Like the teenagers they chronicle in their Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated, directors Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin weren't expected to emerge as winners. I spoke with the filmmakers on the Tuesday after the Oscars.
The truth is that for the past 10 years most of the Academy Awards that have gone to black actors were for roles that embody what some may call "nostalgic" views of blackness.
When I go to a movie, I want to enjoy it. Critiquing it isn't my goal. So I focus mostly on what works, because that's what makes or breaks the experience. If the good parts don't match your taste, why worry about the nuances?
Last night, I watched the 84th Academy Awards (while Tweeting 184 times and drinking a lot of caffeine). True, Billy Crystal pretty much gave the pe...
After the 2011 awards, when it was so painfully obvious that the Academy was trying to reinvent itself for a younger audience, this year older proved to be better.
I can't wait to see Billy Crystal host the Oscars. I think he's gonna do a fantastic job. If I could tell him anything, it would be to enjoy every second, and if he finds a maroon blazer with elbow patches, I think I left it backstage. I'll be watching on Sunday!
So, what if, in an alternate universe, awards season was a bracket-style tournament? Wouldn't that be more exciting then the endless parade of the same winners, time after time?
If I've said it once, I've said it 18 times, Meryl Streep is brilliant as Margaret Thatcher. I said it would earn her an Oscar nomination and it did. I can't believe how unbelievably believable she was.
I continued to kneel by Mr. Poitier's side and he continued to hold my hand. "Please finish telling me all about Matty May," he said softly, her name now coming from him as his had so often come from hers.
The Oscars are this Sunday, and I have a feeling The Artist is going to do very well. It's nominated for 10 awards, and if I hadn't lost all my money on the Super Bowl, I'd be placing my bets.
This weekend, the 84th Academy Awards will, finally, put an end to the endless lack of debates that are happening right now about who will take home...
I'm excited for the Oscars this year. We're gonna find out the hot color for spring on the red carpet. I hope it's celery. And we might see one of my favorite films, Bridesmaids, win an Oscar!
With so many talented people involved in this production, I feel somewhat of an ingrate to inject my own humble critique into the conversation, but the flaws seem obvious, especially to a storyteller in another medium.
I love dogs. Growing up an only child in the Midwest, my dog (I use the word "my" loosely, since, as a third-grader, I was not the one who paid for ...
I'm going to repeat this all one last time for effect: Meryl Streep has not won an Oscar since the Oscar ceremony that took place on April 11, 1983. To drive this point not just home, but right smack into your left nostril, here are 25 things that have happened since Meryl Streep last won an Academy Award.
Oh, boy, are the SAG Awards dull. It's pretty obvious that even the SAG Awards know that they are dull, since they're wise enough to limit the running time to two hours. Though boring, the SAG awards do provide more insight into the Oscar results than any other awards show.