Wednesday, January 22, 2014


“I’ll tell you this about the Oscars – they’re real.” - William H. Macy
And so is this blogathon!
For the second year in a row Kellee (@IrishJayHawk66) of Outspoken and Freckled, Paula (@Paula_Guthat) of Paula’s Cinema Club and Aurora (@CitizenScreen) of Once Upon a Screen bring you a mammoth blogathon event to coincide with Turner Classic Movie’s (TCM) 31 Days of Oscar …
This promises to be another February filled with fabulous tales and screen wonders – many of the stories, players and films featured on TCM all month long.  In fact, the network is kicking things off this year in spectacular style on February 1st by featuring all of the Best Picture nominees from Hollywood’s Golden Year, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary! (That would be 1939, by the way) In addition, they are also screening the world premiere of the new, TCM original documentary, “And the Oscar Goes To…” that day.  (Click on the TCM logo above for details and schedule).  In short, if you can’t take the entire month of February off from work or send your kids to your relatives then be sure to clear your DVRs!

AND join the blogathon.  Share stories about the films and players in Oscar’s distinguished history.  Tell us about which films, actors or directors deserved an Oscar nod and were ignored or about which films inspire you with their music or lighting. We are not limiting this event to classic film fare, we want to see and hear it all from the golden man’s more than eighty-five year history – including information and commentaries on this year’s nominees.
So, here’s the plan as we are doing things a little different this year by focusing on a different Oscars topic each week:
WEEK 1 – the weekend of February 1-2 – the topic is Oscar Snubs!  Let’s let the venting kick things off!
WEEK 2 – the weekend of February 8-9 – the topics are:  Music, Costumes, Cinematography, Writing, etc.  You name it, it’s in!
WEEK 3 – the weekend of February 15-16 – Actors!  Lead and supporting take center stage!
Week 4 – the weekend of February 22-23 – The Directors!  
Week 5 – the weekend of February 28-March 1 – THE MOVIES!  
We are taking turns hosting, but you can submit topics either by leaving comments on any of our blogs, via twitter or by email.  We ask that you please include the following:
  • Title and link to your blog
  • contact information
  • Topic
It would also be great if you can include any of the event banners included in this post on your blog to help us promote the event.
SO – write to your heart’s desire!  Write one post or several on each topic.  But write!  And join us.
In the meantime…
Here’s to Oscar, to TCM and to YOU!
Happy blogging!
PS – You may want to peruse the entries for last year’s event – it was absolutely fantastic and I’ve no doubt you’ll be duly impressed.
Here are some more banners that I created for this fun blogathon below...
Leigh Oscar banner


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  2. Thanks for hosting this blogathon again! It's one of my faves. :)

    1. As always, I'm SO glad you're participating with us again! Can't wait to read!

  3. You can count me in! I'm still deciding on my topic, but I'm definitely in for this.

    1. Hooray!! Just let us know what/when and all that jazz whenever you're ready, gal!

  4. My Oscar snub post is up and ready to go. "Richard Burton's Bad Luck with Drunk Cowboys" by The Gal Herself at One Gal's Musings.

    1. Thanks, sweetie! MUCH appreciated! Looking forward to diving in to all these lovely posts!

  5. Thanks for hosting this- it's gonna be fun- here is my Snub post "What do you want, awards or iconic?"

    1. WONDERFUL, Kelly! Looking forward to reading this- thanks for contributing to our blogathon! :)

  6. Hi, Kellee,
    Sounds like a fun event and a very clever idea! I get giddy counting down 31 Days to Oscar on TCM every year.

    I'll get one of your banners added over at my place today
    See ya soon!

    1. Fabulous, Page! So were you thinking about joining then? Any idea what week/theme? Just send us your info/links when you do- would love to read it!

  7. Kellee - are their any links to the entries? I posted on Saturday and don't see anything. Thanks.

    1. Hi there FlickChick! The list is up now. For this year, we're allowing folks to submit on the weekend & we'll post/announce/promote on that Monday. If I get all my entries in sooner (Sat night or Sunday) I'm happy to post ASAP. Unfortunately, I had my last entry come through this morning. With any luck, I'll post earlier this weekend for week 2! Thanks for joining the fun!