The Oscar Goes To...

A brief history of the “legacy Oscar” and its winners

By Charles Bramesco

Some voters informally consider the Academy Award a career-long acknowledgement; some actors resent this.

Why Stephanie Hsu should win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

By Anahit Behrooz

Her performance in Everything Everywhere All At Once is a masterclass in pain and rage, deserving of a closer look.

Why Stars at Noon deserves the Best Sound Design Oscar

By Catherine Bray

Claire Denis' romantic thriller is a masterclass in auditory environmental storytelling.

Why We Met in Virtual Reality deserves the Best Documentary Oscar

By Alicia Haddick

Joe Hunting's playful documentary is a hopeful look at the space created in virtual worlds for people to form genuine emotional connections.

Why Harris Dickinson deserves the Best Actor Oscar

By Guy Lodge

Although Triangle of Sadness has picked up considerable awards buzz, its put-upon lead actor delivers a dour performance worthy of a special mention.

Why Jackass Forever deserves the Best Editing Academy Award

By Callie Petch

Comedy is a frequently overlooked genre when it comes to prestigious awards, but Jackass Forever proves that it takes a lot of effort to effortlessly look foolish.

Why Fire Island deserves the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar

By Emma Fraser

Joel Kim Booster's delightful modern take on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice is the contemporary romance we deserve.

Why Decision to Leave deserves the Best Costume Design Oscar

By Josh Slater-Williams

Park Chan-wook's elegant neo-noir has been shut out of the awards race, but Jung Ae Kwak's impeccable costume work deserves a closer look.

Why Corsage deserves the Best Make-Up & Hairstyling Academy Award

By Alexandria Slater

Helene Lang and Maike Heinlein smartly utilise Sissi's personal styling to emphasise the ways in which she was repressed and subsequently rebelled.

Why Tár should win the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award

By Justine Smith

Todd Field's script for the classical music psychodrama is a meticulously crafted exercise in form.

Why Virginie Efira should win the Best Actress Oscar

By Ryan Coleman

The Belgian actress has been quietly building a body of excellent work, defined by her empathetic portrayals of multifaceted women.

Why Inu-Oh deserves the Oscar for Best Production Design

By Kambole Campbell

Masaaki Yuasa's animated epic is more than worthy of consideration beyond the narrow restrictions of the 'Best Animated Feature' category.

Why Pete Davidson should win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar

By Ella Kemp

His turn as the vapid, insecure David in Bodies Bodies Bodies proves there's more to Davidson than tabloid headlines and Saturday Night Live skits.

Why The Batman should win the Oscar for Best Cinematography

By Henry Bulmer

Taking inspiration from neo-noir, Matt Reeves and Greig Fraser created a brooding, impactful visual language for their take on the Caped Crusader.

Little White Lies Logo

About Little White Lies

Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, we’ve been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.