Can must the Oscars rip up the ceremony rulebook?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The 2007 set was typically glitzy, but the Oscars doesn’t attract as many viewers as it used to The Oscars are looming, and for film fans clutching a bottomless popcorn bucket, that means yet another TV marathon.Last year’s ceremony was a whopping three hours and 23 minutes and was…

Oscars 2020: ‚How my cello modified into Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker‘

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hildur Gudnadottir is only the seventh female composer to be nominated for an Oscar Stringed instruments have long been used to make people feel edgy. Think of a double bass rasping „duh-nuh, duh-nuh“ as Jaws approaches, or the screeching violins of Psycho as terror strikes. There’s something visceral about…

Hollywood Oscars 2020: 17 quirky facts about this year’s Academy Awards

Image copyright Getty/Lionsgate/Sony/Pixar The short gap between the Baftas and the Oscars this year has barely left Joaquin Phoenix enough time to wash his multi-use tux.The Joker star is just one Hollywood actor currently hot-footing it from London to Los Angeles in time for the Academy Awards on Sunday. This year’s ceremony is being held…

Oscars 2020: The lowdown on the international movie nominees

Image copyright FilmMovement/StudioCanal/Altitude The Academy Awards have a new category this year – in name at least. There has been an Oscar for best foreign language film since 1947, although the title could vary in the early years. But when two years ago producers Larry Karaszewski and Diane Weyermann took over running the category it…

Hollywood Stars recommend for development at honorary Oscars tournament

Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences‘ 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italian director Lina Wertmüller and filmmaker David Lynch all received honorary Oscars on Sunday. Dire statistics — like the fact that Studi is the first Native American actor…