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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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As expected, the 90th Academy Awards went long last night, even with Jimmy Kimmel offering a sweet jetski to the Oscar winner who gave the shortest acceptance speech. But the ceremony was almost a little bit longer thanks to The Lonely Island, and it would have been worth the extra time.
The Lonely Island, the Saturday Night Live hip-hop trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer, and Jorma Taccone, was asked to write a song for this year’s Oscars ceremony. However, the song that they came up with about the films that weren’t nominated for Oscars ended up being “financially and logistically impossible” to shoot for the ceremony.
Thankfully, we can imagine what it might have been like thanks to the storyboard video and demo they recorded. So check out this abandoned The Lonely Island Oscars song featuring Thor, Wonder Woman, The Snowman, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, and more. Read More »
Last night’s 90th Academy Awards was thankfully devoid of any colossal mistakes that rivaled last year’s infamous Moonlight mix-up, but the Academy didn’t wrap up the night completely unscathed. There were a handful of glaring omissions from the “In Memoriam” segment, and we’ll run through a list of names below who should have been honored alongside their fallen peers.
Meanwhile, The Razzies made an “In Memoriam” montage of their own – but instead of featuring people who died, it’s all about men who were accused of sexual misconduct. And speaking of the Razzies, Dwayne Johnson took to social media to graciously accept a trophy on behalf of last year’s high-profile misfire, Baywatch. Read More »
Though you may not know Robert Lopez by name, you certainly know his work. Teamed with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, he’s responsible for infecting your kids with the tune “Let It Go” and all of the other original songs from Disney’s hit animated musical Frozen. Last night Lopez added more acclaim to his career by making awards history after winning yet another Oscar.
Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez won the Oscar for Best Original Song (again) for their work on the song “Remember Me” from Coco. While this is an honor in itself, it turned out to be an even bigger deal for Robert, because he became the first person ever to get a double EGOT. That’s right, at 43 years old, Lopez has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony twice. Read More »
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The 90th Academy Awards wrapped up its illustrious ceremony Sunday night, leaving filmmakers, actors, and producers either overjoyed or just over it. And now that it’s the morning after, it’s time to lick our wounds and talk snubs.
Thankfully, there was no horrifying mix-up like last year’s infamous ceremony. (Though there were many wry nods to it.) The =Academy Awards ceremony was perhaps one of its most predictable in years, with many who deserved it taking home the golden statue. But there were still a few egregious snubs and pleasant surprises that deserve to be spotlighted. Here are the biggest 2018 Oscars snubs and surprises of the night.
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The Oscars have come and gone, with The Shape of Water winning Best Picture and Guillermo del Toro winning Best Director. But for those of you who were maybe too busy to watch the entire ceremony, or just want to know about the good bits, you’ll want to check out these fantastic montages from the broadcast.
The 2018 Oscars not only featured the comedic stylings of Jimmy Kimmel and another fantastic Hollywood prank, but it also features several outstanding montages paying tribute to the magic of the movies. One extended montage runs through the 90-year history of films, another honors the military on film, but the most powerful one highlights the importance of inclusion and representation on the big screen. Read More »