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Tag: academy awards

Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ Gets 7 Golden Globes Nominations

December 11, 2017 

Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, “The Shape of Water,” is a frontrunner in the race to the Academy Awards as it leads all nominees at this year’s Golden Globes with seven including Best Picture. Another fairy tale from del Toro, this movie is set in the Cold War era where a mute janitor discovers a….


Are The Oscars Finally Not “So White”?

February 27, 2017 

Last night’s Academy Awards were notable for more than just Warren Beatty’s colossal blunder of awarding the Best Picture prize to La La Land instead of Moonlight. It was the first Oscar broadcast since last year’s controversial one in which many minority artists decided to boycott because of the lack of diversity. You will recall….


The Oscars Are Super White…Again

January 19, 2016 

The nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards came out last week and as came as a surprise to no one, they are lily White. With the exception of Alejandro G. Iñarritu who got a best director nod for The Revenant, everyone else is pretty much a Gringo. There were a ton of good movies this….


Mexico Hoping For A “Cantinflas” Oscar Win

September 16, 2014 

The Mexican Academy of Cinematic Arts and Sciences, the counterpart to the American Academy, has submitted Cantinflas for consideration as the Best Foreign Language Oscar at next year’s Academy Awards. The film has won both critical and box office accolades in its depiction of legendary Mexican comedian Mario Moreno. It’s a good choice for Mexico….


Oscars Voters Are Mostly Old Crusty White Dudes

February 21, 2012 

In news that comes as a surprise to no one, (especially people like me who work in the film business), the people who vote on the Oscars are old crusty White dudes. You may have wondered how the Oscars work, so let me explain. The Academy Awards are given out every year by the Academy….