We explore a movie legend making the rounds this week: that the late actor’s extensive ad-libbing in Aladdin made the Disney film ineligible for the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is the first film by a black director to win the Academy Award for best picture.
Tying with 10 nods each, the crime comedy and the space thriller lead the slate for the 86th Academy Awards, followed closely by 12 Years a Slave.
Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was a story of upset and redemption, as Life of Pi‘s Ang Lee beat out early favorite Steven Spielberg for best director, and Ben Affleck, long the butt of jokes for his work in front of the camera, accepted the trophy for best picture of Argo.
Ahead of tonight’s Oscar ceremony, Spinoff’s Anna Pinkert imagines what the nominees for best picture might have looked like over the past five years if the Academy actually embraced science fiction and fantasy.
While many Oscar viewers will focus Sunday night on the best-picture race between Argo and Lincoln, Spinoff’s Anna Pinkert will be keeping an eye on the best animated short category.
The Industrial Light & Magic team has revealed a featurette showing some of the visual-effects work that earned Marvel’s The Avengers its Academy Award nomination.
And so, the Oscar nominations have been released, unleashing waves of frustration across the Internet that [Your Selection Here] was unfairly snubbed, or that the Academy seems to believe that [Your Other Selection Here] is worth the time of day, never mind an award. But looking at the nominations as they stand, who and what actually manages to make the cliche “Just being nominated is an award in itself” come true …?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane host the 85th Academy Awards, set for Feb. 24, 2013.