Articles tagged academy awards

‘Who We Be’ and the Optics of Culture, in Living Colors

Jeff Chang's cultural history tackles how race has played out across the last 50 years, and counting, of American culture.

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10 Oscar Winners (and the Films They Should Have Won For)

Sometimes, the Academy Awards a consolation prize of sorts for getting it wrong in a previous year. Here are 10 examples of this phenomenon.

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What Happens When Hollywood’s Critical Acclaim Fails to Match Box Office Receipts?

Oscar's favorite studios and films often face bankruptcy and financial ruin, while Worst Picture Razzie winners have (more than once) earned billions of dollars at the box office. Why this disparity between financial rewards and Academy Awards?

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We Saw Your Hypocrisy: Seth MacFarlane, Hollywood, and the Liberal Media

When PC people manufacture controversies such as the uproar over Seth MacFarlane's Oscar humor, they reveal that they are oblivious to how they consistently confirm every unflattering stereotype depicting them as humorless bores.

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Oscar Odds for November: Best Picture Power Rankings

The Oscars ceremony on February 24 may seem like a long way off, but the Best Picture race is already beginning to take shape.

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For Whom the Buzz Stolls: An Interview with Midnight in Paris’ Corey Stoll

Actor Corey Stoll breezed in to steal Midnight in Paris out from under his co-stars and now, headed into awards season, his memorable characterization of legend Ernest Hemingway in Woody Allen's most successful film to date feels decidedly poised to enter the Supporting Actor race.

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10 Oct 2011 // 8:05 AM

‘A Dangerous Method’ Trailer (David Cronenberg, 2011)

Adapted for the screen by Christopher Hampton from his own 2002 play The Talking Cure, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method immerses the viewer in early 2

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One by One, We’re All Becoming Shades: An Interview with Anjelica Huston

In her newest film 50/50, the actress brings everything full circle, combining comedy and high drama with another far less-discussed area of her expertise: the ability to work a good old-fashioned bad wig and turn it into a powerful acting tool.

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Asks: How Does One Cling to Personal Belief in the Wake of Change?

Fiddler on the Roof represents the Hollywood musical at its most astute. A terrific, light-hearted, but deep thinking dramedy filled with dazzling performances, and ponderous, insightful, even timeless themes.

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‘Inside Job’ Is a Call to Arms

Treated almost like a crime story, Inside Job unveils a sordid world of the prosperous elite who take an almost unseemly pleasure in living lives of unscrupulous lavishness, with no regard to whom they harm.

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Saint Fonda in the Backyard: The Iconic Jane Works It Out

Golden Age Hollywood scion, feminist activist, and general all-around bad-ass Jane Fonda is back, and this time out, she is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of the health of boomers and senior citizens. Fonda keeps Mazur on task and on his toes during this exclusive interview, preferring to focus on fitness rather than feminism or cinema.

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Straight No Chaser: “Another Year’s” Arch Melancholia

We present an exclusive round table interview with Another Year director Mike Leigh and actors Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen, getting a crash course in the intricacies of the patented Mike Leigh filmmaking process from the maestro and his players.

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Jacki Weaver in ‘Animal Kingdom’ Video (PopMatters Exclusive)

For Your Consideration: Best Supporting Actress 2010: Jacki Weaver in Animal Kingdom.

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Barbequing with Legends: Robert Duvall and Sissy Spacek on Cinema, Cinephilia and Good-Looking Shoes

On the eve of the release of Get Low, PopMatters talks with film legends Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall about food criticism (sort of), film critics (without mentioning any, ahem, names), and of course, cute shoes (and a few other things).

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Academy Award Winning Short ‘Logorama’ (video)

Here’s Logorama, the Academy Award winner for best animated short, in it’s entirety. Directed by the French collective H5, this 17-minute film features

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25 Feb 2010 // 7:00 AM

The Twitter Effect on Oscar

LOS ANGELES — On Twitter, Jesse James has never been one to mince words. He tweets with all the bad-boy attitude and mucho macho swagger you’

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Hungry Heart: Maggie Gyllenhaal

The most-recently Oscar-nominated Gyllenhaal talks about why Jeff Bridges is sexy at 60, the dangers of falling for the wrong person and why Sissy Spacek rules.

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Screen World Volume 60: The Films of 2008 by Barry Monush

Screen World remains the go-to reference book for people in the film industry as well as film critics and fans.

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Everything in its Right Place: The Best Female Acting Performances of 2009

Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.

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OscarMatters: Oscars Resurrected?

With 2009's awards season about to ignite, it is time to analyze the ups and down of the recent rule changes, including what truly benefits from the expansion of Best Picture nominees and how this affects representation of cinematic excellence.

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"Veruca Salt is back and ready to kick ass and it feels so good.

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