2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

It’s time to close out another 12 Days of Oscar.  The 88th Academy Awards ceremony will air tonight hosted by Chris Rock, from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.  This year’s awards are laden with criticism concerning the lack of diversity among this year’s nominees.  Several of Hollywood’s elite are boycotting this year’s awards, while several … More 2016 Twelve Days of Oscar Roundup

Chicken Scallopine

Today is our final entry for this year’s 12 Days of Oscar, and it is possibly my favorite film nominated this year.  Okay, I loved The Big Short, and I loved Inside Out but I really, really, really loved Brooklyn.  Set in 1952, Brooklyn tells the story of Eilis Lacey from Enniscorthy, a small town … More Chicken Scallopine

Creamed Spinach

Today is the third  film in this year’s 12 Days of Oscar.  Carol starts at Christmastime 1952 where Therese, an aspiring photographer working at a department store in Manhattan, meets Carol, a gorgeous customer who leaves her gloves behind.  Carol, who is going through a difficult divorce, invites Therese to lunch to thank her for … More Creamed Spinach

Crumpets

Today’s 12 Days of Oscar film is the 1964 film My Fair Lady.  Professor and phonetics scholar Henry Higgins boasts to Colonel Pickering that he can teach any person to speak in such a way that the person could pass for a duke or duchess at an embassy ball.  He chooses to teach Eliza Doolittle, … More Crumpets