Earlier this year, Roma was a huge contender and winner at the Oscars. Not only did the film earn a trophy for director Alfonso Cuarón, as well as taking home the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, but it was one of the Best Picture nominees. But that didn’t sit too well with some members of The Academy, because Roma was a Netflix movie, and it barely met the eligibility requirements for being released in theaters to qualify for a potential nomination. There was even some uproar from Steven Spielberg about it, though that might have been a big misunderstanding (or some sneaky swipes from Apple).
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was said to be considering a change in the eligibility rules that would force Netflix or any other streaming service producing original movies to jump through more hoops in order to earn Oscar nominations. However, The Academy has voted on the matter, and they’ve opted not to change the rule regarding Netflix movies Oscars eligibility. In addition, they’ve announced some other key changes for other Oscar categories. Read More »
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has been working on building a new museum in Los Angeles, and it’s set to open later this year. Information on how much it will cost to gain entry hasn’t been revealed yet, but thanks to a new “transformative grant” from the George Lucas Family Foundation, all children 17 years old and younger will get in for free – forever. Read More »
The winners of the 2019 Oscars may have been some of the most disappointing choices, but at least no one was disappointed by the ceremony. In fact, this year’s ceremony was almost enjoyable, running briskly and without a hitch thanks to one central factor: No host. And it’s a format that the Oscars ceremony may repeat next year.
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Hey, did you know Steven Spielberg is not a fan of Netflix? You should, because he’s voiced his displeasure with the streaming service several times. It’s not so much that Spielberg thinks Netflix makes bad movies. It’s that he doesn’t approve of their release model, since Netflix tends to skip theaters entirely. In the mind of Mr. Spielberg, movies that don’t play in theaters aren’t movies at all. Not content to simply grumble to himself, Spielberg is hoping to change the Academy Awards rules so that Netflix movies can’t qualify for nominations unless they play in theaters for a certain length of time.
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We’re all excited for The Irishman, but no one is more excited than the folks at Netflix. Because in the eyes of the streaming giant, Martin Scorsese‘s new gangster epic is a one-way ticket to winning a Best Picture Oscar next year. Having not scored the top award at the recent Academy Awards with Roma, a new report reveals Netflix is going all-in on positioning The Irishman as a serious Oscar contender. In fact, they might even do something they’ve never done with one of their movies before: give it a wide theatrical release.
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Tell me something boy, where were you when Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper stole the show and stole our hearts? The co-stars of A Star is Born easily gave the best performance of the 2019 Oscars ceremony, delivering a sensual duet of Gaga’s Oscar-winning song “Shallow.” Now, you can witness the entire thing unfold in the clip below.
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Another year, another Oscars. Another Oscars, another pile of victories to celebrate…and to moan about for the next 12 months.
Yep, nothing riles up movie fans quite like the Academy Awards, which have a habit of driving cinephiles absolutely crazy and delighting them in equal measure. The 2019 edition was no different, with the ceremony rotating between “Well, that was deserved!” and “What the hell were they thinking?!” on an award-by-award basis. So let’s break it down. Here are the best and worst Oscar moments of 2019.
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Millions of eyes were on the Academy Awards last night, and even though the live broadcast of Hollywood’s biggest event doesn’t pull in as many viewers as the Super Bowl, it’s still a hot spot for advertising. While there were some TV spots for the likes of Captain Marvel, The Lion King and Rocketman, the one set of commercials that stole the show came from a collaboration between the Oscars and the watchmaker Rolex.
Rolex is one of the many sponsors and supporters of the Academy Awards, and this year they delivered a series of commercials featuring James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu. Each of the Oscar-winning directors wrote an open letter to filmmakers of the world in order to inspire them on a journey that just might take them to the Oscars someday. Watch the Rolex Oscars commercials below. Read More »
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The 91st Academy Awards aired live on ABC last night, and the ceremony went surprisingly smoothly without a host to lead the way. In fact, this might be the best way to do the Oscars from now on.
But you didn’t come here for chatter about the ceremony itself. You just want to know the 2019 Oscars winners, and those who came away with a trophy certainly made for some surprising moments, for better or worse. Green Book walked away with Best Picture, even though director Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director for his work on the Netflix movie Roma. But how the rest of the awards fall? Find out below. Read More »
This weekend brings the 91st Academy Awards to ABC, and it’s probably going to be a complete disaster. Not only is there no host for the ceremony, but The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences pissed everyone off by cutting a few awards from the live broadcast (only to reinstate them in the show). On top of that, they’ve had a real problem figuring out how the nominees for Best Original Song were going to be performed during the ceremony too.
But the Oscars are really about rewarding the greatest achievements in film from the previous year. And if we’re going to do that properly, than we need to look at each and everyone of this year’s Best Picture nominees with a new perspective. That’s where the 2019 Oscars Honest Trailer comes into play, skewering each of the eight film nominated for Hollywood’s top prize. Which one will walk away with the trophy only to get lambasted online afterwards? Read More »