Agents can vote for oscars

Thanks to a new vote from the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, agents – or “artists representatives” – are now eligible to cast votes for Academy Awards. Welcome to a new era of the Oscars. Read More »

Academy Awards Delayed

Well, that didn’t take very long. This morning we ran a story revealing that the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would be meeting today to discuss potentially postponing the date of the 2021 Oscars ceremony. Now, it’s official: the 93rd Oscars ceremony will now be held on April 25, 2021. The awards ceremony was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021, but now films released up to and including that date will be able to qualify for nominations.

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2021 oscars date

The 2021 Oscars could possibly be delayed in one of the few times in the prestigious award’s 93-year history. The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are meeting today to discuss potentially postponing the date of the 2021 Oscars ceremony, which has long been scheduled for February 28. But with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic obstructing the releases of many potential Oscar contenders this year, the 93rd Oscars ceremony may be delayed as long as eight weeks.

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Best Picture Nomination Number

The Oscars have been allowing between 5-10 films to be nominated for Best Picture each year, but that’s about to change. Today, the Academy announced they will be locking the number of Best Picture noms at 10, and they’ll also be putting representation and inclusion standards for eligibility in place. It’s worth noting that these changes won’t go into effect until the 94th Academy Awards.

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Hollywood’s biggest night might be postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are considering pushing back the 2021 Oscars, which are set to be held in February, due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Parasite anniversary

I know time has essentially ceased to matter in the quarantine era, but for those of you who still appreciate marking things like anniversaries, Bong Joon-ho‘s Oscar-winning masterpiece Parasite is coming up on the one year anniversary of its premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Neon, the up-and-coming distributor which helped guide the movie to its historic award season run, has released a video celebrating “a year of cinema” and tracking the movie’s incredible journey from Palm d’Or winner to the Oscar afterparty. Read More »

oscars rules

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors met this morning and voted to make some important changes to eligibility requirements for the 2021 Oscars ceremony. The biggest of these is that the board has nixed the requirement that films need to play in a Los Angeles theater for at least one week for a qualifying run – now, films that were released digitally without playing in theaters at all (like Trolls World Tour) are eligible for Oscars. Read more about the new changes below.
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oscars cats segment

Everyone got in a good laugh about Cats during the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night, but the Visual Effects Society had their claws out. The organization representing visual effects artists released a stern statement condemning the Oscars Cats segment, in which stars James Corden and Rebel Wilson poked fun at the Tom Hooper-directed big-budget catastrophe by dressing up as their characters from the film.

“As cast members of the motion picture Cats, nobody more than us understands the importance of good visual effects,” the stars said. Apparently not, according to VES.

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

After first being announced eight years ago, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will finally open this year on December 14, 2020. The news was announced during the 92nd Academy Awards last night by Tom Hanks, who is a museum trustee and co-chair of the Academy Museum campaign. If you want a sneak peek of what the museum will offer, keep reading below. Read More »

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best moments of the 2020 oscars

Like every year, Sunday’s 2020 Oscars ceremony was a night of overwhelming highs and abysmal lows. But Parasite is now a four-time Oscar winner, so things are (mostly) right in the world. Because of that, we’ll only be counting down the highs of this year’s host-less Oscars ceremony, which ran the gamut of emotions from confusing, to chaotic, to cathartic. Here are our highlights of the 92nd Academy Awards.

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