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”

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”

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”

Oscars pushed to April 25, 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the 93rd Oscars® ceremony will move to Sunday, April 25, 2021, as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021.  Coinciding with the Oscars celebration, the Academy Museum … Continue reading “Oscars pushed to April 25, 2021”

Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars

While the 93rd Oscars are not supposed to happen until February 28th, 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is taking into consideration that the show may have to cancelled altogether. According to Variety, multiple anonymous sources, say that while there are no concrete plans in place, the option is under serious consideration. “It’s … Continue reading “Academy considers canceling 2021 Oscars”

Oscars will consider streaming films for 2021

Netflix and Hulu will be ecstatic. It’s no secret that the current coronavirus COVID-10 pandemic has shut down the film and TV industries. Now, comes word that the theatrical closures have forced the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to consider loosening the rules around which films qualify for Oscars in 2021. Today, the … Continue reading “Oscars will consider streaming films for 2021”

‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars

‘Green Book’ and Olivia Coleman surprise Oscar experts with wins in Best Picture, Original Screenplay and Best Actress. Okay, so I was wrong. Six times. But I take solace in knowing that other Oscar prognosticators were wrong too, when it came to predicting who would win Best Picture and Best Actress. On a night that … Continue reading “‘Green Book’ takes Best Picture at hostless Oscars”

Who will win the Oscars? Here are our picks

Awards season finally comes to a curious, confounding and sometimes confusing end this Sunday when the Oscars announce their winners at the Dolby Theater. This year, there is no host (may come to regret that, Kevin Hart detractors) for Hollywood’s version of The Super Bowl. And in a Black History Month where a notable number … Continue reading “Who will win the Oscars? Here are our picks”

ASC scolds Oscars for cutting category for commercials

Well, this is getting interesting. According to The Wrap, the president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), Kees van Oostrum, has sent a strongly worded letter to the organization’s members on Tuesday. This is in reaction to Academy president John Bailey revealing on Monday that Best Cinematography, along with the categories for Film Editing, … Continue reading “ASC scolds Oscars for cutting category for commercials”

Oscars 2018: Colin Costello’s winning picks

Awards season, which Reel Chicago has been covering all along, finally comes to its climax with the broadcast of the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Amid the glamour, the Jimmy Kimmel jokes, the expected #metoo and #TimesUP speeches, and the sleep-inducing running time, there will be awards given out. Twenty-four, to be specific. After … Continue reading “Oscars 2018: Colin Costello’s winning picks”

Kartemquin goes to the Oscars

Kartemquin Films is headed to the Oscars! Two films by the internationally renowned documentary collaborative have been nominated for the coveted gold statues by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. One is the story of a family’s struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable and unfair obstacles. The other, a short film about an elderly … Continue reading “Kartemquin goes to the Oscars”

Eternals: Get your first look in this teaser trailer

After her Best Director and Best Picture wins at the Oscars, anticipation is enormous to see director Chloé Zhao’s follow-up to Nomadland. And that follow-up is Marvel’s The Eternals. Today, the studio released the first teaser trailer for the November entry into the MCU. The Eternals trailer offers a glimpse at the exciting new team … Continue reading “Eternals: Get your first look in this teaser trailer”

Emerald Fennell’s “poisonous popcorn film”

Emeralds Fennell’s Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for her self-described “poisonous popcorn film” Promising Young Woman marks the 13th woman to win in this logophile category over the course of 93 years.  While wins for women behind the camera at the Academy Awards have been scarce throughout its 93-year-long reign,  a new era of women … Continue reading “Emerald Fennell’s “poisonous popcorn film””