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The Oscars Got This One Right
Everything Everywhere All at Once got its fairy-tale ending.
The Oscars’ Incredible Knack for Being Wrong
Despite a history of embarrassment, the Academy has somehow managed to hold on to its prestige.
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SNL Couldn’t Help Itself
The Oscars Slap was low-hanging comedic fruit, and the show lunged at it. But there was nothing left to say.
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The Two Americas Debating Will Smith and Chris Rock
Black people and white people aren’t necessarily discussing the Oscars slap in the same way.
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The Night the Oscars Lost Control
The most stunning moment at the Academy Awards was an incident the show refused to examine.
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The Unreality of Will Smith’s Oscars Slap
What followed an unprecedented moment of violence was almost as surreal as the incident itself.
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The Winners Who Reminded the Oscars Why Acceptance Speeches Matter
Two beautiful speeches from early in the night showed the emotional power of live TV.
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Will Smith Hit Chris Rock. Then He Won an Oscar.
On the most shocking moment in Academy Awards history
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23 Great Movies the Oscars Couldn’t Help but Recognize
These films were underappreciated by the Academy, receiving just one nomination for their screenplays. They’re also undeniable crowd-pleasers.
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A Confusing, Experimental Oscars
This year’s Academy Awards tried to be like a movie. So we tried to review it like one.
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And the Best Oscars Acceptance Speech Goes to …
When Youn Yuh-jung collected her latest trophy for
Minari, she showed everyone why she keeps winning.
There’s No Excuse for Failing the Oscars’ Diversity Requirements
The awards’ new Best Picture eligibility rules are so lenient, they’d shame any film that can’t meet them.
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No One Knew Why Eminem Was at the Oscars
“Lose Yourself” was not celebrating any anniversary, nor gaining new relevance. But it did pass the time okay.
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The Real Message of Janelle Monáe’s Oscars Performance
The singer’s opener showed that for women and people of color, tongue-in-cheek references and talk of progress mean nothing without trophies.
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The Best Speech of Oscars Night
When Bong Joon Ho accepted the directing trophy for
Parasite, his heartfelt remarks flipped a predictable-seeming ceremony into must-see live television.
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Parasite Won So Much More Than the Best Picture Oscar
Bong Joon Ho’s drama became the first South Korean film to nab the top prize. But its success as a global phenomenon was cemented long before last night.
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“And the Oscar Goes to …”: Our 2020 Academy Awards Predictions
Parasite triumph over 1917? Will Brad Pitt win his first acting Oscar? Here is The Atlantic’s forecast.
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Stephen King’s Comments About the Oscars Explain the Oscars
The author, who is an Academy Award voter, inadvertently captured why Hollywood’s biggest ceremony faces a diversity problem year after year.
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The Problem With the Oscars’ Idea of a ‘Good Movie’
Every year, plenty of excellent films are excluded from the awards-season conversation for reasons that have nothing to do with talent or artistry. This year is no different.
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A Last Word on the 2019 Academy Awards
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.