The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. As I have been doing for a few years, after posting my ballots for many guild awards, I post my fictional ballot for the Oscars. These “votes” show who I would like to win; the vote for Best PIcture follows the rule of preferential ballot used in reality. As a rule, I abstain from my fictional vote if I haven’t seen at least half of the nominees. […]
I think it’s time to embrace the fact that I’m utterly unable to come up with just 10 films. It’s an arbitrary number, one that is neither too large nor too small, that is traditionally used just because most people have that number of fingers in their hands. Well, more often than not I have more than 10 films in my head that I feel should be a part of a list such as this one. 2016, thankfully, was one year […]
Nowadays, with the exception of the odd animated short that plays before some animated features, it takes some effort to be able to watch shorts (festivals, for instance). Thankfully, the Oscar nominated shorts (in addition to some other selected few) get play (details can be seen here) and can be watched theatrically or online. I truly recommend it, for the variety of stories and styles.
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 26th, 2017. Guessing the winners for every Oscar category has been a favorite sport of mine for a long time, even if I never really got to be much good at it. I invite you to post your own picks as well in the comment session below. Here is the full list of nominees. (And those that I want to win, here.)