Oscar Nominees Class of 2016 Luncheon Group Photo

Thought this would be just something fun to post; and it is. But then I really starting looking at this photo. First of all, it’s weird how many people in here I have no idea who they are. It’s literally a row of unrecognizable faces and then… Steven Spielberg! Then fifteen more unknowns and then, Leonardo DiCaprio! The movie industry is weird put into this context.

Secondly, besides the giant gold guy, how many people in this photo are not white? Maybe three or four? Hollywood has no diversity problem though right?

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Third, here’s a fun game: let’s play “Where’s Waldo: Hollywood Oscar Edition”

Can you spot?:
  A) Bryan Cranston
  B) Rachel McAdams
  C) Ridley Scott
  D) Rooney Mara
  E) Steven Spielberg
  F) Cate Blanchett
  G) The guy with the crazy hair
  H) Charlotte Rampling
  I) Charlie Kauffman
  J) The couple holding hands
  K) Matt Damon (still swollen from shooting Bourne 5)
  L) The guy with his eyes closed
  M) Roger Deakins (he’s the guy who doesn’t have an Oscar yet)

That should keep you busy for a while.

88th Annual Academy Award Nominations [Oscars]

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Nominations for the 2016 Oscars have been announced and The Revenant is today’s big “winner” with 12 nominations including best director, actor, supporting actor and best motion picture. All of the other lucky contestants are posted below as well, including Mad Max: Fury Road garnering 10 nods.

See anything interesting or surprising? Anyone snubbed or is anything garnering undeserved attention?

The award winners will be announced on Sunday, FEBRUARY 28nd at 7pm ET live on ABC at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

 

TOTAL NOMINATIONS COUNT:
The Revenant 12
Mad Max: Fury Road 10
The Martian 7
Bridge of Spies 6
Carol 6
Spotlight 6
The Big Short 5
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 5
The Danish Girl 4
Room 4


 
 

BEST MOTION PICTURE:
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

DIRECTOR:
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

ACTOR:
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

ACTRESS:
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvestor Stallone, Creed

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Rooney Mara, Carol
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

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2015 Oscar Winners

Welcome to part of the Third Row’s coverage of the 87th annual Academy Awards presentation! We’ll be here all night updating the winners live as they’re announced. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Surprises? Happy? Pissed? Confused? How was NPH?

*winners are marked in red

 
 

BEST MOTION PICTURE:
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

 

DIRECTOR:
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

 

ACTOR:
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

 

ACTRESS:
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

 
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87th Annual Academy Award Nominations [Oscars]

Good day! Welcome to another year of attempting to live blog the annual Oscar Nominations! We’re going to be posting the 2015 nominations for the 87th Academy Awards right here on this page (almost) as quickly as they are announced – and you can watch the presentation in the video above.

The Academy is doing something new this year. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will take the stage along with actor Chris Pine and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams to present all 24 categories live on stage. Previous years only had the major categories being verbally announced while the rest were posted on the web site a couple hours later.

I’ll be trying to keep up with them as best I can at least the major categories as they (very very quickly, traditionally) announce the titles and names for the nominees.

You can check out all of the nominees printed below soon after they’re announced. See anything interesting or surprising? Anyone snubbed or is anything garnering undeserved attention? Comments will be turned on Thursday morning so you may make your thoughts/rants known!

The award winners will be announced on Sunday, FEBRUARY 22nd at 7pm ET live on ABC at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

 

TOTAL NOMINATIONS COUNT:
Birdman 9
The Grand Budapest Hotel 9
The Imitation Game 8
Boyhood 6
American Sniper 6
Foxcatcher 6
Interstellar 5
The Theory of Everything 5
Whiplash 5
Mr. Turner 4


 
 
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Foreign Language Oscar Submissions – 83 of Them!

Wait, it’s Oscar nom time? But I haven’t seen anything good this year! Well, perhaps you’re in the wrong country or not hitting the festival circuit; because apparently the world seem to think that there are at least 83 films worthy of Oscar consideration. It’s a record year for the Foreign Language submissions this year. Last year there were 76 submissions (also a record), but 2014 has bested that number by seven.

Of course not all 83 will be up for an actual nomination. Eventually this list of 83 will be whittled down to five (which you will likely have heard of by then) and then on the big night only one will survive. I’ve always contended that the foreign language category is the one category that The Academy actually gets (mostly) right – both in nominations and often the winner.

At any rate, come February 22nd, one of the following titles will be crowned king of the films not funded by American monies:

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Mamo #342: MamOscar 2014

Oscars 2014! This omnibus episode stitches together all 9 of the minisodes from last night’s Oscar telecast. Ellen, Slave, Gravity, selfies, Blanchett, McConnaughey, Hustle, Menzel, Midler, Minelli, the pizza guy and much, much more!

To download this episode, use this URL: http://rowthree.com/audio/mamo/mamo342.mp3

86th Annual Academy Award WINNERS [Oscars]

 
This is the nominee and winners list for the 2014 Academy Awards. The results will be updated as the winners are announced. Or as close to live as possible. The party I’m at like to pause and chill and distract themselves so as our TiVO catches up the results below will begin to emerge in RED.

If you’re interested in hanging out with the crew, you can join up with the live blog and up-to-the-minute commentary from RowThree staff and readers. Kurt Halfyard should be in fine form. Anything you like, he will hate. Guaranteed.

TOTAL NOMINATIONS COUNT:
American Hustle 10
Gravity 10
12 Years a Slave 9
Captain Phillips 6
Dallas Buyers’ Club 6
Nebraska 6
Her 5
The Wolf of Wall Street 5

 
 

TOTAL WIN COUNT:                 
Gravity 7
12 Years a Slave 3
Dallas Buyers’ Club 3
The Great Gatsby 2
Frozen 2
Her 1
American Hustle 0
Captain Phillips 0
Nebraska 0
The Wolf of Wall Street 0

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE:
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Nebraska
Her
The Wolf of Wall Street
Philomena

DIRECTOR:
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

ACTOR:
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Christian Bale (American Hustle)

ACTRESS:
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)

Would you like to know more…?

Six Annual Row Three Oscar Live Blog and Prize POOL – Oh Yeah!

It’s hard to believe we’ve been at it this long but alas, it’s true. Once again, Row Three will be Live Blogging the Oscars. For the 6th year in a row.

Kurt is going to play master of ceremonies (and uber-priss), guiding us through the night with quips and observations but other R3 staff will be dropping in to share in the festivities and if you’ve participated in previous years, you’ll know that things get very interesting as the night (and drinking) progresses. Oh yes, ’tis a barrel of laughs that will never see the light of day again once the event is over so be sure to mark your calendar and drop on by and join us for the action. I cannot guarantee anything but I have a feeling there will likely be more than one “FU” spat at a TV/computer/phone screen. I am saddened that Seth MacFarlane will not be back (Hey, I liked the boobs song, so sue me) but heck, Ellen should manage quite well. She has those magical shoes and all.

    In the meantime, drop your Oscar picks for the main categories

— Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Documentary, Animated, Foreign Language, Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Best Song, Editing, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Makeup, Production Design and Score —

    in the space below and we’ll send you some Blu Rays if you score the most correct guesses.

The show kicks off at 4PT/7ET though if last year is any indication, the “official” red carpet will eat into the first 30 minutes of air time with the show kicking off at 4:30/7:30.

‘Till Sunday…

86th Annual Academy Award Nominations [Oscars]

 
Good morning! Welcome to dark o’clock for the live blogging of the 2014 Oscar Nominations! We’re going to be posting the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards right here on this page (almost) as quickly as they are announced – and you can watch the presentation in the video above.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Chris Hemsworth (aka James Hunt, aka Thor) took to the stage today to present this year’s nominees. I’ll be trying to keep up with them as they (very very quickly, traditionally) announce the titles and names for all of the major categories.

You can check out all of the nominees printed below and be sure to sound off in the comments section with your thoughts/rants. The major categories will be posted here immediately (as they are announced) and the rest will be posted once they’re made public from the Academy (usually within a couple of hours).

**UPDATE** All categories are now posted including the final nomination tally.

Take a look at the full list of nominees printed below. See anything interesting or surprising? Anyone snubbed or is anything garnering undeserved attention? Make it known in the comments below!

The award winners will be announced on Sunday, MARCH 2nd at 7pm ET live on ABC at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Ellen DeGeneres returns from a seven year hiatus to host the ceremony. Haters be damned, I’m excited for Ellen – it will be classy and most assuredly funny. We’ll see you in a month or so for a live blogging/discussion session and hopefully some good times (and lots of snark from our resident buzzkill, Kurt Halfyard!).

TOTAL NOMINATIONS COUNT:
American Hustle 10
Gravity 10
12 Years a Slave 9
Captain Phillips 6
Dallas Buyers’ Club 6
Nebraska 6
Her 5
The Wolf of Wall Street 5

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE:
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Nebraska
Her
The Wolf of Wall Street
Philomena

DIRECTOR:
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

ACTOR:
Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Christian Bale (American Hustle)

ACTRESS:
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
June Squibb (Nebraska)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)

Would you like to know more…?