The 94th Academy Awards are less than a week away, and I was invited back to The LAMBCast, the official podcast of the Large Association of Movie Blogs, to talk about the upcoming awards night and who I think will be taking home statues. Give it a listen!
We’re closing in on the 2022 Academy Awards Ceremony. On March 27th, we’ll see who the Academy thinks is the best of the best of the year, and that gives you just under three weeks to catch up! So in that spirit, here are all of the films with acting nominations for this year and where you can buy, rent, or stream them.
The 2022 Oscar nominees have been announced! Whether you agree that these are the ten best films of 2022, many of them are already available to buy, rent, or stream. So, with just under six weeks before the March 27th, 2022 ceremony, here is where you can do that with each of the ten Best Picture nominees and hopefully get caught up!
Greetings program, and welcome to another Awesome Friday! This week is a little different; we’re covering the latest film from Pedro Amaldóvar, Parallel Mothers, which, as it turns out, is an excellent segue into our second topic: the recently announced nominations for the 94th Academy Awards. This episode runs a little longer than our average, but we think it’s worth it!
Greetings all! It’s the night of nights in Hollywood and Simon and I are back to liveblog the event! the 93rd Academy Awards kick off at 5pm Pacific Time (just a few minutes away) and we’ll be offering snark and commentary, as per usual.
This year is a little different, due to ongoing global pandemics and other obligations so you will mostly be hearing from Simon tonight, but I’ll be popping in whenever I can too.
So let’s watch the show and enjoy! Newest Updates at the top!
The Oscars have had a diversity problem for roughly forever, a trend brought to the forefront in 2016 with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. Recent years have seen some tremendous changes in the way we view film and television and an increase in diversity of stories and storytellers, but we still have years where a film like Green Book (a movie about racism made by and for white people) wins best picture when far more powerful films like Blackkklansman and Black Panther were on the ballot.
The Academy has now announced some steps to try to rectify this situation, which will be rolled out in 2022 and take full effect in 2024. Let’s take a closer look.
That’s right folks, the invitees to the big dance have been announced. Has the Academy finally learned from its past and expanded its focus to be more inclusive for people of colour? Turns out they didn’t! Did they recognize more women in the best director category? Also a no!
I love the Oscars because I am a weirdo and, honestly, this is kind of business as usual. There are a bunch of really awesome artists being recognized, but also there is some pan-fried bullshit going on here, too.
Let’s take a look at the categories and add some pithy commentary.
It’s time for the 90th Annual Academy Awards tonight and that means that Simon and I will be live blogging the show! As always I’m publishing my guesses and thoughts now so that they are on the record ahead of time so that I can be held accountable for my guesses. Usually I have some pretty strong ideas of what’s going to happen but this year everything feels a bit up in the air.
Last years show was a bit bonkers what with the Best Picture mix up so the show is pretty certain to be a little less exciting at least. In any event let’s get right to my thoughts on the categories.
The 89th Annual Academy Awards took place last night. It was an … _interesting_ show. While Simon and I [live-blogged the whole thing](https://awesomefriday.ca/2017/02/89th-academy-awards-liveblog/) I have a few follow-up thoughts on the spectacle.
Greetings all! Tonight is the night of the 89th Annual Academy Awards and for the sixth year we will be live blogging the night! We’ll be posting some updates to twitter but the bulk of it will be right here.
We’ll be updating the winners below, and here are [Matt’s predictions](https://awesomefriday.ca/2017/02/matts-2017-oscar-thoughts-and-predictions/).
The show starts in 40 minutes, we’ll see you then!
#### The Winners:
* Best Picture: **Moonlight** La La Land
* Best Director: **Damien Chazelle** for _Moonlight_.
* Best Actor: **Casey Affleck** in _Manchester by the Sea_
* Best Actress: **Emma Stone** in _La La Land_
* Best Supporting Actor: **Mahershala Ali** in _Moonlight_
* Best Supporting Actress: **Viola Davis** in _Fences_
* Best Adapted Screenplay: **Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McRaney** for _Moonlight_
* Best Original Screenplay: **Kenneth Lonergan** for _Manchester by the Sea_
* Best Foreign Language Film: **The Salesman** (Iran)
* Best Animated Feature: **Zootopia**
* Best Animated Short: **Piper**
* Best Documentary Feature: **O.J.: Made In America**
* Best Documentary Short: **The White Helmets**
* Best Live Action Short: **Sing**
* Best Cinematography: **La La Land**
* Best Film Editing: **Hacksaw Ridge**
* Best Makeup & Hairstyling: **Suicide Squad**
* Best Costume Design: **Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them**
* Best Production Design: **La La Land**
* Best Original Song: **City of Stars** from _La La Land_
* Best Original Score: **Justin Hurwitz** for _La La Land_
* Best Sound Mixing: **Hacksaw Ridge**
* Best Sound Editing: **Arrival**
* Best Visual Effects: **The Jungle Book**
The Academy Awards are upon us once again. It’s easy to be cynical about the Oscars, whether it’s because your favourite films never win or because of the endless campaigning, or because it’s, or because of the whole “rich people giving each other statues” thing, but I still kinda like them.
This year the nominees are mostly good, so here they all are along with some thoughts, opinions, and a prediction or two.
The Oscars are being held on the 26th of February. Join us on the day for our 6th annual liveblog of the ceremony!
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