Live Blogging the Oscars 2012!

By: Sunday February 26, 2012 5:25 pm

Are you ready for your close-ups? We’re live blogging the Oscars.

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.

“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 Oscar Live Blog 2011

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 4:59 pm

Happy 83rd annual Academy Awards! Are your tiara’s in place? Bowls of popcorn and plates of caviar balanced on your knees? The bubble poured and coffee brewing? Well let’s get down to business. BTW, this list is from the Academy themselves, and I have no clue if this order in which they’ll be presented, so we’ll have to stay a bit on our toes. Who’s your favorite to win–odds favorite and heart and soul favorite? And as always, snark and accolades welcome!

Oscar Red Carpet: Live Blog and Warm Up

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 4:00 pm

Welcome to the Firedoglake Red Carpet Liveblog, a chance to get our snark on and cheer lubricated for the main event, the Academy Awards, which starts in an hour on whatever your ABC affiliate might be.

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 Late Night FDL: Little Johnny Jet

By: Saturday November 6, 2010 10:00 pm

Little Johnny Jet. This Oscar nominated Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon was released on April 18, 1953. 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?

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