Lina Wertmüller (right) on the set of Seven Beauties, which she wrote and directed.
The first woman ever nominated for a Best Director Award - more than 40 years ago - Lina Wertmüller has just been honoured by the academy. She is known for her hilariously irreverent films.
Director of Netflix film Roma, Alfonso Cuarón, celebrates Oscars for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film.
With 15 nominations and three Oscars, Netflix is besting the big film industry players at their own party.
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book, the film that surprised many by winning Best Picture.
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Many cinephiles were probably surprised at Green Book's Best Picture win - but given the Academy's track record, it shouldn't be that much of a shock.
In 91 years, only five women have been nominated as best director and only one has won the award.
Look a little closer, and these Oscars aren’t all they appear to be…
Virginia Woolf's satire of readers who use easily accessible art to acquire class and culture might just reveal why certain films win awards like Oscars.
Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz in The Favourite (2018).
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The stand-out film is a delirious parody of royalty with a stellar performance by Olivia Colman. BlacKkKlansman is another strong contender - but the critical darling Roma is over-rated.
Kiselev Andrey Valerevich
From Dundee to Dublin, horror spectaculars are springing up like zombies from the dead.
Frances McDormand after winning the award for Best Actress in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
While the 2018 Oscars ceremony showed its support for women against sexual harassment, women remain underrepresented in some of the awards catagories.
Some of Hollywood’s greatest movies have never won an Academy Award. But there’s an indication that critically acclaimed movies are now being recognized with Oscar nominations.
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Throughout its history, the Academy Awards has picked some questionable winning films. But there are signs the Oscars are more often recognizing quality filmmaking.
Timothée Chalamet (left) and Armie Hammer in Call Me By Your Name (2017): a beautiful film, equal parts sweet and sad, it deserves to win.
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Juxtaposed against this year’s other nominees, Call Me By Your Name reveals just how heavy-handed, self important and downright silly much popular cinema has become.
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Desire haunts every sun-drenched frame of the Oscar-nominated film starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
2017’s winner for Best Picture casts new light on the issue of school discipline reform.
In the Oscar-winning film 'Moonlight,' as well as schools across the US, student misbehavior is being cast in a new light. How can school discipline address the root of the problem and save our kids?
André Holland and Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight: it has seemed in recent years that queer films are just not Best Picture material.
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When Warren Beatty began his acting career in the 1950s, the idea of homosexual men at the centre of a cinematic story could not be countenanced. Moonlight still shows us lives generally absent from film screens.
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.
Expectations were high for a politically-charged awards ceremony. But Oscars 2017 was tame compared to the past.
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The overwhelming politicism of this year’s awards have been overtaken by the Best Picture slip up.
Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight: one of the most beautiful films in recent years.
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There are five very good films nominated for the Best Picture gong and one extraordinary one.
Host James Corden performs with all the nominees during the 70th annual Tony Awards.
On the surface – and when compared to the Oscars – the 2016 Tonys looked like a groundbreaking moment for diversity in entertainment. But when it comes to inclusion, Broadway has a long way to go.
An all-white affair?
Just one underrepresented minority was nominated for an Oscar this year. Is that too few? Let's look at the data.
Alejandro G. Inarritu’s Birdman took home four awards, including Best Picture.
Indies to the rescue, the quiet power of foreign language films, Gen-X's crowning moment. All – and more – are covered by our experts, who weigh in on this year's Oscars.
Personal transformation triumphs in American Hustle.
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“Some of this actually happened.” So reads the non-committal title card that precedes the opening scene of David O’Russell’s sixth feature, American Hustle (2013) – a film nominated for 10 Oscars at the…