Oscars

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.

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.

LWLies x Filmatique – Expanding the landscape

By Ursula Grisham

The Head Curator at VOD platform Filmatique explains what makes her – and this new service – tick.

RIP John Hurt: 1940 – 2017

By David Jenkins

The man with the huskiest voice in showbiz is sadly passed, leaving behind a body of astonishing work.

In praise of Mahershala Ali – 2016’s standout performer

By Matthew Eng

From Luke Cage to Moonlight, the American actor has made a vital contribution to his craft this year.

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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