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5 Ways to Improve the Oscars

Let's start with a few basic issues before we look at possible changes: Movies are about fantasy. They star impossibly attractive people (or highly charismatic...

Will Amy Adams Ever Win an Oscar? (And Other Nomination Surprises)

The 89th Academy Award nominations have just been announced, and for the most part it was a comparatively predictable year. Though nobody perhaps predicted...

Oscars So Right On

Strictly may have finished its run for the year but the Oscar dance I mentioned in my last article is just heating up. This...

Who the F*** Is Jimmy Kimmel?!

After months of waiting, anticipation over who would host the 2017 Oscars was at fever pitch. Awards nerds around the world were waiting with...

Breaking Down the Oscar Campaign

If you thought the Clinton and Trump presidential campaigns were ugly, you're going to need industrial strength Valium to get you through the next...

Amy Adams & Bradley Cooper: Oscar Winners in Waiting

The Academy are a funny bunch, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the acting categories. Sometimes a newbie will storm the season...

President Trump and the Hollywood Musical Renaissance

On Tuesday 8th November the world watched in disbelief as Donald Trump, a billionaire New York businessman, defied the pollsters and any shred of...

9 Possible Oscar Hosts for 2017

As the 2016 - 2017 awards season gets into full swing, all eyes will turn towards the Oscars or, more specifically, who will be...

Birth of a Nation Suffers Major Setbacks in Oscar Race

When Fox Searchlight picked up Birth of a Nation in January for a record $17.5 million fee at Sundance, they knew all about the past...

10 Early Oscar Contenders in 2017

Winning an Oscar is not just a sprint you know. It takes months, arguably years of preparation, from the concept through to the marketing...

Should James Murdoch Be an Academy Member?

The Academy earlier announced a cohort of 683 prospective new members who had been invited to join the organisation. Among them is James Rupert...

The Acting Oscars: Time for Change?

The 2016 Academy Awards were clouded by controversy. From the nominations announcement through to the closing moments of the telecast, the buzz word on...

Oscars 2017: One to Watch

Last year we singled out The Revenant as our one to watch for the Oscars, and sure enough it picked up twelve nominations and won...

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