Academy Award countdown: 22 days till Oscar

Brad Bird, nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Ratatouille, was previously nominated for his screenplay for 2004’s The Incredibles. (Click the DVD for a quote from the film.) (Buy The Incredibles at Amazon.) (Read my review of The Incredibles.) (Read my review of Rataouille.) (Technorati tags: Academy Award countdown, Oscar countdown, Brad Bird, Incredibles)

Academy Award countdown: 23 days till Oscar

George Clooney, nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Michael Clayton, won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for 2005’s Syriana. (Click the DVD for a quote from his character.) (Buy Syriana at Amazon.) (Read my review of Syriana.) (Read my review of Michael Clayton.) (Technorati tags: Academy Award countdown, Oscar countdown, George Clooney, … more…

last hurrah of the awards season

Watchin’ the Oscars on Sunday? Then you need my Oscar drinking game, posted over at Film.com. Also over there: I preview the Independent Spirit Awards, which will be distributed on Saturday night, a mere 24 hours before the Oscars. Feel free to use this as an open thread on the Oscars, or on my Film.com … more…

eat my Oscar shorts

How to see Oscar-nominated shorts… if you’re in NYC or LA.