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…"Amsterdam Has A David O. Russell Problem – Oscars Watch"
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…"CODA Makes History at Oscars, Bob Saget Snubbed"
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…"94th Oscars: The Winners (Live Updates)"
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…"94th Academy Awards Predictions – 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…"CODA Is Peaking At The Right Time – Oscars Watch"
Rachel Zegler is not currently attending the Oscars but there is still time for the Academy, Disney, and ABC to rectify the situation. Zegler posted in Instagram comments that she was not invited to attend. This is a problem because she’s a breakout star in Steven Spielberg’s Best Picture nominee, West Side Story. The limited seating because of social distancing is one part of the problem. Because of the distancing, there’s a good 800 or…"Rachel Zegler Isn’t Attending the Oscars"
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…"Oscars Should Have Super Bowl Treatment On ABC"
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…"Oscars: Eight Awards To Be Tape-Delayed"
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…"Oscars Fan Favorite Award Is A Terrible Idea"
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…"Spider-Man: No Way Home and the Oscars"