Tagged: academy awards

The Design of the Oscar

Have you ever wondered who designed the Oscar statuette? Or which actor may have posed for it? Is it really made of gold? How did he get the name “Oscar” anyway? The designer of...

My Man Godfrey

The Great Depression was winding down by the time “My Man Godfrey” was released to theaters but people were still struggling to make ends meet and looking for hope. “My Man Godfrey” (1936) was...

Longest Speech In Oscar History

Forty-five seconds. That is the limit for every person who steps up to the podium when they receive their Oscar. Some have accepted more than one in their lifetime, while some of the most...

Katharine Hepburn as Box Office Poison?

It is almost unfathomable to believe the First Lady of Cinema, Katharine Hepburn, who has won four out of twelve Oscar nominations, was once considered “Box Office Poison.” After building an extensive theatrical background...

Oscar Win For Hattie McDaniel

Before Hattie McDaniel was cast in her history making role as “Mammy” in “Gone With The Wind” (1939), McDaniel had made history once before. In her career as a singer-songwriter, McDaniel was the first...

Gable’s Troubles Turn To Gold

Who could imagine a studio wanting to ruin Clark Gable? Or at least want to teach him a lesson? MGM Studios tycoon Louis B. Mayer wanted to. “It Happened One Night” (1934) was supposed...

2013 85th Annual Academy Awards Oscar Nominations

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announce the nominees for the Academy Awards. COMPLETE LIST OF 2013 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS Best Picture: “Beasts of the Southern Wild” “Silver Linings Playbook” “Zero Dark Thirty” “Lincoln” “Les...