Tag: academyawards

PARASITE Wins the World

South Korea's own Parasite won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best International Feature Film, Best Director (Bong Joon Ho), and Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won). See an official list of all the award winners and...

AnarchyVision: Oscars 2017 Edition

Certainly a night to remember! Plenty of craziness right until that unforgetable end. Here's my mid-event look at a few of the winners, and a quick reaction to the Best Picture mixup and how both La La Land and Moonlight...

THE SECOND MOTHER Submitted By Brazil For Oscar Consideration

The Brazilian Ministry of Culture announced yesterday that The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?), Anna Muylaert's impressive fourth feature, will represent the country in the race for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Beautifully crafted and featuring...

BIRDMAN Flies Away With Oscar Gongs For Film & Director

Another year, another glitzy Oscar ceremony filled with celebrities and hit and miss jokes not to mention the inevitable surprises and disappointments. The 87th Academy Awards wrapped up a few hours ago and the biggest upset of the night was...

LA PARKA: Oscar-Nominated Short Film Tours Mexico

Gabriel Serra Argüello's La Parka (aka The Reaper) is a Mexican short documentary, produced by the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), which is nominated for the Academy Award. It was described by our own Christopher Bourne as a film that...

Oscars 2015: BIRDMAN And THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Top Nominees With Nine Each

Award season will reach its peak when the Academy Awards will be handed out on February 22nd. The nominees were announced today and there will be much cause for celebration and heartbreak as favorites and snubs abounded this year, as...

Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist Includes IDA, LEVIATHAN, FORCE MAJEURE And A Few Surprises

The Academy has released its shortlist of nine candidates still eligible for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, which includes surprise inclusions from Estonia, Georgia and Venezuela, as well as more widely praised offerings from Argentina, Poland, Russia and...

CANTINFLAS Is Mexico's Submission For The Academy Awards, LA DICTADURA PERFECTA Goes For The Goya

After the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) revealed which films were going to be considered for the 2015 Academy and Goya Awards, I said the "clear favorites" were the Cantinflas biopic and the political satire La Dictadura...

Mexico Picks Its Films For The 2015 Academy And Goya Awards

The road to the 2015 Oscars has began in Mexico with the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) revealing which movies are competing to represent the country at the world's most famous film awards. 21 films will be...

Destroy All Monsters: Pageantry's Responsibility To Morality At The Oscars

There are no two forces more fundamentally incompatible than lightweight moral outrage and Hollywood. In a way, we're already very well aware of this, eager to jump on Jared Leto for daring to besmirch his lion-tressed, doe-eyed acceptance speech with...

Hooray For Hollywood! New Red Carpets and Old White People

The SWAT snipers are climbing down from the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum roof, traffic is resuming its normal sluggish flow at Hollywood and Highland (the 25-foot anti-blast wall now deconstructed) and soft sobbing and the repeated mantra...

Oscars 2014: List Of Winners, Including 12 YEARS A SLAVE And GRAVITY

Another year, another Academy Awards, and this time there were almost no surprises regarding the winners. As expected, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave won the biggest prize of the night, Best Picture, but overall it was Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity...

ScreenAnarchy Picks the 2014 Oscars

Love them -- for honoring the ostensible best-made movies -- or hate them -- for reducing an art form to an insufferably smug horse race -- the Academy Awards can inspire and provoke discussion about movies like nothing else. And...

Interview: Hany Abu-Assad Talks OMAR And The Purity Of Cinema

Hany Abu-Assad's Omar, a political thriller and a love story set in the Occupied Territories, is Palestine's official entry for this year's Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. This is Abu-Assad's second nomination in that category since Paradise Now...

Oscars 2014: The Complete List Of Nominees, With AMERICAN HUSTLE And GRAVITY Leading

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced this morning the nominees for the upcoming 86th Academy Awards. David O. Russell's American Hustle and Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity top the nominations, with ten each, while Steve McQueen's 12 Years A...

Sitges Designated An Oscar Qualifier For Short Films

Big news from the Sitges Film Festival and genre oriented film makers with aspirations for their short films with word that Sitges has now been designated an official qualifier for the American Academy Awards. This means that the winners of...

Euro Beat: Get To Know The European Oscar Contenders

Yesterday was the deadline for each country around the world to choose a film to submit for Oscar consideration. While only a few of them will make the cut come January 16 when the final nominations are announced, this moment...

HELI Is Mexico's Oscar Submission, While LA JAULA DE ORO (THE GOLDEN CAGE) Goes For The Goya

The Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (AMACC) confirmed that Amat Escalante's Heli is Mexico's submission for the Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming Academy Awards. Heli was chosen over such films as Eugenio Derbez's Instructions Not Included, Claudia...