Category Archives: Oscars
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.
The Oscar nominations were unveiled Tuesday morning and things went pretty much as expected, with Lionsgate’s lovely musical La La Land leading the field with a record-tying 14 nominations. There were still some snubs and surprises, so here are the top 10 takeaways from the Academy’s big announcement.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards. Lionsgate’s musical “La La Land” led the pack with a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, including two for Best Song.
Deadpool was one of the best pictures of the year, but will the Academy deter from their usual practice of voting for award-bait drama films and nominate this wisecracking superhero flick? And if it does, will it mean anything to the larger landscape of blockbusters and the Oscars?
*UPDATED* We’re less than two weeks away from the Academy Awards and with five wins at this year’s BAFTA Awards, La La Land still remains the Oscar favorite. Surprisingly, it’s biggest competitor, Moonlight didn’t nab any trophies at the ceremony, while a couple of other surprises have thrown things off course in some categories.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host has been tapped to host 2017 Academy Awards. While he’s hosted several other live shows, including the 2016 Emmy Awards, this will be his first time hosting the Oscars, the film industry’s biggest night of the year.
The search for next year’s Oscars producers has finally been completed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday that Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Academy Awards, which is set to air on Sunday, February 26 on ABC.
Drum roll please…
We’ve compiled the latest odds from the top Vegas oddsmakers and applied our insider analysis to bring you our final predictions for some of this year’s biggest races ahead of this Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards. Plus, see where our readers rank the nominees according to our annual Oscar Pool!