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
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.
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
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
Disney-dominated field isn’t diverse Animation’s history with the Oscars is fairly short and, despite the artform’s vibrant nature, somewhat colorless. In the 18 years since the Best Animated Feature’s conception, Disney has heavily commanded the category, setting the precedent for the awarded films to be
Moonlight director delivers next masterpiece Based on the novel by James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk tells the story of two young lovers in 1970s Harlem, where Fonny (Stephen James) has been sent to jail for a crime he didn’t commit and Tish (Kiki Layne)
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.
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
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.
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