Mitchell Block Direct: Short Films -- Oscar-Expectations

Vol. I Issue 10 February 2013 Join us twice weekly. Send us links to your sizzle reels and film sites. As this last weekend approached I was faced with marking my Academy Award ballot. This process ...

Oscar-Winner Freydank to Shoot MacHo Man

Let’s talk a little about current German film production. It’s not about legendary director and scriptwriter Werner Herzog, but rather focuses on Jochen Alexander Freydank, who had been ...

Oscar-Winner Jochen Alexander Freydank Preps ‘Macho Man’ For Feature Directorial Debut

Winner of the best short film Oscar in 2009 for Toyland, Jochen Alexander Freydank is currently prepping his first feature length project. According to THR, Freydank will adapt the rom-com best-seller ...

Peeking at Oscar's Live-Action Shorts

Peeking at Oscar's Live-Action Shorts By Steve Pond Guessing what short films Academy voters might select used to involve little more than a shot in the dark.  It's still a tricky business -- but with the Friday announcement of the ...

134 New Names Invited to Join the Academy

Yesterday came the yearly announcement from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as it extended 134 invitations to several artists and executives "who have distinguished themselves by their ...

Oscars 2009 Video Highlights

It’s been a night of glitz and glamour. But none of the winners thanked Movie-Moron. Here are the 2009 Oscars video highlights. Now this is how you start a show. What an incredible performance by ...

The Offical Oscar Post 2009

List Source: Variety Okay, so another year and now it's the final show of the awards season. I don't know why but I'm not that enthuastic about the Oscars this year. Maybe it was last year's ...

"Slumdog Millionaire" sweeps the Oscars. Penn, Ledger, Winslet and Cruz shine.

Fox Searchlight Pictures' "Slumdog Millionaire" has almost completely swept the Oscars® with awards including Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture and both original song and score music ...

Oscars Glory For Penn, Winslet, Ledger, Cruz And Slumdog Millionaire

Oscars Glory For Penn, Winslet, Ledger, Cruz And Slumdog Millionaire Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, the late Heath Ledger and movie sensation Slumdog Millionaire were the big winners at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood. Penn scooped the Best Actor prize ...

Complete List of 2009 Oscar Winners

Photo: AMPAS There are several places you can get the 2009 Oscar winners on RopeofSilicon including my live blog and our official Oscar history pages, but if you weren't able to find your way to those ...

Full, Complete 2009 Oscar Winners -- the 81st Annual Academy Awards!!!

Kate Winslet emerged the victorious winner of the Best Actress category for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Sean Penn won for Best Actor for "Milk," and "Slumdog Millionaire" won the Best Picture, ...

Winners! A Complete List From the 2009 Oscars

Film Editing: Slumdog Millionaire Sound Mixing: Slumdog Millionaire Sound Editing: The Dark Knight Visual Effects: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Documentary Short Subject: Smile Pinki ...

2009 Oscars: 'Slumdog Millionaire' Grabs Second Oscar Statuette

Following the footsteps of "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" in collecting two Oscars, "Slumdog Millionaire" scored another kudo at the 81st Annual Academy Awards. The rag-to-riches drama by Danny ...

And the 81st Annual Academy Award Winners Are ...

Did your favorite movies and stars win? Read on to find out! Performance by an actor in a leading role: Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal) Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features) Brad Pitt in ...

2009 Academy Award Winners

Looks like I predicted all the winners yesterday, except for “Best Foreign Language.” Maybe I should have seen one of those before guessing in that category. What did you think? Did they get it right? ...

2009 Oscars Blogfest -- Minute-by-Minute Look at the 81st Annual Academy Awards! The Winners!!! The Losers!!! The Show!!! The Excitement!!!!

5:31 pm Hugh Jackman's opening performance, a bit hawkish, corny-ish, but kinda fun, I enjoy the "Benjamin Button" bit, okay, per our report earlier, Anne Hathaway's "supposed to be" surprised ...

Oscar Winners

Oscar Winners Slumdog Millionaire capped its winning season at this year's Academy Awards by taking home eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Director.

Discussion: 2009 Oscar Predictions

Click here for the 2009 Academy Award winners! This year I opted not to break down every category and discuss the merits of each individual nominee. Mostly because it takes a ridiculous amount of ...

Complete Nominees List of the 81st Academy Awards

On Thursday morning, January 22, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have unveiled to the world their selection of nominees for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Announced by Academy president ...

2009 Oscar Nominations & The Dark Knight

It’s Oscar Nominations 2009 Day! The Oscar nominations were released this morning for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Already, we’re seeing feedback and debates over this year’s picks, much of ...

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