The 91st Academy Awards are a month away, but this is still barely enough time to plan the perfect viewing party. Only 30 days to buy a sheet of poster board and create a betting bracket for categories, like longest political acceptance speech. A mere 720 hours to buy snack food and label each with a movie pun. A scant 43,200 minutes to buy mini Oscars to hand out as party favors. With all that planning, who has time to actually watch the movies nominated? AMC Theatres is providing a binge-able solution with their AMC Best Picture Showcase.Now in its 13th year, the AMC Best Picture Showcase will bring back and show seven of the eight films nominated for Best Picture. For this year’s showcase, the films will be screened over two Saturdays, Feb. 16 and Feb. 23, beginning at 11 a.m the first week and a 24-hour marathon event Saturday, Feb. 23 beginning at 10 a.m.Continue ReadingThe breakdown looks like this: Feb. 16 The Favourite BlacKkKlansman Bohemian Rhapsody Feb. 23 Vice … [Read more...] about AMC Will Screen All Oscar-Nominated Best Picture Films on One Day
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It's been quite a year of firsts. An egg stole the prestige of Most Liked Instagram Photo. Flying cars debuted at CES 2019. Then there was the super blood wolf moon and Trump's government shutdown. As if we needed more news, this morning's announcement of the 91st Oscar nominations included both the expected and the unexpected. Actors Tracy Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani hosted the live stream, announcing who was up for the awards.Continue ReadingThe biggest surprise of the list? Filmmaker and Miami native Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk only snagged three nominations: Original Score, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The incredible flick was snubbed in key categories such as Best Picture and Best Director.Jenkins,, who cleaned up with a 2016's film written by Tarrell Alvin McCraney — also of Miami — Moonlight, was expected to do far better.Ethan Hawke was also cast aside for First Reformed as well. Hawke has never won the … [Read more...] about Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk Snubbed for Best Director, Gets Only Three Oscar Nominations
The 2019 Academy Awards Best Picture nominees have been announced, ending the fevered speculation over which films would be in the running for Hollywood’s most coveted prize. This year’s list, announced on Tuesday by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani, saw eight films nominated. Black Panther, BlackKKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice all made the list of nominees. This leaves some acclaimed movies out in the cold— If Beale Street Could Talk was widely seen as Best Picture material, but missed out on the nomination. A few great smaller films, such as the bittersweet comedy Eighth Grade and the bleak Leave No Trace, were among the critically acclaimed outsiders that didn’t make the cut. This year’s nominees again signal the Academy is trying to shake off the viral #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, created by activist April Reign in 2015 to critique the majority-white ceremony. The nominated movies … [Read more...] about Oscars 2019: Best Picture Nominations Ranked
One week before the 89th Academy Awards ceremony was set to take place in Hollywood on Sunday night, Feb. 26, a full-page ad appeared in the New York Times arts section on Feb. 17 listing Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin as one of “21 voices on why Lion is the Best Picture of the Year.” The ad includes a quote from Griffin praising “Lion,” a highly acclaimed film about an adopted child from India who, as a young adult, searches for his biological family and self-identity. The film doesn’t have any LGBT-related content or storyline. “Lion is a profoundly beautiful testament to the power of finding and understanding your identity,” the ad quotes Griffin as saying. “People from all backgrounds and all walks of life will be moved by this universal story.” The ad identifies Griffin as “president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national LGBT organization.” The Feb. 17 ad and a smaller follow-up ad in the … [Read more...] about HRC prefers ‘Lion’ over ‘Moonlight’ for Best Picture?
The Academy Award, also known as the Oscar, for Best Picture is a top honor in cinema. Sometimes they get it right (think Moonlight, Schindler’s List, The Godfather), and sometimes they get it wrong (hi Crash, we see you). Regardless of who wins, being crowned Best Picture etches a film in history as part of an exclusive club that began in 1929 with the 1st Academy Awards, which honored films from 1927-1928. The award is voted on by members of the Academy. How the nominees have been determined has changed over the years, but voting has largely stayed the same. The number of films eligible for the category has also changed over the years, starting with three, then eight to twelve, then down to five, and now no more than ten. Only nine foreign-language films having ever been nominated (Grand Illusion in 1938, Z in 1969, The Emigrants in 1972, Cries and Whispers in 1973, The Postman in 1995, Life is Beautiful in 1998, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2000, Letters from Iwo Jima in … [Read more...] about In Pictures: Every Best Picture Academy Award Winning Film