Tag: Academy Awards

Oscars Ratings Up From Last Year (But There’s A Catch)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ goal heading into the 91st annual Academy Awards last week was to boost telecast railings after the numbers fell to a historic low last year. Well, it looks like the Academy succeeded, if only slightly. Variety is reporting that the Oscars telecast this year enjoyed an approximate

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Recap & Facts: The 91st Academy Awards

Last night were the 91st annual Academy Awards. There was much ado about this year’s Oscars leading up to last night’s ceremony. From losing Kevin Hart as their host to retracting a number of controversial decisions, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found themselves under heavy scrutiny from passionate, vocal moviegoers and industry

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Understanding Adapted Vs. Original Screenplays

The 91st annual Academy Awards are just hours away. Before the stars take their seats and the gold starts flying, let’s go over some last-minute Oscar-related vocabulary terms so that everyone is on the same page. I’ve been asked a number of times the last couple of days to clarify the difference between the two

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10 Films You Forgot Were Nominated For Academy Awards

The 91st annual Academy Awards are tomorrow night and thus a lot of movie nerds, myself included, have the Oscars on the brain! Each year there are some– shall we say– out-of-the-box nominations that a lot of folks would not have seen coming. That is part of the fun of the night! And then time

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Mathematical Oscar Predictions Are Shockingly Accurate

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony is this Sunday and film fanatics are diligently filling out their Oscar ballots. But as any of them can tell you, researching your predictions can take time. Thankfully, there is an easier way… Math! The Hollywood Reporter‘s awards analyst Ben Zauzmer has compiled his eighth annual “Mathematical Oscar Predictions” in

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5 Performances You Forgot Were Nominated For An Oscar

It is less than a week and counting to the 91st Academy Awards. There is no better time of the year to talk about Oscar-related topics. That is exactly what we are going to do all this week as we both look back at the history of Hollywood’s coveted top honors as well as ahead

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2019 Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win? Who Could Win? Who Should Win?

The 91st annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 24th. There has been a whole lot of drama surrounding this year’s Oscars, from losing its host to the Academy backpedaling on a number of controversial decisions, among other things. Still, it is business as usual for film fans. As such, it is time to start

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Winners: 71st Writers Guild Awards

The Writers Guild is hosting their annual awards ceremony Sunday night, one week ahead of the Academy Awards on February 24th. It is important to note that the WGA, like most guilds in the film industry, recognize achievements in mediums outside of film as well; however, I will only include the film categories here in

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The Academy Opts To Air All 24 Oscar Categories Live Following Backlash

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has gone back on its initial decision to push four Oscar categories– cinematography, hair and makeup, live-action shorts and film editing– to commercial break during the ceremony’s live broadcast this coming Sunday. Via Variety, the move comes following a Thursday night meeting the Academy had with top

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