Oscars 2018 – Best Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie – I, Tonya Saorise Ronan – Lady Bird Meryl Streep – The Post Who I’m Cheering For: I don’t know if anyone here completely ‘doesn’t belong’ this […]

Oscar Preview 2015 – Best Supporting Actor & Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood Laura Dern – Wild Keira Knightley – the Imitation Game Emma Stone – Birdman Meryl Streep – Into the Woods Who Should Win: Hm.  Meryl is the definition of ‘legacy nominations’, I felt like Laura Dern’s character was more important to the story […]

Song of the Day – ‘You Rock My World’

As we’re in the middle of comparing great acting performances, I have to apply the same standard across the board. Michael Jackson, my personal favorite artist ever, probably the greatest pop star of all time. Great actor at times like Sinatra?  No.  Good actor even?  Um…. Look, even the best actors figure out what they […]

The 2014 Art Fradieu Oscar Preview: Best Actor and Actress

  Here are the nominees for Lead Actress: Amy Adams Cate Blanchett Sandra Bullock Judi Dench Meryl Streep Who Should Win MALIK: It’s the freshest performance in my mind, but I think the most filled out performance was Judi Dench in Philomena.  Don’t think she’ll win though. ART: I agree. Judi Dench is pretty great. But, […]

‘August: Osage County’

  I didn’t know this before last week, but as soon as the film started, I realized August: Osage County is based on a play.  Lot of name actors, every major character has a monologue at some point (which is like chum for actors).  The basic story is one that’s familiar: a parent dies and all the […]

2012 Oscar Wrap Up

So we had technical difficulties, so if you weren’t keeping up with me on Twitter, you didn’t get my thoughts (sorry).  A few post game feelings though… You all know how much I’m a fan of Clooney, so I was genuinely surprised/amused at the disgust and hate when he didn’t get the Best Actor award. […]

2012 Oscar Preview Part II: the Actresses

Today we look at the ladies… Best Actress in a Supporting Role Who I Want to Win: I might get outcast for saying this, but being partial to comedy anyway, I thought Melissa McCarthy stole every scene in the best comedy that came up last year. Who Should Win: She’s kind of been the black sheep as […]