Articles tagged oscars

29 Feb 2016 // 12:03 PM

Why ‘Spotlight’ Took the Top Oscar Prize

It was the year Spotlight, the third film on everyone’s list of top three finishers, came from behind and walked off with the best picture trophy.

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35 Years of Best Original Song: The Conflux of Music and Cinema from Oscar’s Perspective

We take a look back at all the Best Original Song winners and nominees from 1980 through today to see who won, who should have won, and who were snubbed completely.

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15 Feb 2016 // 10:07 AM

How the Grammys Learned to Be Relevant

The Grammys stand out by comparison with their cinematic sibling, the Oscars.

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Spike Lee Touts ‘Chi-Raq’ and Says Oscars ‘Are a Smoke Screen’

Spike Lee discusses his decision to abstain from this year’s Oscar ceremony, as well as his thoughts about Chicago itself.

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20 Jan 2016 // 12:19 PM

Oscars Aren’t the Diversity Problem—Moviemaking Is

"It’s a complete embarrassment to say that the heights of cinematic achievement have only been reached by white people. I repeat — it’s embarrassing."

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15 Jan 2016 // 10:40 AM

Film Industry Faces New Round of Questions As Another All-White Lineup Causes Outcry

It’s another embarrassing Hollywood sequel: For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated an all-white group of acting nominees.

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From Ridley to Harvey, Screenplay to ‘Star Wars’, Oscar Nomination Snubs and Surprises

When the 88th Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles there were plenty of surprises, starting with Matt Damon’s director nod.

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Could the Letter “M” Help Save the Oscars?

With a shrinking viewership and even smaller relevance to the annual awards season shuffle, how will the Oscars save itself?

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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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In Memorial of American Sniper’s First Awards Season Victim: Unbroken

Clint Eastwood's look at Chris Kyle's legacy as American's deadliest marksman claimed its first Awards Season victim: the other war story.

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A Call for the Academy to Reconceptualize the Best Original Score Category

So long as the Academy clings to a myopic definition of what an "original" score is, too many deserving composers will be left out come Oscar night.

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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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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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The Top 10 Films That Should Have Won Best Picture

Oscar always gets it 'wrong.' Here are 10 Best Picture reasons (out of many) why.

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Oscars 2012: Nominated Shorts in Select Theaters Beginning 10 February

The nominees for the 2012 Live Action Short Oscar alternate between expected and slightly less, all having something to do with time, its elusiveness and its ineluctable demands.

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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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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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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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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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