Many years ago, I used to run an annual Oscar predictions contest at my blog where the prize was a custom sock monkey. I've revived the contest in 2019 and you could win a "Freddie Monkcury" of your very own. He comes with his classic "Live Aid" outfit as well as his "I Want to Break Free" drag costume (including the vacuum cleaner!). You can see the current aggregate predictions, as well as all the past monkey prizes I've made.
A short list highlighting sexist disparities in the numbers of winners in various awards. "This is a short list of earliests. The earliest it can be when as many women as men have won Best Director at the Oscars is 2111. The earliest it can be when as many women as men have won the Nobel Prize for Literature is 2104. The earliest it can be when..." [more inside]
This year, the annual film-awards ceremony officially changed its name from the erstwhile über-snooty "Academy Awards" to the comparatively simplified "Oscars," and to celebrate, the complimentary gift bag was reportedly the cheapest in five years, with contents valued at a paltry $47,802. Still, though, we wouldn't mind getting a consolation prize valued at nearly $50K. [more inside]
With the Oscars just around the corner, I decided to redesign the posters for all of the Best Picture nominees for this years Academy Awards, please let me know what you think! If you then go to my Tumblr page you'll see a few other posters i made for films also nominated for Oscars this year.