BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
There were no doubt a handful of great moments from last night's 87th Academy Awards but none were as touching as the performance of “Glory” by John Legend and Common. The duo absolutely brought it all and then some for a rendition of their Selma track, one that audience members and home viewers certainly won't soon forget. Check out their powerful performance below.
As long as the Oscars ceremony was on Sunday evening, I don’t think you could say that it ever dragged. (No, that is not a “rushing or dragging” joke, Whiplash fans.) As the ceremony stretched on into the night, there were more than a few standout moments that kept us engaged and entertained.
Out of all of the stories involving Academy Awards snubs, this one has to be one of the most beautiful. Watch David Oyelowo break down on the last day of shooting Selma, right here.
Selma’s Oscar snub is still a sore point among film fans. The story was powerful and timely, the director’s work was astounding, and the performances were strong. So why didn’t it get any love outside of Best Picture and Best Original Song? There’s one Oscar voter who has a reason, but chances are it’ll infuriate all those who adored the film.
One of the biggest snubs at the 2015 Oscars was Selma, the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic starring David Oyelowo. Although the publicly displayed frustration felt by many has died down a bit, the film’s director was still understandably hurt by the snub.
Director Ava DuVernay is having a phenomenal year, racking up dozens of award nominations and wins her film Selma. Riding high on her latest successes, she recently entertained the idea of heading up a Marvel movie.
This year's list of films nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards is an eclectic one, featuring multiple sharp, powerful dramas, as well as a couple rather darkly funny comedies. But what if you were to splice a bit of adorable into that formula? Well, then you would get this brand new video bluntly titled "KIDS REENACT 2015 OSCAR NOMINEES."
David Oyelowo has thoughts as to why his depiction of Martin Luther King Jr. was snubbed by the Academy, and they’re pretty controversial.
Richard Linklater’s 12-year-spanning Boyhood has been collecting numerous accolades as we have meandered through the lengthy Oscar race. But as we talked about in a recent episode of our Awards Blend, the game changes now that we are in Phase Two of the Oscar marathon.
Every year, five to ten films are selected by the Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences to represent the best of the previous year's crop. These Best Picture nominees can range from wide opening films you've already seen, to independent films you've been dying to see, but didn't want to spend the gas money on.
George Lucas isn't someone you want upset at you. He's a very wealthy and very powerful man. That's why we're fearing for the the Academy after hearing news of the filmmaker's latest beef with the organization.
The best director Oscar nominations have been announced, and here are five filmmakers who will be pretty miffed that they weren't included in the fun.
Now that the dust has settled and all of the results are in, it’s time to look at the big winners and losers of this year’s Golden Globes. Who or what gained the most momentum? Who or what lost the most? Read on to find out!
Along with a Golden Globe nomination comes more recognition, so Brad Pitt is here to make sure everyone is pronouncing David Oyelowo’s name correctly.
The Producers Guild Association is the latest group to drop its selection for the best of 2014, and those of us tracking each step of the Oscar marathon found more than enough interesting elements to single out.
Director Ava DuVernay's Selma has been hailed by many film critics as one of the best movies of the year, but what you may not know is that the movie actually spent a number of years stuck in Hollywood's famed development hell.
Selma is in need of a publicity boost, as the film's late release date is one of many factors working against its chances at golden glory. Find out what Paramount has in store to change that, after the jump.
2014 won’t go down as the greatest year in the history of Hollywood, but it had a lot of damn good movies. Some of them were big budget, some of them were made on shoestrings. In a way, that’s the great thing about Hollywood.
After much agonizing, rank swapping, and last-minute screening squeeze-ins, I am ready to reveal my Top 10 for 2014 - and it’s a list of movies that made me feel hundreds of kinds of emotions throughout the year and that I plan to watch many times again in the future.
There are so many interesting pieces at play in The Incredible Hulk, you can understand why Marvel would be looking to carry a few of them over to the new MCU films, and we’re just now learning about a massive one that almost had a cameo in The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
A number of films moved up and down the Awards Blend charts as we sailed past Christmas. As of Friday, December 26, here’s where I think our major contenders stand.
Oscar is the top prize. And so long as Selma is well represented when the Academy announces their nominations on January 15, Paramount likely won’t complain too much about what happened during the race, or what didn’t happen.
The time has come to look back at all of the films of 2014 and single out what can be considered the greatest movie music moments we’ve seen. Which titles made the cut and which didn’t? You’ll have to read on to find out!
All lists are subjective, and I’m sure we will disagree on certain selections. But these are the films that moved me most, the ones that either hit with the largest impact or stuck with the greatest intensity.
Antonio Sanchez, Alejandro Inarritu and Fox Searchlight worked quietly but furiously behind the scenes to appeal to the Academy branch so that the score could remain in contention. But it is being reported that the response was “overwhelming” in favor of not making this score eligible.