Netflix is finally attending the Oscars in a big way this year, with its critically acclaimed drama Roma a favorite to win the majority of its 10 nominations. And while the streaming giant has allegedly shelled out for one of the most expensive Oscar campaigns ever for the Alfonso Cuaron film, Netflix is making one last Oscar outreach that is decidedly much cheaper, and much more accessible.
A new Netflix Oscars sidebar has been rolled out on the streaming service, featuring all the Oscar-nominated movies available to stream. And that’s not just the 2019 nominees, but winners old and new, stretching back to 1942.
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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, find out why Hollywood spends a bunch of money to have their movies win Academy Awards. Plus, meet the voice from Romania who dubbed thousands of illegally distributed, completely uncensored films, and watch a vintage clip from Late Night with Conan O’Brien featuring Saturday Night Live cast member Dana Carvey. Read More »
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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Now that Kevin Hart has officially turned down the second chance at hosting the Oscars, even after some poking and prodding from Ellen DeGeneres, the ceremony is officially without a host. But that doesn’t mean the evening will be without serious starpower, because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may be assembling The Avengers for an appearance. Read More »
The Oscars are stil in the process of figuring out whether or not they’ll have a host for next year’s ceremony honoring the year in film that was 2018. But in the meantime, they still have a whole process of voting to get through in order to determine which films will be vying for nominations. The Academy has unveiled the shortlists for nine categories, including Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Documentary Feature, Best Visual Effects and more.
Check out the Oscars nominations shortlists below to see what’s still in consideration. Read More »
We’re in the heart of awards season now, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is in the process of whittling down some of their categories to a shortlist of potential Oscar nominees that Academy members will vote on early next year. The latest category to get the shortlist treatment involves visual effects, and the race includes some key blockbuster contenders like Avengers: Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Ready Player One. But there are a couple surprises as well.
Get the full shortlist of potential Best Visual Effects Oscar nominees below. Read More »
We finally have our 2019 Oscars host. Actor-comedian Kevin Hart is officially set to host the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony.
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A Quiet Place hit theaters very early in 2018, but Paramount is apparently confident that awards voters have long memories: the studio is going to position the film’s cast for potential Oscar nominations. A new report says that after a change in strategy, actors John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe will now all be competing in supporting categories. But will any of them get a nod? Read More »
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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 »