Oscars 2017: La La Land, I mean, Moonlight wins Best Picture!

Holy shit!  What the hell just happened?!?! In a surprise twist, Moonlight took home the Oscar for Best Picture, beating the powerhouse that was La La Land, going into the 89th Academy Awards. If that wasn’t surprise enough, the way Moonlight was revealed to be the Best Picture is the real story.  Bonnie and Clyde […]

Oscar Nominations!

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Hollywood woke up at the ungodly hour of 5:18 am to find out who the chosen were.  Over the course of the following 10 minutes, the 89th Academy Award nominations were announced by Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason […]

And the nominees are…: Our predictions

It’s almost here.  We are a one day away from the announcement of the 89th Academy Award nominees.  I have analyzed the data and predicted which films will receive nominations in five categories: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. Best Picture Arrival La La Land Moonlight Manchester by […]

A Night to Remember: The 88th Academy Awards

Last night, the 88th Academy Awards were announced at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. The stars came out in droves to see who would be granted the new moniker, “Oscar winner”. For the first time in several years, the Oscar was unpredictable, which made for a fantastic show. Chris Rock hosted the second annual […]

MoviefiedNYC’s in-your-face Oscar Predictions: Who Will and Should Win!

Here we are again, just a few short days away from the 88th Academy Awards.  For those of you who are doing some final research for that office pool and want to make a truly informed prediction, the Moviefied NYC team has done all of the leg work.  Managing Editors John David West and Myrna […]

Are you kidding?!?: The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time

The Academy Awards winners are soon to be announced and the controversy continues over this year’s various snubs, omissions and general shortsightedness over what constitutes a truly great film, great direction, or great performance. When you look back at various lists of Greatest Films in cinema history, it’s shocking to discover that some of cinema’s […]

Movie-Still Monday Oscar Edition: World of Tomorrow

2016 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM World of Tomorrow is a 2015 American animated science fiction short film written, directed, produced, animated, and edited by Don Hertzfeldt. It features the voice of Julia Pott, opposite Hertzfeldt’s then-four-year-old niece Winona Mae, who was recorded while drawing and playing. Her spontaneous, natural vocal reactions and […]

Movie-Still Monday Oscar Edition: Rachel McAdams

It wasn’t too long ago that Rachel McAdams showed her mean side as Regina George in 2004’s Mean Girls. This year McAdams lands her first Oscar nomination as Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Spotlight (2015).  

Movie-Still Monday Oscar Edition: Charlotte Rampling – Stardust Memories (1980)

Charlotte Rampling – nominated for Best Actress in 45 Years. This is the first Oscar nomination for Rampling, and at 69 years old, she’ the oldest actress—but not the oldest nominee in the acting category—Sylvester Stallone is also 69.

2016 Oscar Nominations

Well, that was interesting.  The Academy Awards nominations were announced this morning by Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and John Krasinski.  While many of my predictions were correct, there were definitely some surprises this morning. While it was obvious that Alicia Vikander would receive a nomination for her role in […]