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The Oscars Still Has a Woman Problem

Hidden Figures was the top-grossing Best Picture nominee this year but 2004's Million Dollar Baby is still the last Best Picture winner fronted by a woman

  Hidden Figures was the top-grossing Best Picture nominee this year but 2004’s Million Dollar Baby is still the last Best Picture winner to be fronted by a woman This year’s Oscars, both in nominations and wins, saw a breakthrough in non-white talent in front of and behind the camera. From Moonlight to Fences to Hidden Figures, the diversity pledge ...

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Oscar Winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance, Alicia Vikander to Present at 89th Oscars

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Academy Award® winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today.  All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories.  Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television ...

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Female-led Films Dominate 2016 European Film Awards (EFA) Nominations

2016 European Film Awards: Elle, Toni Erdmann, Julieta and Room top nominations

The nominations for the 29th European Film Awards were revealed today and female-led films dominated the field, especially the top category, Best European Film, where the nominees are: Elle, I, Daniel Blake, Julieta, Room and Toni Erdman. Toni Erdmann was the most-nominated film of the day with five, also picking up directing, screenplay and acting nominations for Sandra Hüller and ...

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Room, Toni Erdmann, Julieta on 2016 European Film Awards Consideration List

FIPRESCI winner Toni Erdmann

50 films have been selected for consideration at the 29th European Film Awards, including Oscar winner Room (representing Ireland and starring Best Actress Brie Larson) and 2016 Cannes Palme D’or winner I, Daniel Blake from Ken Loach and Graduation, from Best Director winner Cristian Mungiu. A handful of other Cannes entries made the list, including Sieranevada from Cristi Puiu, Toni Erdmann from ...

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2016 MTV Movie Awards Nominations: Star Wars Leads with 11, Diversity Reigns

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  Just when you thought awards season was over… Often acting as the anti-Oscars, the nominations for the 2016 MTV Movie Awards reflect some Oscar picks as well as a broader level of diversity in its choices that include Straight Outta Compton, Creed and Concussion among its nominees. Star Wars: The Force Awakens leads the pack with 11 nominations and ...

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2016 INOCA Winners: Mad Max with 7, Carol with 6

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  After leading the 8th INOCA (International Online Cinema Awards) nominations with 12 apiece, Mad Max: Fury Road and Carol nearly split those wins down the middle with the two films dominating the awards and leaving only Inside Out with more than a single win. In all, Mad Max drove away with seven prizes, including Best Director for George Miller ...

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2016 Oscars: Spotlight Wins Best Picture, Leo Finally Gets His Oscar

Spotlight wins the 2016  Oscar for Best Picture

  Spotlight pulled out an 11th hour surprise by pulling out a Best Picture win with just one other award, Best Original Screenplay. That hasn’t happened since 1953 when The Greatest Show on Earth won essentially the same two awards (The Greatest Show on Earth won Best Writing, Motion Picture – an expired category). Spotlight‘s win keeps the history of ...

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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2015

AwardsWatch's 50 Favorite Performances of 2015

After the first phase unveiled the finalists for AwardsWatch’s 50 Favorite Performances of 2015, we are now ready to reveal the winners. Ahead of the reveal, here are some fun facts and trivia about who made the cut. • 92 ballots were received during the final round of voting • To avoid ties when they happened, the edge was given to those who ...

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