Off Oscar. Should You Need a Break
Boy Culture attends Madonna's royal premiere here in NYC for W.E.
David Bordwell "a guide to the perplexed" for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Stale Popcorn We need to talk about "Katniss". Good question: What is it with archery these days?
THR Two Beauty and the Beast related projects coming. Because in Hollywood there always must be double dipping on the limited idea pool.
Okay. Back to Oscar. Stop Slacking!
Tom and Lorenzo on Jennifer Lawrence's unfortunate morning as the nominee announcer.
Ultra Culture on the best typography among the Best Pic Nominees. Love this.
Towleroad "Hot Movie Moment" from one of my favorite Best Pictures Wings (1927) the first one!
Indiewire The Oscars are moving to electronic voting in 2013. Cue: thousands of articles about whether or not This. Changes. Things. Oscarologists are so excitable.
In Contention looks at the Art Direction category
Examiner plays an "Oscar Replacement" game for the nominations
Carpetbagger on Glenn Close and her makeup and wig team for Albert Nobbs
MNPP A rarity: JA sounding off on the Oscars. Yay. He's one of the only blogging voices we love that have virtually no interest in them. (No interest in the Oscars? I know. I know. Difficult to comprehend.)
Finally... a sad goodbye to British actor Nicol Williamson (1936-2012), my very first "Merlin" (though I've lost track of how many actors I've seen as the sorcerer since).
Daily MUBI has the roundups of obits for the Excalibur (1981) actor. My most vivid memories of that film, aside from the Lancelot nudity (gasp) was the Merlin/Morgana Le Fay rapport. I was way too young to know that Helen Mirren and Williamson had... history.