Kathryn Bigelow: Queen of the World

Cynthia Cheng Kathryn Bigelow has made history by being the first woman to win an Academy Award for directing.  Winning for her film, The Hurt Locker, a film about soliders who disarm bombs in Iraq, she beat James Cameron (her ex-husband), who had been a favourite for the award up until a few weeks ago.  […]

10 Best Pic Nods = Too Many Nominees

More than half of our participants (at 58.3%) believed that there were way too many nominees for Best Picture this year.  Some of you (at 25%), believed that the Academy should split the best film nominations into two categories, similar to the Golden Globes.  There were also readers who felt that 10 was way too […]

Oscar Poll: 10 Best Pic Nominees Too Many?

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Cynthia’s Thoughts: Best Picture Nominees

The 81st Academy Awards will be held this Sunday and for the first time in many years, I have actually seen more than two of the movies nominated for best picture.  I think the last time this happened was ten years ago, the year Shakespeare in Love won the top award.  I was (pleasantly) surprised […]