oscars http://nhpr.org en 2.27.14: Oscar Smear Campaigns, Title Sequences, The RAZZIES & The Omega Man http://nhpr.org/post/22714-oscar-smear-campaigns-title-sequences-razzies-omega-man <p></p><p></p><p>Word of Mouth is putting on the glam, rolling out the red carpet, and practicing our best paparazzi poses for the Academy Awards this Sunday. (Isn't everyone?) But first we're preparing with some film history – smear campaigns, artistic title sequences, and controversial kisses in films have been wowing fans and critics for decades. This Sunday marks the 86th Academy Awards, but not all movies are Oscar-worthy. Hence The RAZZIES, whose goal it is to recognize the worst of the worst. So whether you're preparing for the red carpet or a drive to the office, we've got a star-studded show worth that extra time in the makeup chair or pickup truck.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:25:15 +0000 Word of Mouth 44244 at http://nhpr.org 2.27.14: Oscar Smear Campaigns, Title Sequences, The RAZZIES & The Omega Man Private Screening: How Hollywood Watches Its Work http://nhpr.org/post/private-screening-how-hollywood-watches-its-work Before they made it to the Oscars, the nominated films — not to mention all the films that didn't make the cut — were viewed by some 6,000 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Susan Stamberg 2065 at http://nhpr.org Private Screening: How Hollywood Watches Its Work 'Chico And Rita' And All That Jazz http://nhpr.org/post/chico-and-rita-and-all-jazz In the 11 years since the Oscars introduced an award for Best Animated Feature, the category has been dominated by children's movies, often with computer-animated pandas, penguins and ogres at their center. This year's a little different. Two of the animated films are subtitled, and one is definitely aimed at adults: the Spanish film <em>Chico and Rita,</em> an animated love story steeped in jazz.<p>Think Havana, 1946, rendered in pen and ink, vintage cars roaring down tropical streets that are all horizontals and a riot of color. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 1827 at http://nhpr.org 'Chico And Rita' And All That Jazz And the Oscar SHOULD go to... http://nhpr.org/post/and-oscar-should-go <p>Film critic Garen Daly rounds up the surprise picks and aggregious snubs from this year's Oscar noms.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:44:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1523 at http://nhpr.org And the Oscar SHOULD go to...