So, the 2014 Oscars
have finally been and gone. I was live blogging
it all over at the Bournemouth Rock
and it was a very interesting night, for a variety of reasons.
Ellen DeGeneres is receiving incredible praise for her turn as host, which took in everything from digging at Meryl Streep to pizza, via the best selfie in the history of the world. That’s not an exaggeration.
You obviously don’t want to wade through almost four hours – yes, four! – of ceremony, so I’ve helped you out. Here are the 12 essential moments worth seeing from the 2014 Oscars.
The 2014 Oscars is the biggest event on this year’s film calendar
Photo: Alan Light
I’ve written a lot about the 2014 Oscars on this blog and elsewhere. Last week, eight guest contributors joined me to debate the deserving winner of the Best Picture gong and I wrote about this year’s stark unpredictability on the website of the Bournemouth Rock newspaper.
So now, after months of waiting, the 2014 Oscars are almost upon us as tonight we will find out the identities of the winners.
Before that though, I’m going to have one last shot at some predictions for all 24 categories.
March is set to be an exciting month at the cinema. We are now almost free of the worthy biopics that accompanied the 2014 Oscars and, with Marvel back on the scene, blockbuster cinema is making its 2014 comeback.
So with a bountiful supply of films out this month, I’ve distilled it to the ten essential movies.
The Best Picture award and the rest of the 2014 Oscars will be announced on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
We’re getting very close to the 2014 Oscars now. There’s only a couple of weeks to go until Ellen DeGeneres presents the glitzy Hollywood ceremony, allowing the stars to pat themselves on the backs and celebrate the successes of the year.
I’ll be doing a lot of coverage in the run-up to the awards, including predictions and information on the nominees.
But first, I’ve recruited a crack team of guest writers to argue the case for each of the nine films up for the big award of the night – Best Picture.
And I think I win the prize for having the only Oscars post named in the style of a primetime Channel 5 slanging match.