Reversing its recent announcement, the academy will not hand out a "most popular film" Oscar at next year's show.
Earlier this year Disney and Marvel released ‘Captain America: Civil War’ to rapturous acclaim and made a killing at the box office. No Marvel film has ever actually won an Oscar but have, over the years, had a number of nominations in various categories. Last week they held a ‘For Your Consideration’ screening of the movie in the hope of gaining that all-important recognition to get their awards season rolling, and in truth there’s no reason why ‘Civil War’, directed by the Russo Brothers, can’t nab a hefty amount of awards between now and early 2017.
Eddie Murphy recently gave his first podcast interview to Awards Chatter, and talked about his long and prodigious career. In 2011, Murphy told Rolling Stone regarding his cultural impact, “…I’m the first black actor to take charge in a white world onscreen. On the podcast, Murphy said his Hollywood story is similar to another film icon.
As the Oscar-granting organization makes a push for more diversity, it reaches out to the largest number of new members ever.
The 69-year-old ‘Creed’ star, Sylvester Stallone, had been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the recent ‘Rocky’ sequel. Appearing on Twitter, Stallone’s younger brother made his thoughts painfully clear. “The Academy should be ashamed of themselves,” said actor-musician Frank Stallone in a cutting series of tweets.
The Oscars are more than just red carpet gowns and the host’s awkward jokes. It’s also a time when Hollywood’s finest tend to get super emotional — often when winning an award onstage, and sometimes while they’re just sitting in the audience, feeling moved. From Chris Pine’s infamous single tear at the 2015 Academy Awards to Halle Berry’s 2001 open-mouthed meltdown, these are the Oscars’ most memorable tearful moments — GIF’d. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
By Thom Ernst We enter the 88th Academy Awards with dispute already looming over the ceremony. This year, it’s the #OscarsSoWhite campaign sparked by a lack of diversity in the major categories. And although the allegations are to be taken seriously, this latest debate follows a long-standing tradition of Oscar controversies. Here are 10 of the most notorious controversies in Oscar history.
One of the biggest upsets from the 2015 Oscars – aside from John Travolta’s generally distressing behaviour - was ‘Boyhood’ losing out to ‘Birdman’ for Best Picture and Best Director.