The Oscars

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.

How A Trafalgar Square Screening Of 'The Salesman' Morphed Into A Celebration Of Our Differences

Lily Cole | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lily Cole

Yesterday ten thousand Londoners from all faiths, nationalities and backgrounds came together in Trafalgar Square to watch The Salesman - the incredibly powerful exploration of revenge and forgiveness from the award-winning Iranian film director, Asghar Farhadi - followed by a performance by Damon Albarn and the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians.

It's Gone La La Land

Rachel Hobday | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Hobday

At the 89th Academy Awards 2017, 21st century Hollywood musical La La Land was announced as the winner of the coveted Best Picture award, having been ...

10 Moments From This Year's Oscars That Left Us Feeling Better About The World

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Never mind the politics, or the frocks, or the gongs on offer, this year’s Oscars needed to make us all forget the anxiety, fear and uncertainty tha...

How The Stars Got Red Carpet Ready For The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Style

Some stars prep for the Oscars as athletes train for the Olympics. Whatever their preference, one thing that is sure to take place is a significant am...

Felicity Jones Looked Like A Real Life Disney Princess On The Oscars Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Style

The Oscars is the one occasion (other than your own wedding) when it is impossible to be overdressed and Felicity Jones really nailed the dress code w...

Oscars: 15 Of The Most Beautiful Academy Award Dresses Of All Time

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Style

With everyone talking about the upcoming 2017 Oscars (and thinking about what the nominees will be wearing), what better time to take a look back at o...

OSCARS 2017: 8 Things We Have To Look Out For At This Year's Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

While the Oscars always provides its fair share of headline-grabbing moments, there are already more than a few expectations for this year’s ceremon...

To Camilla Long: In Defence Of Moonlight

David McAlmont | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

It is unfortunate that your attempt at critique appears to be so wet behind the ears, and lacking in any real promise. Actual film critics know that film can be relevant to any audience; something you seem to have missed.

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.

Celebrities Dramatically Reading Kanye West's Tweets Is Today's Best Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Comedy

The Oscars was Hollywood's busiest night of the year, and the red carpet was absolutely bursting with stars. Naturally, Tyler Oakley decided to put...

Oscar's Sweet 16: The Only Female Screenwriters to Ever Take Him Home

Rosanna Savone | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rosanna Savone

All joking aside, when you realise only 16 female screenwriters in the past 88 years have managed to take Oscar home, it's hard to have a sense of humor about that dismal number.

This Flipbook Shows Leonardo Dicaprio Getting Eaten By A Bear At the Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

It's Leo's night tonight, surely? But what if he loses? Or worse what if this happens... HAHAHAHAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA 😂 #Oscars pic.twitter.com/hfF...

Oscar Predictions 2016 - Will DiCaprio win?

Harry Crawford | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

The Revenant leads the pack with 12 nominations, ahead of Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 (oh my, a blockbuster??). Thing is, when the competition's this tight, how will you know for sure who's going to win? Let's take a look at the main categories.

#OscarsSoWhite and So Are The BRITs

Ben Johns | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

There's a plethora of non-white talent in the UK that hasn't been viewed by the BRITs let alone the general public. If the awards focused on record quality, rather than record sales then acts like Boy Better Know, FKA Twigs and Kwabs would have received a gong by now.

This Student Is Going To Legally Change His Name To Jack Dawson If Leo Doesn't Win An Oscar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

We all want Leo to win an Oscar. But no-one is backing the Revenant star as much as student William Lloyd, who previously achieved internet fame af...

The Oscars Comes to Town - View From a Brit in Hollywood

Caroline Feraday | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Feraday

Winning an Oscar does bring that box-office boost and for the winners it means that Important People will take your call. Box-office hits are rarely nominees, and much less often winners. Frankly, Hollywood seems to be making Marvel movies but awarding great stories which don't get bums on seats in the same way.

If The Oscars Were Honest

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Comedy

It's Awards season, and The Oscars are just around the corner. The time of year when white people get together to give each other little statues and t...

This Is An Arcade Game Centred Around Leonardo DiCaprio's Everlasting Quest For An Oscar

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Comedy

The Oscars are just a few days away, and once again we're waiting to find out if his 20 year quest for the top gong will finally end. Animation col...

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...

From the Page to the Screen - Why Some Books Make Great Films

Euan Hirst | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Euan Hirst

Why is there a huge reservoir of films based on books but rarely, if ever, an original movie that is subsequently turned into a novel? You may find a film-jacket edition on the shelves but never an original work. Books provide filmmakers with a solid foundation from which to start, and sometimes a track record of sales that suggests a ready-made audience.

'The Hateful Eight' and 'Spotlight' - Reviewed

Harry Crawford | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Normally I stay for the quotes, the pop culture, the film techniques and references. Now I want to rewatch it for the character and plot development; even if it amounts to nothing more than a Western tinged big screen adaptation of Cluedo. But will fans of Tarantino applaud it? I doubt it...

The Glass Ceiling

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Over the past two years, no black actors or actresses have been nominated for Oscars. And over the past decade there has only been 18 black nominees, which amounts to just 9 percent of all acting nominees.

Why I Won't Be Watching the Oscars This Year

Alice Charles | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

President Barack Obama had just weighed in on the debate over the #Oscarssowhite Twitter campaign, saying that Hollywood needed to make sure that everyone had a chance. Equality of opportunity is, after all, one of the principles America was founded on. Nominated for an honorary award, director Spike Lee has said he won't be attending. Neither will Jada Pinkett Smith. I wonder how many others will choose to sit this one out?