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Highlights from 90 Years of Oscars

The first Academy Awards were handed out back in 1929. The “show” looked decidedly different then – it was in fact a dinner, the ceremony itself took 15 minutes and the awards had already been announced three weeks earlier. There were also far fewer categories. The first winner was Wings (1927), a film that is chiefly … Continue reading Highlights from 90 Years of Oscars

In the Heat of the Night: Virgil and the Rednecks

THEY’RE GOING TO PIN SOMETHING ON THAT SMART COP FROM PHILADELPHIA…. MAYBE A MEDAL… MAYBE A MURDER! The 1960s are easily dismissed when we’re talking about which movies were recognized at the Oscars. In many cases, those that weren’t have become the true classics, a sign of how Hollywood was changing and the Oscars simply … Continue reading In the Heat of the Night: Virgil and the Rednecks