Category Archives: Oscars
Many of this year’s acting nominees have had long and full careers before this year’s nominations. Not all their early choices were particularly sound, but some of this year’s nominees have been paying their dues for decades.
DeKalb Elementary, The Eleven O’Clock, My Nephew Emmett, The Silent Child and Watu Woke (All of Us) are all good, but which one is likely to win the Oscar in this extremely tough category?
Are this year’s unconventional nominees meant to stir things up from the norm or is there actual bias against certain actors and filmmakers because they’re such obvious choices?
Our first series of brief reviews of the Oscar-nominated shorts currently playing in 200 theaters across the country before Oscar night on March 4.
Examining the upcoming Oscar race and the socio-poligical implications of some of the Best Picture nominees and how their relevance to what’s happening in the world might give them an advantage.
The videos each feature wonderfully talented actresses including Gal Gadot, Rosario Dawson, and Salma Hayek.
Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water led the nominations with 13 including for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and three acting nominations.
Will Greta Gerwig crack the Best Director field for Lady Bird, or does Jordan Peele stand a better chance for Get Out? Come back in just a few more hours and find out!
Examining what some of the Oscar-winning filmmakers went on to do after winning the Oscar in the foreign language category.
Looking at a few reasons why the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences can cut back on the Best Picture nominees to make the main Oscar race seem that much more special.
Unfairly or not, Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” is now doomed as far as awards go in the wake of the Kevin Spacey scandal.
Angelina Jolie and Michael Haneke are two of the more high-profile filmmakers among the 92 whose films were submitted, which will have to be culled down to a shortlist of nine with the final five nominees announced in January.
Last year’s crop of acting nominees featured seven performers of color, but expect a regression on the diversity front this year even though Denzel Washington seems like a shoo-in for Roman Israel, Esq.
The samurai poet of Hollywood Elsewhere joins me to discuss the box office prospects of Stephen King’s It and the merits of Richard Rushfield’s industry newsletter The Ankler.
Mo-cap work demands more of actors emotionally, physically and mentally, because they are using their imagination to create the environment, establish relationships and set the scene. The visual effects exist to serve the physical performance, not “enhance” it, writes John Rocha.
With actors like Dwayne Johnson, Simon Pegg and Riz Ahmed joining the club, plus directors Jordan Peele and Joss Whedon and longtime publicist Bumble Ward, the Academy definitely got a lot cooler today.
Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz will be watching next year’s ceremony from their living rooms after this year’s epic gaffe, though it’s unclear why Ruiz is being punished for Cullinan’s mistake.
The Academy Awards’ Best Picture gaffe turned out to be the trending topic of the evening, but the real story isn’t this embarrassing moment in Oscars history (although it did make for great television). The real story is that Moonlight won.
Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers released a statement regarding the incident at last night’s Academy Awards that led to La La Land being announced as the winner of Best Picture.
The 89th annual Academy Awards will not be remembered for Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting duties, a extravagant music number, a political rant, or the treats that parachuted from the sky, but for the twist ending when La La Land was named Best Picture when the winner was really Moonlight. Other than that, the evening sailed along smoothly with award show-brand jokes, bits, and boiler-plate acceptance speeches.
Which two Oscar nominees are working with Guillermo del Toro on The Shape of Water? The same duo who have their eye on high-profile TV projects in 2017.
This may have been the craziest Oscars of all-time! We can’t even believe what we just saw. Upset of the Century?
The 89th Annual Academy Awards have come and gone! As expected, Jimmy Kimmel constantly poked fun at Matt Damon through the evening and brought his brand of humor. As for the winners, predicted favorites nabbed trophies while one unexpected surprise happened at the very end of the ceremony.
It’s that time of year, folks! Days before the Academy Awards, we talked to actual Oscar voters to hear how poorly they’ve done their jobs. This year was no exception.
With the diversity and caliber of this year’s crop of Oscar nominees, it’s hard to choose one to reign over its competitors. However, we’ve taken on that daunting task to pick what we think are the best of the best and who should go home with that coveted golden statuette at the end of the night, as well as which ones probably will.
Which Best Picture nominee does our Twitter-happy President call “sad?” How about all of them!
Each year, the Academy Awards tends to put a huge focus on the feature films nominated for Best Picture, but there are other films that deserve your attention — particularly the short films. And if you haven’t seen any of the shorts (and you should before the Oscars on February 26), here is a helpful guide on where you can watch them.
Updated 2.22: Jimmy Kimmel Live! host is set to present the Oscars to some of the brightest stars in the industry on February 26, but before that night arrives, as well as the day of, there are going to be glamorous and star-filled parties and events to celebrate the big night. Here at the Tracking Board, we have all information on the pre-parties, after-parties, and more.
Updated with winner! Once again we’re crowning one winner of the Tracking Board’s Annual Oscar Pool and award them with an exclusive prize package! Enter by February 25 for your chance to win!
It’s time for animated films to be allowed onto the Oscar playing field and for bodies like the Academy, which are meant to recognize and award excellence in filmmaking, to give them more consideration beyond simply their designated Best Animated Feature category.