The ceremony’s ratings rose for the first time in five years. But it’s probably not because of any specific change made to the Oscars.
An upset win for Olivia Colman, Spike Lee’s long-awaited honor, Melissa McCarthy’s dancing rabbit, and more
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s live rendition of the duet from A Star Is Born was filmed like a movie—and made viewers feel like voyeurs.
The film’s Best Picture win was an unsurprising, but nonetheless disappointing, end to many months of Academy Awards turmoil.
With no official emcee, the 91st Academy Awards were brisk—but a little lacking in personality.
The Marvel juggernaut took away two awards early in the ceremony—for costume design and production design—marking the first time black artists won in either category.
The supposedly color-blind language of economics has allowed the mainstream film industry to hide its racial biases, a new book argues.
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Fifty years ago, the Oscars showed old Hollywood giving way to the new—in ways that feel strikingly resonant today.
Hale County This Morning, This Evening’s nod is a diversion from the Academy’s typical recognition of black cinema.
What it’s like to watch Alfonso Cuarón’s sweeping drama when you’ve been in the shoes of both the maid and the children she cares for
The animated film from Mamoru Hosoda is also a timely reflection on how societal expectations for Japanese fathers are slowly evolving.
The director discusses his newest film, High Flying Bird, the allure of Netflix, and why his version of the Oscars wouldn’t be televised.
The Academy has shown its willingness to diminish its stature as an institution that honors filmmaking in order to reach more viewers.
Roma and The Favourite tied for the most nods in a year when a clear Best Picture front-runner never quite emerged.
Peter Farrelly’s film has taken over 2019’s awards season despite mounting controversies, critical disinterest, and mediocre ticket sales.
During an appearance on Ellen, the abortive Oscars host cited phantom apologies for his homophobic remarks while DeGeneres pleaded with him to ignore the haters: a spectacle of missing the point.
So far, people have been focusing on the perverse incentives the award creates for Academy voters. But even more pernicious could be the incentives it creates for filmmakers and studios.
Adding a “popular film” category and cutting technical awards to squeeze the ceremony into a three-hour time slot will only dilute the Academy’s brand.