Jack Nicholson : Oscars :: Taylor Swift : Grammys

I swear they pay him to be there and sit on the front row, so they can cut to him all the time, and thank God for that.

24 February 2013 ·

Here’s a video I did for Reuters, in which my friend and Vanity Fair editor Sarah Ball explains the science behind making your Oscar picks, while I go ask a monkey to choose the winners. Spoiler alert: Sarah is better

21 February 2013 ·

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Why You’re Wrong About the Oscars: Best Actress

Welcome to “Why You’re Wrong About the Oscars,” a series of rhetorical exercises illustrating the finer points of internet-style debate — live! Each episode of WYWAO features a pair of movie enthusiasts with opposing views about who will win a particular Academy Award. The catch: Each cannot explain why he or she is right. Instead, he or she can only enumerate the many reasons why the other person is wrong. So very, very wrong.

Today’s Best Actress episode is an all-Tumblr edition featuring our fashion mandarin Valentine Uhovski (championing Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook) versus our communications director, Katherine Barna (contrariwise saying Jessica Chastain from Zero Dark Thirty shall get the nod). Could either of them be more wrong? Let’s find out!

Shot on location at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

This is the second episode in a new series I’m working on with Tumblr’s Storyboard blog.  Check out the first episode, and check back every Thursday leading up to the Oscars for another installment. Also, note the beautiful sonorous tones of the voice over featured in the intro and conclusion of each video.

31 January 2013 ·

No, of course these aren’t for a video I’m shooting today. This is how I always decorate during Oscar season.

No, of course these aren’t for a video I’m shooting today. This is how I always decorate during Oscar season.

11 January 2013 ·

At the official Oscar watch party in New York, hosted by the Academy to benefit FilmAid. Dina is sick, so Anne Marie is a worthy stand-in.

At the official Oscar watch party in New York, hosted by the Academy to benefit FilmAid. Dina is sick, so Anne Marie is a worthy stand-in.

26 February 2012 ·

Okay, I guess I’ll go to this, since you went to the effort of inviting me and all.  Plus, it benefits FilmAid, so I’ll cancel some other stuff I had planned (read: returning some videos).

Okay, I guess I’ll go to this, since you went to the effort of inviting me and all.  Plus, it benefits FilmAid, so I’ll cancel some other stuff I had planned (read: returning some videos).

24 February 2012 ·

Video: Kids Predict the 2012 Oscars

In which I try to get kids’ opinions on the 84th annual Academy Awards without being locked up as a child predator.

22 February 2012 ·

Breaking News: Randy Newman will be played by Rodney Dangerfield’s corpse in an upcoming biopic.

—Newsweek talks Oscars.

27 February 2011 ·

"Inside Job" wins best feature doc? I love Denzel Washington and Spike Lee as much as the next guy, but sheesh.

You guessed it: Newsweek Live-blogs the Oscars.

27 February 2011 ·

C-c-c-c-congratulations, C-c-c-colin. Too soon?

–Still live-blogging the Oscar ceremony for Newsweek here

27 February 2011 ·

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