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.
I’ve always thought that the Visual Effects Academy Award was one of the more important awards out there: after all, it’s championing the technology and approaches to film that makes fantasy into visual reality.
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.
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.
Because they've just taken out an ad asking the Academy to consider the movie about giant robots blowin' shit up for Best Picture, as well as pretty much every other available Oscar. Transformers 4 was the least egregiously awful movie in the franchise, but does that achievement make it Oscar-worthy? I say thee nay.
There's a little trophy shop called Aardvark Laser Engraving down the street from our office in Oakland. It's small but bustling, and its windows are stuffed to the brim with awards made of all kinds of materials and in any shape you can imagine: chalices, orbs, golfers, gavels, apples, and plaques. Plenty of plaques.…
Oscar fever is traditionally a seasonal affliction, but not anymore. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just redesigned its website and added a veritable goldmine of archival clips and pics from its gigantic permanent collection that goes way beyond the awards themselves.
It seems impossible that Hayao Miyazaki has won only one Academy Award over his lengthy career — for Spirited Away — but that number will double when the Academy bestows am honorary Lifetime Achievement Award to the Studio Ghibli co-founder at the sixth annual Governors Awards program.
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.
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.
Here is it, the moment we've all been waiting for Idina Menzel singing Frozen's Oscar winning song "Let it Go" at the Academy Awards.
The Oscars start tonight at 8:30pm. Will Gravity, a ground-breaking, lady-fronted, beautifully shot science film make history? Who do you think will win?
The 86th Academy Awards kick off tonight at 7:00 Eastern, 4:00 Pacific. We'll be watching, too – so let's gather in the comments and talk amongst ourselves (and cross our fingers for a shorter-than-average runtime)!
Take a trip down special effects-laden memory lane with this collection of clips from every single winner of the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, since Star Wars nabbed the first one back in 1977 — and check out who the contenders are for this year's Oscar.
In Nick Phelan's animated short Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty, Granny doesn't believe in telling children comforting tales with happily ever afters. Instead, she rips her granddaughter from sleep and tells her a version of "Sleeping Beauty" sure to keep her awake for days.