OSCAR 2016

The countdown for Oscar 2016 is on. One hundred eighty five people nominated plus the twenty in the Actor/Actress categories. Twenty nine diverse countries represented with nominees differing in age and years of experience to newbies on the cutting edge of their film making careers. Here’s hoping that ABC’s Oscar 2016 will present a Classy…

OSCAR STATS ~ 2014

Eddie Redmayne received the Best Actor Oscar in 2014 for his performance in the movie The Theory of Everything. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2014 fourteen were from the U.S. two each from California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, one each from Arizona, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin….

OSCAR STATS ~ 2013

Matthew McConaughey received the 2013 Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress Nominees for 2013 twelve were from the U.S. two from California, two from Illinois, one each from Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Kentucky and one born in Italy…

OSCAR STATS ~ 2012

Daniel Day-Lewis received the Best Actor Oscar in 2012 for his spot on performance in the movie Lincoln. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2012 fourteen were from the U.S. five were from New York, three California, one each from Pennsylvania, Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and one born in Italy…

OSCAR STATS ~ 2011

Meryl Streep received the Best Actress Oscar in 2011 for her performance in the movie The Iron Lady. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2011 twelve were from the U.S. two from California, two from Oklahoma, one each from Alabama, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Montana, New Jersey, New York, and South Carolina….

OSCAR STATS ~ 2010

Colin Firth received the Best Actor Oscar in 2010 for his performance in the movie The King’s Speech. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2010 twelve were from the U.S. four from California, two from New York, one each from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana and one born in Italy while…

OSCAR STATS ~ 2009

Jeff Bridges received the Best Actor Oscar in 2009 for his performance in the movie Crazy Heart. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2009 fourteen were from the US, two from California, one Kentucky, one Tennessee, one Massachusetts, one Texas, three New York, one Virginia two from New Jersey, one Maryland…

OSCAR STATS – 2006

Forest Whitaker received the Best Actor Oscar in 2006 for his performance in the movie ‘The Last King of Scotland’. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2006 one was from Texas, two California, three New York, one from Pennsylvania, one New Jersey, and one from Illinois. There was one from Canada,…

OSCAR STATS ~ 2005

Philip Seymour Hoffman received the Best Actor Oscar in 2005 for his performance in the movie Capote. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2005 fifteen were born in the U.S. three from New York, two from Illinois, two from California, one from Connecticut, one from Florida, one Kentucky, one Louisiana, one…

OSCAR STATS ~ 2015

Contrary to popular belief the Oscars consist of more than: five nominations each for Best Actor/Actress, and five nominations each for Best supporting Actor/Actress. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a Multi-National entity. There are twenty-four categories and NOT counting the twenty people nominated for: Best Actor/Actress or Best Supporting Actor/Actress there…

All About Eve ~ Best Picture 1950

I like this Best Picture because the characters can be related to not only the stage or say the screen but in everyday life. We all have our little Eve’s to deal with, sweet and seemingly innocent and worshipful at first and then BAM. Fourteen nominations six wins who knew a movie (metaphorically speaking) about…

Olivia de Havilland Oscar Reunion 2002

We all attend some kind of reunion at one point or another in our life, family, friends or school. What a star studded get together there was for the 75th Anniversary year of the Oscars in 2002. Fifty-nine Oscar recipients all on stage and who better to present them but two time Oscar winner Olivia…

Gregory Peck Academy President 1967

Sometimes the Oscar show is rescheduled due to a National Tragedy which happened April 10, 1968. The assassination of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968 shocked the nation. The Oscars were programed for April 8th but due to Dr. King’s funeral the show went on, only a couple of days later. Gregory Peck…

Elia Kazan Honorary Academy Award 1998

Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro presenting Elia Kazan with an Honorary Academy award. Sometimes the Academy Awards are embroiled in controversy. For 1998 the 71st year of the awards the commotion was about the Academy Board of Governors deciding to give Elia Kazan an Honorary Award in recognition of his indelible contributions to the…

Cary Grant Honorary Academy Award 1969

Frank Sinatra presenting Cary Grant an Honorary Academy Award for the Oscars 42nd year 1969. We love that the Academy always makes amends for Awards Not Given. Having never received an Oscar Cary Grant was given an Honorary Achievement Award as did Deborah Kerr (1993) and Fred Astaire (1950). Cary Grant received his Honorary Achievement…

Charlie Chaplin Special Award 1971

Special Award presented to Charlie Chaplin in 1972 for the Forty-Fourth Academy Awards 1971. We love that the Academy can create Special Awards when the situation calls for it. In the early days they found they had candidates that didn’t fit into an award category at all. Charlie Chaplin for instance was originally on the…

Julie Andrews Best Actress 1964

Sidney Poitier Best Actor 1963 presenting Julie Andrews Best Actress 1964. Sometimes the Academy actually honors the stuff you like. Upon discovering that The Continental (from the film The Gay Divorcee) won for best music, I began to realize how “right” the Academy actually got the awards for those early films. Seeing Norma Shearer’s out-of-the-box…

Elizabeth Taylor Best Actress 1960

Yul Brynner Best Actor of 1956 for The King and I presenting Elizabeth Taylor Best Actress Award 1960. Butterfield 8 I imagine kids today wonder what kind of a title that is. Well in the 1950’s it was a very special phone number for a very special call girl; Elizabeth. Controversy surrounds this film. Should…

Donna Reed Best Supporting Actress 1953

Walter Brennan three times Best Supporting Actor Presenting Donna Reed Best Supporting Actress of 1953 Donna Reeds dash down the aisle in her heels and strapless evening gown to accept her award for the character Alma that she portrays in From Here to Eternity isn’t an academy first but it might be the fastest. I…

Audrey Hepburn – Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award 1992

Gregory Peck presenting Audrey Hepburn with Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993 for 1992. In 1954 Jean Hersholt presented Audrey Hepburn with her first Oscar for her performance in the 1953 film Roman Holiday. On March 29, 1993 Audrey Hepburn received posthumously the award that was created after Jean Hersholt’s death in 1956. Audrey passed…

Gary Cooper Best Actor 1952

John Wayne accepting the Best Actor Award for Gary Cooper in his performance for the movie High Noon, March 19, 1953. The 2013 Oscars are one month away; they will be held on March 2nd and presented by the ABC television network. You either love the Oscars or you hate them. The Oscars have reinvented themselves over…