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Field Notes: Oscar-Winning Weekend Edition

With midterms rolling through for most CC students this week, Bwog Staffers made sure to find some balance in between studying, partying, and watching the Oscars. Here are the nominees for this weekends’ awards, all completed by Bwog Staffers themselves. Feel like you have an award-winning moment from this weekend? Email it to tips@bwog.com and […]

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Bwoglines: Hey Man, Rush Beta

Good morning, Columbia! Only two more weeks until Spring Break! We can do it! Just keep pushing on! Happening in the nation: In case you didn’t notice, the Oscars were last night… And there was one hell of a Steve Harvey moment. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty got caught in an envelope mix-up and accidentally announced […]

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Bwoglines: Question Edition

Why does this show up in Google News?  (NY Daily News) Would you call it misery? Or only if school is cancelled? (CNN) Really, Russia? (NY Times) “Twelve Years a Slave.” Did you even watch? (Washington Post)     Just growing out the scruff via Wikimedia Commons

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Bwog Asked: Who’s Winning Best Picture?

In anticipation of that award show you read all about on Facebook, Bwog invaded Butler to gather the locals’ guesses for the winner of the grand prize of the night. Here are some of the answers we gathered. Some people (sort of) knew what they were talking about it: Guy near elevator: “Is Tarantino running? […]

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Bwoglines: Red Carpet Edition

The 10 best Oscar red carpet looks of all time. Gwyneth, Julia and Halle are all there. (E! News, Goop, Youtube, ) Age is but a number—an 86-year-old and a 9-year-old are both nominees this year. (LATimes) In a world…where there are movie trailers, only certain scenes make the cut. (NYTimes) How to make an Oscar-winning […]

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Bwoglines: Falling Apart Edition

Finding out who won last night’s Oscars is interesting and all, but ogling who crashed and burned is a blast. (USMagazine, E!, Fox) In upstate New York a “Cold-War era plane with a dragon’s face painted on its nose” crashed into the Hudson. Bwog continues to remind you to neither swim in nor pilot your antiques into […]

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Free Food: Staying Classy Edition

Sip sparkling cider and munch on hors d’oeuvres at this afternoon’s Broadway block party from 3 to 4.30 p.m. today in the Broadway Lobby Then celebrate the Academy awards ceremony tonight at 8 p.m. in the Broadway 4th Floor Lounge with free popcorn, sweets,  and movie clapper picture frame keychains. It may be midterm season, but […]

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Bwoglines: We Win! Edition

Columbians snagged some Oscars last night! Adjunct film professor Geoffrey Fletcher won Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on “Precious,” and Kathryn Bigelow, SOA ’81, became the first female to ever win an Academy Award for Best Director, and her movie “The Hurt Locker” took home 6 awards in total, including Best Picture. (NBCNY & […]

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Bwoglines: I Can Haz Picture With Julia Stiles

Julia Stiles, CC’05, wins an alumni award, poses with PrezBo. (Spec) Columbia paleontologists discover a 240-million-year old dinosaur fossil. (USA Today) Student activism is BACK at Berkeley. (HuffPo) In retrospect, we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that LOLcats was somehow turned into a profitable company, but who would have thought the guy that runs it […]

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Netflix Would Like To Thank The Academy

Hugh Jackman hosting the Academy Awards The 81st Academy Awards last weekend sent home Slumdog Millionaire and Milk big winners, but they’re only the latest in a long line of movies deemed Oscar-worthy by the Academy. Many of these classics are available on Netflix through its “Watch Instantly!” feature, although they’re often hidden amid entire seasons […]

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And The Oscar May Go To…

Though she’s no Peter Farrelly (SoA, ’86) yet, screenwriter and director Courtney Hunt entered the world of Columbia-alumni-turned-Hollywood-glitterati this week. Hunt’s low-budget indie film, Frozen River, received two Oscar nominations for best original screenplay and best actress. The story of single mothers struggling to survive in poverty along the St. Lawrence River, the film stars […]

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It’s Never Too Early for an Oscars Retrospective

Ostensibly, Oscar night is about rewarding “great” cinema (like the Oscar-nominated Norbit, for instance), but let’s be honest: the only real reason to watch the show is to see what everyone is wearing. Then again, you can always just skip the ceremony and peruse the reviews written by those poor souls who actually slogged through […]

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There [Might] Be Oscars: Part the First

Hey, remember the Oscars? They happened last year? They might get cancelled? Sometimes women win them by pretending to be ugly, even if they aren’t ugly, and sometimes if they are? Well, the nominations came out today (surprise! No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood led the tally) and Bwog awards show […]

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Cinema Paradiso: Bwog’s Fall Film Preview

As Rush Hour 3 and Stardust and the like trudge turgidly out of theaters, autumn brings a breath of fresh air. Fresh, Oscar-baity air. Bwog cineastes Daniel D’Addario, Jamie Johns, and Christian Kamongi are here to help you say yes to Coens, Cronenberg, and Clayton, and no to Alvin and the Chipmunks. September The Brave […]

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OsBlog 2007

We warned you. Bwog music critic Bryan Mochizuki has been peeing his pants all week for this moment: the Oscar Liveblog. Awards will start dropping in about an hour, so meanwhile, Bryan’s got a warmup for you. Keep refreshing for the latest updates. I don’t know a single person who is excited about Ellen DeGeneres […]

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