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The Academy Awards have once again come and gone. Considering they ran about 30 minutes late it's quite possible you fell asleep before they were over, and since Flixist is your only source of movie news (right?) we thought it best to let you know what won. Below you'll find them in easy to digest list form. Once you've scrolled through let us know what you think?
I'm of the opinion that they actually came out pretty well. This is one of the rare years where I can't argue too much with any win. While I would have liked to see Gravity take the best picture award I can understand giving it Best Director and 12 Years a Slave best picture. I'm also not surprised American Hustle got shut out. It just wasn't as great as its fellow contenders. As predicted Matthew McCoughnahey gave an awesome speech and Ellen was of course endearing and nowhere near as boundary pushing as the previous hosts.
Update: We're live! Toss questions at us in the comments or, you know make fun of us or whatever. Thanks for watching! If you'd like to join us for the Hangout on camera just send your Google+ account email to email@example.com and I'll invite you in.
That's right, we're bringing it back. Last year's Oscar Hangout was so incredible that we just had to do it again. Watch this space for the Google Hangout going live the night of the Oscars and then toss questions, comments and anything else you can our way as we basically make fun of everything ever.
I'll even be wearing at tux. You have to dress up for the Oscars. So come back here at 7 p.m. on March 2 to discover just how stupid we can all act on camera. Hint: really stupid.
Looking back over the years at our Oscar predictions its almost scary how often we're right. In fact we're right all the time. Some times the Academy might make the wrong choice, but feel safe in knowing that our Oscar predictions are clearly 100 percent accurate no matter what. That's why you don't need to read any other Oscar predictions but ours.
Below you'll find not only predictions on what is going to win, but also what should win and what will make us break things if they happen. Seriously. We got worked up. If you don't believe me join us for our live Google Hangout the night of. You may see a chair get thrown through a television if things go poorly.
Hello gentle readers of Flixist! Did you know that the 2014 Academy Awards is this weekend!? I sure forgot. What do you guys and girls think? Are you surprised by some of the nominees? (*cough cough* Lone Ranger *cough*) Are ...
And here they are. The real contenders for the real awards... that just don't matter anymore. In all honesty the Oscars are a great bit of fun, but we aren't expecting too many surprises this year. I don't think American Hustle is going to fool as many people as it did at the Golden Globes and you can bet that Gravity and 12 Years A Slave dominate the all the categories pretty darn heavily.
You can watch the nominees get announced live above or if you're too late for that just read them below in the handy printed form. Your call. We'll have reaction and predictions coming at you later in the week so stay tuned.
And here come the Golden Globes! Right now we're watching the entirely useless red carpet where we get to see Jennifer Lawrence be charming and everyone else try to be interesting -- at least they have a decent crew out there this time. Soon, however, we'll be getting all the winners from Hollywood's silver medal. Should be fun.
Below you'll find all the categories (in the movies) with the winners in bold. We'll update each time there's a winner so be sure to come back. If you're interested for the staff takes make sure you check out Nick Valdez, Isabelle Magliari and myself on Twitter as we Tweet out our reactions.
And the big guns are fired. The Golden Globes have announced their nominees setting us up for endless debate of what deserves to be there and what doesn't. What surprises are there? Well, how about five non-comedy/musical movies being nominated in the Best Comedy Musical category. The Wolf of Wall Street, Inside Llewyn Davis, Her, Nebraska and American Hustle all grabbed nominations in the category and none of them fit there. Her is the most egregious misrepresentations, but American Hustle comes in a close second. Seems to be a case of the Globes wanting to nominate 10 Best Drama films and shoving the extras into the comedy category.
Other notables are the obvious nods for Gravity and 12 Years a Slave in almost every category and the lack of Monsters University in the Best Animated category. First time Pixar has been missing in a while. The Globes also liked Rush a bit more than I did, nominating it for Best Drama along with a few others.
Check out the full list below and tell us what you think got snubbed or shouldn't be there.
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We've gone through a lot of awards over the past week honoring some of the best films in pretty much every way we can, but now we come to it. No more genres or categories, simply put, what follows is the best movie of the year.
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The 2012 Flixist Awards (known as the Golden Pterodactyls by those in the know) have arrived. Now that those far less important awards have come and gone, it's time to get down to the ones that really matter. We'll be spending the next week honoring the best films of 2012. To kick things off we're opening with a big one: Best Director.
Our nominees this year are basically a who's who of directing ranging from seasoned pros like Steven Spielberg to indy darlings like Wes Anderson. It's a telling fact about the wide variety and quality of film we got last year that we have such depth to our nominees. We also didn't forget about how truly good The Master was unlike every other person who watches movies. It was definitely a good year for talented directors to show us their best, but only one could win...
They're over! We stayed up late and watched them all and now we have the winners. If you missed our Google Hangout of the show you can check it out here. You'll learn about statue polishing robot technique, our ability to get dressed up and see our lovely faces. It's a good time.
But enough with all this nonsense. There were some surprises (Ang Lee!) and plenty of things we should have expected. Seth McFarlane instantly won us over simply because he had Captain Kirk on. We're nerds we're easy to please.
Update: And we're live! All dressed up and ready for the Oscars! You can watch the Hangout right here and talk with us in the comments. If you want to join the hangout just let us know and we can invite you.
You know what's so 2012? Liveblogging. All that typing and spelling. It's just too much thinking. That's why this year instead of liveblogging the Oscars we're going to watch them with you in a Google Hangout. Come this Sunday as the red carpet festivities start we'll post up the public link to the Hangout and you can come watch the Oscars with us.
We'll make jokes, laugh and give truly thoughtful commentary on important subjects like Anne Hathaway' in ability to appear genuine or how we all knew that Daniel-Day Lewis was going to drink all the milkshakes. If you've never been in a Google Hangout you can learn about them here. Basically it'll be like watching the Oscars with your best friends, except we're even better than your best friends because we have super powers.
So join us! Keep your eyes on this post come Oscar time Sunday for the link.
Last year we made the bold statement that our Oscar predictions were the best ever. Were we 100 percent right? No. But that doesn't mean we're going to back down from outlandish claims about our incredible ability to predict who is going to win. In fact we were actually never wrong. It was the academy that was making the mistakes!
So we're back this year once again with our rundown of all of the Oscar predictions. But we don't just stop with who is going to win. It's important to note that just because something is going to win doesn't mean it should win and that's why we lay out which movies should be the winners even if they aren't going to be. Then we go ahead and try to make ourselves angry by coming up with all the possible outcomes that will really piss us off.
Chairs were thrown through windows by the time we stopped writing this thing.