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Kate Winslet and Aaron Sorkin’s Golden Globes wins in the Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenwriter categories have rejuvenated Steve Jobs’ Oscar campaign. Which, despite the prestigious talent involved in the film, was actually assumed dead.
December is always a big month for the movie business, as it’s when the studios trot out all their big awards contenders for the year. This particular December is an even bigger deal, however, what with a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting theaters in just a few days.
The word is out: next year's Oscars are going to be hosted by a duo! While one has been outright name dropped, there's four other candidates we'd like to submit alongside the current frontrunners.
Good things come in twos, and it seems like the producers behind the Oscars are finally getting hip to this concept. After Fey and Poehler proved that two Golden Globes hosts are better than one, the Academy Awards are looking to have their own dynamic duo for the 2016 Oscars ceremony.
With Amy Poehler at her side, Tina Fey has had a good amount of success hosting events, but thus far her game has been kept limited to just the Golden Globes. Because she is just that good, one has to wonder if she would ever be game to host the Oscars... but her answer to that question may actually surprise you.
The Oscars are always going to inspire debate, but Crash is one of the most maligned Best Picture winners of all time. As it turns out, even the director doesn't think it should have won.
While the award goes to the victors at the Oscars, where it goes after that is a closely guarded process. Closely enough that a recent legal victory has shone some light on why you can't sell your Oscar.
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.