The Dissenter’s Oscar Picks

By: Sunday February 26, 2012 12:00 pm

Over at La Figa, Firedoglake‘s politics, entertainment and pop culture blog, Lisa Derrick will be live blogging the Oscars, including the Red Carpet special. Derrick put up a post yesterday on what she thinks we have to look forward to during the Oscars, hinted at the fact that the “French,” through The Artist, could sweep the Oscars and she highlighted the “heavyweight” battle in Best Director category.

So, why is the guy that writes about WikiLeaks, drones, the Occupy movement, torture, etc, doing a post on his Oscar picks?


Late Night FDL: Any Early Bets on the Oscars?

By: Saturday February 25, 2012 8:00 pm

Tomorrow we’ll be live blogging the Oscars beginning with the Red Carpet at 7pm ET (4pm PT) –a hard choice E! or ABC?– and then at 9pm ET (6pm PT), when the show starts. FDL is especially stoked this year as three of the five nominees for Best Documentary have been part of Movie Night –Hell and Back Again; If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front; and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.

Veteran in Oscar-Nominated Short Documentary on ‘Collateral Murder’ Incident Receives Death Threats

By: Saturday February 11, 2012 11:36 am

An Iraq war veteran, who is the focus of one of the short documentaries nominated for an Academy Award, is receiving death threats for providing his individual account of what happened during an incident that has come to be known as the “Collateral Murder” incident.

“Restrepo” Director Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya

By: Wednesday April 20, 2011 1:50 pm

It is with great sadness I report: Oscar-nominated Restrepo co-director Tim Hetherington was killed in a mortar attack Wednesday in Misrata, Libya while filming a clash between Libyan rebels and Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.

FDL Movie Night: A Look at the Oscars and a Contest

By: Monday February 21, 2011 5:00 pm

The Oscars are Sunday, and as usual we’ll be live blogging them, so I thought tonight would be a good time for us to discuss what we’ve seen, what we liked, who are rooting for and to have a little contest. You can find a list of nominees here on the official Academy Awards site, and we’ve a got a few clips up as well.

Late Night: Obama and the Oscars, Co-Starring Bachmann in Total Overdrive

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 8:30 pm

It wasn’t quite The King’s Speech (10 nominations) but the State of the Union, with members of opposition parties sharing seats, showed True Grit (7 nominations).

Late Late Night FDL: Peace On Earth

By: Saturday December 4, 2010 10:00 pm

Peace On Earth. This Metro Goldwyn Meyer cartoon was released on December 9, 1939 and nominated for the 1940 Academy Award for Best Short Subject, Cartoons. Grab your popcorn, put your feet up on the seatback in front of ya, and aim your spitballs at the ushers please. This is Late Late Night FireDogLake, where off topic is the topic … so dive in. What’s on your mind?

Late Late Night FDL: When Magoo Flew

By: Saturday July 31, 2010 10:00 pm

When Magoo Flew starring Mr. Magoo. This Columbia Pictures UPA cartoon was released in 1954 and won an Academy Award for Best Short Subject in 1955.

Grab your popcorn, put your feet up on the seatback in front of ya, and no spitballs aimed at the ushers please. This is Late Late Night FireDogLake, where off topic is the topic … so dive in. What’s on your mind?

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