The Race for the 2020 Academy Awards Has Already Begun

With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, and the highly anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood making its debut at the festival Tuesday, journalists, critics, and professional prognosticators are buzzing about potential frontrunners for next year’s Oscars–even though that’s almost a year from now. It’s not unusual for Hollywood studios to lay the […]

Netflix Movies Will Still Be Eligible for the Oscars Next Year

Netflix Inc. and other streaming services won’t face a tougher road to the Oscars next year. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided against rule changes that would have made it harder for streaming movies to be eligible for awards — despite a push by Hollywood traditionalists like Steven Spielberg to ensure that […]

Justice Department Warns Possible Oscar Rule Changes Concerning Netflix Could Be an Antitrust Issue

Netflix Inc.’s pursuit of Academy Awards could become an antitrust issue. The U.S. Justice Department warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that potential rule changes, which could hurt Netflix and other streaming platforms, may violate laws meant to protection competition, according to a person familiar with the matter. Makan Delrahim, head of […]

Netflix Fires Back in Escalating Oscar Feud With Steven Spielberg

Netflix is bristling at Steven Spielberg’s proposal to keep streaming movies from Academy Award contention. While not mentioning Spielberg by name, Netflix’s film division late Sunday rebuked his plan, which critics have called elitist. “We love cinema. Here are some things we also love: Access for people who can’t always afford, or live in towns […]

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: 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 […]