Casey Affleck Oscar

Almost a year ago, Casey Affleck won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Kenneth Lonergan’s drama Manchester By The Sea. But years before that, he was sued for sexual harassment by two female crew members of I’m Still Here, the Joaquin Phoenix-starring fake documentary he made back in 2010.

At the Oscars, the tradition is that previous year’s Best Actor award winner presents that year’s Best Actress winner with her trophy. That means Affleck would have been involved in a pivotal moment of the female winner’s life…which, considering his past, is not exactly a great situation. So, breaking a long-standing tradition, Affleck has stepped down from his presenter position at the upcoming Academy Awards. Read more about the Casey Affleck Oscar controversy below.
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Baby Drive Oscar Nominations

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced earlier this week, and while Edgar Wright‘s music-driven heist film Baby Driver didn’t end up with any nods in the major categories, the film did end up with a few technical awards, including Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Design. That’s certainly a great honor, and it’s exactly what Edgar Wright predicted would happen in one of his earliest drafts of the script.

And that’s not all of the awards-related good luck Edgar Wright has found this week. The filmmaker happened to make a bet a little while back with The Big Sick co-writer and star Kumail Nanjiani about the romantic comedy getting nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Since the film indeed ended up with a nomination in that category, Wright won the bet. So what does Nanjiani have to do? Find out below. Read More »

oscars 2018 promo

It’s a scene that will play over and over in many cinephiles’ heads whenever they think of the Oscars: the ecstatic faces of the La La Land team transforming into confused shock, the star-studded audience’s jaws dropping, those fateful words: “There’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won Best Picture.” But instead of our bemused glee, 2017 Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel only remembers it with abject horror. And yet, he is ready to do it all over again.

Kimmel will be hosting the 90th Annual Academy Awards on ABC this March, despite the infamous Moonlight/La La Land mix-up last year that instantly made Oscars history and turned presenters Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway into a punchline. But Kimmel is back to host, and he’s definitely going to get the names right this time.

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The Biggest 2018 Oscar Snubs and Surprises

biggest Oscar Snubs 2018

The Academy Awards can be a source of great joy and great misery for movie fans. On one hand, it’s fun to watch your favorite movies get celebrated by the industry that spawned them, to see incredible artists awarded with golden statuettes. On the other, it’s an opportunity to moan and groan because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just doesn’t get it and failed to nominated the truly deserving movies and/or performers. It’s a struggle!

The 2018 Academy Award nominations are no different. While many of the categories went exactly as predicted, there were plenty of twists and turns. People who weren’t in the conversation are suddenly present. Movies that felt like sure things have been left out in the cold. These are the biggest Oscar snubs and surprises of 2018.

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2018 Academy Award Nominations Announced

2018 Academy Award Nominations

The 2018 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning and The Shape of Water leads the pack with 13 nods.

The full list of nominees can be found below.

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Oscar Rules

It’s officially Oscar season! To prepare for Hollywood’s big, self-congratulatory night, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the consulting service that handles the envelopes containing the names of the official Academy Award Winners, have implemented a new set of rules to help avoid a repeat of last year’s embarrassing Moonlight/La La Land mix-up.

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2018 Razzie nominations

Ugh, here we go. The “funny” Razzie Nominations have been announced, and as usual, they’re bad. Since 1981, the Golden Raspberry Awards have been leading the way in nominating movies they consider to be the worst of the worst Hollywood has to offer. These nominations are meant to be both tongue-in-cheek and “reward” bad films and bad performances, but often, they target movies that are misunderstood or simply bold. If anything, the nominations continually prove that the Razzies are kind of useless. The 2018 Razzie Nominations are below.

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three billboards outside ebbing missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has jumped to the front of the Oscar race again, scooping up three wins at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night.

Check out the complete list of winners below.

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The Shape of Water red band trailer

The 2018 Producers Guild of America Awards were held last night, and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale were the big winners. Check out the complete list of PGA Award winners below.

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2018 Visual Effects Society Awards

Say what you will about 2017, but last year’s crop of movies was pretty damn good overall, and that high bar of quality is reflected in the nominees for the 16th annual VES Awards. Nearly 3,400 artists, producers, technologists, and entertainment industry workers narrowed down the movies that best represented outstanding achievements in visual effects, and Blade Runner 2049 and War for the Planet of the Apes ended up tying for the highest number of feature film nominations. Meanwhile, HBO’s Game of Thrones leads the pack in terms of television programs, and the fantasy series earned the most overall nominations. See the major nominees for the 2018 Visual Effects Society Awards below.
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