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 […]

How the Independent Spirit Awards Keep Pushing to Reshape Hollywood

As the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences girded itself for the unknown of a host-less Oscars telecast, and the final chapter of a season marred by ongoing gender inequity and campaign craziness, the 34th annual Independent Spirit Awards seemed to go off Saturday, as they always do, without too much drama. And they […]