Sign Up! 31 DAYS OF OSCAR Blogathon 2015

Here’s a sneak peek at the first week of the 31 DAYS OF OSCAR BLOGATHON (original announcement post below)…

February 2-3 THE ACTORS! hosted by Kellee

Flickin’ Out – William Holden: The Perfect Anti-Hero

Wolffian Classic Movie Digest – Fredric March: History of an Oscar-winning Actor

Smitten Kitten Vintage – Bette Davis

Citizen Screenings – F. Murray Abraham in AMADEUS

Classic Movie Hub – Olivia de Havilland in THE HEIRESS

CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – NETWORK

E Street Film Society – Ellen Burstyn in ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

Caftan Woman – Paul Lucas’ Oscar Win for WATCH ON THE RHINE

Moon in Gemini – Child Actors with nominations/wins

Danny Reviews – Daniel Day Lewis

Critica Retro – Emil Jannings

The Movie Rat – Non-competitive, non-lifetime wins

Movie Critical – In Their Shoes: Oscar Winning Performances of Historical Figures

The Wonderful World of Cinema – Helen Hayes in AIRPORT

Cinephiled – Paul Newman

Classic Film & TV Cafe – Glenda Jackson


 

“Oscar and I have something in common. Oscar first came to the Hollywood scene in 1928. So did I. We’re both a little weather-beaten, but we’re still here and plan to be around for a whole lot longer.”
– John Wayne

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Continuing an Oscars tradition – albeit a much newer one than either the legendary awards or Mr. Wayne’s impressive career – Kellee (@IrishJayHawk66) of Outspoken and Freckled, Paula (@Paula_Guthat) of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora (@CitizenScreen) of Once Upon a Screen are back for the third annual 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon.

31-Days-2015-LizTaylor We started this event to coincide with Turner Classic Movie’s (TCM) 31 Days of Oscar marathon during which the network shines the spotlight on the storied history of the Academy Awards.

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This February promises to be another stellar programming month for TCM, a month filled with fabulous tales and screen wonders – many of the stories, players and films we love.  In fact, the network is kicking things off this year in spectacular style on February 1st by dedicating its prime time line-up that day to The History of the Oscars with the 2014 documentary AND THE OSCAR GOES TO… If you can’t take the entire month of February off from work or send your kids to your relatives then be sure to clear your DVRs!

AND join the blogathon.  For four weeks in February we hope you’ll share stories about the films and players in Oscar’s distinguished history.  Tell us about which films, actors or directors deserved an Oscar nod and were ignored or about which films inspire you with their music or lighting. We are not limiting this event to classic film fare, we want to see and hear it all from the golden man’s more than eighty-five year history – including information and commentaries on this year’s nominees.

Just as we did last year, which proved a big success, we will be focusing on a different Oscars topic each week — note that you can join us at any time during the month!

February 2-3 THE ACTORS!

February 9-10 OSCAR SNUBS!

February 16-17 THE CRAFTS! (Music, Costumes, Cinematography, Writing, etc.)

February 23-24 PICTURES AND DIRECTORS!

Join us!

We are taking turns hosting, but you can submit topics either 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
  • contact information
  • Topic

It would also be great if you can include any of the banners included in this post on your blog to help us promote the event.  And all submissions should link to at least one of the host sites and include the banner as well.

SO – write to your heart’s desire!  Write one post or several on each topic.  But write!

In the meantime…

Here’s to Oscar, to TCM and to YOU!

Happy blogging!

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PARTICIPANTS, thus far:

February 2-3 THE ACTORS!

Smitten Kitten Vintage – Bette Davis

Citizen Screenings – F. Murray Abraham in AMADEUS

Classic Movie Hub – Olivia de Havilland in THE HEIRESS

CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – NETWORK

E Street Film Society – Ellen Burstyn in ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

Caftan Woman – Paul Lucas’ Oscar Win for WATCH ON THE RHINE

Moon in Gemini – Child Actors with nominations/wins

Danny Reviews – Daniel Day Lewis

Critica Retro – Emil Jannings

The Movie Rat – Non-competitive, non-lifetime wins

Wolffian Classic Movie Digest – History of Winners

In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood – Katharine Hepburn in THE AFRICAN QUEEN

The Wonderful World of Cinema – Helen Hayes in AIRPORT

Cinephiled – Paul Newman

February 9-10 OSCAR SNUBS!

Smitten Kitten Vintage – Marilyn Monroe

Smitten Kitten Vintage – Alfred Hitchcock

Kirkham A Movie A Day – Two Best Supporting Actor performances from 1975

Wide Screen World – Edward G. Robinson

I See a Dark Theater – Irene Dunne

M. Allen for Classic Movie Hub – Angela Lansbury

Moon in Gemini – Preston Sturges

Danny Reviews – Richard Attenborough

Barry Bradford – Speaking for a Change – FAIL-SAFE

Once Upon a Screen – Snubs in Black and White

Cary Grant Won’t Eat You – John Goodman

The Movie Rat – Defunct Categories

Blog of the Darned – Genre Snubs, details TBD

Wolffian Classic Movie Digest – History

February 16-17 THE CRAFTS! (Music, Costumes, Cinematography, Writing, etc.)

GlamAmor – Costumes – SABRINA

Outspoken & Freckled – Screenwriting in ROMAN HOLIDAY

Outspoken & Freckled – Oscar oddities

Silver Screenings – MY MAN GODFREY screenplay

Movie Star Makeover – Edith Head and Oscar

Danny Reviews – Top 5 Cinematography Wins

Oh Rachel Leigh – Costumes

Girls Do Film – THE GREAT GATSBY / Theoni V. Aldredge

Sister Celluloid – Harold Rosson’s Oscar for cinematography for THE GARDEN OF ALLAH

The Movie Rat – Cinematographers in Black & White and Color

Wolffian Classic Movie Digest – History

Cinephiled – Natalie Kalmus of Technicolor

February 23-24 PICTURES AND DIRECTORS!

Silver Screenings – Norman Taurog for BOYS TOWN

Danny Reviews – 1986 Best Director Nominees

Girls Do Film – Kathryn Bigelow / THE HURT LOCKER

The Movie Rat – Won as Directors Not as Actors

Wolffian Classic Movie Digest – History

Cinephiled – “Gentleman’s Agreement”

PS – You may want to peruse the entries for the two previous 31 Days of Oscar Blogathons for inspiration – no doubt you’ll be duly impressed.

More banners to choose from thanks to Paula:

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Comments

  1. Yay!! So glad you three are hosting this wonderful blogathon again this year.

    I left notes on Aurora’s and Paula’s sites, but I would love to do the nominated screenplay for “My Man Godfrey” (CRAFTS) and the nominated Norman Taurog for “Boys Town” (DIRECTORS). Will provide links when the time comes. Woo hoo! Can’t wait!

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  2. Wonderful!! Excellent choices! So fun to be joining my fellow pals in our blogathon trio for this mega event. Always great articles submitted- and definitely looking forward to yours!

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  3. This is going to be super fun. This is the first time I am doing one of these so I am super excited. I would like to talk about Bette Davis and her Oscar wins and nominations (Actors) and I don’t know if this is considered an Oscar snub, but despite her popularity and great performances, Marilyn Monroe was never nominated for an Oscar and neither was Alfred Hitchcock, so I would like write about them as well.

    My blog is Smitten Kitten Vintage http://smittenkittenvintage.wordpress.com/
    My email is rd0731@outlook.com

    I look forward to this!! 🙂

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  4. Yes! That is what I wanted. 🙂 Three blog posts. 🙂 Thank you!!

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  5. I’d like to contribute a post during the Snubs week. The two unacknowledged best supporting actor performances from 1975. I’d bet you could guess one but there is another I think was undeservedly skipped.

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  6. I’d love to participate, Kellee! I am not 100% settled yet, but I have ideas for all four categories!

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  7. kaystarstyle says:

    Sign me up for Edith Head at the Oscars, please, during costume week!! Can’t wait to read other entrees!! Hugs, Kay, Movie Star Makeover

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  8. I have always wanted to do this blogathon! I want to talk about the continued snubbing of John Goodman in spite of his movies’ honors. Leah

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  9. SO happy you (three) are hosting this again. Please could I write about Kathryn Bigelow/The Hurt Locker for DIRECTORS and also The Great Gatsby/Theoni V. Aldredge for THE CRAFTS?
    Can’t wait! x

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  10. Is there still time for me to get in? I’d like to write about Bruce Willis’ snubs. The Sixth Sense (six nominations) and Pulp Fiction (seven nominations), but none for Bruce.

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    • You got it! Just watched Bruce in The Fifth Element yesterday- one of my favorite films. So many iconic film moments Bruce has created, including another ‘new classic’ fave of mine- Die Hard.

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  11. Can I squeeze in a last minute Actors post on Eleanor Parker and Hope Emerson in CAGED at themoviegourmet.com?

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  12. Is there still time for me to participate in the Actors blogathon by writing on Eleanor Parker and Hope Emerson in CAGED at http://www.themoviegourmet.com?

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  13. Here is the link to my post on Bette Davis. 🙂 My Twitter is @Rhonda0731. 🙂

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  14. Hi Kellee, I posted for the screenplay category a bit early: http://silverscreenings.org/2015/02/12/godfrey-screenplay-skewers-the-one-percent/
    I was too excited – I couldn’t wait! 🙂

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  15. I’d like to write about CASABLANCA (1942) for best writing. I’d like to write about MORNING GLORY (1933), which didn’t win for best picture but KH won for best actress but can I submit it because I want to talk more about the movie as a whole than about KH as an Oscar-winner…?

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  16. Hi. Just discovered this wonderful blogathon. My blog is The Fluff is Raging; my email is ragingfluff@yahoo, and my post is called The Woman in Red on Trois Couleurs: Rouge https://ragingfluff.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/trois-couleurs-rouge-a-31-days-of-oscar-blogathon-post/

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