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The First Oscar Snubs


Oscar snubs are not new. In fact, their legacy goes all the way back to the beginning of the Academy Awards. We explore in our new column, Origin Stories.

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Rebooting the 2020 Oscar Nominees


The Academy Awards need a reboot. We have an idea of where to start.

‘1917’ Could Be the Highest-Grossing Best Picture Winner in Over a Decade


If the World War I movie has another strong week, it could pass ‘Argo’ to become the most successful Oscar favorite since ‘The Departed.’

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The 2020 Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts Reviewed and Ranked


We highly recommend two of this year’s five contenders. The other three don’t even deserve to be here.

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A Brief History of the Oscars Brad Pitt Should Already Have


One of our most gifted performers has never won an Academy Award for acting, but he’s been deserving of quite a few.

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For Your Consideration: A Decade at The Oscars


As the decade comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on how rule changes, mixups, and new practices are shaping the modern Academy Awards.


The Academy Award for Best International Feature Film Needs More Than a Name Change


As a second film is disqualified from the category, debate continues over the current rules and how they exclude certain countries from participating in the prestigious competition.

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An Oscar for Lina Wertmüller Reminds Us of the Academy’s Gender Problem


The theme at this year’s Governors Awards focused on diversity and inclusion.

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Steven Spielberg Has A Long History of Opposing Streaming


Recent reports say the director intends to propose a ban on Netflix and other streaming platforms from Oscars contention, but at what cost?