I Survived the Oscars Best Picture Marathon and All I Got Was This Crappy Cold.

For the second year in a row, I attended the Best Picture Marathon that’s held the day before the Oscars, where you watch all the Best Picture nominees in a movie theater with other “movie lovers.”  (Or misfit toys, your pick).   Last year it was ten movies, this year it was nine.  Here’s my experience:...more

Oscar! Oscar! Oscar!

Most people haven't seen all of the nominees for this week's Oscars. But that shouldn't stop us all from having opinions about who was snubbed and who we think will win, right? I don't feel compelled to see everything out there in order to tune into the Oscars. I think of it as mostly an opportunity to stargaze and play along with the worst and best dressed commentators....more

Which Movie Will Win Best Picture at the Academy Awards?

If you're a movie lover, it's the most wonderful time of the year. The Golden Globes aired a few weeks ago, kicking off the red carpet season. And this week, the nominations for the Academy Awards were released at the crack of dawn on Tuesday morning. It's probably the one day out of the entire year that all of Hollywood wakes up well before noon....more
Hello there, Jane! VERY interesting list of prospects...have to research this before having an ...more

Oscars Reward Status Quo, Not Art

Being the movie geek that I am, the day that the Oscar nominations come out is always a fun day for me. I love to obsess over the commentaries and argue on behalf of my favorites, and I compulsively add any nominees I haven't seen yet into my queue.And Oscar Night! Glamorous, elegant, thrilling. I love everything from the awkward red carpet interviews to the gorgeous dresses to the stilted host performances to the thank you speeches to the day-after rehash....more
Well I loved The King's Speech. I do like historical novels and films, and I have a crush on the ...more

Why I'm Not Boycotting The Help

As a young Black woman, I heard two messages this summer regarding The Help: Go see it! or Boycott that shit! What to do…what did I do? Well, I do what I always do. No matter what other people tell me to do. I didn’t go at all. I never go to the theatre....more

The worst fashion disasters at the Oscars

The Oscar night was not only the highlight of the awards season, but also fashionable seen a highlight - at least for most of the ladies present....more

What Do Academy Awards Have to Do With Women's History Month?

No, I’m not talking about Melissa Leo’s use of that other-than-feminism “f-bomb” Sunday night. I want to compare two of this year’s Oscar winners and how they illustrate the way women’s history is told -- or not. ...more

Gloria--love the post and I am a big fan. Even met you years ago as a speaker at a Planned ...more

"King's Speech," Natalie Portman and Colin Firth Win Big At Oscars

The King's Speech dominated all the big Oscar awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Director (Tom Hooper) and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler). Natalie Portman took home Best Actress for her role as a disturbed ballerina in Black Swan. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their work in The Fighter -- Bale for his role as a down-and-out trainer, and Leo for her portrayal of Bale's tough-talking mama....more

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Oscar 2011 Fashion Recap: Best, Worst, and Everything in Between

My pick for Best Dressed on Oscar night, HANDS DOWN, goes to Gwyneth Paltrow. Coming in a very close second and third were Cate Blanchett and Reese Witherspoon. Agree? Disagree? Tell me! ...more

Well I must say that I think Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, & Mila Kunis looked FAN-TASTIC! ...more

Welcome to the Academy Awards; Motherly Law Style

It's the Oscars!...more