The OFCS Covers the Oscars, Part 2

The 86th Annual Academy Awards are being held this Sunday. To celebrate and help you prepare, OFCS members have submitted some of their links. This is everything submitted. You’ll want to click the Read More link to see them all.

10 Times Oscar Got It (Unexpectedly) Right

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: It’s worth remembering that for all the times they got it wrong, the Oscars occasionally get it very right — even when it’s least expected. And in that spirit, we’ve collected ten occasions when the Academy Award went, surprisingly and delightfully, the right way.

2013 Best Picture Haiku

Dustin Freeley @ MoviesAboutGladiators.com

The 2014 Oscars: Predicting Best Actor, Actress and Supporting categories

Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

The 2014 Oscars: Predicting the Best Animated, Foreign and Documentary films

Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

The 2014 Oscars: Predicting the Screenplay categories and Best Picture

Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

The 2014 Oscars: Predicting the Short Film categories

Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

The 2014 Oscars: Predicting the technical categories

Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com

25 Years of Oscar Hosts, Ranked

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: A good Oscar host has to be something of a miracle worker: they keep the show moving, react spontaneously to whatever clusterfucks occur (and they always do), rib the royalty but only gently, and make the night edgy enough for home viewers, but not too edgy for the Cryptkeepers in the audience. Many have tried, but only a few have succeeded, so in anticipation of Ellen Degeneres’ second run at the job, we’ve ranked every Oscar host from the last 25 ceremonies.

The 86th Annual Academy Awards Winners Prediction

Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]

The 86th Annual Academy Awards: Best Actor

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

The 86th Annual Academy Awards: Best Actress

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

The 86th Annual Academy Awards: Best Director

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

The 86th Annual Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

The 86th Annual Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

86th Oscars: Oscar Guy’s Final Thoughts

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: My final thoughts on all the categories for this year’s Oscars, ranked in order of least competitive to most competitive.

And the Winners Will Be… Our Predictions for the Oscars

Erik Childress @ RogerEbert.com

Best Picture and the Rule of Three

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: If Best Picture winners like ‘The Godfather’, ‘Rocky’, and ‘Crash’ took the top prize with only 3 awards, how do contenders like ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ stand this year?

Can DiCaprio beat McConaughey? Fearless Oscar predictions give awards an edge

Sean Axmaker @ Today.com

  • Excerpt: America loves a comeback story and Matthew McConaughey is the story of the year.

Catching Up with Unseen Best Picture Oscar Winners

Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

  • Excerpt: Maybe most of these viewings confirmed why I had skipped a lot of these in the first place. But a good number were also reminders that even film critics haven’t seen all the great works of cinema.

Do the Oscars Offer a Generous Wink at Science Fiction Cinema from 2013?

Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine

Exclusive Supercut: The Early Roles of Your Oscar Nominees

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: For this exclusive supercut, we dug up over 100 clips from the early film and television performances of the twenty nominees for acting Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards.

Flavorwire’s Official 2014 Oscar Picks and Predictions

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

Four Oscar Wishes

Betty Jo Tucker @ Memosaic

Frank Ochieng’s 2014 Oscar Predictions

Frank Ochieng @ Focus of New York Magazine

If I Picked the Winners . . .

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: Yeah, I stole the idea from Siskel and Ebert

The Latest in Lupita Fashion and the 2014 NAACP Image Award Winners

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

My (reasonably accurate) Oscar Picks!

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: I’m usually right. This year things are so predicatable that I’m not worried.

My Annual (and reasonably accurate) Oscar Picks . . .

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: I’m usually right. This year things are so predicatable that I’m not worried.

No Concessions: My Oscar ballot

Bob Cashill @ Popdose.com

Oscar Bridesmaids: The 2013 Wedding Party

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This year’s wedding party of Oscar bridesmaids includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, and Roger Deakins.

Oscar Mania

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: Susan Granger’s Oscar Predictions

Oscar Predictions

R. Kurt Osenlund @ Slant Magazine

Oscar Predictions 2014: The Major Awards

Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog

  • Excerpt: While I think the film itself doesn’t hold together terribly well, Dallas Buyers Club works pretty much solely thanks to McConaughey’s performance, and it seems only right that his act of reinvention end with him picking up an Oscar on Sunday night.

Oscar Predictions 2014: The Technical Awards

Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog

  • Excerpt: I have to go with Gravity [for Sound Mixing] once more, though this time it’s less to do with momentum than with the fact that I’m still not 100% clear on what the difference between Sound Editing and Sound Mixing is, and given how often the two awards have gone to the same film in the past, I suspect that most of the Academy don’t either.

Oscar Predictions Video Cheat-Sheet

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: ALL 24 AWARDS IN CEREMONY ORDER

Oscar Predictions: Final Round – Might as Well Pick from a Hat!

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: The Oscar race is so close that two rounds of predictions are offered: one based on buzz and such, and one picked randomly from a hat.

Oscar Predictions: Our Final Predictions

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Cinema Sight’s Contributors’ Final Predictions.

Oscar Preview: Precursor Winners & Losers, Week 13

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Looking at the winners and losers from Precursor Season, Week 13

The Rundown 2013: Editing & Cinematography

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Discussing our predictions for the winners of Best Editing & Best Cinematography

The Rundown 2013: Original Screenplay & Adapted Screenplay

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Discussing our predictions for the winners of Best Original Screenplay & Best Adapted Screenplay

The Rundown 2013: Picture

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Discussing our predictions for the winners of Best Picture.

The Rundown 2013: Production Design & Costume Design

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Discussing our predictions for the winners of Best Production Design & Best Costume Design

The Rundown 2013: Sound Mixing & Sound Editing

Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight

  • Excerpt: Discussing our predictions for the winners of Best Sound Mixing & Best Sound Editing

A Terrifying Peek Inside the Empty Brain of a Typical Oscar Voter

Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire

  • Excerpt: For all the hip, beautiful people on the stage and in the audience on Oscar night, the awards themselves are bestowed by a giant body that is filled to the brim with mouth-breathing troglodytes. And if you’d like a fresher confirmation of that fact, I direct you to this interview with an anonymous Oscar voter, courtesy of the great Michael Musto.

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