Oscars

  • Oscars 2022: A mixed evening of Hit and Mrs…

    After last year’s abridged event due to COVID, the Academy Awards were back in the Dolby Theater for what seemed like a more ‘normal’ event this weekend – though it still managed to generate complaints and concerns in advance by selecting a whole range of categories to be recorded...
  • And this year’s Oscar nominations go to…

    The world is still grappling with variants of COVID and the cinematic output may be a shadow of its usual self, but the Academy Awards will still be going ahead – so the nominations were announced early Tuesday morning. There are some interesting choices and some prominent talent still...
  • Oscar, Oscar (Results): How to make a lack of drama out of a crisis…

    This year’s Oscars were unique in a number of ways, most of them rarely positive – though it was never going to be their grandest year. 2020 was, of course, the year that was almost devoid of mainstream cinema – either films were forced to stop production or there...
  • Oscars Noms 2021: Film love in the time of COVID…

    You might have been forgiven for thinking there wouldn’t be an Academy Awards in 2021. For much of 2020, cinemas were closed and film production either slowed down or ground to a halt. Most films couldn’t be made and even the ones that were completed couldn’t be seen easily....
  • Oscars and BAFTAs shift 2021 ceremony dates…

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has formally announced that they will be moving the Academy Awards ceremony into April next year. Though it’s happened a few times in its history ( due to flooding in 1938, due to the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968...
  • Oscars 2020: And the nominees are…

    Yes, it’s that time of year again. Here’s the list of the major category nominees announced this morning ahead of the 9th February Academy Awards themselves… Joker may have the most nominations but it’s quite a diverse line-up with some other major contenders in the mix, so it could...
  • Oscars face major industry backlash over telecast tweaks…

    Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Alfonso Cuarón, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Kerry Washington, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Guillermo del Toro and Frances McDormand  are just a handful of the latest talent who have added their names and support to an open letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
  • Oscars: And the nominees are…

    There are a few surprises in the nominees announced this morning for this year’s Academy Awards – either because of their nomination or lack of it – but also some expected faces. In many respects, it would be a brave person to predict the results with any certainty… We’ll...
  • Oscar, Oscar: 2018’s nominees announced…

    There weren’t a huge amount of surprises in Tuesday’s list of nominations for the Academy Awards  as read out by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis. Some familiar titles, such as The Shape of Water (with thirteen nominations), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Darkest Hour all get the expected nods,with...
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