Archive for February 24th, 2011

And the Oscar Goes to…

The Academy Awards, possibly the most popular cultural prize in America, takes place on Sunday night. Since they’ve added five extra nominees to the Best Picture category, it seems like the race has been even  more interesting (there’s always a debate between “art” and “popularity”).  Whether you throw a big shindig and mock the red carpet fashion, or wait until Monday morning to find out the winners, you might enjoy reading more about the whole process. Here are some books and websites to satisfy your curiosity:

Books on Oscar:

80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards by Robert A. Osborne

The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards by Steve Pond

Behind the Oscars: The Secret History of the Academy Awards by Anthony Holden, Anthony

The Complete Book of Oscar Fashion: Variety’s – 75 years of  Glamour on the Red Carpet by Reeve Chace

Oscar Fever: The History and Politics of the Academy Awards by Emanuel Levy


2011 Nominated Films:

The Black Swan

The Fighter~


The Kids Are All Right

The King’s Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter’s Bone