While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is trying to figure out how to save face after the whole “Best Popular Film” category fiasco, Marvel Studios has been preparing to submit Black Panther for more Oscars than you ever would have imagined.
Earlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its plans to backtrack on introducing the new “Best Popular Film” category after the internet, and a good chunk of Hollywood, exploded in a fit of bemused rage over the implications of the addition.
Last month, the Academy announced it was introducing a new category to its esteemed Oscar awards for “achievement in popular film,” a nebulous attempt to seemingly honor big-ticket blockbuster films but, you know, keep them away from the real Oscars. Seems like a bad idea, right? Well, the Academy now agrees.
Have you ever been frustrated that none of the movies you go see are nominated for Academy Awards? Well, hypothetically, that’s about to change.
Steven Spielberg believes anything on Netflix is television and should be treated as such. In a new interview, the powerful director said he doesn’t believe films that premiere on the streaming service should be considered for Academy Awards nominations.
Look, The Shape of Water is great. Seriously, it is. But when you look at film history, the fact that The Shape of Water is the first science fiction film to ever win Best Picture is kind of weird. There have been decades and decades of phenomenal scifi films better than The Shape of Water, so for it to get the award…
It’s no secret that blockbuster movies rarely get a lot of love on Oscar night. So, this year, producers tried to remedy that by hiring comedy songwriters the Lonely Island to tackle the subject. However, the resulting idea was deemed “financially and logistically impossible” and cut from the show.
Last night, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water became the first science fiction film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. And whether you believe the film deserved the award or not, it was a landmark moment for genre films. To celebrate the victory, we’ve gone back through our archives to see where The…
The Oscars are always a little political, but it’s not often that the awards shine a literal spotlight on an activist in anti-pipeline movement.
Both Get Out and The Shape of Water are great films about outsiders, made by people from non-white backgrounds. But, Get Out is a lot less comforting, which is probably why it didn’t win Best Picture last night.
The 90th edition of the Academy Awards took place in Hollywood Sunday night, and, unlike usual, science fiction, horror, and fantasy did quite well. If you missed the ceremony last night—accidentally or intentionally—here’s everything you need to know, and all the winners that mattered.
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy love story The Shape of Water just won the Oscar for Best Picture of 2017. The award ended a great night for the film, which also took home Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design.
Guillermo del Toro just won the Oscar for Best Director at the 2018 Academy Awards.
If we told you last year that a movie about a mute woman having a torrid, romantic relationship with a modernized version of the Creature From the Black Lagoon was going to dominate at the Oscars in terms of nominations, you might have chuckled a little to yourself. 2017 was a simpler time. The 2018 Academy Award…
Directors have a lot on their plates when making a major Hollywood film. It’s basically a juggling act. But there were two key elements of Wonder Woman that Patty Jenkins continued to “hammer home” throughout the entire production, and they made all the difference for the end product.
Hollywood studios rarely let their A-list stars perform their own stunts. An injury could delay a film production, or worse, prevent a photogenic face from promoting a movie once it hits theaters. In this behind-the-scenes look at the VFX work on Blade Runner 2049 by Universal Production Partners, we see how Ryan…
Matt Reeves’ latest film, War for the Planet of the Apes, is something of an anomaly. On the surface, it’s a big-budget summer blockbuster. But when you actually watch it, it feels much more like a poignant, bleak movie with Oscar potential. And now, its studio is going to push it as the latter.
Last night, viewers witnessed one of the greatest awards show fuck-ups of all time. After accidentally announcing that La La Land had won Best Picture, producers for the Academy Awards came out and explained that it was all a big mistake. Moonlight had actually won. It was awkward, to say the least. But it’s bringing…
Congratulations to Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson. I mean that sincerely, because in addition to actually doing some great makeup work but who also had to work under what I imagine to be truly unnecessarily awful conditions.