Oscars: Academy To Drop Awards Due To Ratings?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is looking at screwing over the Oscars ceremony as a way of attracting ratings. The news comes from Matt Belloni’s What I’m Hearing newsletter (via Screen Rant). It’s upsetting to say the least. What the Academy wants to do is move some of the awards to before the show or during commercials. This is not the way. It will not lead to an increase in ratings. In…

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Oscars: Changes for 94th Academy Awards

The Academy’s Board of Governors have announced the approval of the rules and campaign regulations for the 94th Academy Awards (Oscars). The eligibility period was previously announced as Academy Awards consideration returns to the standard December 31 deadline. A feature film must have a qualifying release date between March 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. Theatrical exhibition is still being impacted by the pandemic this year. As such, the Oscars eligibility requirements for the 94th Academy Awards will be…

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93rd Oscars: The Academy Award Winners

The biggest day for movie lovers is finally here as the 93rd Oscars telecast finally gets underway and the Academy Awards winners are known. If you ask me, there was no reason to delay the eligibility deadline by two months. However, it is what it is. As far as the ceremony itself, I still believe that they should have gone with the Hollywood Bowl. If the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t have a home series this…

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93rd Oscars: My Academy Award Predictions

Solzy at the Movies presents the official predictions for the 93rd Oscars as the Academy Awards ceremony finally gets underway tonight. It’s been a long year. A few of today’s nominees have had a long journey. Some of them premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival only to have their journey delayed time and time again. It feels like just yesterday when I saw Promising Young Woman during one of the public screenings at the…

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93rd Oscars Nominations Announced

The 93rd Oscars nominations were announced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas this morning during a two-part live presentation. This morning saw 70 women receiving 76 nominations, which is a new Oscars record. Meanwhile, Chloé Zhao is the first woman to receive four nominations in a single year. Emerald Fennell becomes the third woman with three nominations in a single year. Sofia Coppola and Fran Walsh previously accomplished that feat in 2003. Zhao and…

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Academy Museum Will Now Open In September

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced another delay in opening the Academy Museum. After initially scheduled to open this month, the pandemic has brought about more changes to the schedule.  Earlier this year, the opening was moved until April 2021.  Now, the Academy has moved the opening date yet again.  This time, the museum is scheduled to open in September 2021.  No matter when it opens, it will certainly…

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Oscars: Should The 2021 Ceremony Be Postponed?

The Academy’s Board of Governors is set to meet on Monday with the most pressing question being the delay of the 2021 Oscars ceremony. That next year’s Oscars ceremony is going to be delayed sounds like a no-brainer.  An eight week delay doesn’t seem like too big a deal.  After all, we’re still amid a pandemic so there’s no telling whether massive gatherings of this nature will be allowed.  Will other organizations follow suit?  So…

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The Academy Shakes Up Awards Season For Oscars

In just two paragraphs this morning, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found a way to shake up the process for the 94th Academy Awards. The news comes as part of the equity and inclusion initiative, Academy Aperture 2025.  It’s the newest phase in their ongoing efforts to advance inclusion in the industry and increase representation within the membership and film community.  While today’s press release focuses on the Oscars, governance, membership, and workplace…

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Oscars 2020: Winners of the 92nd Academy Awards

The 92nd Oscars are being held tonight and Solzy at the Movies will be providing live updates throughout the Academy Awards broadcast this evening. Unfortunately, once again, there is no host tonight.  Sadly, the Academy couldn’t clone Bob Hope.  Was Billy Crystal not available again?  Can we please have a host next year?!? Before the show gets underway, here’s a look at my predictions one last time. Janelle Monae gets things started with “Won’t You…

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Oscars 2020: 92nd Academy Awards Predictions

With the 92nd Oscars airing tonight on ABC, Solzy at the Movies offers predictions on how the Academy Awards will play out on Sunday night. Knives Out is not nominated for Best Picture tonight.  As such, I’m going with my second choice for Best Picture: Jojo Rabbit. My personal choice not withstanding, it’s hard to imagine the Academy not going for a film such as Parasite or 1917.  With the Academy being the Academy, there’s…

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