There was a brief moment during the Oscars where it looked like Mad Max: Fury Road might be on the way to getting the recognition it deserved as a truly groundbreaking, visually stunning film. Spoiler alert: It didn’t.
Speaking of his Oscar-nominated animated short We Can’t Live Without Cosmos—about a pair of cosmonauts prepping for a voyage—Konstantin Bronzit told The New Yorker: “[It’s] about our inability to live in human society without exiting, sometimes, to an open space where we can really breathe deeply and freely.”
The Academy has acknowledged the outcry over a lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominees. The response, via BMD, isn’t much—a pledge to double the current number of female and “diverse” members by 2020, and tweaks to voting regulations to try and lower the average age of Academy voters. It’s... something, I…
On Monday, actor Idris Elba will make his way to Westminster to address Parliament regarding the egregious lack of diversity on British television.
The nominees for the 2016 Oscars have now been announced, and despite the welcome inclusion of Mad Max: Fury Road for Best Picture, there aren’t a lot of pleasant surprises in the mix. There are, however, some glaring omissions, as always. Here are the biggest.
Maybe not what you’d hoped, but pretty much in line with what the Academy Awards looks like every year. At least in 2016, Mad Max: Fury Road made the cut.
Or, at least, Warner Bros. would like to people to be forced to mention Mad Max: Fury Road when discussing next year’s Academy Awards nominations for Best Picture–for a massive, free amount of publicity, even though it doesn’t really expect Fury Road to get nominated, let alone win.
After hours and hours of songs, heartfelt speeches, and Neil Patrick Harris doing a magic trick about Oscar predictions, we are officially done with the 2015 Oscars. And congratulations to Birdman, a movie we thoroughly loved, for its Best Picture win.
If you missed the epic performance of "Everything Is Awesome" by Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island, then you also missed Will Arnett, who voices LEGO Batman, making an appearance as the very dour Batman. "Darkness. No parents," indeed.
Fewer women appeared in lead roles in major Hollywood movies in 2014 than in 2002. Apologies to anyone pinning her hopes on slow, steady progress.
Last night, Birdman won the Producers Guild of America's Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures, the biggest prize of the of the evening, scoring an upset over Boyhood, which had been favored to win. The last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Oscar for Best Picture.
The Academy Awards nominations for 2015 have dropped and we are kind of reeling from the snubs. No LEGO Movie, no Snowpiercer and no Birdman score. Here's our list of the snubbed.
The 2015 Academy Award nominations are out, and they are actually pretty surprising. How the hell did The Lego Movie not get best animated feature? Meanwhile, Birdman is cleaning house with nine nominations, while it looks like Selma got the big snub.
Part of the mystique of the Oscars for best actor and actress is their singularity: Just one person gets each award every year. But, an interesting new development has the potential to turn that notion on its head, opening the door for a whole team, not just one person, to snag the nod.
This Way Up was nominated for the 2008 Academy Award for Animated Short Film, but if you haven't yet gotten a chance to see this fun short, give it a watch. A pair of undertakers try to deliver a body to a graveyard, but everything goes wrong along the way.
Remember the massive group selfie Ellen took while hosting the Academy Awards? Well, we have the REAL version of that image, and it is fantastic.
Last night, the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film went to Mr. Hublot, which is now available online. Set in a mechanical world, Mr. Hublot follows a man with OCD who brings a robot puppy into his life.
Space thriller Gravity dominated the 86th Academy Awards with seven Oscars, including winning Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Score and Best Cinematography. See the full list of winners now.