2019 Oscars Luncheon

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the annual Oscars luncheon gather nearly all the nominees from the 2019 Academy Awards. Plus, a video essay explores how the premise of Groundhog Day ensures that the lead character has no choice but to change, and a featurette goes behind the scenes of the making of Pixar’s new animated short Purl. Read More »

black panther best picture

The Dark Knight scooped up eight Academy Award nominations for 2008, including a Best Supporting Actor nod for the late Heath Ledger. But many expected more. There were rumblings that Christopher Nolan’s dark and gritty bat-flick would make history, break the mold, and become the first comic book property nominated for Best Picture. It didn’t happen. And the backlash was so severe that the Academy changed its rules, expanding the number of possible Best Picture nominees from five to ten. Now, a decade later, Black Panther has done what The Dark Knight could not.

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netflix oscar race

Netflix wants in on the Oscar action, and some members of the Academy aren’t happy. According to a new report, Academy members are split down the middle regarding Netflix’s attempt to join the Oscar race by releasing several of their films in limited theatrical runs. One faction of Academy voters thinks the idea is intriguing, while another thinks Netflix is running a scam. More on the Netflix Oscar race below.

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most popular film oscar

The Academy faced a whirlwind of backlash when they announced their idea for a “Most Popular Film” Oscar – the type of award that seemed to misunderstand why people like movies at all. Not long after, word came that the Academy would not be going through with the Popular Film Oscar after all. But not so fast! According to Academy President John Bailey, the Popular Film award isn’t dead – just dormant. And it might spring forth from the grave at any moment.

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black panther oscar chances

Marvel and Disney are very serious about the King of Wakanda claiming his Oscar crown. In an effort to limit any sort of category split, the House of Mouse is only campaigning Avengers: Infinity War for one Academy Award, while pushing Black Panther for every nomination under the sun. This greatly increases Black Panther‘s Oscar chances.

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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 »

2018 Oscars Winners

The 90th Academy Awards aired Sunday night. It was Hollywood’s biggest night, at least until next year and we’ve got the full list of winners who went home with Oscar gold.

In a tight race for Best Picture, The Shape of Water came home with Best Picture and Guillermo del Toro won Best Director. But the movie didn’t sweep all the categories it was nominated for. Get Out writer Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay, and Dunkirk took home a trio of technical awards. Get the full list of 2018 Oscars winners below. Read More »

The /Film Crew’s 2018 Oscar Predictions

2018 oscar predictions

The 90th Academy Awards are this weekend and you know what that means. It’s time to fill our your prediction ballot, head to the Oscar party of your choosing, and win a bunch of money. Winning Oscar betting pools is a staple of film fandom. Embrace it!

But before you fill out your ballot, you should consult some experts. And after you’ve done that, check out /Film’s 2018 Oscar predictions.

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch Will Ferrell‘s auditioning tape when he was just a comedian trying out for a spot on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Plus, learn about the art of production design from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and see how visual effects were employed to make multiple versions of Noomi Rapace in the sci-fi film What Happened to Monday?. Read More »