The US Department of Justice Just Warned the Academy About Blocking Netflix From the Oscars

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has warned the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson, that any attempts to prevent Netflix and other streaming video companies from receiving eligibility to be considered for an Academy Award may earn it antitrust attention, Variety reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

HBO’s Lovecraft Country Could Be Everything Green Book Wasn’t

There are as many valid criticisms of Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture Oscar-winner Green Book as there are listings in Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book. But an upcoming adaptation has a lot more potential to tell the real story, even if there are Lovecraftian monsters involved. Read More >>

Steven Spielberg Doesn’t Get to Complain About Netflix Movies Qualifying for Oscars in a Post-Ready Player One World

Steven Spielberg has made many truly incredible movies. He is, rightfully, one of the most lauded filmmakers ever. But as someone who had the distinct pain of watching Ready Player One on a flight recently, maybe we should conclude that times have changed, and not everything he has to say is important. Read More >>

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Swings Into a Best Animated Film Win at the Oscars

On Oscar Sunday, we are all Spider-Man. Into the Spider-Verse just won the 2019 Oscar for Best Animated Film! Read More >>

Black Panther is a Multiple Oscar Winner

Nominated for seven total Oscars, Marvel’s Black Panther just grabbed three: Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score. They're the first ever Oscars for Marvel Studios. Read More >>

The King of Wakanda Holds the Oscars’ First Best Picture Nod for a Superhero Film

All hail the once and future king of Wakanda. Black Panther has now made Academy Awards history as the first superhero or comic book film nominated for Best Picture. And that’s not the only award the blockbuster Marvel film is gunning for at the 2019 Oscars. Read More >>

The Oscars Are Adding a New Award for ‘Popular Films,’ Whatever That Means

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. Read More >>

The Academy Didn’t Have the Guts to Give Get Out Best Picture

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. Read More >>

The Shape of Water Is The Oscar’s Best Picture of 2017

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. Read More >>

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All the Winners From This Year’s Oscars

Sunday night was Oscar night, and despite a little bit of drama and some really weird clapping, we got to see which films got to take home those coveted golden statues. If you haven't seen the winner yet, don't know what the films are even about, or want to buy/pre-order them for yourself, we've got you covered. Read More >>

Suicide Squad Is Now an Oscar-Winning Movie

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. Read More >>

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See the Evolution of Movie Magic With Every Oscar Winner for Visual Effects in History

The Academy Awards are almost here, and many people will be talking about red carpet fashion, comedic monologues, and who got robbed. But few will be paying attention to the most important awards category—Best Visual Effects. This supercut pulls together all the past winners into a nice little reminder of how much has changed in the field, and how much visual effects changed the way movies are made. Read More >>

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Soothe Yourself With Every Single Oscar Winner for Best Cinematography

Take a deep breath before you watch this collection of every Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography. There are so many wonderful shots and beautiful movies from between 1927 an today that you might get lost in them and forget how to live. Read More >>

All Arrival and No Deadpool: The Oscar Nominations Are Here

It doesn’t even matter that Arrival managed to get into the Best Picture and Best Directing categories, because we all know the only thing nerds are going to be able to talk about is the snubbing of Deadpool. Read More >>

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Just a Lot of Leonardo DiCaprio Screaming in The Revenant

How to win your first Best Actor Oscar? Simple. Star in a movie that actually wasn’t that great and give a performance that wasn’t nearly your best. And! Just scream a lot. At bears, at pain, at people, at everything. That’s basically what Leonardo DiCaprio did in The Revenant and it worked out nicely for him. Read More >>