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Should award shows still be relevant?

With every award season comes a frenzy of media commentary pointing out awkward moments, fashion faux pas, celebrities caught off guard, and primarily detailing the ways in which the organizations…

The Slap that Was Heard Around the World

This article was originally submitted on the 4th April It’s hard to think of a greater example of car crash television than what the world collectively witnessed at this most…

How Diverse are the 2022 Oscar Nominations?

After last year’s virtual award ceremony, this year’s Oscars will return to its home of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on the 27th of March. Though tuning in at 1…

Let’s talk about the chaotic Golden Globe nominees

On 3rd February, the annual Golden Globes nominees were announced. Some of the big winners included Nomadland, The Father and The Mauritanian. Heard of them? Yeah, me neither. Many of…

‘Awards bait’ season amidst a pandemic and what it means for cinema

For all film lovers January is usually an exciting time of year. Audiences flock to the cinemas in their numbers to catch a glimpse of the latest blockbusters or even…

Male, Pale and Stale: Awards Slammed for Lack of Diversity

Many of us who pay attention to the academy awards recall the memorable 2015 Oscars in which the nominees in all major categories were mostly white. We laughed at the…

What do this year’s BAFTAs say about diversity in film?

It seems that any conversation about the film industry today is surrounded by talk of gender. Whether it’s hushed accusatory rumours or the bold protest of the individuals confronting their…