Oscars: A Closer Look at the Results That Were Overshadowed By the Chaos ... Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #6: “Fell In Love With” Taraji P. Henson, “Turned Off” ’20th Century Women’ ... Oscars Primer: What You Need to Know Before Tonight’s Ceremony ... Brutally Honest Ballot #5: “Loved Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling Together,” “Gimme a Break” About ‘Arrival’ ... Oscars: Is There a Correlation Between Ceremony Runtime and TV Ratings? ... Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot #4: ‘Moonlight’ “Everything I Think An Oscar Picture Should Be,” ‘La La Land’ “A Piece of Shit” ... Publicists Awards: ‘Deadpool’ Hailed As Best PR Campaign, Nanci Ryder Gets Massive Ovation ... Oscars 2017: Isabelle Huppert Could Become the Third-Oldest Best Actress Winner Ever ...
Countdown to Oscars

Posts Tagged ‘Best Picture’

Monday February 27th, 2017

Oscars: A Closer Look at the Results That Were Overshadowed By the Chaos

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

It’s early Monday morning, and I’m finally back at my desk and starting to process what I witnessed only a few hours ago. One thing’s for sure: Bonnie and Clyde ended better for Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway than the 89th Oscars did.

Read the rest of this entry…

Thursday February 16th, 2017

Oscars: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway Planning ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Reunion (Exclusive)

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in 'Bonnie and Clyde' (Courtesy: Photofest)

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ (Courtesy: Photofest)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who co-starred in 1967’s classic Bonnie and Clyde, have agreed to mark the 50th anniversary of the film’s release by co-presenting the best picture Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards on Feb. 26, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Read the rest of this entry…

Tuesday February 14th, 2017

Oscars 2017: How Will ‘La La Land’ Perform in Relation to Previous Best Picture-Winning Musicals?

'La La Land' (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

‘La La Land’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

La La Land has officially earned a spot in the history books by tying the record for the most Oscar nominations ever — but just how many of those 14 chances will it see a win? This critical darling is widely considered to take home best picture come February 26, which would make it just the 11th musical to do so, so let’s examine how it stands in the other categories by doing a deep dive into the track records of the 10 musicals that took home top honors before it.

Read the rest of this entry »

Saturday February 11th, 2017

Oscars 2017: How Does This Year’s Crop of Female Producers Fit in With the Best Picture Category’s History?

Oscar statue (Courtesy: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Oscar statue (Courtesy: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

There was always a chance for the best picture category at the 2017 Academy Awards to feature solid representation for female producers and, with the nominations official, the numbers are in. Turns out there are five of the nine films in this year’s top category with women behind it — but how does that stand up to the rest of Oscar history?

Read the rest of this entry »

Saturday January 28th, 2017

Oscars 2017: Can ‘Arrival’ Pull Out a Best Picture Win With No Acting Nominations?

Amy Adams in 'Arrival' (Courtesy: Paramount)

Amy Adams in ‘Arrival’ (Courtesy: Paramount)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

With the dust settling after the big reveal of the nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards, there’s one film with a very uncertain future: Arrival. Yes, the film was nominated for best picture as well as garnered attention in a slew of other categories, but it was noticeably overlooked in one major area. We are, of course, talking about Amy Adams not being nominated for best actress. How does not having any acting nominations had an effect on a film’s chances at winning best picture in Oscar history?

Read the rest of this entry »

Monday January 16th, 2017

Oscars 2017: Will ‘Deadpool’ Be the First Superhero Film Nominated For Best Picture?

'Deadpool' (Courtesy: 20th Century Fox)

‘Deadpool’ (Courtesy: 20th Century Fox)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The Oscars have never recognized a comic book film in the best picture category — but that could very easily change this year with Deadpool. The Tim Miller-directed and Ryan Reynolds-led Marvel movie was promoted to perfection, sustained hype, wowed critics, made a ton of money, and has been gaining steam throughout the entire awards season. Now, with mere days until Oscar nominations are announced, let’s see if this foul-mouthed fellow can surprise everyone and become the first superhero film to ever be nominated for best picture.

Read the rest of this entry »

Wednesday January 11th, 2017

Oscars 2017: Does ‘Moonlight’ Scoring National Society of Film Critics Top Prize Mean Best Picture Win Is Next?

'Moonlight' (Courtesy: David Bornfriend/A24)

‘Moonlight’ (Courtesy: David Bornfriend/A24)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

At this point it seems as though the best picture Oscar race has narrowed down to two films: awards magnet La La Land and underdog Moonlight. Both picked up major trophies at the Golden Globes — though La La Land totally dominated the night — and it’s almost as if we’re gearing up for an epic showdown. With the National Society of Film Critics honoring Moonlight as their best picture, does that indicate that the Academy will follow suit?

Read the rest of this entry »

Tuesday January 3rd, 2017

Oscars: A History of the Weinstein Brothers in the Best Picture Category

Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein (Courtesy: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)

Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein (Courtesy: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein have been fixtures in the film biz for decades and have produced some of the biggest movies that have hit the big screen. And when it comes to Oscars — particularly the best picture category — they’ve amassed numerous nominations and wins, from their time at Miramax to The Weinstein Company, with Lion poised to be the 27th to-date.

Read the rest of this entry »

Saturday December 24th, 2016

Oscars: How Often Is There a Split Between Best Picture and Best Director?

'La La Land' and 'Moonlight' (Courtesy: Dale Robinette; David Bornfriend/A24)

‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’ (Courtesy: Dale Robinette; David Bornfriend/A24)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Nothing is certain at the Oscars, and that absolutely applies to the best picture and best director categories. While it is common for films to win both of these trophies in a given year, sometimes they can go to two different works. There’s a chance that La La Land and Moonlight could split these categories at the upcoming ceremony — but how often does that happen?

Read the rest of this entry »

Thursday December 15th, 2016

Oscars 2017: The One Thing That Could Keep ‘Lion’ From a Best Picture Nom

Dev Patel in 'Lion' (Courtesy: Long Way Productions)

Dev Patel in ‘Lion’ (Courtesy: Long Way Productions)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Aside from the amazing characters, acting, and storytelling in Lion, the film had another unique aspect to it: just how much non-English is spoken. The Garth Davis-directed drama is considered a frontrunner by most critics in the best picture at the 2017 Oscars — but will language hold it back in the long run? Let’s take a look at history and see what we can learn.

Read the rest of this entry »