Changing the Academy Awards nomination process is like adding a new coat of paint to a house with termites nibbling at the foundation. It looks pretty on the outside, but you're not addressing the crumbling infrastructure.
Let's face it, in its 88 years, there are instances where actors were awarded Oscars not because they were truly the category's strongest, but because they were the most popular, the most sentimental, played the studio politics game with the most savvy, etc. All wrong reasons.
Audiences have embraced these shows, these characters, and these actors. The proof that stories about people of color are compelling and captivating enough to interest the masses is plain to see. It's time that movie industry executives open their eyes.
As I do each year, I'm putting together my "Forgotscars" -- a list of additional nominees that won't get any gold but deserve at least a well-intentioned post by this guy (points to self) as a way of saying "thanks."
Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. ET, and we can't help but think Sage users have predicted the future once again. After watching who won Golden Globes last week, we have a pretty good idea of who will get nominated for Oscars.
Ben Zauzmer (@BensOscarMath) uses math to predict and write about the Oscars. He recently graduated from Harvard with a degree in applied math, and he...
I used to be obsessed with movies -- I arguably still am, though it's impossible to get to the multiplexes when you have two small kids. That said, ...
What film will win the Best Picture Oscar this year? Will it be the one with the greatest production accomplishment? Will it be the one that takes you deep inside a character's subjective world-view and makes you see life from his limited perspective?
Some years were quieter celebrations, but just as ceremonial. Even watching them on my own, I bowed to the sense of occasion. I lined up my time-honored snacks, burrowed under my favorite quilt and glued myself to the proceedings, shouting at the screen the entire time.
Whoever wins the Oscars during the 87th Oscar Awards broadcast on February 22nd, one thing is certain -- the Oscar brand is alive and well.
Did those who were not nominated get snubbed? NO. For God's sake, no! I can think of a whole slew of incredible work in every field of the arts that is so deserving of award recognition and didn't/won't get it for one reason or another, and that does not diminish the quality of the work.
One could argue that this isn't so much the fault of the academy, as it is the fault of Hollywood, which has actually become less balanced among the genders over the last several years.
Thursday morning was a wonderful and terrible morning for Hollywood. Some filmmakers got the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of hearing their names called as Oscar nominees (or, if you're Meryl Streep, 19-times-in-a-lifetime). Others were left empty-handed.
he Oscar nominations were announced and so many well-deserved performances and films were honored by that gold guy who bares a striking resemblance to a thinner and taller Ed Asner. That said, as is the case each year, many, many people and movies were left off the ballot.
We've now had months of delightful Oscar speculation: Who's in? Who's out? Who will have the honor of walking the Red Carpet next month, and who will have to watch the Oscars from home?
'Tis the season for everyone, their mother, brother, cousin, dog, and everyone else to place their bets on this year's Oscar nods. Here's this guy's t...