Jimmy Kimmel To Host 95th Academy Awards – Oscars Watch

Jimmy Kimmel, who last hosted in 2017 and 2018, has been selected to host the 95th Academy Awards ceremony in March. Kimmel’s first Oscar stint wasn’t without controversy. However, it wasn’t so much because of him but Oscar presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. That was the ceremony in which Moonlight won Best Picture but Faye Dunaway picked up the wrong envelope (Emma Stone, Best Actress) and announced La La Land instead. This past year…

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Apollo 10 1/2 Ineligible for Best Animated Feature – Oscars Watch

As awards season kicks into full gear, the Academy has declared Apollo 10 1/2 ineligible for its Best Animated Feature category. The news comes by way of IndieWire and features filmmaker Richard Linklater’s letter to the Academy. Linklater is in the right for speaking out because rotoscoping is a legitimate form of animation. The Academy is penalizing his film at a time when so many films are using CGI to animate their films. Nothing against…

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Oscars Watch: Awards Season Is Upon Us

With the launch of Venice, Telluride and Toronto, awards season is officially upon us in the newest Oscars Watch column. I’m not attending Venice or Telluride but I will be on the ground during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Judging by their pedigrees, a number of films have an opportunity to break out as a Best Picture contender. Nobody wants to enter the fest season with a highly anticipated film and end up turning…

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Amsterdam Has A David O. Russell Problem – Oscars Watch

On paper, Amsterdam has the right pedigree to be a serious Oscar contender but the film has a David O. Russell problem. Amsterdam is described as “a fascinating and richly intricate tale that brilliantly weaves historical fact with fiction for a timely, cinematic experience.” It is a “crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history.” 20th Century Studios released both…

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CODA Makes History at Oscars, Bob Saget Snubbed

CODA became the little film that could and went from Sundance darling to Oscar-winning Best Picture of the Year in over a year. In winning Best Picture, the Sundance award winner also became the first streaming movie to take Best Picture of the Year. Remember when Steven Spielberg said streaming movies shouldn’t win or something like that? I’d say that the Academy just proved him wrong. Netflix had Best Picture nominees in recent years with…

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94th Oscars: The Winners (Live Updates)

The 94th Oscars are here and make their return for the first time in two years to an in-person ceremony at the Dolby Theatre. In a perfect world, I’d start publishing updates in about an hour from now. However, the powers that be are screwing up the broadcast by treating eight categories like crap. We will not let them forget this disaster. It will not do anything to increase viewership. If anything, it is causing…

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94th Academy Awards Predictions – Oscars Watch

Solzy at the Movies presents predictions for the 94th Oscars as the Academy Awards will be aired tonight on ABC, for better or worse. If you are participating in any pools, please be advised that the Oscars will start being announced during the red carpet. Make sure to follow the social media channels because the Oscars will announce them on social media well before the live telecast begins. It is one of the worst mistakes…

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CODA Is Peaking At The Right Time – Oscars Watch

While the traditional Oscar rules do not bode well for the film, CODA is starting to peak at exactly the right time ahead of the Oscars. The film critics have spoken and now the guilds are having their say in the matter. Both SAG and PGA gave the film’s awards campaign the biggest boost that it could get. The fact that CODA won WGA is potentially good news. What we need to factor here is…

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Oscars Should Have Super Bowl Treatment On ABC

It’s too late for the upcoming Oscars telecast but ABC should give the Academy Awards a Super Bowl-esque pre- and post-show. ABC and the Academy need to stop messing with the main awards telecast. Let all the awards air and allow everyone to have the opportunity to deliver their acceptance speeches without getting cut off by the orchestra. The network isn’t going to get back their old viewership. One reason why is because audiences are…

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Oscars: Eight Awards To Be Tape-Delayed

Heading into the 94th Academy Awards, Academy President David Rubin sent a letter about changes to the upcoming Oscars broadcast. The following categories are will be presented an hour before and then have a delayed airing. Documentary Short Film Editing Makeup and Hairstyling Original Score Production Design Animated Short Live Action Short Sound The key takeaway is that eight categories will not be presented live. They will also be edited into the show in the…

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