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Academy Awards

With Parasite’s big night, Oscar’s world gets a little bigger

By Charles Bramesco

The “local” awards ceremony reflects an industry inching towards globalization.

Reimagining the last 20 years of Best Picture winners

By Little White Lies

A new poster exhibition in London celebrates two decades of Academy Award-winning movies.

What can we learn from this year’s Oscar nominations?

By Charles Bramesco

No love for J.Lo and a strong showing from Parasite as the shortlist for the 92nd Academy Awards is announced.

A closer look at this year’s International Feature Oscar also-rans

By Charles Bramesco

The shortlist was too short for Monos and these other standouts from 2019.

Ava DuVernay speaks out against an Oscar disqualification

By Charles Bramesco

She called out the Academy for ruling out Nigeria's submission.

The Academy is getting into streaming – and that could be good news

By Charles Bramesco

Awards screeners will be available to view online, drastically changing the physics of voting.

At the Oscars, new rules for Netflix and international films

By Charles Bramesco

Streaming isn’t going anywhere any time soon – and there’s a change in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

How the 1969 Oscars marked a turning point for Hollywood

By Justine Smith

The 41st Academy Awards went ahead without a host, and signalled the transition from Old to New Hollywood.

BAFTA and the Academy are wrong to relegate technical awards

By Beth Webb

By denying the winners airtime, these major events are discrediting those at the very heart of the craft.

Five things we learned from the 2019 Oscars nominations

By Charles Bramesco

Key takeaways from this year’s slate of Academy selections.

Why the ideal Oscars host is… Nobody

By James Luxford

With Kevin Hart out of the frame, the Academy would be wise to put the focus back on the films.

In praise of Miloš Forman’s Amadeus

By Little White Lies

This romping tale of clashing artistic egos screens as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Film.

Frances McDormand and Guillermo Del Toro were the 2018 Oscars MVPs

By Hannah Woodhead

The world was watching a little more closely last night as the first post-Weinstein Academy Awards took place.

What’s the key ingredient at this year’s Oscars? Eggs, of course

By Emma Fraser

This breakfast staple features in five out of the nine Best Picture nominees at the 90th Academy Awards.

Academy considers gender fluid star in both male and female acting categories

By Tom Williams

Kelly Mantle makes Oscars history in victory for the trans community.

Awards season contenders ranked by their posters

By Rebecca Speare-Cole

Which of these official promotional images do you think is most deserving of awards glory?

A cat predicts the 2016 Oscars

By Little White Lies

See who our resident feline soothsayer is tipping for glory at the 88th Academy Awards this weekend.

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