New Oscar Rules For this Year’s Season

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has incorporated some new rules in several Oscar categories this year, including visual effects, music, makeup and foreign-language film. 

The changes in the 85th Academy Awards will not affect any voting procedures, as it did when the Academy allowed the best picture category to include anywhere from five to 10 nominees.

In the case of visual effects, the new standards guarantee that nominees will be chosen from a pool of 10 films selected by the visual effect branch’s executive committee. Before this year, the committee could put forward from seven to 10 films

The award given in the makeup category will now include hairstyling, and will be known as the Makeup and Hairstyling Award. In addition, during the nomination process, all branch members who have seen the seven shortlisted titles will receive ballots to list their top three choices.

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And the Oscar Goes To… Meryl Streep!

So I said to my roommate, “I’m not going to write about the Oscars. It happened, it’s over, nobody cares anymore, and everyone wrote about it this week and the weeks leading up to it.” “Makes sense,” said she. And I know it. That being said, the perfect throwback was handed to me when the illustrious and beautiful Meryl Streep accepted her award for Best Performance from an Actress in a Leading Role in The Iron Lady.

             “When they called my name I had this feeling I could hear half of America going ‘oh no, oh come o-, why? Her? Again?’… but whatever.”

 One of my all time heroes, a true gem of artists, and a lovely lady; ladies and gentlemen, this week I present to you Meryl Streep and her Oscar history!

 Ms. Streep has been nominated for no fewer than 17 Oscars! 17! And she has only … Read the rest…

And The Winners Will Be…

The Oscar’s are this weekend and PCM couldn’t be more excited. We all will be watching anxiously to see who the winners will be. Until then, we are sharing our thoughts on who we think will be going home with a trophy.

- Best Picture: We’re torn between Black Swan, The King’s Speech, and The Social Network
- Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth
- Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale
- Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman
- Actress in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo
- Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3
Art Direction: Inception
- Cinematography: Black Swan
- Costume Design: Alice in Wonderland
- Directing: The Social Network or Black Swan
- Documentary Feature: Exit Through the Gift Shop
- Film Editing: The Social Network
- Makeup: Wolfman
- Music (Original Score): The Social Network
- Music (Original Song): Toy Story 3
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