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Oscar statuettes are displayed at Times Square Studios 23 January 2006 in New York. The statuettes will be presented to winners of the 78th Academy Awards 05 March 2006 in Hollywood.

Cinema Cecilia’s Oscar Picks

What will win on Sunday night, February 28th?  What should instead?  Here are my picks for the winners, along with my picks on who/what SHOULD win, but most likely will not. Best Picture: The Revenant has the odds in its favor, but I would like to see Spotlight take home the prize, which I felt […]

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Oscar statuettes are displayed at Times Square Studios 23 January 2006 in New York. The statuettes will be presented to winners of the 78th Academy Awards 05 March 2006 in Hollywood.

Oscars 2015: Nominees, Events & Contest!

In a year of a lot of predicted “locks” on nominations, this year’s Oscar nominations still provided us with ample surprises.  No joy for the film Joy (only a Best Actress nod for Jennifer Lawrence).  Not much racial diversity with snubs of Will Smith for Concussion, Michael B. Jordan for Creed, Idris Elba for Beasts […]

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In Memory of Theodore Bikel: 1924-2015

Known most for his Broadway performances, including Captain Georg von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Tevye in The Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel’s film roles were small but memorable.  He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Tony Curtis/Sidney Poitier film The Defiant […]

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