Tag Archives: Academy Awards

Streaming Services Win Battle For Oscars Eligibility

CNBC reports: In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood’s top prize. The decision follows a battle over how long a movie must play on the big screens in theaters before being launched on the internet, DVD, …

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Spielberg Pushes To Block Netflix From Future Oscars

Indie Wire reports: Steven Spielberg isn’t basking in the glow of Best Picture Oscar-winner “Green Book,” which he supported in this year’s contentious Oscar race. His Academy Award attention is now devoted to ensuring that the race never sees another “Roma” — a Netflix film backed by massive sums, that didn’t play by the same rules as its analog-studio competitors. …

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Hostless Oscars Score Ratings Bounce Over Last Year

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Favourite‘s Olivia Colman shocked and delighted the crowd with her Best Actress win and her wonderful speech, and early numbers indicate viewers at home were taken with the ABC broadcast itself too. Running around 3 hours and 21 minutes and experimenting with no frontman or frontwoman for the first time since 1989, Sunday’s Oscars snared a …

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Green Book Wins Best Picture At 2019 Academy Awards

The Guardian reports: Green Book has won the Oscar for best picture at the 91st Academy Awards. Based on a real-life road trip through the deep south in the early 1960s, Green Book triumphed in a field considered the most wide-open in years, containing the likes of Alfonso Cuarón’s 70-set drama Roma, period black comedy The Favourite, and Marvel superhero …

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Roma And The Favourite Dominate 2019 Oscar Noms

The New York Times reports: For the first time in history, a film with no box-office gross could win the top prize at the Academy Awards. Netflix received its first-ever nomination for best picture on Tuesday, with Oscar voters naming “Roma” as one of the best movies of 2018. The meditative black-and-white film about life in Mexico in the 1970s …

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Kevin Hart: No Oscars For Me, I’m Over It [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: “I’m over it,” Kevin Hart told Good Morning America multiple times when asked about the Oscar-hosting controversy that has dominated headlines for weeks. Hart appeared on ABC  to talk about his new movie The Upside, but, given that ABC broadcasts the ceremony, took more questions about being offered the Oscar job, then stepping away when homophobic remarks …

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Catholic League: Hollywood Punishes Anti-Gay Speech But Does Nothing When People Tell Jokes About Jesus

Via press release from the Catholic League: Ask any comedian how he feels today about telling jokes about certain protected classes of people—gays being the most protected—and he will confess what a minefield it is trying not to offend the politically correct police. But the sensitivity cops still have enormous tolerance for the most intolerant jokes about priests. There is …

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No “Best Popular” Oscar At 2019 Academy Awards

Variety reports: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its new planned “popular” Oscar “merits further study” and will not present the new category at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. The organization stated that “while remaining committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies,” it recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year “creates …

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Trump Mocks Oscars Ratings: I’m The Only Real Star

The Washington Post reports: The 90th Academy Awards show was two things: an evening of pointed political statements and a telecast with record-low Oscars viewership. And many on the right have been quick to claim that those things went hand in hand, though the critic-in-chief blamed a lack of star power. “Sad,” tweeted the conservative actor James Woods. “How can …

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Arrest Made In Theft Of Frances McDormand’s Oscar

The New York Post reports: The man who allegedly swiped Frances McDormand’s Oscar statue has been arrested. The LAPD confirmed to Page Six on Monday that the man has been arrested and booked on felony grand theft charges. According to TMZ, his name is Terry Bryant and he went so far as to shoot video of himself with the award. …

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LIVE THREAD: 90th Annual Academy Awards

Recode reports: The 90th Academy Awards show is tonight, Sunday, March 4, starting at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, with comedian and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel serving as emcee. As in previous years, the Oscars won’t be the easiest show to stream online. ABC, which televises the Oscars, will offer a livestream on its website, abc.com, and via …

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2018 Oscar Nominations Announced

Variety reports: Oscar nominations for the 90th annual awards were announced on Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. Academy President John Bailey was joined by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis to reveal the nominees in 24 categories. Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” …

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