Oscars

5 unforgettable moments from the 2019 Oscars

From fashion statements to rocking musical performances, the biggest night in Hollywood did not disappoint. While fans weren't sure what to expect from this year's hostless Academy Awards, the ceremony went off without a hitch despite the lack of an emcee. Here are five unforgettable moments from...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 9:26pm

What to watch on TV this weekend: Feb. 22-24

The big screen will take over the small screen this weekend thanks to the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. While all eyes will be on Hollywood this Sunday, there are plenty of other awesome things to tune into before and after the big show. Here’s what to watch on TV this weekend. What to watch on TV...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 2:07pm

What will win at the Oscars 2019?

The 91st Academy Awards is still incredibly open.  Over the last few weeks the likes of Roma, The Favourite, A Star Is Born, Vice, If Beale Street Could Talk, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and BlacKkKlansman have been jockeying for accolades during awards season. That's understandable, as they’re...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 4:25pm

All the female directors who should've been nominated for an Oscar

The 5 men up for the Best Director Academy Award are all worthy nominees. To try and even suggest that one of Alfonso Cuaron (Roma), Adam McKay (Vice), Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War) or Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) should be omitted would be cruel.  But, at this...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:34pm

Why are the Academy Awards called the Oscars?

This year marks the 91st time that the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences have celebrated the cinematic achievements of the previous year. Those that are lucky enough to be victorious in categories that range from Best Picture to Best Cinematography, Best Editing and also include various...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:34pm

Oscars may feature all 5 Best Song nominees after all

Not only is the 91st Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, Feb. 24 going to be hostless, but prior reports have indicated that the program wouldn't feature most (or any) of the Best Song nominees as performers. According to a new report, however, it seems that all five of the nominees have been...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:06am

How to watch the 2019 Oscar nominations for Best Picture online

We were lucky this year, we watched some amazing movies. Sometimes producers and directors can miss the mark throughout the year, but this year was a hit. We will all be sitting on the edge of our seats until the Oscar winners are annouced. But in the meantime, here are all the ways to watch the...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:28pm

Netflix in the running for ultimate film honor with 'Roma'

Netflix Inc scored its first nomination for the prestigious best picture Oscar on Tuesday for "Roma," a milestone that will test whether Hollywood's film establishment is ready to award its top prize to a streaming service. "Roma" received 10 Academy Award nominations in...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 10:00am

What are people saying about Ellen defending Kevin Hart? Twitter reacts

A month after Kevin Hart announced he would no longer be hosting the 2019 Oscars following criticism of his homophobic tweets and jokes, the embattled comedian went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about it. The Daily Beast broke the news late Wednesday night, saying Hart would sit down...

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:51am

What is an 'inclusion rider'?

We can all agree that Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech for Best Actress stole the show at last night’s Oscars ceremony. It was a raging, poignant and funny send up to a historically sexist industry that completely brought the house down. Before she left the stage, she made sure to...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:54am

2018 Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg

Considering their long-standing feud, it's only fitting that Jimmy Kimmel cracked a few jokes at Matt Damon's expense while hosting the 2018 Oscars on Sunday night. But the "Good Will Hunting" actor wasn't the only Boston star who took a jab from the late-night host, as...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:16am

Oscars 2018 spreads the love

The 2018 Academy Awards was a little more open than expected.   Because even though "The Shape Of Water" was the most successful film of the night, the Oscars spread the love amongst a number of other 2017 releases.   “The Shape Of Water” ultimately reigned...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 12:15am

#MeToo sweeps the Oscars, but there's still room for improvement

Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Academy Awards for a second consecutive year on Sunday night, using the opportunity to criticize Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s previous ambivalence towards diversity both in front of and behind the camera.    The comedian also heaped praise on the Me Too...

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 11:26pm

Will Matt Damon attend the Oscars this weekend?

Even when he's not nominated for an Academy Award, you can usually count on Matt Damon to be in the audience during the annual Oscars festivities. However, don't be surprised if the Boston-bred actor is notably abscent from the 2018 show. While you'd expect Damon to show up to tango...

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 1:06pm

Why are Academy Awards called Oscars?

Some mysteries just cannot be solved right now: like, if Bigfoot actually exists (sorry, believers) or where we go when we die. Though it might not be the most existential questions you’ve ever asked yourself, we know you’ve wondered, why are Academy Awards called Oscars, anyway? Lucky...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:57pm

Who is going to win at Oscars 2018?

The 2018 Academy Awards will unfold on Sunday night in Hollywood, and we’re still not sure who is going to walk away with the top prize. To help us figure it out I spoke to Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, a Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and a bona-fide...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:26am

The 2018 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Film race pits Pixar against Kobe Bryant

You probably assumed that you’d never get to see Pixar and Kobe Bryant going up against each other in any kind of competition. But that’s exactly what’s going to go down at the start of March. Unfortunately, this isn’t the plot for a “Space Jam” and “Toy...

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:36am

How the cast and crew of ‘A Fantastic Woman’ reacted to their Oscar nomination

“A Fantastic Woman” has always looked odds on for an Oscar nomination. Shortly after it premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February, 2017 it picked up the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay, and was nominated for the Golden Bear,...

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:07pm

What is it like to be nominated for an Oscar?

Kevin Wilson Jr has probably lost count of the amount of times he has said thank you over the last 24 hours. In the opening seconds of my conversation alone he had to utter it four times, once to me and then on three occasions to friends that had stumbled upon him at the slightly inopportune...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 2:49pm

The 2018 Oscar nominations have arrived, here's who we want to win

The Shape Of Water has dominated the 2018 Oscar nominations, collecting 13, four ahead of its closest rival, the frontrunner "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." But while Guillermo del Toro and Martin McDonagh’s films were widely expected to be in the running for the top...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:59am