academy awards

Yance Ford Just Made History As The First Trans Director Nominated For An Oscar

With the 2018 Academy Award nominations, the LGBT community made history. Documentary filmmaker Yance Ford became the first transgender director to earn an Oscar nomination. Even more impressive might be the fact that it's with his full-length featur…
By Shannon Carlin

Greta Gerwig & Jordan Peele's Oscar Noms Are Worth Celebrating. Now Here's What Needs To Happen Next

Unlike the 2018 Golden Globes, at this year's Academy Awards, no one, not even Natalie Portman, will be able to introduce the Oscars' Best Director category by saying "all-male directing nominees." For the first time in nearly a decade, a woman, Gret…
By Shannon Carlin

Jordan Peele's Oscars Nominations Thrilled Fans & They Have NO Chill On Twitter

Jordan Peele is already an Emmy winner, but now there's a chance he could be an Oscar winner too. At the 2018 Academy Awards, Jordan Peele is nominated for Best Director (Get Out), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture. It's a momentous achievem…
By Caitlin Gallagher

Tiffany Haddish Put Her Own Spin On Announcing The Oscar Noms & Twitter Is Living For It

On Jan. 23, the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced. But, they weren't revealed by just anyone. Alongside Lord of the Rings' Andy Serkis, Tiffany Haddish announced the Oscar nominations and fans loved it. Who can blame them, though…
By Stephanie Downs

Here's Where You Can Stream The 2018 Oscar-Nominated Movies

Film buffs finally know the nominees for the 2018 Oscars, but the next step is making sure they can watch this year's nominated films before the awards air on Sunday, March 4. With just a little more than a month before the 90th Academy Awards, hoste…
By Shannon Carlin

The 'Mudbound' Director Of Photography Just Broke An Oscars Record That Will Infuriate You

During the 2018 Oscars nominations, women are already making a bit of history. Mudbound's Rachel Morrison became the first woman nominated for Best Cinematography. In the Academy Award's 90-year history, it's the only category that has only honored m…
By Shannon Carlin

Here's The Full 2018 Oscars Nominations List

The Academy Awards mark not only the pinnacle of awards season but also the end of it. So the announcement of the full 2018 Oscar nominations list is kind of the beginning of the end. Still, you have until Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Oscars on March 4 to …
By Caitlin Gallagher

Here's Every Woman Who Did & Didn't Thank Harvey Weinstein At The Oscars

In early October, news broke about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual assaults and harassment, and the accusations keep piling up. Entertainment Weekly reports that so far, over 50 women total have accused the former Hollywood executive of sexual misc…
By Angelica Florio

Ryan Gosling Explains Why He Laughed At The Oscars

It was the smirk heard 'round the world. While the stage at the Academy Awards was full of chaos, gracious bowing down, and well-earned award winning, Ryan Gosling was laughing when Moonlight was announced as the real winner of the Best Picture award…
By Caitlin Gallagher

Casey Affleck Responds To That Controversy

When the Manchester by the Sea actor took home the Best Actor Oscar on Sunday February 26, many people reacted negatively. After all, the star had not addressed previous accusations leveled against him. But, in a new interview with The Boston Globe t…
By S. Atkinson

Behind-The-Scenes Oscars Photos To Give You FOMO

After months of red carpets, award ceremonies, and all the hardware you can carry, award season finally wrapped up on Sunday night with the 2017 Oscars. Phew. And while I had the time of my life watching everything go down from the sidelines this yea…
By Alexis Rhiannon

Dev Patel & Andrew Garfield Bonded At The Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony was a show that will be remembered for years to come. Mainly because of the mix-up that caused Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty to announce the wrong Best Picture winner, a moment that had all of us saying, "Oh my God, …
By Mathew Jedeikin

One Oscars "In Memoriam" Honoree Is Still Alive

I bet you thought the Oscars on Sunday night had already gotten as bizarre as they were likely to get, but the hits just keep on coming. It turns out that, according to The Independent, Oscars In Memoriam segment honored a producer who is still alive…
By Alexis Rhiannon

2017 Best Picture Mix-Up Memes & Tweets

Just when you thought that the Oscars were predictable and boring, someone messes things up bigly. It was announced that La La Land won Best Picture, but really, Moonlight did. Everyone was shocked, and, of course Twitter has great reactions and meme…
By Lindsay Denninger

Ryan Gosling Was Not Snubbed At The 2017 Oscars

If there’s one fast-moving train running through awards season this year, it’s La La Land. The musical, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is nominated for like, every award at every ceremony this year, and it’s safe to say that it will end awards…
By Lindsay Denninger

Emma Stone Caps Off A Big Night For 'La La Land'

It seems like every year, the Best Actress category at the Oscars only becomes harder to predict. There have been so many incredible performances by women in film that each nominee — and women who didn't nab a nomination at all — truly deserves to be…
By Samantha Rullo

Jimmy Kimmel's Oscar Jokes Are Great & Just So-So

Jimmy Kimmel is no stranger to hosting an award show — he's been the MC at the Emmy Awards, the ESPY Awards, the American Music Awards, and, oh yeah, he's the host of his very own late-night talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, on ABC. I'd say the man not …
By Lindsay Denninger

Jimmy Kimmel Was Not Cool During This Oscar Bit

Jimmy Kimmel's "let's bring some people who don't know they're going to the Oscars" bit was funny in parts, but there was one moment during the charade that people (including myself) really didn't love. Why did Kimmel have to make fun of one of the p…
By Lindsay Denninger

Viola Davis Is Grammy Away From An EGOT

Viola Davis took home the 2017 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Fences, bringing her one step closer to that coveted EGOT — an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. She has three out of the four awards, so can we get this woman to sing or…
By Lindsay Denninger

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Emmy Is Often Overlooked

Much has been said about Lin-Manuel Miranda's lightning-fast race to an EGOT (that's an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award), mostly because he would be the youngest to do it and in the shortest amount of time (basically like three…
By Lindsay Denninger