Sunday, February 24, 2013
A number of movies filmed in whole or in part in Pittsburgh have been nominated through the years in various categories for the Academy Awards.
Tonight's a red carpet night—the time when people around the world wait to see which motion pictures and actors/directors win a coveted Oscar in the 85th Academy Awards. Through the years, a number of films shot on location (or at least in part) in Pittsburgh have received nominations from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a variety of categories. The only ones to emerge as Oscar winners for "best picture" are "The Deer Hunter" and "Silence of the Lambs." Here's a quick glimpse at movies filmed in Pittsburgh that made it as Academy Award winners or nominees: (Editor's note: The list has been changed slightly due to new information but it does not affect the voting statistics.) Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Heidi McDonald offers her initial thoughts on this year's Academy Awards nominees.
I'm thoroughly baffled by these nominations, for a variety of reasons. First, I'm one of the only filmies on the planet that didn't like "Lincoln," and therefore, the fact that it's the most nominated movie this year both makes me question my own taste and decreases my enthusiasm for the process this year. The director snubs were the most glaring for me. Bigelow, natch. Tarantino, I thought, turned in his most important film ever this year (a study of African-American archetypes), and he garnered a Best Picture but not a Best Director. Then ... say what you will about the overwrought nature of "Les Miserables," but I honestly thought (movie, yet unseen) that Tom Hooper would be in there, for shooting a movie musical in a completely new way…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Have you seen any of the movies up for Academy Awards? Check out our recap of the nominees and then tell us who you think should win.
It’s that time of year again, and by that we mean nominations have been made for Hollywood’s own Super Bowl—the Academy Awards. This year’s nominees, announced Thursday morning by funnyman Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone, include Lincoln, which had the most nominations at 12, and Les Miserables, which has nine nominations. Surprisingly, there was no best director nod for Ben Affleck for his critically acclaimed film Argo, which is nominated for seven awards, including Best Picture. The movie will compete alongside Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty in that category. Similar directing shutouts occurred for other highly-praised …
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tonight is the big night for movies and film!
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Our film blogger, Heidi McDonald, shared her Oscar picks with us before tonight's big show. Share your own predictions in the comments! Big 6 Best Picture: The Artist Best Director: Michel Hazanivicius, The Artist Best Actor: STILL TOO CLOSE FOR ME TO CALL, STAY TUNED. Best Actress: Viola Davis Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer Other Films: Best Animated Feature: Rango Best Animated Short: La Luna Best Foreign: A Separation Best Documentary: Paradise Lost 3 Best Documentary Short: The Tsunami and The Cherry Blossom Best Live Action Short: The Shore Technical Awards: Best Editing: The Artist Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Best Sound Mixing: Hugo Best Sound Editing: …