It seems a little unfair to us that Family Media Guide’s tallying up of the various family-unfriendly incidences in this year’s Best Picture nominees was picked up by wire services unfairly as a serious condemnation of "Crash"‘s potty-mouth. They make it pretty clear it’s to be taken lightly, and we love their prediction methods. Fun fact: "The amount of tobacco use jumped 313% compared to last yearâ€™s nominees, thanks largely to the two-and-a-half-pack-a-day juggernaut ‘Good Night, and Good Luck’ which, with 67 instances, had twice as many instances of smoking as any other film this year."
Entertainment Weekly‘s got "11 Memorable Oscar Moments," while Jim Emerson at RogerEbert.com posts his list of the "10 Worst Oscars Winners Ever."
Gregg Kilday at the Hollywood Reporter sums up the Oscar campaign and Oscar coverage that was:
Among the online Oscar pundits, the walk-up to the nominations turned into something akin to shootout at the oy, gay! corral, with "Munich" proponents taking aim at "Brokeback" supporters and vice versa. In the postnominations period — with "Brokeback," on the strength of its multiple guild wins, established as the prohibitive favorite — the debate has shifted to whether "Crash" can break through for an upset.
Hah, "oy, gay! corral"… Can we go home yet?
Bryan Curtis, Troy Patterson and Dana Stevens discuss the awards at Slate.
+ FamilyMediaGuide.com Analyzes the 2006 Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture (FamilyMediaGuide.com)
+ Oscar’s 11 Memorable Moments (EW)
+ The 10 Worst Oscar Winners Ever (RogerEbert.com)
+ Oscar night focus on serious subjects (Hollywood Reporter)
+ The Indiewood Oscars — Four Specialty Films (Made For $35 Million Combined) Share The Spotlight on Awards Weekend (indieWIRE)
+ One Last Best Shot at Calling the Oscars (NY Times)
+ How To Watch the Oscars (Slate)
+ Altman, now more than ever (The House Next Door)
+ Miike’s Blogging! (Twitch)