Popular Film Oscar

Last month, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences dropped a bomb in the form of a few changes to the annual Oscars ceremony coming in February of 2019. The biggest and most controversial decision was the announcement of a new award that would honor “outstanding achievement in popular film,” but there was no explanation as to what constituted a “popular” film or how a film would qualify for the award. Thankfully, the Academy listened to all the backlash after this announcement, and they’re postponing the introduction of the award. Read More »

netflix theatrical

A day after it was reported that Netflix was considering theatrical releases for its highly anticipated prestige pictures, it has been confirmed that the streaming giant will give limited theatrical runs to Alfonso Cuaron‘s Roma, Joel and Ethan Coen‘s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Paul Greengrass‘ 22 July.

However, these awards-season runs aren’t a sign of changing ways for Netflix — this day-and-date release for awards-friendly films is a strategy that the streaming service has practiced since 2015’s Beasts of No Nation.

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Black Panther Best Picture Oscar

There’s been a lot of talk about the creation of a new category at the Academy Awards which will be dedicated to “outstanding achievement in popular film” and how the Academy could use that as a way to honor Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther instead of giving it a Best Picture nomination. But Marvel Studios isn’t interested in settling for second best – they’re going all in on a Best Picture Oscar campaign for the game-changing blockbuster. Read more about their attempts to score a Black Panther Best Picture Oscar below. Read More »

new oscar changes

Yesterday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced some new Oscar changes are on the way, including the creation of an entirely new category dedicated to celebrating “outstanding achievement in popular film.” The Academy has offered a brief clarification about that category, which you can read below – along with details about how ABC were the ones who had these changes instituted, and why that’s possibly a bad look for The Walt Disney Company. Read More »

Oscars Popular Film Category

Every single year, the Academy Awards capture the attention of millions around the world. But if there’s one complaint that even the most loyal Oscars viewers have, it’s that the awards telecast is always far too long, often landing somewhere between three and four hours. But The Academy’s board of governors has announced some new changes that will both keep the telecast to a tight three hours and give viewers a new category to tune in for that will honor “outstanding achievement in popular film.” But what does that mean? Read More »

black panther oscar

As soon as it hit theaters in February of this year, Black Panther started to earn Oscar buzz. Yes, it was six months too early to start talking about the 2019 Oscars when we had just finished arguing about how “safe” The Shape of Water was, but goddammit, Black Panther was that good. And while superhero movies haven’t had a great track record at the Academy Awards, the prestigious awards ceremony has been kinder to genre fare in recent years.

So what are the Black Panther Oscar chances? Well, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige is here to weigh in, and he’s pretty optimistic.

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Bill Cosby Expelled

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from its membership. The news comes on the heels of Cosby’s recent conviction on three counts of sexual assault. Polanski fled United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.

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Barry Jenkins Best Picture Speech

It usually feels like a miracle when an Oscar winner gives a short and sweet acceptance speech. Hell, long Oscar acceptance speeches have become such a staple that 2018 Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel even created a whole new category for shortest acceptance speech. (Congratulations Mark Bridges.)

But there was one speech that we wish we could have heard more of: Barry Jenkins Best Picture speech that the director would have given after Moonlight‘s astonishing win at the 2017 Oscars. But we all know what happened that year. A fumbled envelope, an award incorrectly given to La La Land, the celebrity reaction picture of the century. Unfortunately, that insane mistake would end up overshadowing Moonlight‘s very important win, and a speech that would have had us all weeping. But now, you can finally hear the speech that Barry Jenkins meant to give.

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Fox Searchlight logo

Disney’s planned acquisition of many of 21st Century Fox’s assets raises a lot of questions. For movie fans, one of the most important is: what is going to happen to Fox Searchlight, the indie branch that produced movies like The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri? Well, according to Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger, the answer is nothing. Below, read Iger’s comments about how Disney plans to leave Fox Searchlight alone should the deal go through.
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black panther best picture

With the double-whammy of the critically acclaimed Logan and Wonder Woman, it looked like 2017 was going to be the year that a comic book movie finally earned a Best Picture nomination. But that wasn’t the case. Logan received a historic nod for Best Adapted Screenplay, but Wonder Woman was spurned by the Oscars. However, things may change when next year’s Academy Awards roll around.

Black Panther Best Picture nod could very well be possible. That is, according to Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan.

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