Power of the Dog leads 94th Oscar nominations with 12

Emmy-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, The Help) and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, The High Note) announced the 94th Oscar nominations this morning. While Belfast, Dune (10 nominations) and West Side Story leads the pack of films, the top dog honors literally belong to the top dog, Jane Campion’s intense western, The … Continue reading “Power of the Dog leads 94th Oscar nominations with 12”

Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions

So, it comes down to this. Two hundred seventy-six feature films are eligible for a 2021 Oscar nomination, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. Tomorrow at 5:18 AM PST, 7: 18 AM CST and 8:18 AM EST, Emmy-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, The Help) and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, The High Note) will host the announcement … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions”

A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls

We’re a few weeks out from the Oscar nominations, but we are getting other nominations from the, DGA, PGA, AGD and WGA which are giving us clues as to what may be nominated for the Super Bowl of awards shows. This week, we look at Disney, who is the empire encompassing Marvel, LucasFilm, 20th Century … Continue reading “A look at Disney, Marvel and 20th Century Oscar hopefuls”

A look at Amazon Studio’s Oscar hopefuls

Oscar buzz is humming through the Omicron infected air of Los Angeles and as more of the movie audience (including guild voters) stream movies at home in the pandemic era, a leader in streaming, Amazon Studios, is buzzing with Oscar hopefuls. Their top film, Being the Ricardo’s, has been an award season favorite thus far … Continue reading “A look at Amazon Studio’s Oscar hopefuls”

Netflix positions itself for Oscar gold

The Oscars are just around the corner and Netflix is leading the way with a collection of films released on the streaming platform that are getting buzz for the top prizes. Just last year, Netflix had an impressive lineup at the 92nd Academy Awards and it looks like this year will follow suit. At the … Continue reading “Netflix positions itself for Oscar gold”

Emmy-nominated Will Packer to produce 94th Oscars

Emmy-nominated producer Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars, Academy President David Rubin announced today.  It will be his first involvement with the Oscars, which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022. “Will is a powerhouse producer who has enjoyed success across all movie genres.  He’s already bringing … Continue reading “Emmy-nominated Will Packer to produce 94th Oscars”

And the Oscar-Qualification goes to… The winners of 17th HollyShorts

Three films from HollyShorts Film Festival’s 17th edition are moving on to be qualified for Oscar gold in 2022. On October 1st, the organizers behind the Academy Awards-qualifying festival presented over 35 awards at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood, CA. Hosted by Kevin Winston, founder and CEO of Digital LA, and internationally recognized influencer … Continue reading “And the Oscar-Qualification goes to… The winners of 17th HollyShorts”

Over 300 films selected for 17th annual Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts

The Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival is back and ready for its close-up. After a year of virtual screenings, panels, and endless Zoom meetings, the world’s largest short film festival will host its first-ever hybrid event from September 23-October 1, 2021. The organizers behind HollyShorts have announced over 300 out of 5,000 submissions made the cut and were … Continue reading “Over 300 films selected for 17th annual Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts”

Keep It Oscar: Brand goes full-on pop-art in new work

Oscar Mayer has launched a series of new irreverent, and sometimes surreal, spots as part of its new beloved Keep It Oscar brand platform at a time of major creative transformation for the brand. Created by new agency Johannes Leonardo, the campaign is more akin to artist Andy Warhol than traditional commercial campaigns, and a … Continue reading “Keep It Oscar: Brand goes full-on pop-art in new work”

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”