Checking Out the “Happy-Haps!”: OSCAR EDITION

What are the “Happy-Haps?!”

…as in the happy happenings that are going on in the movie blogosphere! This is the day of link-love for several movie bloggers and sites that have written articles/reviews that I have not been able to bring to your immediate attention! Today is your day to catch up on many other stories and goings on that just might make you smile…hence the name “The Happy-Haps!” 

With the 84th Academy Awards Ceremony just ONE week away, this special edition of the “Happy-Haps” focuses on articles about Oscar nominated films!

(keep in mind that every word highlighted below in gold is a clickable link!)

Happy-Hap #1Scott at Front Room Cinema takes a look at two of the biggest nominated films of the upcoming 84th annual award ceremony: Hugo and The Artist. Comparing them to each other, join the debate of which of these two masterpieces of 2011 is most deserving!

-Check it out here: Happy-Hap#1!

Happy-Hap #2Flixchatter shares 59 reasons that she loves the triple Oscar-winning classic Roman Holiday (1953) starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. Amid her list there is definitely a reason or two for you to watch this wonderful piece of cinema if you never have before…or a reason to rewatch it. Join in her appreciation and take a look at Roman Holiday.

-Check out her spotlight here: Happy-Hap#2

Happy-Hap #3– Head on over to  Fogs’MovieReviews where Dan takes a moment to review a film that surprised many when it received a nomination for Best Motion Picture. Does the tearjerker Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close deserve an Oscar? Have you seen this film starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow and young newcomer Thomas Horn? Don’t miss the review and help decide!

-Read the review here: Happy-Hap#3

Happy-Hap #4– Russell from 1:37 Exactly shares his reasons as to why he doesn’t care about the Oscars at all. Are you tired of all the news about nominees and winners? Do you think this popularity contest of sorts grossly omits several would-be masterpieces and other deserving works of art? Join in on the debate and reasoning while reading his take on why the Oscars don’t matter.

-Check it out here: Happy-Hap#4

Happy-Hap #5– Be sure to catch up on all of the Oscar nominated Documentaries thanks to the great coverage provided over at Never Too Early Movie Predictions. This is a great page with tons of coverage of all of the other categories too. Don’t miss this Happy-Hap!

-Don’t miss this one: Happy-Hap#5

Happy-Hap#6– Nick over at Anomalous Material shares a great look at the Oscar nominated Live Action Shorts. This category is oftentimes full of great gems that go widely unknown until after receiving a nomination. Be sure to check out the list and brush up on this category prior to next Sunday’s award ceremony.

-Check out all the shorts you’ve missed here: Happy-Hap#6

Happy-Hap#7Impassioned Cinema‘s editor/author, Max, shares his shocks and disappointments of this year’s Academy Award nominations the day they were announced (January 24th). Not fully up to speed on who received which nominations or who got snubbed? Stop on in to Max’s page and get to know the nominees. Share your own thoughts on those deserving and undeserving!

-Check out all of the nominees here: Happy-Hap#7

Happy-Hap #8– Jaina over at Time Well Spent takes time to share her thoughts on a film that is sure to win an Oscar (surprising some): The Muppets. Nominated for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song, check out what she had to say about Kermit and Ms. Piggy who will also be presenting at this year’s award ceremony!

-Don’t miss her fun thoughts here: Happy-Hap#8

For more on the 84th Annual Academy Awards, be sure to visit the official site HERE. The ceremony is just a week away!

Well, those are the “Happy-Haps” of the day- The Oscar Edition! After checking each out, you should be better caught up and prepared to impress your friends with predictions of winners and events! Which “Hap” made you Happiest?! Leave a note, discuss and debate! Don’t just read and leave! Share the love!

Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!

T, The Focused Filmographer

up next: Reviews for some of this weekend’s new releases! Stay tuned!

Be sure to check out more from each of the awesome pages on today’s list. They consistently have some GREAT content, news, contests, and more! Let the Happy-Haps keep you happy each day!


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