In 1999 I started a website called Oscarwatch.com. I also had a one year-old baby. I have raised both for the past 22 years. At some point I thought I’d better try to tell my story, or at least have it some place where people could hear about it from me. I was here way before an entire industry was dedicated to the Oscars. The Oscars have changed as I have changed. My daughter is now almost 24. I’m still covering the Oscars, though the industry has been hit hard with political activism, a dying film industry and an Oscar telecast still struggling to stay afloat.
I began this podcast memoir back in 2019. I stopped when I got to the year 2014. That was because that year so much started to change. And also because so much in our country and in the film industry changed after 2020.
I am now ready to pick it back up. If you’re interested, welcome.
Here is an Episode Guide:
Intro and Episode One - I Think it Would be Fun to Run a Newspaper
Episode Two - Gladiator - 2000 - What We Do in Life Echoes in Eternity
Episode Three - A Beautiful Mind - 2001 - To Be a Poet and Not Know the Trade
Episode Four - Chicago - 2002 - And That's Showbiz, Kid
Episode Five - Return of the King - 2003 - I'm Glad You Here With Me, Here at the End of All Things
Episode Six - Million Dollar Baby - 2004 You Don't Understand My Plight
Episode Seven -Brokeback Mountain - 2005 - Why Can't I Quit You?
Episode Eight 2006 -The Departed - I'm the Guy Doing his Job, You Must be the Other Guy
Episode Nine - No Country for Old Men - 2007 - If the Road You Have Traveled Has Brought You to This, of What Use was the Road?
Bonus Episode - Interview with AwardsDaily's Editor Ryan Adams
Episode Ten - Slumdog Millionaire - 2008: I was Thinking About How Nothing Lasts, and What a Shame That Is
Episode Eleven - The Hurt Locker - 2009: If I'm Going to Die, I'm Going to Die Comfortable
Episode Twelve - The Social Network - 2010: "Drop the THE. Just Facebook. It's Cleaner."
Special Interview with Michael Grei
Special Interview with My Daughter Emma
Episode Thirteen (2011) - The Artist, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Attending Cannes and the Oscars for the first time
Episode Fourteen (2012) - Argo wins Best Picture, but not before Zero Dark Thirty got destroyed. Life of Pi teaches us about Saying Goodbye
Episode Fifteen (2013) - Fare Thee Well