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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »

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.

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.
Read More »

Cybertruck Goes Back to the Future

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, see what it would be like if Back to the Future replace the iconic DeLorean time machine with the latest in futuristic automobile technology: the Tesla Cybertruck. Plus, run through nearly seven dozen Easter eggs and comic book references from the new Birds of Prey movie, and watch Late Night star/writer Mindy Kaling get glam for the Oscars. Read More »

2020 Oscars Winners - Parasite

The 92nd Academy Awards are aired live on ABC this evening, and Parasite surprised everyone by walking away with Best Picture. But that’s not all, because Bong Joon-ho also won Best Director, the movie earned Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Film. It’s also the first foreign language film to win Best Picture in the history of the Oscars. Get the rest of the 2020 Oscars winners below. Read More »

The 92nd Academy Awards are almost upon us, and if there’s one certainty going into Oscar night, it’s that some worthy talent in some category will be overlooked in favor of a lesser talent. No nominee or winner is undeserving of recognition, but snubs are also an essential part of Oscar history and directors are not immune to them. In fact, some of the greatest directors of all time have gone their whole career without receiving a proper Best Director Oscar.

Film is fundamentally a collaborative medium, and we’re only a little over a month removed from a decade where the movie industry shifted to a more producer-controlled landscape in which IP-friendly tentpoles seemed to occupy all the best real estate. Yet the best directors, the ones with the most singular voice or vision, do tend to bolster the case for auteur theory, whereby a director can be considered a film’s primary author. With that in mind, here’s a roughly chronological look at ten great film authors eluded by the golden statuette for Best Director. With each name on this list, we’ll be seeking to answer three questions: who did they lose to (if they were ever nominated), what film or films should they have won for, and why, oh, why didn’t they ever win?

Read More »

best actor 2019

Grab your Dracula cape, bust out the candy corn, and light all the pumpkins. It’s the spookiest season of the year! I’m talking, of course, about awards season. As 2019 draws to an end, we’re rolling into awards season, where some of the year’s best films will be recognized by voters across the board. This awards season is resulting in a surprisingly large amount of potential awards movies featuring two male leads – Once Upon a Time In HollywoodThe LighthouseA Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodFord v Ferrari. This has resulted in the respective films (and their respective stars) having to decide which filed to campaign in: Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor. The results may surprise you. Or they may not surprise you at all, since some of them seem a bit obvious once you see the movies in question.

Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Apple Oscar Movies

Apple is getting into the original movie and TV game with their upcoming streaming service Apple TV+. And just like their chief competitor Netflix, they have their eye on Oscar gold. According to a new report, Apple hopes to release “six small-budget movies a year with an eye toward stories that could win Academy Awards.” But will this plan for Apple Oscar movies work?

Read More »