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New Oscar Rules For 2019: Lessons From ‘Shape Of Water’s’ Triumph...

This year.  Just when you thought Hollywood and award season will take a breather after two years of dramatic twists and turns an earthquake hits the industry that has caused global aftershocks that aren’t going to subside anytime soon.  The #MeToo movement saw prominent Oscar figures such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Brett Ratner […]

Analyze This: Why ‘The Shape Of Water’ Won The 2018 Best...

Standing on a magnificently vajazzled stage last night, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read out the name of this year’s Best Picture winner: “The Shape of Water.” And, it being the two of them, desperately atoning for the previous year’s envelope fracas, we can be absolutely, 100%, rock-solid certain that “The Shape of Water” did […]

The 2018 Oscars By The Numbers

Now that the quartz miners of the planet Christophsis have been sent in to dismantle the blingiest Oscar stage ever, now that they’re rolling up the Red Carpet where Taraji P Henson MAYBE shaded Ryan Seacrest (she’s subsequently denied it but tea sure looked piping hot to me), now that the glamor has dissipated, Spanx […]

Frances McDormand’s Academy Award Was Stolen And Fox Searchlight Celebrates It’s...

This isn’t a joke.  Frances McDormand had her Best Actress Oscar for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” stolen from her while attending the Academy Awards’ Governors Ball.  Details are still sketchy, but eventually a photographer and security apprehended the person who took it and it was returned to Ms. McDormand.  Moreover, it’s not clear how […]

Oscars! The Best And Worst Of The 2018 Academy Awards

Happy Oscars! It was the best of times, it was the mostly okay of times, it was the 90th Academy Awards ceremony and they made sure we remembered that the Oscars are about movies. Literally there was a movie montage celebrating movies brought to you by movies at the movie awards. The show definitely had […]

Guillermo Del Toro Wins Best Director For ‘The Shape of Water’

Tonight, Guillermo Del Toro is now an Academy Award winner Guillermo Del Toro. The Mexican filmmaker walked away with the Best Director Oscar for his moving work helming “The Shape of Water.” This is the first directing Oscar with Guillermo Del Toro’s name etched on it. The filmmaker was previously nominated for writing “Pan’s Labyrinth” in […]

2018 Academy Awards: See The Full List Of Oscar Winners Here

With a history-making group of nominees, the 90th Academy Awards is finally here. Jimmy Kimmel hosts the telecast which will be filled with hopefully nothing but surprises and a mercifully reasonable length. Guillermo del Toro‘s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” leads the evening with 13 nominations. “Dunkirk” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” follow closely behind with eight and […]

‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Best Picture & Director: The Full...

2017 was a wonderful year for the movies, as evidenced by this evening. It was another memorable night spent with Oscar. Frances McDormand took home her second Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role, Roger Deakins earned his first Oscar after 13 nominations, Jordan Peele won his first Oscar for horror hit “Get Out,” and no […]

2018 Oscar Predictions Are Framed By An Incredibly Close Best Picture...

This has been one of the most dramatic awards season in recent memory. Think about that for a moment. Just two years ago the Academy received a social media slap in the face as #OscarsSoWhite pushed the organization to make dramatic changes to its membership. The 2017 season was flipped upside down when presumptive frontrunner […]

Breaking Down Oscar’s Tight Three-Way Race For Best Picture

It’s hard for anyone to complain that we’re in for another boring Oscar telecast when faced with the fact this year’s Best Picture race is literally going down to the wire.  Voting is over.  The ballots are in, but unlike last year where everyone expected an easy “La La Land” win only to be happily […]

Guillermo del Toro Reveals 3 Key Sally Hawkins Performances That Made...

With two Oscar nominations under her belt — for “Blue Jasmine” and this year for her terrific performance in “The Shape Of Water” — Sally Hawkins could walk away on Sunday with a golden statue for her mantle. Her work is astonishing in Guillermo del Toro‘s wondrous romantic fantasy, even more because she does it […]

Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘The Shape Of Water’ Faces New Plagiarism Accusation

You can always expect smear campaigns to arise every Oscar season, after all, the nasty feuding for awards love is nothing new in Hollywood. “Saving Private Ryan” dealt with it in 1998 when it was accused of erasing British presence in the opening D-Day combat, there was the complete scrub of homosexuality in “A Beautiful […]

‘Shape Of Water’ Upsets ‘Phantom Thread’ At 2018 Costume Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild handed out the last industry guild honor of the season Tuesday night and they left the audience gagging.  Luis Sequeira‘s work on “The Shape of Water” upset the expected Oscar winner Mark Bridges‘ constructions for “Phantom Thread” in the Excellence in Period Film category.  It doesn’t mean that “Phantom” will lose […]

‘The Shape Of Water’ Featurette: Alexandre Desplat Breaks Down His Oscar...

There are several ingredients that swirl into something truly magical in Guillermo del Toro‘s “The Shape Of Water.” There’s the gallery of strong performances from Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg, the gorgeous production design, the dazzling visual effects, and threading it all together, the wondrous, Oscar nominated score by […]

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