By far, the easiest race for Marvel to crack is Best Visual Effects. All but two of the studio’s Oscar nominations have come in this category, from the first Iron Man to last year’s Doctor Strange. Still, no comic-book film has won the Best Visual Effects Oscar since 2004’s Spider-Man 2, which was made well before Marvel Studios began its MCU and kicked off our current superhero moment. Over the last decade, the Academy has tended to give the Best Visual Effects trophy to a film that is also nominated for Best Picture, and since Marvel has never penetrated that lineup, the studio has lacked the edge to put its films over the finish line. … [Read more...] about When Will Marvel Studios Win an Oscar?
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Bennett Miller and his ponderous Foxcatcher benefited. What can one say about this dim, drawn-out, uninsightful movie except that it wore its artistic credentials so ostentatiously that some Academy voters fell for it? I don’t want to complain too much about the nomination of Steve Carell, whose transformation was — at least before he began to repeat himself — impressive, and Mark Ruffalo grounded the film in something halfway human. But with Selma and the magnificent Mr. Turner — brisk, glancingly penetrating, one of the least artsy films about a major artist ever made — available, the tackiness is breathtaking. Timothy Spall, we hardly knew ye. … [Read more...] about Was Robbed, and Other Unforgivable Oscar Crimes
More established names in the nominations list included Judi Dench and Steve Coogan for best actress and best actor respectively for Philomena (with Coogan receiving an extra nod for best screenplay, along with co-writer Jeff Pope), Tom Hardy with a best actor nom for Locke, and Kristin Scott Thomas a best supporting actress nomination for The Invisible Woman. Jonathan Glazer and Scarlett Johansson both picked up nods for Under the Skin. … [Read more...] about Starred Up heads British independent film awards nominations
Beyond these, AMPAS also unveiled new internal mandates aimed at combating the sentiments that have given them such bad headlines recently, including mandatory unconscious bias training for high-ranking members of the Academy, term limits for Academy governors, and a series of panel discussions, including one hosted by Whoopi Goldberg about the history of Hollywood racism. … [Read more...] about The Oscars Are Opening Up More Seats at the Best Picture Table
In the spirit of a teacher graciously handing an extension to stressed-out students, the Oscars have looked around at the chaos currently overtaking Hollywood and decided to relax some deadlines. On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that the 2021 Oscars ceremony will be moved back to April 25, two months later than originally planned. More controversially, the eligibility period for next year’s awards will be similarly pushed, with the traditional year-end-release cutoff giving way to a new date of February 28. “Our hope, in extending the eligibility period and our awards date, is to provide the flexibility filmmakers need to finish and release their films without being penalized for something beyond anyone’s control,” academy president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement. Furthermore, the two-month delay is expected to give the organization and ABC more time to figure out what form the ceremony should take absent … [Read more...] about Oscars Extend Season, Push Ceremony to April 25