Last Night’s Academy Awards Ceremony and the Success of ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ is an Important Lesson for Future Oscar Prognostication
A lot of important things happened last night at the Academy Awards. We saw winners in categories that we’d never seen before. A film and a studio dominated in a way we’ve never seen. Surprising movies went home empty-handed. Beyond all of that, the way we predict the Oscars may well have changed. That’s a […] More
95th Oscars Handed Out with Much Love for ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ and Especially ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’
And that’s that. The most unpredictable and up in the air Academy Awards in recent memory have come to a close. Two films certainly stood out from the pack, as the lions share of the wins were scooped up by All Quiet on the Western Front and Everything Everywhere All At Once, the latter leading […] More
Sunday Scaries: Which Future Oscar Contenders Should You Be Scared Of?
Note: Topics of self-harm and abuse are discussed in this piece. Two years ago, I reflected on how Parasite continued an interesting trend among movies that win Best Picture during presidential election years: “How it works is this: if the most recent winner of the Best Picture Academy Award is optimistic, hopeful, old-fashioned in its […] More
The 95th Academy Awards Are Tonight!
We’ve reached the end of the countdown. It all comes down to tonight. The Oscars are here, in all of their (we hope) glory. In just a matter of hours, the 95th Academy Awards will be held. The categories we’re still stumped about? Solved. All that’s left to do is wait. So, while you can […] More
On the Controlled Chaos of the Best Supporting Actress Race
In a year marked by awards season surprises and split decisions amongst major voting bodies, three of the four performance categories have been kept open heading into Oscar weekend. While Best Actress and Best Actor have become two-way races between Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett, and Austin Butler and Brendan Fraser, respectively, this leaves Best Supporting Actress as one of the […] More
Awards Season / Oscar Predictions Update: Final Picks as It All Comes Down to This for The Academy
It all comes down to this. On Sunday evening, the Academy Awards will be held. Literally a year’s worth of hypotheticals, pondering, and questions will result in our newest crop of Oscar winners. Almost exactly a year after it releases in theaters, Everything Everywhere All At Once is poised to do very well. Best Picture […] More
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Interview: Talking 31 Days of Oscar with Dave Karger
Currently on TCM, Dave Karger is hosting their 31 Days of Oscar programming. Those of you who don’t know what this is, well..it’s fairly self explanatory. The channel runs 31 days of movie marathons, consisting entirely of Oscar nominated/winning films. For this year, they’ve opted to program it in blocks divided up by genre. Those […] More
Awards Radar Podcast #127: Joey Muses on His Final Oscar Predictions While Myles and Steve Give Their Picks!
Welcome back to the Awards Radar Podcast. In each episode, Editor Joey Magidson (that’s me!) will be joined by some of the staff of Awards Radar to talk about the latest in film, television, and entertainment in general. The show will obviously have an awards season slant to it, but we won’t forget about other […] More
Oscar Voting Has Come to an End!
That’s time. Pencils down, everyone! As of this moment, voting for the Academy Awards has ended. Oscar ballots are due, voters have made their final selections, and all that’s left is the actual counting. Sunday night brings the Oscars in all of their glory (or something resembling that, assuming we don’t get the mess of […] More
Ode to the Oscar Nominees Soon to Go Home Empty-Handed
Come Sunday evening, we’re going to know who and what will be the latest crop of Oscar winners. Of course, that also means that the Academy Awards will also be chock-full of artists and films that go home empty-handed. Today. I wanted to take a moment and pay tribute to the movies and performers who […] More
Why Michelle Yeoh Should Win the Academy Award for Best Actress
Joey’s right on both counts: there are three up-in-the-air, far-from-settled acting races this season, and that is unambiguously a great development that should be the norm instead of the exception. I will always find it incredibly hard to believe in any near-unanimous consensus from an overwhelming majority of the various guilds and critics groups across the country […] More
Awards Season / Oscar Predictions Update: The Academy is About to Make Some Easy Picks and Some Real Close Calls With Final Voting Underway
As of yesterday, the Academy has begun voting! Yes, Oscar votes are officially being entered into the ledger, as it were. The entire season has been reduced to clicking a link for members of the Academy. The pomp and circumstance of the Oscars is now nine days away as of this publishing. Can you believe […] More