Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The 1935 Retro Hollmann Awards: Part Two

Six down, twelve to go! After yesterday's spreading-of-the-wealth, the 1935 Retro Hollmann Awards conclude today with Music Awards, Writing Awards, Lead Acting, Production Design, Cinematography, Editing, Sound, Director, and Best Picture of the Year! Remember to reacquaint yourself with the complete roster of nominees and the Top Ten.

Now, on with the show:

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The 1935 Retro Hollmann Awards: Part One

We wrap up the 1935 retrospective this week with the 1935 Retro Hollmann Awards. You've seen the full slate of nominees, you know the Top Ten - now on with the awards!

Well, six of them, at least. Back in 1935, the Academy Awards were not yet ten years old, they had a lot of growing to do. It would be another year before they added supporting categories, another four before a competitive special effects category, another 13 before Best Costume Design, another 46 before Best Makeup...and Best Ensemble still does not exist, though the Screen Actors Guild has awarded it since 1995. The Hollmann Awards, even the retro ones, honor all categories, but to respect the tradition and the time period, these six categories get their own post. And it's this one!

We begin with Best Ensemble...

Friday, July 1, 2022

The 1935 Retro Hollmann Awards Nominees!

Twelve days delayed, but here they are - the nominees for the 1935 Retro Hollmann Awards! For context, these were the 74 films screened:

The 39 Steps
$1,000 a Minute
Alice Adams
All the King's Horses
Anna Karenina
Barbary Coast
Becky Sharp
The Big Broadcast of 1936
Black Fury
The Bride of Frankenstein
Broadway Hostess
Broadway Melody of 1936
The Call of the Wild
Captain Blood
Cardinal Richelieu
Charlie Chan in Egypt
Charlie Chan in Paris
Charlie Chan in Shanghai
Charlie Chan's Secret
China Seas
The Clairvoyant
Clive of India
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
The Crusades
Curly Top
Dante's Inferno
The Dark Angel
David Copperfield
The Devil is a Woman
Escape Me Never
Folies Bergère de Paris
"G" Men
The Gay Deception
The Glass Key
Go Into Your Dance
Gold Diggers of 1935
I Dream Too Much
The Informer
King of Burlesque
Last Days of Pompeii
Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Love Me Forever
Mad Love
Man on the Flying Trapeze
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Mark of the Vampire
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Les Miserables
Moscow Laughs
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mysterious Mr. Wong
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Naughty Marietta
A Night at the Opera
Night Life of the Gods
Peter Ibbetson
Private Worlds
The Raven
Red Salute
Ruggles of Red Gap
Sanders of the River
The Scarlet Pimpernel
The Scoundrel
Sylvia Scarlett
Thanks a Million
Top Hat
The Wandering Jew
Werewolf of London

Check out the Top Ten, while you're at it. And now - the nominees: