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The Oscars are broken, and Best Original Score is the safest way to fix them


It’s the eve of the 88th Academy Awards, which means we’re up to our necks in Oscar prognostication. Will Leo finally nab that Best Actor award? Is Mad Max: Fury Road getting any recognition? And what will host Chris Rock say about another year of whitewashed nominees? Awards predictions are a dime ...

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Watch a Supercut of Every Best VFX Winner in Oscar History

Visual Effects

With the Oscars coming in less than a week, the time is nigh for Oscar-related thinkpieces and videos, both of the nostalgic variety and the “look at this organization’s continued history of racism” variety. While there’s been plenty of discussion around diversity at the Academy Awards, a lot of heated ...

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Diversity in The Best Picture Category: Who Checks Out?

Matt Damon portrays an astronaut who faces seemingly insurmountable odds as he tries to find a way to subsist on a hostile planet.

There’s been an understandable amount of outrage around this year’s Oscars, one that, for the second year in a row, has been criticized for only nominating white actors in each category. What’s worse, some films in contention, titles like Creed and Straight Outta Compton, received nominations, but only for the white members of ...

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Revisiting ‘Paris is Burning’, 25 Years after Sundance premiere


25 years ago, Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston), screened at Sundance where it won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary. For many, the film represents an important step of recognition for transgender and queer people of colour. In the film, which depicts the drag ball culture of New York City, ...

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Week in Review: Vin Diesel assures ‘Furious 7’ will win Best Picture


Don’t you hate that each year Awards Season seems to creep ever earlier in the calendar year? GOD! Can’t you just go one film festival without speculating whether it will be an Oscar contender, or whether it has the legs to survive such an increasingly long awards season? Geez, I ...

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Week in Review: Tommy Wiseau teases a prequel to ‘The Room’ in Reddit AMA

The Room - Johnny

Week in Review rounds up the past week in film news in one easy place. Check back this weekend for round-ups for TV and gaming.   Oh Hai Tommy Wiseau. You’re making something of a comeback, aren’t you? Several months back we reported that you were working on a TV ...

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Week in Review: Academy considering move back to 5 Best Picture nominees


The experiment has failed. The Oscars simply don’t work. And no, I’m not just continuing to vent my frustration over Boyhood losing. For the last six years, The Academy has experimented with a different number of Best Picture nominees, starting with 10, then a variable number between five and 10 based ...

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Nintendo’s Twist on the 2015 Academy Awards


In anticipation of the Academy Awards this weekend, Nintendo has come up with its own strange twist on the event. In order to celebrate the 2015 Oscar nominees, they’ve decide to address who they believe should walk away with one of the statuettes – that is for imaginary categories. This ...

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Charlie Chaplin’s first Oscar was reportedly stolen

Modern Times: Charlie Chaplin's Tramp in the Gears

Is there an Oscar thief on the loose? And if so, where do you pawn those off at? Leo DiCaprio’s house? The New York Times reported on Monday that the first Oscar won by Charlie Chaplin, an Honorary award which he won for The Circus in 1929, had been stolen. ...

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The Hype Cycle: Oscar Nominations One Week Removed

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One week removed from the Oscar nominations, we’re still recovering from #OscarsSoWhite-gate, and the consensus seems to be that if only the Legos were white instead of yellow they would’ve been nominated after all. But really the conversation has started to move toward Hollywood rather than the Oscars, and how ...

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