Tags : Academy Awards

‘Mank’ Leads The Way In 93rd Academy Award Nominations

Nick Jones and Priyanka Chopra Jonas announced the latest batch of Academy Award nominees, with biopic Mank leading the pack with 11 nominations. David Fincher’s passion project about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz is up for numerous Academy Award categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Gary Oldman and Best Supporting Actress for Amanda […]Read More

Show Stopper: Oscars postponed until April 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially announced a two month postponement of the 2021 Oscars Awards ceremony due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The eligibility period for films, previously standardised as 31 December annually, has also been extended. The new deadline is 28 February 2021. This comes after the Academy announced […]Read More

Film: First 10 – Parasite

The first ten pages of a film are of fundamental importance – Jack Roberts explores what Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite does with this all-important slither of time. In February 2020, Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite made history by becoming the first non-English language film to with Best Picture at the Academy Awards, alongside its already established list of […]Read More

Film News: Nominations Announced for Oscars 2020

After an awards season rife with controversy, infighting and a lot of white men, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its list of Oscars nominations for the past twelve months of film. With some welcome surprises and a smidgeon more diversity than the BAFTAs could trudge up, there is also the […]Read More

Film News: David Lynch Receives Honorary Oscar

Industry veterans are no stranger to the Academy Awards. Year after year the same directors attend Hollywood’s most revered award show, receiving multiple accolades for their work. However, one exception has always been cult filmmaker David Lynch, whose breadth of work including the likes of Twin Peaks, Eraserhead and Wild at Heart has burrowed its […]Read More

Film News: A24 Release Limited Edition Books

Since its inception seven years ago, A24 has taken great strides in transforming itself from a fledgling production company into a powerhouse of independent cinema, with no less than 25 Academy Awards under their belt. With films such as Lady Bird, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and this year’s cult summer hit, Midsommar, it […]Read More

Film News: BAFTA Introduces New Casting Category

For the first time in twenty years, BAFTA are introducing a brand new category into its film and television awards. The award for casting will be aimed at the casting directors who pair actors to their respective characters and who, until now, have been the only credited role in a film not to have their […]Read More

Film News: A new and improved Oscar category?

This week saw The Academy alter several of its deep-rooted guidelines. Among the changes was the acceptance of films produced by online platforms, cough *Netflix* cough, as well as the renaming of the ‘Best Foreign Film’ category to ‘Best International Film’. While last year’s phenomenon, Netflix’s Roma, had been tipped to win the award for […]Read More

Film News: Full List of Oscar Nominees 2019 Announced

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced after much speculation. 6000 members of the Academy voted for their favourite films of the year, and the shortlisted nominees were announced today in Hollywood by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. The ceremony will be held on February 24 in Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre. […]Read More

Film Review: A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story is a film written and directed by David Lowery (fresh off the back of Disney’s live action remake of Pete’s Dragon, which itself received light-favourable reviews). It stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and is a silenced and poetic arthouse film, which follows our main protagonist ‘C’ (Affleck) who dies, and returns […]Read More

Film Review & Analysis: Moonlight

Moonlight was released in 2016 and was composed of a modest budget of $1.1 billion. Grossing 55 billion USD worldwide, it became the first all-black cast and LGBTQ-focused film to win the Best Picture Award. Moonlight, though written and directed by Barry Jenkins, is based on Tarell Alvin-McCarney’s play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film focuses on […]Read More