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Do award shows actually matter?

It’s pointless praise to those who don’t need it Opinion by Kaia Stallings There’s something sinister about the idea of the Academy Awards. Every year the art that people have put out to the masses is put up against panels, judges, and the very people

Does Joker deserve a Best Picture nomination?

yes, it made a clear impact on cinemagoers Opinion by Alexander Elmore With 11 Academy Award nominations, Joker is already the most honored film of the year—and the 92 Oscar ceremony has yet to happen. The sheer number of nominations given to the film has

Have movie award shows become irrelevant?

They snub films and actors Opinion by Samantha Register Last year’s debate over whether the Academy Awards should include a “Popular Film” category, as though acknowledging that “popular films” are not award-worthy, highlighted a prevalent phenomenon in recent years: award shows have become increasingly irrelevant. 

Should the Oscars award Best Popular Film?

Inclusivity will make the oscars more accessible Opinion by Kennedy Erhart The Academy’s latest category addition to the Oscars, Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film, ultimately makes the award show more inclusive. Statements from people in the industry saying that the addition of the category will

I, Tonya mostly gets the gold

Oscar piece is unbalanced, but gripping I, Tonya tells the true story of figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) leading up to the 1994 Olympics. The film recounts the brutal attack of rival figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, an attempt to remove her from the competition.

#TimesUp at the Academy Awards

Film critics take accusations into account Amidst ongoing revelations coming out of the #MeToo movement, the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 23—and the Academy appears to be taking recent accusations into account. While critical darlings like The Shape of Water