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And… Action: Blogs to Visit ahead of the Oscars

If you’re looking for some movie-inspired blogging ahead of Oscar Night, you’ve come to the right place.

The Academy Awards are just around the corner — millions will tune in this Sunday to watch the annual extravaganza of teary speeches, campy choreography, and Jack Nicholson’s shades.

The blogging world is abuzz, too, with predictions, reviews, and other commentary on Hollywood’s big night. Whether you’re a movie buff or just an Ellen fan, here are some blogs you should visit to get you in the right mood for the red carpet.

And the nominees are…

If you haven’t had a chance to watch all the nominated movies (who does?) and can’t tell Nebraska from Philomena, B+ Movie Blog is here to help. A real labor of love, this site provides readers with detailed breakdowns and thoughtful analyses of each award cateogory, from Best Supporting Actress to Best Original Score.

Over at Cardboard Box Office, parents Lilly and Leon produce whimsical recreations of famous movie scenes with their baby son, Orson. Here is The Birdies, their take on Hitchcock’s Birds.

If you can’t deal with the tension and must already know who’ll win, VIP partner Variety has already published this year’s predictions. As Hollywood’s de facto magazine of record, Variety‘s prophetic record is hard to beat.

I’d like to thank the academy…

With all the buzz and publicity campaigns engineered by movie studios, you’d think that winning a golden statuette guarantees a movie’s legacy for posterity, while the losers quickly fade away. Think again, says the blogger at Hollywood in Retrospect. In a thoughtful piece about the nominees back in 1975, he shows how winning (or losing) an Oscar often has no effect on how we remember movies.

Tinytanic, Cardboard Box Office‘s riff on Titanic

Finally, anyone who’s ever practiced an acceptance speech in front of the mirror (we know you exist!) will love “It’s never too early to write an Oscar thank-you speech,” a humorous-yet-heartfelt take on the genre by Marryl, an aspiring actress. We wish both Marryl and Meryl an enjoyable Sunday night.

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  1. Jack Flacco

    I’m looking forward to seeing how Gravity does this year. More than any other year, the Best Actress category may be interesting as well. I’m anticipating one of the tightest races yet!

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  2. amandamatelonek

    I recently just posted an academy award best animation post on the nominees. If Disney’s Frozen wins best animation for that category it will be the first time in history Disney would do so.

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    I love the Cardboard Box Office photos!

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  4. Sudhir Singh

    Cardboard Box office is good!

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  5. Therese Trouserzoff

    Forgive me, one and all, for I could not give a toss about the self-congratulatory piffle, fol-de-rol, poppycock, twaddle and cringeworthy public self-abuse. For pete’s sake, this is only an entertainment industry.

    The people worthy of praise and recognition are volunteers out there saving lives and being paid next to zip.

    For me, watching the Oscars or caring who wins what, comes a distant second to sitting around in my underwear drinking beer and reading Kerouac.

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  6. jaynehilsinger2014

    I love the Oscars so much..what the ladies
    are wearing, presenters, older actors and actresses, all celebrates and more

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    As for Hollywood, we might a big The Wolf of Wall Street show this Academy Awards.

    Really hoping the Best Foreign Film category sees a true winner in terms of cinematic contribution and experience for viewers transcending all countries!

    Oscars ahoy 🙂

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  9. I've Seen That Movie, Too

    This year’s Oscars will be the most interesting in years which is fitting because it has been such a great year at the movies. Check my Oscar predictions at

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  10. julieboswell63

    Saw this post after I watched the Oscars. I enjoyed them. Next time I’ll be more prepared, and undoubtedly enjoy them even more.

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  11. Rick Ouellette

    I saw this after the show as well. Agree that it was one of the better years with a lot of strong films being represented. I think the Documentary category has deservedly gained a higher profle, esp. this year with Darlene Love breaking into song after “20 Feet from Stardom” won. Granted, that’s my subject, but still. Only wish that Bruce Dern won as well…


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