5th annual 31 DAYS OF OSCAR BLOGATHON!

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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.

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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
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ANNOUNCEMENT: 31 DAYS OF OSCAR Blogathon 2016

“I’m very enthusiastic about the Academy Awards because if there were no Oscars, we wouldn’t have as many good movies as we do have.” – Robert Osborne

The Oscars – both maligned and praised are always cause for celebration and we’re here to do just that.

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1937 Oscars held at the Biltmore Bowl of the Biltmore Hotel on Thursday, March 4

For the fourth consecutive year, Outspoken & Freckled (@Irishjayhawk66) joins forces with Aurora, (@CitizenScreen) of Once Upon a Screen and Paula (@Paula_Guthat) of Paula’s Cinema Club for the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon.  We started this event to coincide with Turner Classic Movie’s 31 Days of Oscar marathon during which the network shines the spotlight on the storied history of the Academy Awards.  This year the network is presenting Oscar-themed movies with a twist on the “Six degrees of Kevin Bacon” parlor game where each film will be linked by a common performer to the one following it with the last film presented on the 31st day linked back to the first.  No doubt the “360 Degrees of Oscar” will be a fun journey through film connections in Oscar’s storied history.  You can download the TCM February schedule here.  And while you’re planning your viewing schedule plan your entry to the blogathon!

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Billy Wilder with his three Oscars for writing, directing and producing Best Picture winner, THE APARTMENT (1960)

Most of you know the drill – during the month-long event 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. Any Oscar-related topic is fair game.  We are not limiting this event to classic film fare, we want to see and hear it all from the golden man’s glitter- and scandal-filled history – including information and commentaries on this year’s nominees.  The only restriction is we prefer no previously published posts.

Just as we’ve done in previous years, which proved big successes, we will be focusing on a different Oscars topic each week — note that you can join us at any time during the month and submit as many entires as you want!  We will promote posts according to topics as follows:

February 6 – Hosted by Aurora on Once Upon a Screen – THE ACTORS!

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February 13 – Hosted by Kellee at Outspoken & Freckled – OSCAR SNUBS!

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February 20 – Hosted by Paula at Paula’s Cinema Club – THE CRAFTS! (Music, Costumes, Cinematography, Writing, etc.)

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February 27 – Hosted by Kellee THE MOTION PICTURES and Aurora THE DIRECTORS!

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We hope you join us!

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
  • Event banner in your post and link to host blog(s)

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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Francis Marion accepts Oscar for Best Writing Achievement for THE BIG HOUSE (1930) in 1931 from Jack Cunningham

If you’re interested take a look at all of the previous years’ entries to the 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: 2015, 2014, 2013.

Participating Blogs and Chosen Topics by Week and Category:

February 6

THE ACTORS!

Old Hollywood Films – 1941 Best Actor Race

Movie Movie Blog Blog – Chill Wills

Second Sight Cinema – Elizabeth Taylor

Smitten Kitten Vintage – Norma Shearer in THE DIVORCEE (1930)

The Wonderful World of Cinema – Anne Bancroft in THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962)

Wolffian Classics Movies Digest – Sidney Poitier LILIES OF THE FIELD (1963)

Week 3 of the 31 DAYS OF OSCAR Blogathon: CRAFTS

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Here we are in the midst of Turner Classic Movies channel’s ever popular 31 DAYS OF OSCAR, their annual homage to the film industry’s best. For a full month every February, TCM showcases Oscar nominated and winning films and we celebrate right along with them with the annual 31 DAYS OF OSCAR BLOGATHON.

Now into our third week, we bring you CRAFTS. The Crafts week is the  hodge podge mix of Oscar nominated and winning categories such as Screenplay Writing, Costume Designs, Original Songs, Cinematography, Sound Effects and more. Let’s kick it off with these wonderful bloggers’ contributions honoring the behind-the-scenes artisans …

DAY ONE:

SILVER SCREENINGS brings us a classic that pokes fun at the wealthy with ‘GODFREY’ Screenplay Skewers the One Percent

DANNY REVIEWS takes an artistic view of his best photogenic gems with the Top 5 Best Cinematography Wins

CINEPHILED offers a look at “the one woman in Hollywood who may have been involved in more Oscar-winning films than any one else in the history of the movies,” with The Most Famous (But Forgotten) Woman in the Movies

GLAMAMOR’s Style Essentials gets fashionable with Audrey Hepburn’s Costumes Cause the (Oscar) Drama in 1954’s SABRINA

GIRLS DO FILM goes below the surface with The Great Gatsby: Too Much Style, Not Enough Substance  

BUNNYBUN’S CLASSIC MOVIE BLOG gets the lens steamy with Is James Wong Howe Sexy?  

Fellow co-host Aurora of ONCE UPON A TIME gets lyrical with Oscar history with Best Original Song: Misses and Hits #31DaysOfOscar 

Then, RACHEL THE CINEPHILE shares a beautiful view of Oscar worthy costume designs in Oscar Blogathon: 2015

DAY TWO:

MOON IN GEMINI stirs it up with her Jane Austen challenge in Emma Thompson’s Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility: The Best Austen Adaption?  

MOVIE STAR MAKEOVER offers us a peek at the beginnings of the irrestible, inevitable romance of Edith and Oscar with Love At First Slight: Edith Head Meets Oscar.  

SISTER CELLULOID scribes on a technicolor visual feast with THE GARDEN OF ALLAH: Lovely To Look At, Delightful to (Be)Hold

THE MOVIE RAT honors those talented cinematographers for chromatic and monochromatic work alike in Cinematography in Black-and-White and Color 

Co-host PAULA’S CINEMA CLUB details the impressive work of Cinematographer Roger Deakins

WOLFFIAN CLASSIC MOVIE DIGEST comes in with Classic Universal Horror Films That Deserved Best MakeUp and Special Effects  

MARGARET PERRY gets sentimentally melodic with Musical Patriotism and Nostalgia in CASABLANCA (1942) 

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF CINEMA outlines the multi-faceted talents found in My Fair Lady and the Outstanding Costumes of Cecil Beaton 


 

Be sure to check back in throughout today and the rest of the week as more may trickle in for the CRAFTS week. Along with my co-hosts Aurora @citizenscreen of ONCE UPON A SCREEN and Paula @Paula_Guthat of PAULA’s CINEMA CLUB, we welcome you to read (and please offer positive feedback!) these fabulous posts all month long!

ACTORS WEEK – Feb 2 & 3 – Kellee hosts on OUTSPOKEN & FRECKLED

SNUBS WEEK – Feb 9 & 10 – Aurora hosts on ONCE UPON A SCREEN

CRAFTS WEEK – Feb 16 & 17 – Kellee hosts on OUTSPOKEN & FRECKLED

PICTURES & DIRECTORS WEEK – Feb 23 & 24 – Paula hosts on PAULA’S CINEMA CLUB 

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