Why Theater Owners Are Breathing a Sigh of Relief After ‘Green Book’ Win at the 2019 Oscars

Green Book, the Universal Pictures film about race relations in the U.S. South in the early 1960s, was crowned best picture of 2018, an upset win that dashed Netflix’s hopes that Roma would garner the streaming giant’s first top Oscar. Alfonso Cuaron won the Academy Award for directing the Netflix picture, his Spanish-language look at […]

Social Movements Largely Absent From Oscars Red Carpet as Academy Awards Strive to Stay Apolitical

The world’s most important fashion show hit the red carpet Sunday at the 91st Academy Awards, as designer labels vied for attention-grabbing moments in the walkup to an unusual, host-less Oscars–replete with new rules aimed at reversing a drop in viewership. Last year, the Oscars strove to stay apolitical, and this year was no different. […]

Trump Lashes Out at Director Spike Lee After Oscars Speech

Donald Trump lashed out at Spike Lee for a “racist hit” after the film director called on voters to mobilize to defeat the president next year during his Academy Awards acceptance speech. “Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist […]

Oscars 2019: How to Watch the Best Picture Nominees Online

With the Academy Awards coming up in just a few days, there’s still time to watch many of the 2019 Oscar-nominated movies online, streaming from the comfort of your own home. A number of this year’s Oscar nominees–except for Vice, which hasn’t been released digitally yet–are available to stream, rent, or purchase from Amazon Video, […]

Oscars 2019: Who Will Win in All 24 Academy Award Categories, According to Experts

When it comes to the 2019 Academy Awards, there are only three etched-in-stone certainties about the big night: 1) The show will be held Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC; 2) it will start at 8 p.m. Eastern Time; and 3) Glenn Close is finally going to take home a statue. At least, that’s the consensus […]

Oscars 2019: Why Are the Academy Awards Called the Oscars?

The 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. But why are the Academy Awards sometimes called the Oscars? It’s because of that iconic statue, and the mystifying origins of its name. Why are the statuettes called Oscars? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences calls the Oscar […]