Johannes Leonardo’s first Oscar Mayer work

This is meaty. Oscar Mayer has unveiled an ambitious brand refresh this week, including the brand’s first creative from new AOR Johannes Leonardo. As a cultural icon for over 138 years, Oscar Mayer has always sparked smiles around people’s united love of meat. For the first time in its history, Oscar Mayer is unveiling a cohesive new look and … Continue reading “Johannes Leonardo’s first Oscar Mayer work”

Iliza Shlesinger serves up Dr. Pepper Mocktails for Oscars

Screw the Champagne. Heck toss the wine. Instead, Plano Texas-based Dr. Pepper is serving up Mocktails for the Oscars with popular comedian Iliza Shlesinger. In each film, Shlesinger does what she does best by mixing her brand of quick and smart feminist comedy together with some serious honesty about the Oscars, from gown comfort to … Continue reading “Iliza Shlesinger serves up Dr. Pepper Mocktails for Oscars”

A return to full-on red carpet glamour at Oscars

It may have been Oscar gold on stage, but it was platinum that was seen on the red carpet. Nominees and presenters returned to full red carpet glamour at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards by showcasing an array of spectacular platinum jewelry designs. Platinum, the naturally white setting that truly enhances the brilliance of diamonds and … Continue reading “A return to full-on red carpet glamour at Oscars”

Stars shine in Forevermark diamonds at Oscars

Forevermark diamonds shined brightly on nominees Viola Davis, Amanda Seyfried and presenter Regina King at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, the first major in-person award show since the COVID-19 pandemic.   Davis made history as she became the Oscars’ most nominated Black female actor ever as nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. She looked radiant in a modern … Continue reading “Stars shine in Forevermark diamonds at Oscars”

NFT of Boseman to be redesigned after Oscars loss

An NFT of Chadwick Boseman created by Andrew Oshea as part of “Everyone Wins” swag bags for Oscar nominees is being redesigned in the wake of his Best Actor snub. The decision was made by Distinctive Assets, an LA-based entertainment marketing company, which was auctioned off with 50% of the proceeds going to the Colon … Continue reading “NFT of Boseman to be redesigned after Oscars loss”

Women who run with Oscars

To say that women have been kept out of the spotlight when it comes to being behind the lens in film would be the understatement of the century. There is no dramatic flare in this statement; the Academy Awards in 2021 marking its 93rd ceremony, only two women have won Best Director, nine women have … Continue reading “Women who run with Oscars”

Chadwick Boseman should have won an Oscar

Chadwick Boseman should have won the Oscar for Best Actor last night during the 93rd Academy Awards. But he didn’t. The award went to Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, one of the greatest actors in our lifetime. No disrespect to Sir Hopkins, but Boseman should have won. The 93rd Oscars were basically a successful statement about … Continue reading “Chadwick Boseman should have won an Oscar”

Oscar winners address racism and police brutality

During the 93rd annual Academy Awards, Oscar presenters and winners discussed racism, pleading with audiences to unite against hate crimes and police brutality. In her opening monologue actress/director Regina King acknowledged her feelings surrounding the Derek Chauvin murder trial.  “I have to be honest: If things had gone differently this past week in Minneapolis, I … Continue reading “Oscar winners address racism and police brutality”

Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions

It’s finally here — the end to a very long and strange and god knows what else kind of film year. We are happy to finally say good-bye to the 2020 movie season which culminates with the Academy Awards. We are tired. Run down. But vaccinated! So we are ready to sit down and make … Continue reading “Reel 360’s 2021 Oscar Predictions”

Gísli Darri Halldórsson on Oscar-nominated Yes-People

Gísli Darri Halldórsson’s 2021 Academy Award-nominated Animated Short Film Yes-People explores the monotonous daily life of humans stuck in behavioral loops. Yes-People is a story about an eclectic mix of people finding a way to cope with life’s daily struggles.  Icelandic Animator and storyteller Gísli Darri Halldórsson, who wrote and directed the film, graduated with … Continue reading “Gísli Darri Halldórsson on Oscar-nominated Yes-People”

H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr. set to perform at 93rd Oscars

Celeste, H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr., Laura Pausini, Daniel Pemberton, Molly Sandén and Diane Warren will perform the five nominated original songs in their entirety for “Oscars: Into the Spotlight,” the lead-in to the 93rd Oscars, producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh announced today.  One performance will be recorded in Húsavík, Iceland and four at the Dolby Family Terrace of the Academy … Continue reading “H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr. set to perform at 93rd Oscars”

93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed

Show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh today announced the ensemble cast to present at the 93rd Oscars, which airs live on ABC on Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Starring, in alphabetical order, are Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger and Zendaya. … Continue reading “93RD Oscars all-star cast revealed”

Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around Union Station in downtown Los Angeles for the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards on April 25. Alameda Street between Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and 1st Street, Los Angeles Street between Alameda Street and 1st Street, and … Continue reading “Academy announces street closures for 93rd Oscars”

Oscar nom Feeling Through stars first Deafblind actor

Oscar contender for Best live Action Short Feeling Through is a heartfelt film that is breaking barriers both on the screen and behind the scenes. Tarango was born in Arizona and attended the Arizona State School for the Deaf and Blind. At birth, he was deaf with 20/20 vision. After attending the Helen Keller National … Continue reading “Oscar nom Feeling Through stars first Deafblind actor”

Framestore receives Oscar nomination for Midnight Sky

Framestore has be nominated for the ‘Best Visual Effects’ Academy Award for its work on the Netflix film, The Midnight Sky.  VFX supervisor Chris Lawrence and animation supervisor Max Solomon join production VFX supervisor Matt Kasmir and special effects supervisor Dave Watkins on the ticket for this year’s VFX Oscar. This marks Chris Lawrence’s fourth … Continue reading “Framestore receives Oscar nomination for Midnight Sky”

‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations today (March 15), live from London, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media. Chopra Jonas and Jonas announced the nominees in 23 categories at 5:19 a.m. PT. For a complete … Continue reading “‘Mank’ leads Oscar noms with 10”

AFI screens Switzerland Oscar entry ‘My Little Sister’

Filmmakers Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond’s heartwrenching and heartwarming debut future My Little Sister stars thespian heavyweights Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger in shining performances as twin siblings. Brilliant playwright Lisa no longer writes. She lives in Switzerland with her family but her heart has stayed in Berlin, beating to the rhythm of her twin brother’s heart. … Continue reading “AFI screens Switzerland Oscar entry ‘My Little Sister’”

Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors

Iconic Editorial, a subsidiary of Iconic Talent Agency, has opened its doors with an A-list roster of Editors from features and television including Oscar-winner Tom Cross (NO TIME TO DIE, LA LA LAND, WHIPLASH), double Oscar-nominee Joe Walker (DUNE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, 12 YEARS A SLAVE), and American Cinema Editors Award-winner Jinmo Yang (PARASITE). Commercial and branded entertainment projects will be the focus for … Continue reading “Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors”

Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced new representation and inclusion standards for Oscars® eligibility in the Best Picture category, as part of its Academy Aperture 2025 initiative. The standards are designed to encourage equitable representation on and off screen in order to better reflect the diversity of the movie-going audience. Academy governors DeVon Franklin … Continue reading “Academy lists new standards for Oscars eligibility”

Oscars launch virtual Gold mentorship program

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from 19 partner companies in its fourth year of Academy Gold, an entertainment industry internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  The alumni program has been established to provide a continuum of support for all participants in … Continue reading “Oscars launch virtual Gold mentorship program”