I accept this very gratefully for keeping my mouth shut for once, I think I’ll do it again.
There’s been a lot of criticism over the years over this award, and some of that criticism has been warranted. But whether it’s warranted or not, I think it’s one hell of an honor, and I thank you.
I’ll tell you this about the Oscars – they’re real.
—William H. Macy
And so is this blogathon!
For the second year in a row Kellee (@IrishJayHawk66) of Outspoken and Freckled, Paula (@Paula_Guthat) of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora (@CitizenScreen) of Once Upon a Screen bring you a mammoth blogathon event which just happens to coincide with Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days of Oscar.
This promises to be another February filled with fabulous tales and screen wonders – many of the stories, players and films featured on TCM all month long. In fact, the network is kicking things off this year in spectacular style on February 1st by featuring all of the Best Picture nominees from Hollywood’s “Golden Year” 1939, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary! In addition, that night, TCM premieres a new original documentary, And the Oscar Goes To….
So, in short, if you can’t take the entire month of February off work, or send your kids to your relatives, then be sure to clear your DVRs, and join the blogathon.
We are not limiting this event to classic film fare though — posts on more recent Oscar-winning or Oscar-worthy filmmaking are very welcome. We want to see and hear it all from the golden man’s more than eighty-five year history, including the 2014 nominees. Share stories about the films and players, tell us which and who deserved the nod and were ignored, or rhapsodize about which films inspire you with their music or lighting.
We are doing things a little different this year by focusing on a different Oscars topic each week.
For your consideration:
WEEK 1 - the weekend of February 1-2 - Oscar Snubs! Let the venting kick things off!
WEEK 2 - the weekend of February 8-9 - Music, Costumes, Cinematography, Writing, etc. You name it. If it’s not Best Acting, Direction, or Picture, it’s in!
WEEK 3 - the weekend of February 15-16 - Actors! Lead or supporting, take center stage.
Week 4 - the weekend of February 22-23 - The Directors!
Week 5 - the weekend of February 28-March 1 - THE MOVIES!
We are taking turns hosting, but you can submit topics by leaving comments on any of our blogs, via twitter, or by email. We ask that you please include the following:
- Title and link to your blog
- Your email address (use [at] instead of @ if leaving a blog comment)
It would also be great if you can include any of the event banners included above or below in this post on your blog to help us promote the event.
SO – write to your heart’s desire! Write one post or several on each topic. But write! And join us, won’t you? Hollywood’s big night is only once a year.