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

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

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 this year. That is from Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, which 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 (music, costumes, etc.)
-New Idea – 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 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 duplicates to ensure we cover as much of the Oscars as possible
We look forward to hearing from you and to reading your entries. As many entries as you want, actually, so get to it!

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

Happy blogging…

NOTE: Starting on February 1st TCM will feature Oscar winners and nominees in alphabetical order, which should make it easy to set your DVRs favorites. Be sure to check out the schedule. The Oscars will be broadcast live on Sunday, February 26 on ABC.

Participating Blogs & Chosen Topics:

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

12 thoughts on “5th annual 31 DAYS OF OSCAR BLOGATHON!

  1. Hi Kellee! Could I please write a post called “1939- What the greatest year in film meant for the Oscars”
    Because there were so many amazing films that year, I’m going to focus on how many people could have been nominated if there wasn’t a limit to the number of people in each category. If that makes sense…
    My blog is http://www.moviecritical.net


  2. I am curious whether you would be willing to share blogathon entries. I am entering Virginie’s (The Wonderful World of Cinema) Sidney Poitier blogathon with an entry on “In The Heat of the Night” and am including a bit about how he was snubbed for Best Actor nomination. I would be willing to link to your blogathon as well, if that’s OK. But since they are running concurrently, I wouldn’t have time to do a different movie.


  3. Hi Kellee,

    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.



  4. 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.


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