Wednesday, November 27, 2013
'Making the Case for...' Blogathon
Well, somehow we've arrived at another awards season. Which means that I've finally caught up on all of the 2012 movies in contention, and I'm ready to make my 2012 ballot. Jokes aside, awards season is a beautiful thing (to me, anyway), for all of the acceptance speeches - even if there'll be no Daniel Day-Lewis this year - and the dresses and hopefully Jessica Chastain popping up and being perfect, and of course, the movies.
But with such limited places on offer, there's bound to be some movies missed out. Or just the ones that aren't backed by Harvey Weinstein. And here's where my blogathon comes in:
What are the movies that are unlikely for awards contention, but they truly deserve it? The shining performers or writers or directors or cinematographers that will probably slip through the ballots? It is time for you to make a case for them. Last year's blogathon was quite the success, with people making the case for everything from Cosmopolis to Frank Langella's performance in Robert & Frank to Ezra Miller in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
The blogathon date is set for December 10th, which is a couple of days ahead of the Golden Globes nominations. Go crazy on your cases. Nominate writers and editors and scores. Give us a film and all of the categories you'd nominate it for. Make top ten lists.
When you've done your post, either tweet it at me (@SteveeTaylor) or email it to me at steveetaylor[@]hotmail.co.nz. You have 13 days from now, so get case making!