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Horror At The Oscars! PART THREE!

Last night, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD took home 6 Academy Awards (!) for Best Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Film Editing, and both Sound Mixing and Editing. But in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Oscar was more about madwomen than mad men. In 1988, FATAL ATTRACTION got six nominations, including Best Picture, […]

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Horror At The Oscars! PART TWO!

Horror and monsters were all over the Academy Awards in 1977, and there was even a bit of controversy attending one of the winners. First and foremost, the now-classic performances by Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie in Brian De Palma’s CARRIE both nabbed nominations, for Actress and Supporting Actress respectively. Notably, it was Laurie’s first […]

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Horror At The Oscars! PART ONE!

The Academy Awards were televised beginning in 1953, and the first horror performer to accept an Oscar on TV was Best Supporting Actress Ruth Gordon for Roman Polanski’s 1968 classic ROSEMARY’S BABY; you can watch her win below. In hindsight, though, it’s positively scandalous that this landmark, hugely influential film only received one other nomination, […]