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Oscars Make History—But Has a Ways To Go

Oscars Make History—But Has a Ways To Go

February 20, 2020

A historic finale to awards season took place last Sunday as the 92nd Academy Awards concluded with a huge win for the team of...

Oscar Snubs: Our Obsession With a Broken System

Oscar Snubs: Our Obsession With a Broken System

January 23, 2020

The Oscars are not just an hour long awards ceremony; it’s a months long event. Every year without fail, a outrage ensues after...

No Host No Problem: 91st Academy Awards Recap

February 28, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards took place on Sunday night, honoring those in the film industry for their artistic and technical merit. In...

2019 Oscar Nominations And Winning Predictions

January 24, 2019

The 2019 Oscar nominations were released yesterday morning, filling film enthusiasts with both excitement and dismay over the...

Is Time Up at the Oscars?

Rachel Larson, Author

March 7, 2018

The Oscars are, for many, the biggest night in film. On Sunday night, those in the entertainment industry gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate this year in film. At home, my friends and I waited to see how Hollywood and the Oscars would address the #MeToo movement and its impacts on the entertainment industry. For us, the show had a disappointing end. Celebrating...

This Year’s Oscars a Mixed Bag

Lena Beck, Author

March 2, 2016

I don’t usually watch the Oscars—I’m just not very into film. That being said, this year when I read about the ceremony and watched clips during the aftermath, I found myself feeling grateful that many nominees used their fame to bring attention to deeply important issues. Granted, some were misguided. While Chris Rock took the commendable approach...

Oscar Watch with Scott: Best Picture and Director

Scott Johnson, Author

February 19, 2016

Alright folks, this week I will be discussing the final two major categories in this year’s Academy Awards race. They are proving to be unpredictable, as with most years, and no one film is standing out among three predicted winners for Best Pic. Director is also up for grabs, but I think there’s only one true winner. Let’s finish this thing off!...

Lack of Diversity Among Oscar Nominees is Cause for Concern

Lack of Diversity Among Oscar Nominees is Cause for Concern

January 27, 2016

The nominees for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 15 and while this is cause for excitement, there is even greater...

Oscar Nomination Reactions

Scott Johnson, Author

January 16, 2016

The morning that Oscar nominations come out is almost like a second Christmas to me. It’s the day of the year where we see what are considered some of the best films of the year. Whether or not you give any merit to the Awards themselves is entirely up to you, but for me, it is always interesting to see what films will go down as both “Oscar nominees”...

Who Let the New Album Out? Band Member Talks New Album

October 21, 2015

Grammy Award-winning Bahamian band, Baha Men, are set to release a new album titled “Ride With Me” to mark the 15 year anniversary...

And the Award Goes to… Oscar Watch with Scott

Scott Johnson, Author

October 9, 2015

Keeping you informed on all of the years biggest movies and their standings in the Awards Season. It’s that magical time of year where each week at least one movie comes out that is going to be in contention at the SAGs and Golden Globes in January, and the Oscars in February. I follow movies much like everyone else follows football. I see...

The Oscars: A Preview of Best Picture Nominees

February 26, 2014

Captain Phillips | Directed by Paul Greengrass Released Oct. 11 | Sumedha Majumdar, Volunteer Writer Alyssa Brandt • T...

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