Olivia Colman: Glenn Close SPEAKS OUT on shock Oscars Best Actress defeat

Close, star of The Wife, was the overwhelming bookies’ favourite to take the Best Actress gong. She currently holds the record for the most ever nominations without a single win at the Oscars, and her work in 2018 drama The Wife was widely believed to have finally given her the iconic trophy. But it was […]

Oscars winners 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody wins MOST – plus Olivia Colman, Green Book shocks

Bohemian Rhapsody got off to a strong start when it won both Sound Mixing and Sound Editing; winning Best Editing soon after.  In fact, Best Picture was the only one of its nominations that didn’t come to fruition, as Malek’s Best Actor triumph gave it more silverware than any other movie this year. Elsewhere, Colman […]

Oscars 2019 Best Picture winner: How Best Film vote works and Bohemian Rhapsody odds

In every other category at the Oscars, the nominee with the most votes wins. It sounds obvious. Except that since 2010 the voting rules for the biggest award of the night were changed. The Academy realised that if two major films polarised the vote, a third could sneak past, so they changed the rules. This […]

How the Oscars (Already) Went Wrong — and How to Fix Them

I was probably a teenager when I first heard someone call the Oscars “our Super Bowl” — “our,” in that particular instance, meaning “drama kids,” the all-encompassing nickname for those of us who took Drama class, did school plays and musicals, probably sang in choir, and maybe even participated in forensics tournaments. (You had them […]

Bohemian Rhapsody awards: What Oscars could Bohemian Rhapsody win? Full list of awards

Bohemian Rhapsody may only have a 61 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but it is up for Best Picture at the Oscars. Many movie-critics and fans alike thought its Golden Globe win was a fluke. But with a SAG award under its belt, too, Bohemian Rhapsody is coming into the Oscars strong… Could Bohemian […]

Book Excerpt: Aardman Goes to the Oscars

One of the most distinctive and recognizable studios in the world is Aardman Animations, whose charming and uproariously funny (mostly stop-animation) films, including Chicken Run, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and the Wallace and Gromit movies have delighted audiences and critics for decades. The new history A Grand Success! The People and Characters Who Created Aardman (out […]

Oscars 2019: Kevin Hart ‘will NOT return to host’ – here’s what’ll happen instead

Hart was initially unveiled as the presenter of the iconic awards bash late last year, until a huge homophobia furore erupted – based on clips from his stand-up routines and numerous tweets with derogatory language from several years ago. He stepped down, leaving the Oscars officially host-less. But the row returned to prominence this week […]

Kevin Hart Visits Ellen for 'Honest Conversation' About Oscars Scandal

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will serve as the first stop on the Great Kevin Hart Redemption Tour of 2019. The actor — who stepped down as host of the Academy Awards last month after refusing to apologize for homophobic remarks from his past — will appear on Ellen […]

The Oscars could roll without a host at all now that Kevin Hart is out

Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Kevin Hart’s abrupt departure as Oscars host has left the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences scrambling to find someone to take the gig. The Board of Governors will convene on Tuesday night at a previously-scheduled meeting where the matter will inevitably be discussed. Another option being tossed around is not having […]

Kevin Hart steps down from hosting the Oscars and apologizes for earlier homophobic tweets

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images Several days after it was announced that he would host the 2019 Academy Awards, Kevin Hart has decided to step down. In a tweet posted just after midnight on Friday, December 7, the comedian shared his decision to relinquish his hosting duties, after backlash over his past anti-LGBTQ tweets and his initial […]