My dream ballot: part one

Posted by · 3:34 pm · January 20th, 2009

Back in December, Kris offered his take on how he would fill out his nominee ballot if he were an Academy member (affording himself the luxury, obviously, of voting in all categories). Of course, playing voter is a popular sport in the blog world, with Nathaniel Rogers’ annual Film Bitch Awards as thorough and intelligent […]

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Academy shortlists 49 original songs

Posted by · 4:36 am · December 17th, 2008

… and 11 of them (count ’em) are from “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” That’s over a fifth of the contenders, so I’m guessing the folks at Disney will be pretty mortified if at least one of them doesn’t make the final five. And hell, one of them should. I’m not too snobbish to […]

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Step right up…Best Original Song is there for the taking

Posted by · 8:20 pm · August 20th, 2008

Generally around this time of year I start to compile a list of original songs for consideration in our charts…but I have to say, I’m having a hell of a time coming up with a respectable roll call. What have we got so far this year?  Peter Gabriel’s “Down to Earth” from “WALL-E” seems to […]

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