My 86th Academy Awards Predictions!

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Hello all, once again, it’s that time of year when the Oscars are only a week away and many film fanatics make their predictions about who will win. And I’m no exception, although I haven’t been all that successful. My record so far is 9 correct (out of like 30), and 30% ain’t bad, right?

┬áSo below you’ll find the list of the nominees as well as my predicted winners. The nominees that I think SHOULD win will be in red, the nominees that I think WILL win will be in blue, and if they’re the same, they’ll be both RED AND BLUE.

One last thing, I always leave the “Top 6” categories (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Animated Feature) for the end. Continue reading “My 86th Academy Awards Predictions!”

Animation Director Arthur Rankin, Jr. Dies At 89!

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Arthur Rankin Jr., an animation director/producer/writer most famous for his work done with partner Jules Bass, has passed away at the age of 89! Arthur Rankin, Jr. (1924-2014) founded the company now known as Rankin/Bass Productions with his partner, Jules Bass. They were most famous for their stop-motion holiday specials including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”, and “The Year Without a Santa Claus”. They also worked on animated feature films including “Mad Monster Party”, “The Hobbit”, and “The Last Unicorn”.

Arthur Rankin, Jr.’s death is a great loss indeed!