Oscars

The Good Boss

By David Jenkins

The always-great Javier Bardem punches below his weight in this naggingly light comedy of workplace manners.

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The BIFAs look to the future by introducing gender-neutral acting categories

By Charles Bramesco

Gender isn't binary, and awards programs ought to reflect that simple truth.

The 2022 Oscar nominations give cinephiles plenty of cause for optimism

By Charles Bramesco

The Academy voters shied away from the sort of film generally considered "awards bait" and instead went for critical darlings.

Sizing up this year’s submissions for the Best International Feature Oscar

By Charles Bramesco

Could this be Titane’s time to shine? Will Memoria make the cut? Or will Drive My Car cruise to victory?

David Squires on…. What to expect at the 93rd Academy Awards

By Little White Lies

Our resident cartoonist preview’s this year’s star-studded (and Covid-safe) ceremony.

Watch Symbiosis, an animated short film about sex and jealousy

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The French-Hungarian co-production, made by artist Nadja Andrasev, is on the longlist for this year’s Oscars.

The Academy Awards have set new diversity standards, but to what end?

By Charles Bramesco

It’s difficult to think of a film that wouldn’t clear this low bar.

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.

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