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And the Oscar Goes to…

Midway through the awards season, nominations for the 94th annual Academy Awards were announced on February 8th with surprises, consternation, and excitement in all categories. Despite low ratings, the Oscars still cause a buzz in the film community, and it looks like it’s going to be an interesting ceremony.    The catchphrase for the Oscars this […]

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Parasite’s Oscar success: a new era or the prolonging of outdated Hollywood tradition?

The Oscars 2020 was certainly full of surprises. From Joaquin Phoenix’ impassioned speech about injustice and the environment, to Idina Menzel’s rather kooky performance of ‘Into the Unknown’ and James Corden and Rebel Wilson presenting the award for the best visual effects in fur-suits mocking the appalling CGI of the film Cats. But nothing was […]

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The Academy Awards 2019: Who Will Light Up Hollywood?

This year will mark an important year for the Academy Awards. It follows numerous scandals over the past few years, including #OscarssoWhite and ‘envelope gate,’ which have undermined the Academy’s reputation. It is also the first time in 30 years that the ceremony will take place without a host after original choice Kevin Hart became […]

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Why do we keep tuning in to the Oscars?

This week marks the annual gala in which everyone who loves film joins together to celebrate arguably the biggest night in cinema, the Academy Awards. While there are many other prestigious film awards ceremonies all around the world – the BAFTAS and the Césars both pull in millions of domestic viewers every year – there […]