The Oscar nominations are finally here. A quick look reveals symptoms of a bigger issue in Hollywood.
Listen as old and new cast members discuss their impressions of and reactions to the 2020 nominees. Should these films even be on the list?
Do you think Bradley Cooper deserved a Best Director nomination for his directorial debut in 2018’s poignant retelling of A Star is Born? Were you shocked to see Willem Dafoe’s absence in this year’s Best Actor category after his horrifyingly brilliant performance in The Lighthouse? Oscar nominations and wins can often leave us scratching our heads, but just how are contenders chosen – and by whom? Continue reading Who Are “They?”–How Oscars Nominations and Voting Work
Ever wondered which snacks your favorite Oscar nominated films resemble? Of course you haven’t. Not to worry, we have the ultimate list of Oscar nominations to food comparisons you never knew you needed! If you agree, identify, or even if you disagree with some of these, let us know on our instagram (@fiufilmstudies).
It’s the Superbowl of the movie industry, game seven of awards season, and the royal wedding of the American red carpet all rolled into one. Love them, hate them, and everything in between, there’s nothing like the Oscars, and we have THE watch party planned for you.
The big screen awards deserve a big screen, so come out to GC 140 at 7PM on Sunday, February 9th and catch the full Oscars broadcast, red carpet and all! We’ll have our own red carpet, photo booth, games, snacks and fun. There will be awards for the most stylish dresser, Oscar trivia, and Oscar predictions. Cheers and jeers encouraged.
This event is co-sponsored by the Film Studies Program, the Graduate English Association, the English Honors Society, the Film Initiative and the Student Programming Council. You’ll be sorry if you miss it!
The Oscars nominations have been out for 2 weeks now and I am still upset. Almost everywhere you look, there is some kind of discussion going on around the lack of equality and diversity paired with calls to fix it. This year’s biggest award show in the film industry is no exception.
The Oscars have come under fire for their lack of diversity on numerous occasions, and soon after the 2020 Nominations were released, the Academy Awards made headlines for all the wrong reasons once again. This year’s nominations seem to be part two of the #OscarsSoWhite fiasco in 2015, with nearly all of the nominations being given to white, male-led, male-directed, and male-focused films.
Disappointed in the Academy Award nominations? Come and find out what we believed were the five biggest Oscar snubs for the 2019 awards.