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Living, working and playing in North Carolina, trying to make heads or tails of this whole being an adult thing.

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policymic:

Sorry young women, the Oscars don’t represent you

An LA Times study found that Academy Award voters are 94% Caucasian, 77% male and have a median age of 62. Men make up 90% of five branches from cinematography to writing, and of the 43 board governors, only six are women. It makes me wonder, if more young people were members of the Academy, might the Oscar nominations change?

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Wait, were we under the impression that the Oscars were representative of anyone but old white men?

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The Lone Ranger, nominated for two Academy Awards
Let that one sink in…

vneckandacardigan:

And so, Jennifer Lawrence officially became the most delightful, funny, and likeable actress in Hollywodd. 

I love her. I think she’s great. But there’s a lack of filter between her brain and her mouth. Right now it’s cute, disarming even. And it’s probably not an affectation; she’s probably just legitimately in awe of her success and career trajectory.

But it’s either going to get really old really fast or it’s going to get her in trouble one day. Possibly both.

Not hating, just pointing it out.

Look at the Academy learning to appreciate the little guy…

I’m still processing this nominee list, but my immediate impression is that they’re finally learning to disregard their own hype. Big names don’t always equal the best.

I’ve only seen 15 new movies this year.

onemanswords:

View the list here. Last year, I saw 52. Something’s definitely wrong here. It’s all leading up to this.

Stay tuned…

Just so we’re being thorough:

Movies I Should Have Seen By Now

  1. Chimpanzee
  2. Friends With Kids
  3. First Position
  4. Moonrise Kingdom
  5. Prometheus
  6. Brave
  7. Ted
  8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  9. Savages
  10. The Bourne Legacy
  11. Lawless
  12. The Words
  13. Bachelorette
  14. Trouble with the Curve
  15. Perks of Being of a Wallflower
  16. The Paperboy
  17. Cloud Atlas
  18. Flight
  19. Lincoln
  20. Life of Pi
  21. The Silver Linings Playbook
  22. Hitchcock
And movies I’ll need to see before December 31…
  1. Killing Them Softly
  2. The Hobbit
  3. This Is 40
  4. Zero Dark Thirty
  5. On the Road
  6. Django Unchained
  7. Les Misérables

I’ve only seen 15 new movies this year.

View the list here. Last year, I saw 52. Something’s definitely wrong here. It’s all leading up to this.

Stay tuned…

haygirlhay:

Day-after-the-Oscars dash reading expression.
Boring. Beginning to end. Move on.
  #old white dudes love gimmicks #the fartist #still sitting shiva for drive  

It took me a while to get over Albert Brooks’ snub, but we all know it deserved lots and lots of Oscars. That’s all that counts, right?

haygirlhay:

Day-after-the-Oscars dash reading expression.

Boring. Beginning to end. Move on.

#old white dudes love gimmicks #the fartist #still sitting shiva for drive

It took me a while to get over Albert Brooks’ snub, but we all know it deserved lots and lots of Oscars. That’s all that counts, right?

I watched Hugo and The Artist yesterday, just in time for the Oscars last night. I’m so happy I got to watch these movies before the awards as it would’ve felt a little weird seeing these movies win all the awards and not really know why.
The Artist … meh, I could take it or leave it. Cute and charming (much like all of its French representatives this award season), but also just kind of empty. I can see why Hollywood got into such a tizzy over this film, and I understand it’s Best Picture Oscar, but as far as films go, it wasn’t even one of my ten favorites this year. I think we’re going to look back at this year’s Oscars and say, “That’s the movie that won it all?”
Hugo, on the other hand, was brilliant. I absolutely loved everything about this film, from the story and its execution to the technological whimsy that Scorsese used to tell it. I didn’t think it would affect my year-end awards that I put together last week, but it absolutely did. Click here for the **updated post!**

I watched Hugo and The Artist yesterday, just in time for the Oscars last night. I’m so happy I got to watch these movies before the awards as it would’ve felt a little weird seeing these movies win all the awards and not really know why.

The Artist … meh, I could take it or leave it. Cute and charming (much like all of its French representatives this award season), but also just kind of empty. I can see why Hollywood got into such a tizzy over this film, and I understand it’s Best Picture Oscar, but as far as films go, it wasn’t even one of my ten favorites this year. I think we’re going to look back at this year’s Oscars and say, “That’s the movie that won it all?”

Hugo, on the other hand, was brilliant. I absolutely loved everything about this film, from the story and its execution to the technological whimsy that Scorsese used to tell it. I didn’t think it would affect my year-end awards that I put together last week, but it absolutely did. Click here for the **updated post!**

One Fine Day: Host a Last Minute Oscars Viewing Party 

onefinedayinjuly:

I’m hosting an Oscars party- if anyone lives in the Chapel Hill-Raleigh-Durham area and wants to join, message me for details :)

whatiwore:

WhatIWore: This is a guest post by my intern extraordinaire, Sheri.

This Sunday marks one of my favorite days of the year. A day when I get to…

I’m going to be there, so you know it’s going to be the bee’s knees! By the way, prepare for some major public geekery. Just forewarning…

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