Announcing the 5th Annual 31 DAYS OF OSCAR Blogathon!

31 Days of Oscar BlogathonWelcome for the fourth time to the 31 Days of Oscars Blogathon redux, making this the fifth installment of our grand celebration of all things Oscar!

Kellee of Outspoken & Freckled, Aurora of Once Upon A Screen, and yours truly of Paula’s Cinema Club started this event to coincide with Turner Classic Movie’s 31 Days of Oscar marathon. For 31 days, TCM spotlights the movies and players that have made a legend of the golden statuette. This Blogathon is our way to pay tribute to the network and the movies we love. We hope you join us in the effort. Details after the jump!

Rather than hosting the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon for the entire month of February, as we’ve done in the past, we will host all entries the weekend before the Oscars, that is from Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19. That leaves Oscar weekend free for last-minute movie-watching.

We’re also combining all topics this year and simply presenting them over the three days. Any Oscar-related topic is fair game. We are not limiting this event to classic film fare as we’d like to see entries covering the entire 89-year history of Oscar, including this year’s nominees. To help get you motivated here are the categories we’ve used in the past…

  • The Actors
  • The Directors
  • The Motion Pictures
  • Oscar Snubs
  • The Crafts (cinematography, music, costumes, etc.– anything that isn’t acting or directing)
  • Oscar Controversies

Most of you know the drill, but as a reminder, adhering to the following would be appreciated:

  • Let us know what your desired topic is by leaving a comment on any of the host blogs
  • Include the title and link to your blog in the comments area
  • Advise if you have a date preference – Friday 2/17, Saturday 2/18 or Sunday 2/19
  • Include the event banner (above) on your blog and in the entry post to help us promote the event

Restrictions – just two:

  • Please do not submit previously published posts.
  • No duplicate topics to ensure we cover as much of the Oscars as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you and to reading your entries. You can write as many entries as you want, actually, so get to it!

Until then here’s to Oscar, to TCM and to YOU!

Happy blogging.

List of participating blogs and topics — Updated 02/11/17
Thoughts All Sorts – The Piano (1993)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – Timeline of Award-winning costumes (1961 to 1977)
Once Upon a Screen – The Horror of Oscar
Wolffian Classic Movies Digest – Cinematography in The Third Man (1949)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Judith Anderson’s Snub for Rebecca (1940)
The Old Hollywood Garden – 1943 Best Actress Nominees
Once Upon a Screen – Conrad L. Hall and Cinematography in Road to Perdition (2002)
Cinematic Scribblings – Day for Night (1973)
4 Star Films – (Some) nominated actors who never won an Oscar
CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Charlene’s Mostly Classic Movie Reviews – The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
Queerly Different – Oscar-nominated biblical epics of the 1950s and 1960s
Dreaming in the Balcony – Ginger Rogers’ Best Actress win for Kitty Foyle (1940)
Musings of a Classic Film Addict – Luise Rainer’s back to back Oscar wins
Trudy Ring – guest post on CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – Barbara Stanwyck’s Oscar-nominated roles
Pop Culture Pundit – The Music of Purple Rain (1984)
Realweegiemidget Reviews – Best Actor Winners who’ve appeared in superhero movies
Old Hollywood Films – 1956 Best Actor Race
Jeff Lundenberger – guest post on CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – Oscars 1951 Best Actress Nominees
Blog of the Darned — 3 Beekman Place: The Art Direction/Set Decoration of Auntie Mame
Paula’s Cinema Club — 2016-17 Overlooked Actresses in Christine and Hello My Name Is Doris
The Gal Herself — Donna Reed 
Moon in Gemini — Overlooked Soundtrack: The Piano 


15 thoughts on “Announcing the 5th Annual 31 DAYS OF OSCAR Blogathon!

    1. Hi Charlene, yes please, I love that movie. I will add you to the list…are you on Twitter? It’s not necessary of course, just wondering 🙂

  1. Hey hey Paula (sorry you probably hate that song),

    Sorry for jumping on the bandwagon so late, then again, that’s the way I tend to do things. I would like to be involved. My topic would be, 3 Beekman Place: The Art Direction/Set Decoration of Auntie Mame. It was nominated but lost to Gigi. Please let me know what you think. I will shoot for posting on Saturday, February 18. I posted a similar message on Aurora’s site yesterday.


    1. Hi Chris,

      Goodness no…I love it 😉 That will be an interesting post. I will add this info to the list (and update my post)! Thank you so much.

  2. Sorry I’m so late, but I just now got my idea! “From Harlot to Housewife.” It occurs to me that Donna Reed and Shirley Jones are both known so well as squeaky-clean TV moms, that it’s time to highlight their less wholesome but stunning Oscar winning performances. I’ll be ready for next Saturday.

      1. Hey Gal, I will add Donna Reed to the list. Just to clarify, you could write about Shirley Jones, it would just have to be new post about her. Let me know if you want to do that. Thanks, and many thanks for participating!

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