Heading into the 2021 Oscars, few narratives were as seemingly clear-cut because the likelihood of Chadwick Boseman winning a posthumous trophy for Best Actor. His dynamic turn in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom was made all of the more potent by the fact that it was his final film role, completed before his death in August 2020. It wasn't just fan wishing, either. Some light tweaking of th..

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Immediately after a night largely lacking twists, the 2021 Oscars switched up the format by announcing Best Picture for Nomadland before the lead acting categories. Then, it ended with a double surprise for the remaining two awards, announcing wins for Anthony Hopkins for Best Actor for his efficiency in The Father and Frances McDormand for Best Actress in Nomadland. With this win..

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By Deepa Lakshmin It’s been a busy awards season for H.E.R. Right after taking residence a whopping four Grammys in March — including Song of the Year for “I Can’t Breathe,” a tribute to George Floyd — the singer-songwriter snagged more hardware at the 93rd Oscars ceremony Sunday night (April 25) at Los Angeles’s Union Station. This time around, it’s “Fight For You..

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Last year at the Academy Awards, few could've predicted that Bong Joon-ho's Parasite would take the night's top honor of Best Picture. It's the sort of unexpected twist that makes the 2021 Oscars anyone's game — especially any time once you add in its rescheduled date because of the pandemic, increased social distancing on the red carpet and throughout the show, and everything else ..

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By Deepa Lakshmin Yuh-Jung Youn, who plays the incomparably comical grandmother Soon-ja in Minari, began her Oscars winning speech by calling out presenter Brad Pitt (“Where were you as soon as we were filming?!”) And ended it with a tribute to her kids deserving of its own standing ovation: “This is the result, because mommy works so hard.” It was a cheeky and charming way ..

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By Deepa Lakshmin At the insistence of Bong Joon-ho — whose Parasite swept the Oscars last year with four wins — the five visionaries nominated for this year’s Academy Award for Best Directing had one not-so-simple task ahead of the 2021 show Sunday night (April 25) at Los Angeles’s Union Station. They had to answer the question: “If you've got to explain to a random kid on..

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The Academy Awards mark the end of the customary awards season, and this year’s gamut went out with a bang. Not only did the stars bring high-fashion escapism to the red carpet, however the ceremony marked a assortment of historic firsts. Especially powerful was Daniel Kaluuya’s win for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah, in which he portrayed Bla..

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The Academy voters think Emerald Fennell is a Promising Young Woman. The 93rd annual Academy Awards was contained in a different location this year, and began off the ceremony by awarding the British newcomer. The actress-turned-first-time director took residence the Oscar tonight (April 25) for Best Original Screenplay for her debut feature, Promising Young Woman. Fennell is the ini..

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It's April, and the Oscars are on? It's true! While awards season usually wraps by February, the pandemic forced the academies to rejigger its schedule, which meant a later-than-usual springtime air date that allowed the show to take advantage of not only its regular residence at the Dolby Theatre, although also Union Station in Los Angeles, for a sprawling event worthy of the impress..

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Awards season continued with the Academy Awards, and with them returned the high glamour of the red carpet. This year’s ceremony marked one of the few in-person award shows since the starting of the coronavirus pandemic, which meant the bar was set especially high, although the audience was limited to a mere 170 people. There was also the open-ended question of the Oscars dress code..

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although this year's awards season, much like time itself within the past calendar year, has felt like it's stretched on for eons already, it ain't over however! Case in point, even as we're still unpacking last night's Grammys, the grand, glittering carousel of golden trophies spins on — Oscar nominations are right now here, and they're ready for your takes. One of the hugest topi..

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The 92nd Academy Awards have come and gone, and like every year, we watched as our preference movies (and movie stars) were honored for all their great work. But there's habitually one piece of the ceremony that's more somber than the others: the "In Memoriam" segment. As Billie Eilish sang a melancholy rendition of The Beatles' "Yesterday," the names and photographs of these we..

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