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Oscars End 2020 with a Whimper

Awards were given and few cared The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, have long loomed large in the Hollywood landscape. More than WGA awards, SAG awards, or BAFTAs, they have been seen as the authoritative awards, indicative not only of the best the

The Best-Best Picture Breakdown

An Analysis of Oscar-Worthy Movies On April 25, a movie-going year characterized by disruption will be capped by an industry mainstay: the Oscars. While there is sure to be social distancing, masking, and Zoom calls, the ceremony itself is yet another wonderful step toward normalcy.

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

#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