Tag: Academy Awards

The Oscars Need Logan, Wonder Woman and Get Out More Than Those Films Need the Oscars

It’s 2017. Everything’s political. So, we can’t talk about the Oscars without first acknowledging the ongoing conversation over whether or not people like Bill Cosby or Roman Polanski should be expelled from the Academy as […]

Looking Back: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway “Did Not Get Along During Bonnie and Clyde”

“Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus.” That’s how Jimmy Kimmel referred to Warren Beatty’s treatment of Faye Dunaway in the aftermath of their historic Oscar flub Sunday night. Beatty opened the envelope, hesitated and showed […]

What Can Actually Be Done to Fix the Oscars?

Around halfway through what turned into the longest (and most memorable) Oscars telecast in a decade, host Jimmy Kimmel threw to a video montage of foreign moviegoers explaining why they love going to movies (short answer: escapism) and […]

My Somewhat Snarky Oscar Reactions

  I know, I know – you can’t believe what just happened at the Oscars. How could you? Nobody saw it coming. How in the world did “Sing” beat “Ennemis Interieurs” for Best Live-Action Short […]

My Somewhat Snarky Oscar Predictions: Is It Too Late to Just Give Everything to “San Junipero”?

The Oscars are tonight. I’ve got to get my picks out asap. So, here they are [shocker: I’m predicting a big night for La La Land, aka, Academy voter catnip]: ABOVE THE LINE CATEGORIES Best […]

My Predictions for the 2017 Oscar Nominations (Major Categories Only)

The Oscar nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, and as per usual we pretty much already know what’s going to happen or at least we think we do. Thanks to the clusterfuck of awards season, […]

Money Wins Oscars, Duh – An Adam Ruins Everything Video

There’s a moment in this new Adam Ruins Everything Video where his co-host remarks, “Oh, [For Your Consideration] campaigns. I’ve heard of those, and you don’t have to explain them to me [Pauses to notice […]

Were the Oscars “Some Real Hollywood Bullsh-” This Year?

Oddly enough, my two biggest takeaways from this year’s Academy Awards ceremony were [1] Hollywood is awfully disappointed with itself over its lack of diversity and [2] Hollywood sure has a mighty high opinion about […]

The Obligatory Oscars Reaction Post – Spotlight Bookends a Crazy Show

Even Morgan Freeman sounded slightly surprised when he announced the name of this year’s Best Picture Winner: Spotlight. Spotlight, the movie that had been rejected by the Golden Globes, Directors Guild, Producers Guild and BAFTAs? […]

What Really Should Have Happened When Leonardo DiCaprio Won the Oscar Last Night

That noise you heard last night when Leonardo DiCaprio walked on stage to accept his Best Actor Oscar for The Revenant was the sound of thousands of internet memes dying. Well, not literally. Internet memes […]