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There’s no doubt about it -- the Oscars need to shake things up after that less-than-stellar ceremony earlier this year. Could someone like, say, the uproarious Kevin Hart turn things around for the 2016 Oscars? The comedian is definitely eyeing the hosting gig.
It was only a few days ago that we learned that the Academy Awards is possibly considering a change to its rules concerning the Best Picture category, but if new reports are to be believed, we may see some major changes to the ceremony next year as well.
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards four times, but it doesn’t look like he has the same resolve to return for the Oscars. The 2015 Academy Awards ceremony aired to mixed reviews, with the worst calling it the most boring awards show in recent memory. Given all the stress and hard work it takes to pull off theatrics of this magnitude, Harris’ future with hosting the Oscars is not bright.
It was only six years ago that the Academy Awards decided to make a rather major change to their Best Picture category. For years the number of nominees up for the big prize was limited to only five titles, but a rule change made it so that as many as 10 films could be up for the award. Apparently that experiment may be coming to an end.
Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons must surely have woken up feeling pretty good this morning following their big Oscar wins last night. However, a warning shot has since been fired, because a new study has revealed that Oscar success could have a detrimental effect on an actor's personal lives.
In the making of Boyhood, the director not only took a rather radical and impressive approach to both story and structure – ignoring the standard in favor of something more complicated and realistic – but also discovered a whole new approach to getting a deep empathetic response from an audience.
Through the tears, Oscar acceptance speeches always manage to thank the people nearest and dearest to them, as well as some of the most influential people in Hollywood too. Because, you know, it’s always good to thank the Hollywood elite so that they will employ you in the future. But who has been name-dropped the most during Academy Award acceptance speeches?
There’s no reason we need to be seven full weeks into 2015 before we recognize and honor the best of 2014. There need to be some changes made to shorten the duration of the Academy Awards campaign process.
As anyone who has intently followed the yearly Oscar races will tell you, Academy voters don’t always give the most deserving films the top honors. We all probably have different grievances emblazoned in our brains, but the voters are now trying to right some of the more heinous wrongs.
The lack of diversity among this year’s cast of Oscar nominations is a huge blot on the Academy’s reputation. In fact, it’s even threatened to overshadow the ceremony itself. One congressman is so incensed by the lack of recognition to ethnic directors, writers and actors that he has insisted on meeting with the Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to discuss the situation.
She may have toned down her look and musical stylings to fit a more jazzy demeanor, but Lady Gaga is still one of the most talented singers in the industry today. She’s performed on countless stages, including Times Square’s New Year’s Eve celebrations and the recent 2015 Grammys, but now she’s been enlisted to perform at this year’s Oscars.
Obscene pageantry and wanton opulence exists at the Academy Awards unlike anywhere else in the world at any time. Now there’s a story floating around that drives home the very obvious idea that celebrities get a few too many perks in life: the contents of this year's Oscar Swag Bags!
When The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year's batch of nominees, one of the most notable snubs that had movie fans all kinds of riled up was the omission of Phil Lord and Chris Miller's The LEGO Movie. But Lord and Miller have been getting their own form of retribution since, and the latest came during the BAFTA Awards ceremony.
The Oscars are almost here, but that doesn't mean it's too late to announce new acts performing on the night! Read on to see why Jack Black's return is a good thing for the Oscars.
Apparently Paramount thinks Transformers 4 should win Best Picture this year. No, I'm not even kidding.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been a game changer from the word go. It changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a major plot point in its own film, it became one of (if not the) first films to go on record as saying nitpicking through internet video series helped make it a better movie, and it turned Captain America into a brand name much like Iron Man did when it kicked everything off in 2008. But could it make even more history and become the first Marvel Studios film up for Best Picture at the Oscars?
Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer has become one of the most critically heralded film of the year. And now it's the first to be sent to the Academy of Arts and Sciences for consideration for awards season.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced several key dates for next year’s awards. The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, for example, will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015. It will be televised on ABC beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The host has yet to be determined.
Twenty years after the film became an Oscar favorite and box office smash, it’s still popular enough with general audiences, moreso than Lawrence of Arabia, The French Connection, No Country For Old Men… hell, you’d even expect Titanic to be a major player, given that it was, y’know, once the biggest film of all time.
Everything about the Oscars is decadent and over the top. From the dresses to the gift baskets to the egos, muted and understated are never adjectives the ceremony or any of its attendees actively shoot for.
Everyone treats an Academy Award acceptance speech a little differently. Some spend most of their time thanking those who also worked on the film. Others devote most of their speech’s runtime to family members. A highly emotional moment like that is deeply personal and a reflection of one’s personality. That being said, more than a few trends have emerged over the last dozen years. For example: winners are bizarrely more likely to thank Meryl Streep than God.
Earlier, we tweeted a screencap of a plaque that was shown on CNN. The Internet lept to attention, wondering if the news network had accidentally revealed the winner of the Best Actor race: DiCaprio for his turn in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
Last year marked the first time that aspiring filmmakers carried this honor, and its being continued this year with some help from Channing Tatum.
In theory, the only category that truly requires everything about a film to come together is Best Picture. In practice, every single category relies on the larger film it works within. Why? Because Academy members really don’t like voting for anything related to movies they hated, and they really like voting for everything related to movies they loved.
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences just announced the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards, and as always, they're a mix of "obviouslys" and "wait, whats?". Expected front runners like Saving Mr. Banks and Inside Llewyn Davis were almost completely shut out