Nomadland Oscar Nominations

Believe it or not, a woman has never been nominated for Best Actress and Best Picture (via being a producer) in the same exact year. That very well might be about to change, though – with Nomadland. Star Frances McDormand is also a producer on the Chloé Zhao-directed flick, and almost everyone who tracks the Oscars seems to think she’s a shoo-in for Best Actress and that the film will surely get a Best Picture nod.

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Academy Museum opening delayed

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has been in the works for many years, but tourists and cinephiles are going to have to wait a few more months for it to finally open in Los Angeles.

Today, the Academy announced that the museum, which was most recently slated to open in April 2021, will now open its doors in September 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the details below. Read More »

2021 Oscars producers

Today, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced that writer/director/producer Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven, The Knick) will be one of three producers of the 93rd Academy Awards. This will mark Soderbergh’s first time ever producing the awards ceremony, which will be taking place in April of next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read More »

2021 oscars date

A few months ago, the 72nd Primetime Emmys ceremony went virtual with television’s biggest stars and creators checking into the live broadcast virtually from their homes and various locations. But when the 93rd Academy Awards come around in April next year, the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences won’t be making the ceremony virtual. A representative from the Academy and hosting network ABC stated: “The Oscars in-person telecast will happen.” Read More »

Oscars record

Netflix has been gunning for the Best Picture Academy Award for years, funneling lots of money and resources into the dream of standing on stage at the Dolby Theatre and accepting the top prize of the film world. We’re obviously in the middle of a very strange film year and what is shaping up to be a strange awards season, but it could end up working out in Netflix’s favor. The streamer not only has several chances to win Best Picture, but it also has a chance to break an Oscars record that’s been held since 1937. Read More »

Impetigore Academy Awards

Impetigore, a wild, gory horror movie from Joko Anwar, director of Satan’s Slaves, could be headed to the Oscars. Anwar himself announced on social media that the film, which is streaming exclusively on Shudder, is Indonesia’s official submission for the 93rd Academy Awards. Does that mean it will get nominated? No. In fact, I can’t imagine the Academy giving the film a fair shot. But it’s still wonderful to know that such a bold, original genre pic is being submitted.  Read More »

theater updates

The turmoil of the theatrical exhibition industry has been well documented since the pandemic began, but considering all of the insanity that’s been going on in the country over the past couple of days, it’d be totally understandable a detail or two slipped through the cracks. That’s where we come in: here are some theater updates involving some Regal theaters deciding to stay open, NATO’s plea for you to #SaveYourCinema, and a tweaked Oscar eligibility rule. Read More »

Delroy Lindo Best Actor

Delroy Lindo gives one of the year’s best performances in Da 5 Bloods, so it’s only fitting that Netflix has decided to push for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. The streaming service could’ve hedged their bets and tried to campaign Lindo for Best Supporting Actor, but will instead save that for the rest of the film’s cast: Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., and the late Chadwick Boseman.

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academy museum hayao miyazaki exhibit

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the few anime filmmakers who can claim crossover success, with beloved classics like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away leaving an indelible mark on global pop culture (and the latter winning the director a much-deserved Oscar). But the Studio Ghibli filmmaker has never yet had a North American museum retrospective dedicated to his art and works. Until now.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that its inaugural exhibition will be Hayao Miyazaki, a retrospective on the filmmaker that explores each of Miyazaki’s animated feature films through his six-decade career and features original art, character designs, storyboards, and more. It will be the first time these 300-or-so objects will be available for public view outside of Japan.

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2021 oscars date

Ever since the #OscarsSoWhite debacle of 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have been making significant strides to try to change their image as a creaky, majority-white institution. They’ve welcomed more women, people of color, and international stars into their ranks, expanded their categories, and so on. But the Academy may have made its most significant stride yet with the new introduction of inclusion standards into the Oscars eligibility rules. To be eligible for a Best Picture nomination, films must meet a minimum of two of the four new Oscar inclusion standards just announced by the Academy.

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