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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Oscars Fan Favorite Award Is A Terrible Idea

Allowing fans to vote on Twitter up to twenty times a day for the Oscars Fan Favorite might just be the worst idea in the Academy’s history. Remember how they wanted to have a Best Popular Film Category a few years ago? It got nixed after the backlash but you may as well just call it Best Disney Film because more often than not, The Walt Disney Company owns the distributor. We’re in quite a…

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Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Oscars

Spider-Man: No Way Home would take home a Popular Film Oscar in a heartbeat but the film was never getting a Best Picture nomination. You’re only kidding yourself if you thought it had a chance for Best Picture. It never did. The film might be emotional and full of fan service but at the end of the day, it was never getting a Best Picture nomination. I say this as a Marvel fan. A film…

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94th Academy Awards: The Oscar Snubs

As usual, there were a number of snubs when the Academy announced the Oscar nominations for the 94th Academy Awards. Let’s talk about the big one: Spider-Man: No Way Home. Many people were discussing the film being nominated for Best Picture but not me. It may have been the year’s most popular film but it didn’t launch early enough to really be in the conversation. FYC screenings started as far back as October if you…

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94th Academy Awards: The Oscar Nominations

There’s over a month and a half until the show but the Academy announced the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards. Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and International Feature Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi–branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select…

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94th Oscars: Academy Awards Shortlists Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in 10 categories for the 94th Academy Awards. The ten categories include: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound and Visual Effects. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Fifteen films will advance in the Documentary Feature category for the 94th Academy Awards.  One hundred thirty-eight films were eligible in the…

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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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Anthony Hopkins Over Chadwick Boseman: A Shock

When the last award of the night was announced this evening, viewers were stunned to learn Anthony Hopkins beat Chadwick Boseman. I apologize if none of this is coherent as I am still in a state of shock. Hopkins gave a commanding performance in the film but Chadwick Boseman all but locked it up. When Joaquin Phoenix opened it up, I was shocked. I mean, I had the tweet ready to go and then suddenly…

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