2016 Golden Trailer Awards

I’ve always loved good movie trailers. To me a trailer represents the promise of an exciting new story, our first introduction to a concept and world we’ve never seen before. When edited together artfully, a movie trailer can become its own work of art. Every year, the The Golden Trailer Awards are held to award the year’s “most outstanding achievements in motion picture and television marketing.” The 2016 Golden Trailer Awards nominations have been revealed, find out which trailers and marketing campaigns were chosen for the 17th annual competition.

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2016 mtv movie awards nominations

It’s easy to make fun of the MTV Movie Awards. I know this because I did so in the headline of this very article. And yet, when you really break it down, they’re no more ridiculous than the Golden Globes – if the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association can come together to nominate a bunch of movies for statuettes, then why not allow the people running MTV to hand out buckets of golden popcorn to people they like?

So I hold no strong opinions on the 2016 MTV Movie Awards nominations. Are these the movies that I would have nominated for awards? Nah. But these most certainly are the movies MTV executives and producers think their audience wants to see nominated. In other words, welcome to an awards ceremony dominated by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deadpool, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Oscars Asians

Lost amidst all the stories about how Chris Rock ripped into the Academy last night is how poorly people of other races were treated who weren’t black or white. I think it was about two hours into last night’s broadcast when the first mention of Asians or Hispanics even happened: during a remote video segment from a man-on-the-street interview Rock conducted in front of a theater.

“This should not just white. It should be Asian, Hispanic. There’s so much talent out there of all races,” the man says, while holding an Oscar statue and delivering a mock acceptance speech.

I wish the rest of the presenters and producers had taken this message to heart.
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2016 oscar snubs

In many cases, the 2016 Academy Awards played out as many pundits predicted. Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home an Oscar. Alejandro González Iñárritu won his second Best Director statuette in as many years. The Big Short and Spotlight snatched up the screenplay awards. Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander walked away with acting trophies. If you went to Vegas and put your money where the awards season pros told you to put it, you had a fairly solid night.

But the craziest and most contentious Oscars in years still had its fair share of snubs and surprises. Surefire winners stayed in their seats while dark horses took the stage. Small films came out of nowhere to win awards over gigantic competition. A genuinely bad song managed to win its category over a bunch of other mostly bad songs. The winner of Best Picture only won one other award. And through it all, Mad Max: Fury Road rode shiny and chrome, picking up more honors than any other film.

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Chris Rock 2016 Oscars Monologue

Last night brought the 88th Academy Awards, and along with all the winners being announced, there also came quite the racially charged comedy from Chris Rock. The comedian hosted the telecast last night, and he hit harder on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy than even some people anticipated. For some, it was too much, but for most, it was full of a lot of things that needed to be said about an industry that doesn’t give enough opportunities to non-white actors. Watch the full Chris Rock Oscars 2016 monologue below! Read More »

2016 Oscar Winners

Hollywood’s biggest night has come and gone with the 88th Academy Awards, and after most of the /Film crew posted their own predictions for who would take home Oscar tonight (along with who we wanted to win), we followed the winners as they were announced live on the air.

Chris Rock hosted the ceremony, and he offered up plenty of jokes and commentary on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, making for great comedy and poignant thoughts on the matter. He undoubtedly upset some people, but he said plenty that needed to be said.

Below we have a list of all the 2016 Oscar winners, which was updated live throughout the night after the awards start getting handed out at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT, along with some commentary here and there on those who took home the coveted trophies. Get the full list of 2016 Oscar winners after the jump! Read More »

2016 Razzie Winners

Tonight brings the telecast for the 88th Academy Awards, honoring what some select people working on the film industry as the best achievements in motion pictures for the previous year. With Chris Rock hosting, it’ll be interesting to see how he skewers the Academy for the all-white nominees this year, not to mention poking fun at Hollywood’s biggest stars. But before that, the 2016 Razzie Awards have dished out some blows to some of the worst movies and performances of the year.

20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four landed the not-so-coveted Worst Picture prize, but it wasn’t alone, because Fifty Shades of Grey tied with the comic book flop for the title as well. But Fifty Shades of Grey got razzed a little more than Fantastic Four since both of the film’s stars, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, took home the Worst Actor and Worst Actress awards, not to mention being named the Worst On-Screen Combo. That’s rough.

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2016 Independent Spirit Awards Winners

On Saturday evening, Film Independent revealed the winners for the 2016 Indie Spirit Awards, the much cooler cousin that everyone wishes the Oscars would take some notes from for future reference. Much like last year, one of the Best Picture nominees for the Academy Awards ended up taking the top prize with Spotlight winning Best Feature, not to mention a prize for the film’s director Tom McCarthy, who also got a prize along with Josh Singer for the film’s script. Could that be good news for some Oscar love tomorrow night? Only time will tell.

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oscars stunt category

If you’ve ever looked over the list of categories at the Academy Awards and wondered why the American film industry’s highest honor doesn’t recognize stunt coordination, you’re not alone. Stunt performers have been calling for recognition at the Oscars for over two decades and over 100 of them recently rallied at the offices of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to make their voices heard in demanding an Oscars stunt category.

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2016 DGA Nominees Panel

This weekend brings the telecast for the 88th Academy Awards, and we’ll see who takes home Hollywood’s biggest prize. But before that, maybe you’d like to see some of the nominees chat for two and a half hours about their nominated work. Earlier this month, the Directors Guild of America rounded up the 2016 DGA nominees for an extensive chat, and it’s fascinating.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ridley Scott, George Miller, Tom McCarthy, and Adam McKay all sit down to talk about ther respective careers, filmmaking advice, production on each of their nominated films and more. Watch the 2016 DGA Nominees panel below. Read More »