Horror Snubbed at the Oscars; William Shatner Asleep in the Audience; Jennifer Lawrence Falls; Meryl Streep Picks Wedgie!
And the Oscar gold goes to... everything but the few genre films which were nominated at the 2013 Academy Awards. Overall the entire show was a snooze, and we mean that literally! See that for yourself and more.
Per usual, we didn't see many horror films listed among this year's nominees for an Academy Award, but here's the lowdown on those that did make the cut.
Sadly, the Oscar nomination received by Rise of the Planet of the Apes this morning wasn't for Andy Serkis' stellar performance as Caesar, the leader of the ape uprising, but instead for the film's visual effects team.
Over the weekend we announced that legendary make-up artist Dick Smith had received an honorary Oscar for his many contributions to the industry. Now you can watch the man himself collect his well deserved and long overdue prize!
One of the heroes of our genre has been honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science. Dick Smith, who has rightfully been sired with the title of the Godfather of Makeup, was given an honorary Governor's Academy Award for his unparalleled contributions to the field of makeup in the film industry.
International Horror News: La Casa Muda Represents Uruguay at the Oscars; Spain Sticks It Up Almodovar's Ass Again
Two pieces of interesting international horror news recently came to our attention, and as always, we're passing the info along to you. Think of what a water-cooler stud you'll be when you say…"Hey, I heard that Uruguay is submitting La Casa Muda for Oscar consideration" or "Can you believe Spain snubbed Pedro Almodovar again!?" The ladies will be tearing their panties off for you. Literally ripping undergarments from their bodies because they are so impressed with your knowledge of international cinema. You're welcome.
The Skin I Live In is an odd looking film. There may just be a method to its madness, however, as it could very well be bringing home some gold in the near future. Read on for the gory details.
While The King's Speech leads the pack with twelve Oscar nominations, Black Swan did the horror genre proud by landing five prestigious nominations earlier today. And the much maligned The Wolfman made a surprise appearance as well with a nod in the Makeup category for Rick Baker and Dave Elsey.
After the Academy’s attempt at honoring genre during the live show, we saw a real tribute to horror by someone who is truly one of our own. Bob Murawski thanked Sam Raimi for giving him his “first cutting job” in Army of Darkness. His Best Editing award for Hurt Locker was shared by his partner Chris Innis, whom he met on the Raimi produced TV show “American Gothic.”
Horror fanatics are still buzzing like chainsaws over the Academy Awards’ genre montage. Anywhere there could be a conversation about it online, there was one. Many were upset over the Twilight ‘tweens’ participation, as if their mere presence sent a message about the state of scary in Hollyweird, USA.
It’s that time of year again, kids. Dread Central’s 2010 Horror at the Oscars coverage. Horror was indeed present this year and in black-tie. While Roger Corman and Lauren Bacall were honored a few months back at the Governor’s Award Ceremony, it was an unexpected delight to see Corman, recipient of the lifetime achievement Oscar, enjoy a standing ovation on national television.
The 2010 Oscars provided an interesting show to say the least ... if only because our beloved genre finally got some of the recognition that it so richly deserves.
While it's likely a foregone conclusion that Avatar will be taking home the Oscar, the Motion Picture Academy has announced the seven films that will compete in order to become one of three nominess for the Visual Effects Academy Award. And a couple of them are big favorites around the Dread Central offices.
As Foy reported back in September, Roger Corman was selected to receive an Honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sadly, he won't be a big part of the Oscar telecast in March of 2010; instead, the awards ceremony was held this past Saturday at the Governor's Ball.
When I read the news the other day that Roger Corman was selected to receive an Honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, I was kind of surprised. Not because I couldn't believe Roger Corman would be given an Honorary Academy Award but because I'd have sworn they'd already done so years ago. Apparently not. Talk about an honor long overdue.