Hello, movie fans! And welcome back to my 2nd annual “Countdown to the Oscars” blog! After a very successful campaign last year, I am more than excited to get back to work on commenting about the many wonderful films and performances from 2013. This past year was a fantastic year for movies, and it is clearly evidenced in the fact that some of my favorite movies and acting performances were snubbed this year for the Oscars—this just means that we have a really, really competitive field this year in nearly every category, and each race is sure to be a showdown.
Starting today and continuing right up until the big day, I will once again be posting regularly about the Oscars. These posts will include both my “Top 15 Films of the Year” list and my own personal Oscars ballot for this year’s major categories. I will also be posting a review about the actual ceremony in March, and this year, I will follow that up with a preview of the films that are sure to make a big splash in 2014. I am including a new feature on many of my posts this year—there will be a poll for all of my viewers to participate in, so make sure to take advantage of this to get involved this Oscars season.
Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting this year, and I could not be more excited. Her daytime show is universally loved, and I look for her to translate that success to the Oscars from the moment she takes the stage. This is Ellen’s second time hosting the Oscars, as she previously hosted the 79th Academy Awards in February 2007. This year, the Oscars will be broadcasted live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on March 2nd, 2014—that is just 23 days away!!
Thank you to all of you that are back again this year, and I look forward to any new viewers—I really do appreciate the support. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show—it’s OSCAR TIME!