might want to read the original announcement post for specifics. Also, be sure to tune in to TCM all month for their alphabetized 31 Days of Oscar marathon, which makes it easy to find favorites or yet-to-be-seen gems. And of course, tune in the 89th Oscars on ABC on Sunday, February 26th! Although my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail, my ballot is printed and ready.

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And now for this year’s Day 1 entries…

Moon in Gemini rallies for Oscar’s Overlooked Film Score: The Piano by Michael Nyman

One Gal’s Musings brings you From Harlot to Housewife: A Best Supporting Actress Winner Went from Oscar’s Bad Girl to TV Mom

Spend some time with Critica Retro and the Oscar for best Original Song, a post that includes a quiz and a playlist.

CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch focuses her special brand of awesome on The Ox-Bow Incident

Old Hollywood Films offers a compelling look at the 1956 Best Actor Oscars race.

Queerly Different presents a detailed, historical epic on the equally impressive Ben-Hur (1959).

Finally, Deserving…The Piano, a commentary by pianist Thoughts All Sorts

There are many more entries to come as 31 Days march on with Kellee hosting Day 2 and Paula hosting Day 3. Be on the look-out for promotions across social media in addition to the comprehensive posts on the blogs. We can’t do this without you!

So…here’s to you, here’s to TCM and here’s to Oscar.

Cedric Gibbons and his Art Direction Oscar for The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Cedric Gibbons and his Art Direction Oscar for The Bridge of San Luis Rey
11th May 1927: Interior view of formally dressed men and women seated at tables during the first organizational meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Crystal Ballroom of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Louis B. Mayer, Jack L. Warner and Darryl F. Zanuck attended the banquet. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
11th May 1927: Interior view of formally dressed men and women seated at tables during the first organizational meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Crystal Ballroom of the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Louis B. Mayer, Jack L. Warner and Darryl F. Zanuck attended the banquet. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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