‘Joker’ Took Big Step Towards Going ‘Straight To The Oscars’ WARNER BROS. In 2018, Black Panther became the first “comic book movie” to be nominated for Best Picture. Joker is trying to become the first to win: Warner Bros. has taken the first stop towards Oscar glory by premiering the Todd Phillips-directed, Joaquin Phoenix-starring film…
Academy, Netflix Fight Now Includes Department Of Justice Getty Image The brewing conflict between the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and streaming services like Netflix, which features the likes of Apple promoter Steven Spielberg, took a wild turn on Tuesday when the Department of Justice got involved. According to Variety, the DOJ has…
Awarding Oscars During The Commercials Is Short Sided And Dumb Getty Image On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially announced that four of the 24 Oscars awarded during the ceremony would be handed out during commercial breaks. The four categories are makeup and hairstyling, live-action short, film editing, and cinematography. It’s…
Kevin Hart Issued A New Apology For His Past Controversial Comments Getty Image In the past, Kevin Hart has apologized for old homophobic comments that wound up leading him, in December, to drop his gig as host of the 2019 Oscars. They’ve simply tended to be read as insincere or too vague or even testy,…
The Oscars Are Considering Having No Host At All Post-Kevin Hart-Gate Getty Image Throughout the ever-swelling migraine that has been the lead-up to the 2019 Oscars ceremony, which has struggled to find an acceptable host for a particularly delicate era, there has always been the nuclear option: Why not go with no host at all?…
Kevin Hart Is Officially Hosting The 2019 Oscars NBC/Broadway Video Life moves pretty fast. Earlier Tuesday, it was reported, with no shortage of amusement, that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was having a hell of a time finding a host for their 2019 Oscars. (The internet helpfully offered some suggestions.) But as…
Melissa McCarthy Is Really Into Cat Oscars And We Are With Her Getty Image Now that the Oscars’ “Best Popular Film” mishegoss is really happening, the Academy Awards should go all in. Let’s get animals nominated for acting awards. Remember Uggie, the canine co-star (and only truly memorable part) of Best Picture winner The Artist?…
More Mark Wahlberg Movies Should Have Won Oscars OSCARS The Academy’s decision to give “popular” movies their own category, independent from Best Picture (as if something that does well at the box office can’t also be, y’know, good), has not gone over well. “The film business passed away today with the announcement of the ‘popular’…
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