Sometimes you have to give the Los Angeles Times credit. Sure they want to dismiss the blogosphere as inconsequential. Sure most of the writer's they hire are from the East Coast. Sure there is a dearth of local opinion in the opinion column.
But at least they have their own "blog" section, which includes the "Oscar Beat" blog. Okay, it reads like a regular column. Okay, it is apparently only for the Oscar season. But at least they are trying...right?