The Truth About Wikipedia Charts

Yes, we’ve all used Wikipedia by now, or it’s mobile cousin, Wikipanion. Some of us have even contributed to it. And for those out there that know me well, or can guess from my blogs, I’m an awards fanatic. Well, one day as a teenager, I fell in love with a film called “American Beauty” Read More …

Budgeting: The Finest End for The Biggest Gaffe in History

After declaring “All Hell Is Breaking Loose” at the first Academy Awards he hosted, Jimmy Kimmel could not have summed up better what was likely the biggest gaffe in Academy history: the wrong Best Picture award presented, for just under a minute, to a mistaken film from another envelope — likely a duplicate — still Read More …

Looking At Best Animated Short Noms

This scene always seems to get glossed over a bit — as would the documentaries and live-action shorts… Basically, what doesn’t typically earn big bucks directly at the box office gets ignored. Well, as an indie filmmaker currently in the works for another animated short, I present either fulls or trailers of the 2016 nominated Read More …

Chazelle v. Jenkins: Young’uns In the Mix

So, last night were the Awards for Directors Guild of America, and Damien Chazelle was honored for La La Land. He is just 32 years old — in fact, he is a mere 10 days younger than ME — he could literally be the youngest Directing recipient ever at the Academy Awards. Should Barry Jenkins, Read More …

Talking Movies with PenTV – 106 – 89th Academy Awards

It’s long overdue — the 1st official collaboration between Peninsula Television and Thomas Productions has created this sixth episode of Talking Movies with PenTV! Cody Simmons returns to host with our regular guest Garett Weston Thomas about all the deets for the 89th Academy Awards, to be held February 26th, 2017. Best Picture Nominees for Read More …

See Oscar Noms LIVE Tuesday Morning! (TBA)

It’s less than 48 hours now until the official 89th Academy Award nominations are announced for films of 2016, TBA! Will be Tuesday, January 24th at 5:18 a.m. PST, when the live-stream begins. More info will be posted below as it becomes available, embedded clip included. Official Live-Stream Clip Updated Locks for Best Picture are Read More …

Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat – 106 – La La Moon Leader

In this latest vlog episode, Garett talks about potential 89th Academy Award nominees, connects who might win because of previous non-winners logic, plus a chat about High Speed Rail. Full vlog here: http://directorG.com/pointshootneat

Year of the Jimmies Starts Tonight

Tonight begins the first of two “really big” award shows of the year, and they both will be hosted by “a Jimmy”. So, this evening’s Golden Globes will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Then, next month, Jimmy Kimmel will host the Academy Awards. We’ll see how tonight goes down first; we all know how much Read More …

8th Annual Governor’s Awards: Jackie Chan, Anne V. Coates, More

It’s finally happened: Martial Arts Action Superstar Jackie Chan has won an Academy Award! Governors Awards on November 12th honored him, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Chan’s career spanned over 200 films and countless broken bones in the process, and his craft is often disregarded by the Read More …

The Big Night: The 88th Academy Awards TONIGHT!

Hope you’ve made your Academy Award predictions for tonight! To remind you, all nominees are listed at the Internet Movie Database at the following link: http://www.imdb.com/awards-central/oscars Carol's in the RoomSpotlight bears a Revenant:Beasts of Tangerine!#OscarsSoWhite #Haiku #micropoetry — Garett Thomas (@directorG2011) February 28, 2016 Write your no-guts-no-glory predictions, then tune in at 4 pm to Read More …