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The Woman With the Most Academy Awards? It Isn't Who You think it is.

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It's not Hepburn, Streep, or Blanchett.  Do you recognize her? Designer Edith Head won a total of 8 Oscars for costume design. I visited an exhibition of some of her designs at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster last year. It was fascinating to see costumes worn by stars like Katherine Hepburn and Barbara Stanwyck.  Who is nominated for best costume design in 2015? 

Neil Patrick Harris will host the awards ceremony this year.
Who hosted the mostest? Ohio boy Bob Hope hosted the awards 19 times.

Oscar Prep: A Red Carpet LLL Event is a special program offered by Upper Arlington LifeLong Learning.  Enjoy popcorn, movie trailers, backstory, and lively debate with a celebrity panel.  You can get in the picture with your questions.

Academy Award Nominees

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There's still time to catch up on viewing the Oscar nominees, and many of them are in our collection. Check out the list below to see which titles we own in each category. To find a copy (or get your name on the list), click on the title to find the movie in our catalog. You can see the full list of nominees on the Oscars website.

Best Picture
The Big Short 
Bridge of Spies 
Brooklyn 
Mad Max Fury Road 
The Martian 
The Revenant 
Room 
Spotlight 
Directing
The Big ShortAdam McKay
Mad Max Fury RoadGeorge Miller
RoomLenny Abrahamson
The RevenantAlejandro G. Iñárritu
SpotlightTom McCarthy
Actress in a Leading Role
BrooklynSaoirse Ronan
CarolCate Blanchett
JoyJennifer Lawrence
RoomBrie Larson
Actor in a Leading Role
The Danish GirlEddie Redmayne
The MartianMatt Damon
The RevenantLeonardo DiCaprio
Steve JobsMichael Fassbender
TrumboBryan Cranston
Actor in a Supporting Role
The Big ShortChristian Bale
Bridge of SpiesMark Rylance
CreedSylvester Stallone
The RevenantTom Hardy
SpotlightMark Ruffalo
Actress in a Supporting Role
CarolRooney Mara
The Danish GirlAlicia Vikander
The Hateful EightJennifer Jason Leigh
SpotlightRachel McAdams
Steve JobsKate Winslet
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Bridge of Spies 
Ex Machina 
Inside Out 
Spotlight 
Straight Outta Compton 
Foreign Language Film
Mustang 
Son of Saul 
Theeb 
Animated Feature
Inside Out 
Shaun the Sheep Movie 
When Marnie was there 
Documentary Feature
Amy 
Cartel Land 
The Look of Silence 
Costume Design
Carol 
Cinderella 
The Danish Girl 
Mad Max Fury Road 
Cinematography
Carol 
The Hateful Eight 
Mad Max Fury Road 
The Revenant 
Sicario 
Original Song
Fifty Shades of Grey“Earned It”
The Hunting Ground“Til It Happens To You”
Racing Extinction“Manta Ray”
Spectre“Writing's on the Wall”
Youth“Simple Song #3”

Check out a 2016 Academy Award Winner

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I watched the Oscar's last Sunday, and as usual, it reminded me that there are a lot of great movies I haven't seen yet. Whether it's a Best Picture nominee I've been meaning to see, or a foreign title that I didn't know about, it's a nice way to highlight some of the interesting films that come out each year. You can find photos and videos of the high points on the Oscars' website.

You can find my blog post with all of the nominees here.

Best Picture
Spotlight 
Best Director
The RevenantAlejandro G. Iñárritu
Actress in a Leading Role
RoomBrie Larson
Actor in a Leading Role
The RevenantLeonardo DiCaprio
Actor in a Supporting Role
Bridge of SpiesMark Rylance
Actress in a Supporting Role
The Danish GirlAlicia Vikander
Writing (Original Screenplay)
Spotlight 
Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul 
Animated Feature
Inside Out 
Documentary Feature
Amy 
Costume Design
Mad Max Fury Road 
Original Song
Spectre“Writing's on the Wall”

Check out an Oscar-nominated film

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The Oscars are this Sunday, so it's the perfect time to checkout or reserve a nominated film, before it wins and everyone wants to see it. We own many of the nominated movies, click on the title to find it in our catalog.

Best Picture

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
 Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Actor in a Leading Role

Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck
Captain Fantastic Viggo Mortensen
FencesDenzel Washington
Hacksaw RidgeAndrew Garfield

Actor in a Supporting Role

MoonlightMahershala Ali
Hell or High WaterJeff Bridges
Manchester by the SeaLucas Hedges
Lion Dev Patel
Nocturnal AnimalsMichael Shannon

Actress in a Leading Role

ElleIsabelle Huppert
LovingRuth Negga
JackieNatalie Portman
Florence Foster JenkinsMeryl Streep

Actress in a Supporting Role

FencesViola Davis
MoonlightNaomie Harris
LionNicole Kidman
Manchester by the SeaMichelle Williams

Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Zootopia

Cinematography

Arrival
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Costume Design

Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie

Directing

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Documentary (Feature)

Fire at Sea
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Foreign Language Film

A Man Called Ove
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Music (Original Score)

Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Music (Original Song)

La La Land“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”
Trolls“Can’t Stop The Feeling”
La La Land“City Of Stars”
Moana“How Far I’ll Go”

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Arrival
Fences
Lion
Moonlight

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Hell or High Water
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

 

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