Thursday, January 16, 2014

VIDEO: 2014 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

What a day! I got up a 1:30 a.m., hit the Academy at 3 a.m., enjoyed the surprises of the Oscar nominations and then wrote articles, edited a video and did seven radio hits about what happened today. A long, but gratifying day!

Take a look at the video for Starpulse where I got insider opinions on the nominations from film critic Leonard Maltin and's Pete Hammond. They both brought interesting perspective on what this year's nominations had to offer.

 With camerawoman Courtney Walden

Of course, the other big reveal was the dress! Congratulations to Lisa Kay for picking out a really cute Eliza J. dress. Major bonus goes to the fact that the dress had unexpected pockets. Total score! It was the perfect place to hide my iPhone. Even Leonard complimented me on the outfit. I call that a win! Lisa gets a $25 gift card to the store of her choice.

You might recognize this face if you watch SYTYCD on AfterBuzz TV. Chloé West was our production assistant for the day. 


  1. Good insights from Mr. Maltin. Biggest snub for me was The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It did exactly what I want in a movie: transported me through the big screen somewhere else while entertaining + inspiring. Sad that it didn't even get a screenplay nod. Or cinematography. Finally saw Saving Mr. Banks and while Emma Thompson had some priceless moments and created a character I wanted to spend more time with, Hanks somehow struck an off note. While there were sections that took flight, too much of it had a pedestrian feel. Paul Giammati was amazing; I wanted more of those scenes and the ones in Australia. Might have to track down a copy of Dallas Buyers Club -- Matthew McConaughey seems to be in the zone. Glad to see Amy Adams get a nod, I was afraid the Jennifer Lawrence aura of awesome would shadow her.

  2. Walter Mitty should have picked a different time period for release…maybe October? It was too crowded at Christmas this year. It was crazy. We are also witnessing a change at the Academy. They've brought in more women, ethnic diversity and foreign members…and it's changing the nominations. Five years ago, Hanks would have been a shoo-in for SMB and Captain Phillips.

  3. LOVE your coverage/interviews and look forward to it every year.

    1. Thanks, Elle! I can't believe it's here already. Time goes by so quickly!

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