Academy Awards

It's Time To Give Swept Away's Lina Wertmuller Her Honorary Oscar

Harvey Weinstein | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein

I hope we can all continue to watch those incredible movies. The ones that Lina made. The ones that those great Italian directors - Vittorio De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, and so many, many more made. When Sophia Loren calls, I hope the Academy will listen and honor a woman in her 80s that has the soul of a rebellious teenager. In a year that celebrates women, wouldn't it be wonderful to finally award the first female director ever nominated?

Get Out & Moonlight: Rethinking Wounded Black Men

Marcus Glover | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK
Marcus Glover

A few nights ago I witnessed a filmic and social achievement having attended the movie "Get Out", written and directed by Jordan Peele of the sketch c...

The Best Film Of The Year And Why I Won't Be Going To See It

Paul Marshall | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

"Have you seen it yet?" "Have you seen it yet?" "Have you seen it yet?" I'm pretty sure they're not referring to the exhibition of Biblical Fans at t...

How LA LA Land Tells The Perfect Story For Gen Y

Sean Patrick | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sean Patrick

So La La Land may not have won that Award at the Oscar Ceremony on Sunday night, but it sure swiped up its fair share of accolades regardless. Tho...

#OscarsSoMale - It's Time For An Academy Awards Makeover

Jay McCarthy | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

As a representative of the movie industry's highest and most prestigious accolade, Oscar should be sent back to wardrobe and given a complete Hollywood makeover.

Humanity Wins At The Oscars

Aaron Vallely | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

Amongst all the pageantry, the façade, the capitalism, it is always nice to see some humanity. Better yet, to see it win.

If It Can Happen to The Oscars It Can Happen to Anyone... But Anyway, Back to Moonlight

Kanya King | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kanya King

Let's stop for a minute and appreciate this: Moonlight - a small-budget film about a poor, black, gay boy in Miami that took just 25 days to shoot - has won the Oscar for Best Picture - and Best Screenplay. To top it all, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively - the first time both awards have been won by people of colour.

Movie Magic: What The Last Ten Years Of Visual Effects Tell Us About The Future Of Filmmaking

Simon Robinson | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Simon Robinson

Just as visual effects continues to push the boundaries of what can be seen in film, visual effects companies will continue to find new ways of streamlining the complex VFX process, enabling filmmakers to continue thrilling us with fantastic and extraordinary visuals for the next ten years and beyond.

Director Of The White Helmets Documentary Slams Trump As Syrian Stars Can't Attend Oscars

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK

The British-born director of the Oscar-nominated documentary depicting the actions of Syrian refugee crisis first-responders has urged the US Governme...

'Into It' Podcast: We Talk Piers Morgan, 'Celebrity Big Brother' And Oscars Nominations

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

In the second episode of ‘Into It’, we’re picking apart the ‘Good Morning Britain’ saga that unfolded this week, when Ewan McGregor revealed...

Oscars And The Art Of Aggrievement

Stephen Mayne | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Mayne

It's that time of year again when anyone with even a smattering of interest in the world of film becomes drawn into Oscar arguments. Love them or hate...

Why La La Land Is A Film That Hollywood Golden Age Actresses Would Be Proud Of

Katie Gatens | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Katie Gatens

By rewriting the Hollywood musical, Chazelle has given us an alternative ending - one that does justice to the female character, and feels a lot less like 'La La Land' and a lot more like real life. Not sewn into a leather catsuit. Not half-naked. Not airbrushed. It's a 2016 musical that 1950s leading ladies would be proud of.

Oscar Night

John Hiscock | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
John Hiscock

It really strikes you how special this awards show really is when you see people coming down from the dizzy heights of accepting their Oscar. They're on cloud nine and it's infectious excitement, you don't even know them, but you feel happy for their success. I certainly felt that way for the big surprise winner of the night, British actor Mark Rylance...

The Trouble With Sam Smith

The Guyliner | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
The Guyliner

You'd think this conversation wouldn't need to happen at Smith's level of fame - but media training and Sam Smith are strangers across a crowded room. Not that you can be media-trained for the specific brand of "Did I really just say that?" that Smith does so well.

Diversity Issue Boosts Oscar Telecast Ad Revenue

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dan Ehrlich

The average cost of a 30-second spot in this year's three-hour-plus telecast to be $1.9 million to $2 million, a double-digit bump versus last year and an all-time record, per Kantar Media figures. In the end, the total is expected to reach $114 million.

The Best Ever Film Awards

Julia Wagner | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

As I consider this year's winners, I think about how the they compare to previous years' nominees, as well as to overlooked and under-appreciated performers and filmmakers. So I compiled a list of my all-time, greatest, Best Ever Film Awards - the BEFAs. How have I compiled this list? Well, it's based on the impact of these films on my life...

Why Leonardo DiCaprio Shares His Oscar Glory With Chris Rock

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Yes the night belonged to Leo DiCaprio who finally won an Oscar after like a gazillion years! But for me the icing on the cake for the 2016 Oscars was also the brilliant Chris Rock. The first time I met Chris he had me floored literally within five seconds of our encounter.

Leo Picks The Perfect Date For The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio picked the perfect date for Sunday night’s Oscars, arriving at the ceremony at LA’s Dolby Theatre with none other than his 'Tita...

Oscar Fever

John Hiscock | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
John Hiscock

Oscars frenzy has well and truly taken over Los Angeles. And as the 2016 awards season comes to a close we wait in anticipation for the biggest show of them all, The 88th Academy Awards. For those of us lucky enough to work in the entertainment industry here in Hollywood it's the most exciting, if a little tiring, few weeks of the year...

Here's Where You Can Watch The Oscars In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Sunday (28 February) night marks the biggest event in the showbiz calendar, as the stars of the silver screen come out for the Oscars. PICS: The S...

The Things I Learnt From Leo

Jess Melia | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jess Melia

An Oscar award win doesn't make Leonardo DiCaprio a great actor, nor is it the only way in which his acting is proved to have a profound effect people. Since the release of The Revenant and the obvious Oscar hype that came after it, I've been thinking a lot about him and his movies...

Halle Berry 'Heartbroken' Over Oscars Race Row

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Halle Berry has admitted she feels “heartbroken” by the current Academy Awards diversity row. READ MORE: Idris Elba Makes Oscars Dig Following...

Will Smith Says Oscars Controversy Goes Beyond The Awards

PA | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

Will Smith has spoken about the racism controvery currently surrounding this year's Oscars, claiming it's reflective of a bigger problem in American s...

No Miss Rampling!

David McAlmont | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

Whenever an African American wins an award it is viewed by the African American community as historic, and that is fair enough; the Oscar is routinely mistaken for cinema's highest honour. The academy, like the Hollywood system, is deeply discouraging to black American talent, and to a disturbing extent. The awards are few; decades pass between them. Hattie McDaniel won for her portrayal of a maid. Whoopi Goldberg for her portrayal of a con woman.

Lupita Nyong'o Weighs In Amid Oscars Diversity Backlash

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Lupita Nyong’o has added her voice to the diversity debate currently surrounding the Academy Awards. Controversy arose earlier this month when, f...