Niamh Walsh predicts the results of this year’s Academy Awards.
Caitlin Barr considers the history of awards ceremonies, discrimination, and Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You
Print Music Editor Bridie Adams discusses success in La La Land and the film’s heartbreaking ending.
Elizabeth Quinn makes a case for films absent from the latest batch of Oscar nominations.
Alina McGregor explores the bias behind the lack of female nominations for Best Director at the 2020 Oscars.
Last month, a Guardian article pointed out an interesting trend among Oscar-winning actors and actresses in the past decade or so – they’re getting older. In the 2000s, best actresses had an average age of 36, which then went up to 41 from 2010 onwards. Best actors have also seen a slight increase in the […]
In the past few weeks, the debate around political correctness has once again been brought into the spotlight. This follows the news of Kevin Hart stepping down from hosting the Oscars after the backlash against past homophobic tweets, and of radio stations banning the Christmas song, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’, citing its problematic lyrics in […]
“These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year” were Emma Stone’s words as she introduced this year’s nominations for the Best Director Oscar. The statement was met with cheers and applause from the audience as the Academy was called out for their poor form in gender representation. Gerwig, the woman behind Lady […]
With the advent of streaming services, the Academy’s reliance on cinema-screenings for awards qualification faces a crisis of legitimacy. It’s a bizarre kind of crisis: not so much a new problem, as a glaring indicator of an old one. The Oscars have long relied on artificiality to create their mystique; the requirement of these screenings […]
When Deadpool came out, it received near-universal praise. Critics were satisfied and fans loved it, and this was reflected in the enormous sums of money it accrued at the box office. Deadpool was a fresh experience, a perfectly postmodern subversion of the comic book genre. This has led many to ponder how well the film will fare in the […]