Academy Awards Articles
Diversity and the long road ahead: The lack of female directors at the 2023 Academy Awards
It seems that once again the Academy Awards have let down female directors by failing to nominate a single one; here’s what we have to say about it.
Upsets, two-horse races, and an unprecedented sweep: Final predictions for the Oscars 2023
Will Everything Everywhere All at Once sweep the night? Does Top Gun: Maverick stand a chance? What about Elvis? Here’s some final predictions for the Oscars 2023
Do blockbusters stand a chance at the Oscars?
Blockbusters Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis received multiple nominations at this year’s Academy Awards, but do these summer flicks stand a chance against the usual Oscar fare?
Oscar Predictions 2022
Four of our film writers give their predictions for the upcoming Academy Awards
Promising Young Woman: The most important film of the year?
Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman is epitome of a #metoo film, writes Joe McFadden
Oscars 2021 predictions
Ahead of the upcoming 2021 Oscars ceremony, Michal Wasilewski predicts which films will take the big prizes.
Opinion: The continued success of Roman Polanski is a stain on the film industry
The film industry will not make any progress in overcoming a culture of rape and assault so long as Roman Polanski continues to be successful, argues Kate Jackson
Oscars 2020 Predictions
With the 2020 Academy Awards almost upon us, Michal Wasilewski takes a look the contenders and makes his predictions for this year’s winners
Renée Zellweger shines bright as the beloved Judy Garland in Rupert Goold’s dazzling biopic Judy, writes Sarah Findley
Review: Ad Astra
James Gray’s space epic has the components of a strong film — but the lack of a compelling cast and story give way to a bland, boring package
Opinion: the 2019 Academy Awards in review
After waves of bad publicity that suggested the 2019 Academy Awards could be the worst in years, it ended up being a mixed bag
Oscars 2019 Predictions
Tom Chambers looks back on films in 2018 ahead of The Oscars to assess the likely winners of this year.
Opinion: The Oscars are the film industry’s worst enemy
In an effort to streamline their yearly awards ceremony, The Academy has flipped the bird to the film industry in favour of pleasing the masses
90th Oscars Roundup
Books Editor James Gill takes a look at 11 of the biggest categories at this year’s ceremony
Feature: The #OscarsSoWhite controversy
With all of 20 Best Actor nominees at the Oscars being White for a second year running, many are crying out for Hollywood to address its apparent lack of diversity—but where does the root of the problem lie?
Feature: Should this really be DiCaprio’s year?
Almost every Oscar prognosticator is saying that Leonardo DiCaprio winning an Oscar this year is a near-sure thing—but, the question is, does he deserve it?
Lenny Abrahamson’s Room is a powerful tale of a mother and son relationship anchored by two tremendous performances from Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay
Review: The Revenant
The Revenant is a revenge tale that features an astonishingly committed performance from Leonardo DiCaprio and masterful direction from Alejandro Iñárritu