Most Not Happy With In Memoriam Segment at the Oscars

There’s no surprise here.  41.7% of you thought the biggest faux pas at this year’s Oscars was leaving out Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett.  No excuse coming from the Academy will be good enough.  A quarter of you (25% exactly), thought Elinor “Lady Kanye” Burkett was worse.  8.3% of you thought that there should have […]

Biggest Faux Pas at the 2010 Oscars

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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 Surprises? Not Really

It doesn’t look like there are that many surprises this year. Acting nominations include: Meryl Streep (Best Actress), George Clooney (Best Actor), Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actress), Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress).  For directing, it is no surprise to all of us that James Cameron was nominated for Best Director.  Others on the list include: Jason Reitman (Up in […]

Oscar Poll: 10 Best Pic Nominees Too Many?

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Oscar Poll Results: Hugh Jackman RULZ!

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked: Hugh Jackman, an actor not known for his comedy (or talk show work) hosted the Academy Awards. What did you think of him? OK, maybe not “rulz!”, but most of you liked him.  The  majority of you, at 73.3% thought that Hugh Jackman was a welcome change from the hosts […]

What did you think of Hugh Jackman as Oscar Host?

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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 […]