Tag: Academy Awards
The best picture doesn’t always win Best Picture. Sometimes the best film of the year gets robbed. Cinelinx looks at the movies which should have won Best Picture but didn’t.
Science fiction films may be popular and profitable but they don’t get much respect at the Oscars (which will be here very soon). Whichever movie finally wins, the odds are that it will not be a science fiction film. Looking at the history of the Oscars, they haven’t been very kind to the genre that gave us Star Trek and Star Wars.
Ingmar Bergman leaves his mark the way a nightmare leaves a scar. His films haunt you, they're hard. You confront the difficulty, it mends, and you're stronger for it. He maintained a strict intimacy in his work environment. His cast and crew rarely succeeded more than 30 closely knit members, and even fewer remained while shooting. With this light ensemble he produced classics in surplus that explored grand ideas with minimal means. But when I say classic, I don't mean the way people consider Forrest Gump one. I mean a hard classic, the kind that filmmakers pay their inspirational dues, and critics and historian's sob over with glee.
With the Golden Globes this past weekend the awards season is definitely in full swing, and the biggest one of them all (the Academy Awards) announced their nominations early this morning. As always there are surprises and snubs, but American Hustle and Gravity are the clear frontrunners with both nabbing a nice 10 nominations a piece. Come inside to check out the full list of this year's Oscar noms!
The 84th Annual Academy Awards have wrapped up and the general consensus from most people is: it was okay. Personally, though, I hate that the standard for judging what should be the biggest event in the film industry, is by how it 'sucked less' than the year before. This should be an amazing and fun event for all people who are passionate about film, not just those who work in it. The show has been such a bore though, so I've thought of a few ways to fix the Oscars, and bring them back to where they should be.
"Eh...it will do," says unappreciative Internet.
Important Lesson Learned by Brett Ratner: Don't insult the homosexuals. Important Lesson Learned By The Studios: Don't Let Brett Ratner EVER talk to the press. And Important Lessons Learned By the Academy: Don't hire Brett Ratner.
Last year, a paltry three films were nominated for a best animated feature Oscar. That's because, unless a year has more than 16 films in contention for the title, the nominee count can be no bigger than three. Well this year a whopping 18 films are vying for the title. Which ones do we think will be nominated? Check out the full list and our predictions after the jump.
The 2011 Oscars just got a lot more interesting. Not sure if it's funnier though; I'll get back to you on that.