Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CL's Oscar buffet full of tantalizing treats

Posted By on Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 7:33 PM

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It's T-5 days ’til the Oscars and we've got a smorgasbord of coverage planned. Who cares, you say? The Oscars are fixed!, you bemoan. I saw Madea Goes to Jail instead of Milk last Friday, you admit.

Well, we hear ya, so we're bringing you options. Tomorrow, Curt Holman discusses the nominees, the snubs and the sure things in a podcast with Atlanta Film Festival executive director Gabe Wardell. They'll also chat about the upcoming AFF (April 16-25) and the Spirit Awards (Sat., Feb. 21).

For those of you who've heard of the Best Picture nominees, but have failed to actually see any of them, CL blogger Allison Keene and I will undertake the heroic effort of watching all five films in one afternoon at the AMC Best Picture Showcase this Sat., Feb. 21, and will blog about the flicks. The event is open to the public, but I warn you: Our jobs, which entail sitting and staring at screens for eight-plus hours at a time, have us conditioned for the experience in a way the average moviegoer is not.

We know the rest of you are only here for the booze (lushes). Our Events page will have all the goods on local Oscar parties later this week, or you could stay in and play Curt's Academy Awards drinking game, Oscar the Souse, and comment on our Oscar night live-blog. There's always room for more bitchy fashion commentary.

Check back to our A&E page throughout the week for more Oscar swag including Curt's 2009 version of Oscar the Souse and his picks to win, an online CL reader's poll, and a nominee cheat sheet of CL reviews.

(Photo courtesy EW.com/AP/Wide World)

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