Oscar 2014 Nominees: First Impressions

January 16, 2014

    BEST PICTURE “12 Years a Slave” “American Hustle” “Captain Phillips” “Dallas Buyers Club” “Gravity” “Her” “Nebraska” “Philomena” “The Wolf of Wall Street” I’m so glad “Her” got nominated but know that “Gravity”, “American Hustle”, and “12 Years a Slave” will get most of the votes. My favorite of those 3 : “Gravity”.   […]

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Stephen Simon’s Favorite Uplifting Movies of 2013

December 30, 2013

As I say each year, I am very proud to have been a voting member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1984. As I also say each year, I wish the categories were defined as “favorite” rather than “best” because there is no objective standard by which anyone can use the word […]

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The Address of Happiness: A Spiritual Love Story!!

July 17, 2013

The Address Of Happiness Arrives In Hollywood Source: Heart Publishing and Happiness Publishing LLC Dated: Jul. 17, 2013 Producer Stephen Simon, Producer of Somewhere in Time, purchases the Motion Picture Rights to the Popular Love Story LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Los Angeles, California – Hollywood has found The Address Of Happiness and Producer Stephen Simon […]

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Stephen Simon’s Favorite 2012 Foreign and Documentary Features

January 12, 2013

Each branch of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nominates in that branch for the Oscars; that is, actors nominate actors, directors nominate directors, etc. Everyone also gets to nominate as many as ten films for “Best” Picture. Then, when the nominations are announced, we all get to vote in most categories for […]

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Television Interview about The Oscar Nominations.

January 11, 2013

I did a fun television interview last night about the Oscar nominations on Channel 8, the local NBC affiliate here in Portland.

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Stephen Simon’s Ten Favorite Films of 2012

January 2, 2013

As a proud voting member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences since 1984, I prefer to use the word  “favorite” rather than  “best”. We can’t go into the Louvre and point out the “best” painting, can we? Was Cezanne a “better” painter than Van Gogh? Was Mozart the “best” composer ever? More […]

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