Oscar Observation: Why Isn’t Rooney Mara Nominated for Best Actress? by Kevin M. Thomas

The Academy Award nominations were announced Jan. 14 and no matter how many surprises or snubs were among them, nothing was more noteworthy than to see if Rooney Mara was nominated for Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress for “Carol” and if Alicia Vikander will be nominated for one or two awards. Spoiler alert, both […] Click to read more »

A True “Find” at This Year’s Oscar Celebration by Frank D. Pond

Each Oscar season there is one category that I particularly love–the Documentaries.  Some of these movies are simply the best ones made each year but they do not get a wide release (or sometimes none at all).  At least, thanks to the Academy, we generally can see the 5 films that the nominating committee found […] Click to read more »

Oscar Nominations Aren’t Necessarily a Case of Black and White by Kevin M. Thomas

The Academy Award nominations were announced recently and everyone nominated in the acting categories is white. No color at all. While this does draw attention, it isn’t the first time that a movie or actor has been snubbed – whether they are of any color, race or sexual orientation. This year’s acting nominees the only […] Click to read more »