Tag Archives: Oscars

Linked in Hollywood: Top 20 Most Popular Articles

2 May

To show appreciation to our readers of LIH, we put together our most popular articles and discussions. Please enjoy.

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For Your Consideration: An Actor’s Campaign For Oscar

25 Feb

By Parisienne

An Oscar Win!  For actors that have been nominated or received an Oscar, it is a night they will never forget.  For one night, we are glued to our televisions comparing fashions while actors do red carpet interviews and once inside, the heart pounding anticipation begins.  Which of our favorite actors will win the coveted golden statue?  The long journey to Oscar stops and someone will walk away knowing that their hard work and dedication paid off.

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Oscar 2012: Film Score Review!

24 Feb

By Littlebells

This Sunday is the Sunday of all Sundays as far as the entertainment world is concerned.  This is the night Oscar polishes up and makes his appearance around the world.  This weekend we bring you the soundtracks from the nominated films for Best Original Score.

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Oscar 2012: Films That Awaken our Spirit!

22 Feb

1st article in  our 5 week series Bringing Spirituality back to Hollywood.

 By Open Book

It’s quite difficult to put forth new ideas.  It takes visionaries and innovators to awaken our spirit. The Independent Spirit Awards were created to support and honor diverse filmmaking in Hollywood.  The endless stream of sequels, franchises and retellings of fairytales makes you feel like your seeing double sometimes. Oh, wait! We are! Mirror, Mirror and Snow White & The Huntsman. Hmm! Is this literally a play on good and evil?  Are we going to see these films nominated for an Oscar next year?  Today blockbuster films geared at mainstream audiences lack heart, soul and depth.  With the Oscars this weekend, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how many Independent Films versus Blockbuster films were nominated for an Oscar last year.  So let’s get started.

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2012 Golden Globes & HFPA: From a German/European POV.

16 Jan

LIH welcomes guest author article. 

By Sony

When Open Book invited me to write an article about this topic my first thought was, “to confess or not to confess” but then I decided to be honest: I’ve only watched the Golden Globes live once, in 2011 and solely because a special someone was presenting an award. Otherwise the GG‘s were just the final rehearsal for the Oscars in my opinion, and they weren’t worth the trouble to loose a night’s sleep for the show. Before I started my research in German, English and French newspapers I made a short opinion poll among some friends and colleagues. The result was: From 10 people I asked, 8 answered “GG? Let me think a moment, isn’t that the show where they predict the Oscar nominations?”  Only two knew about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association or (HFPA) and its connection to the GG‘s. Both complained about the intransparent criteria of; 1). admission to the HFPA as well as 2). the dubious nomination procedure.

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