My friend Marshall found this old article from 2001, believe it or not. 2001 seems like an eternity ago for so many reasons. 1) Because the world changed full stop. And 2) My world changed. Full stop. I never did appear on the Oscar Pre-Show, but I was featured on Ebert and Roeper thanks to Michaela Perreira who was doing a tech segment for them. It was one of the coolest things anyone has ever done for me. My site was then later listed as a source in one of Roeper’s books. And that’s as far as my six degrees of separation to Roger Ebert go.
Sasha Stone To Appear On Oscar Pre-Show
Mirror film critic Sasha Stone will be featured as part of the “Internet and the Oscars” segment on KABC’s Academy Awards pre-show telecast, Sunday, March 25. Hosted by Roger Ebert, the broadcast is syndicated nationally and internationally as the official Oscar pre-show.
Stone will speak as Editor-in-Chief of OscarWatch.com, an online Academy Awards analysis and prediction magazine that she created in 1999. The site, which was recently redesigned by Venice internet consultant Joshua Avedon, features Oscar buzz, “insider” information, analysis of behind-the-scenes campaigning, and discussions of other factors that contribute to who takes home the coveted golden boy each year. The OscarWatch Forums, in which movie fans from Chile to Slovakia to Zimbabwe argue the merits of their favorite films, prove once again the worldwide fascination with the Hollywood Movie.
Stone updates the site daily, and shares her own insights in the “Ed Sez” column. OscarWatch was featured as one of the top three Academy Awards-related websites on “Ebert and Roeper at the Movies” earlier this year. To read Stone on the Oscar race, see this page, and visit www.oscarwatch.com.