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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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Ed Snowden Film Citizenfour Awarded Oscar for Best Documentary in 2014

Citizenfour, Laura Poitras's riveting documentary about Edward Snowden's efforts to shed light on gross surveillance abuses by the United States government and its partners, just won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Read More >>

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This is How We Watch Movies Now: 95% of Oscars Films Already Online

36 films have been nominated for this year's Academy Awards. And, as of writing, just two of those haven't been leaked in DVD quality online, most whilst they're still in cinemas. Whether you think piracy is a libertarian dream or criminal theft, it's clear that this is how things work now. Read More >>

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The Lego Movie Oscars Snub is Garbage

This morning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—an institution that in March of 1995 declared Forrest Gump to be a superior film to Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, and Quiz Show (Quiz Show!)—has decided that The Lego Movie is not one of the five best animated movies of last year. This is not a snub. This is a brickin' joke. Read More >>

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Netflix’s ‘Virunga’ Aims for the Oscars 

Virunga national park, one of the very first-established its kind in Africa, occupies 3,000 square miles in eastern Congo, and is home to some of the last mountain gorillas in the world. It's a beautiful place, but an embattled one, with poachers, fighting soldiers, and oil companies trampling its expansive landscapes. Read More >>

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The Factories That Churn Out America’s Most Iconic Trophies

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. They are engraved to award the Club DJ of the Year, the newest member of a local Freemason branch, one mysterious trophy just says "Rifle Expert," and there are plenty of heartfelt engravings to spouses, family members, and retiring co-workers. Read More >>

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Remember That Time John Terry Won an Oscar? The Inevitable Ellen Selfie Meme Onslaught Begins

When Ellen Degeneres posted the most retweeted tweet (let alone selfie) of all time last night, you could be sure that John Terry would want in on the action. Or at least, someone with rudimentary Photoshopping skills would make sure the glory-hunting Chelsea defender got in there with the Oscar elite somehow, anyhow. Read More >>

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It Takes an Insane Amount of Work to Get the Dolby Theatre Oscar-Ready

The Dolby Theatre has played host to the annual Academy Awards ceremony since 2002. It's a mammoth event, with the venue seating 3,400. Which makes it all the more incredible that workers have just three days to get the place ready for its night under the spotlight. Read More >>

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Gravity Wins Big at 2014 Oscars With Seven Awards

Tense sci-fi special effects extravaganza Gravity took one giant leap for 3D filmmaking last night, becoming the big winner at last night's 2014 Academy Awards ceremony. Read More >>

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Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscars Selfie Has Scored the Most Retweets Ever

Ellen managed to break the record for most retweets ever by some margin at last night's Oscars. Her selfie, in which she is flanked by many huge Hollywood names, has chalked up well over 2 million retweets and counting. Read More >>