Saturday, January 19, 2013
This year's contenders were announced last week and we'll find out Feb. 24 who wins. Which films, stars and directors get your vote?
Want to know what the Oscars will look like this year? We've got a rundown of all the 2013 Oscar nominations below. As for this year's awards, director Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" earned a leading 12 nominations Thursday for the 85th Annual Academy Awards, followed by Ang Lee's"Life of Pi" with 11, while the musical"Les Miserables," directed by Tom Hooper, and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" tied with eight nods each. "Lincoln" was nominated for best picture and gave Spielberg his eighth best director nomination. A win would be his third in the director category. It's the eighth film Spielberg has had in the running for best picture (''Schindler's List'' won in 1994). "Lincoln" also garnered a best acting nod…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Seth McFarlane and Emma Stone announced the list of nominees for The Oscars awards yesterday, see the list here.
Steven Spielberg's film "Lincoln" led The Oscar hopefuls with 17 nominations, but Massachusetts' own Ben Affleck was left off the list of hopeful for best director yesterday when the list of nominees was announced. The Huffington Post reports that the media was abuzz when neither Affleck, Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables") nor Katherine Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") made the list for Best Director. The trio's films did make the list of movies up for Best Picture, along with a host of others, including Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" and Ang Lee's "Life of Pi." Best Actor nominees include former winners Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln") and Denzel Washington ("Flight"). Jessica Chastain received a nod for her role in "Zero Dark Thirty," and …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Burlington-based Avid, a media technology company, provided editing for seven of the nine films up for a Best Picture Oscar.
A Burlington media technology company will see its work in the spotlight during Sunday night's 84th Academy Awards. ABC's WCVB Channel 5 in Boston reported today that seven of the nine films up for an Oscar in the Best Picture category were edited by Avid, a Burlington-based media company on Network Drive. Included in the list of top movies is the George Clooney film "The Descendents." According to WCVB, Avid Chief Operating Officer Kirk Arnold said she found the news very exciting, and expects Avid's 600 employees in Burlington to closely watch the Academy awards and root for the company's customers. The story also states that much of the editing for the films is not done on some supercomputer, but on ordinary laptops. An avid specialist…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tell us which movie you think deserves to be this year's Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
It's a well known award show scene: The two movie-star presenters, after a little back-and-forth, and a couple of jokes, arrive at the moment everyone has been waiting for. One of them opens the envelope, looks into the camera and says "The Oscar for Best Picture goes to ..." Well, we'll all have to wait until this Sunday's broadcast of the 84th Academy Awards to find out this year's official winner. Today we want to know your choice. If you were a member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which nominated film would be your choice for a "Best Picture" Oscar? There are nine films nominated in the "Best Picture" category this year, all of them listed below in the poll. Also, just for fun, if your favorite movie of …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Let us know in the poll and in the comment section.
The 84th Acamdemy Awards are quickly approaching on Feb. 26 and this morning marked the announcmenet of the nominees. Among those nominated were nine films in the Best Picture category: In the spirit of the movies, we want to know your favorites. Of the movies listed above, which have you seen and which is the best picture in your eyes? Be sure to let us know in the comment section at the bottom of the page. And be sure to vote in our poll. We have pulled together some of the most recognizable Oscar winners for Best Picture and want to know which is best. Don’t see your favorite in the poll? Tell us what it is in the comment section.