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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday February 11, 2012 11:36 am|
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.
|By: Suzanne Saturday March 5, 2011 10:00 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.
|By: Lisa Derrick 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).
|By: Suzanne 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?
|By: Suzanne Saturday September 18, 2010 10:00 pm|
|By: Suzanne Saturday July 31, 2010 10:00 pm|
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?
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday March 7, 2010 5:30 pm|
We’ve got our super liveblog team in place, and that includes you, glamorous Firepups, at home in your satin pajamas and tiaras; as well as Los Angeles-based fashionista/lifestyle consultant Janet Grey, who’s been feeding me one liners during the red carpet, and reality show star/radio personality Cat Noel.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday March 7, 2010 4:00 pm|
We are thrilled to have members of the WGA joining in on liveblogging this and the later Oscar broadcast which starts at 5pm PST/8pm EST. The WGA and Firedoglake have a storied history, going back to the Writers Strike in 2007, when FDL founder Jane Hamsher who, before becoming the political force she is today produced such films as Natural Born Killers, From Hell, Apt Pupil, and Permanent Midnight.