Today in Movie Culture: The Origin of Oscar, NSFW 'Whiplash' Parody and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Origin of Oscar, NSFW 'Whiplash' Parody and More

Feb 20, 2015

Here are a bunch of little Oscar-related bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:

 

Scott Ewing's montage of all the Oscar nominees will get you in the spirit of the awards (via Reddit):

 

And this montage of the early roles of 2015's acting nominees will make you understand how far they came. Also, the Ethan Hawke section is like his very own Boyhood.

 

TCM's Robert Osborne on the origin of Oscar:

 

Glen Whipp of the Los Angeles Times on why Academy voters' favorite for Best Picture won't be the one to win the Oscar: 

 

A couple of toddlers recreated all the Best Picture nominees. Below is their version of Birdman. See the rest at the Daily Mail.

 

Here's a grand video essay adapted from the grand book by Matt Zoller Seitz on The Grand Budapest Hotel (via Slashfilm):

 

The following Funny or Die parody of Whiplash starring Michaela Watkins and Mark Kassen may be your tempo, but it's definitely NSFW:

 

Classic Oscar winners, including The Wizard of OzJawsJurassic ParkAmerican Beauty and Ratatouille re-created with stock footage (via Geek Tyrant): 

 

Today is the 75th anniversary of the release of the Oscar-nominated Tom and Jerry animated short Puss Gets the Boot. Watch it in full below.

 

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