Oscar Retro

25 UNDESERVING BEST PICTURE NOMINEES

By John H. Foote When the Academy Award nominees for film excellence in 1967 were announced, there were some audible gasps when the Best Picture category was read. As expected Bonnie and Clyde, The Graduate and In the Heat of the Night were nominated, all richly deserved. But also among the five was Guess Who’s…

10 Great Songs That Oscar Forgot

By Alan Hurst The Academy Awards are always the subject of intense scrutiny for performances or films that get left off the ballot or eventual winners that are true head scratchers. But one of the branches of the Academy that has come under the most intense criticism has been the music branch – and that…

10 Times Sentiment Triumphed at the Oscars

By Alan Hurst With each day and every new award precursor it’s looking like Glenn Close is becoming a sure thing for this year’s Oscar for Best Actress for her superb performance in The Wife. But with that, there are the ever-increasing whispers that it’s because she’s due for a win after six nominations and…