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    Final Oscar Predictions 2018: Who Will Win the Academy Award?

    It’s Oscar weekend.  The time where the final predictions are flowing within the awards community.  As this writing is dropping late in the game, I feel as though I owe the readership an explanation to the lack of editorial coverage this week (for those who don’t follow on social media).  Last weekend, my older brother […] More

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    2018 Oscar Circuit: Best Director

    The Academy Award for Best Director honors achievement in, you guessed it, film direction, and has been handed out ever since the very inception of the Academy Awards in 1927. The award was originally divided to recognize both Comedy and Drama, with Lewis Milestone (“Two Arabian Knights”) winning the former, and Frank Borzage (“7th Heaven”) taking […] More

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    INTERVIEW: Director Ruben Östlund on His Fascinating Foreign Language Nominated Film ‘The Square’

    As Oscar voters begin turning in their ballots for the 90th Academy Awards show, I had the pleasure of speaking with foreign language film nominee, Ruben Östlund, whose movie “The Square” also won the coveted Palme d’Or honor at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy learning more about this Oscar frontrunner in the “Best Foreign […] More

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    2018 Oscar Circuit: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

    Just as costume design, music, or a good script, makeup and hairstyling play an essential part in helping to create a character. No matter how talented an actor, the wrong makeup can distract the audience and take away from a performance. On the other hand, good makeup art should almost be unnoticeable. No matter how […] More

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    90th Oscars® Performers Announced – Includes Mary J. Blige, Gael Garcia Bernal, Andra Day, and Surjan Stevens

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar® winner Common will perform this year’s nominated songs at the 90th Oscars®ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, March 4, on the […] More

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    2018 Oscar Circuit: Visual Effects

    More than most years, visual effects in 2018 were required to build the world’s in which our films took place. We had giant pink ads walking through the skyline of Los Angeles in 2049. The forests of California were populated with thousands of Apes, completing one of the landmark trilogies of the decade. We traveled […] More

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    2018 Oscar Circuit: Best Original Screenplay

    The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay honors the screenwriters who develop the best story, best dialogue, best concept without adapting it from another medium.  This staple of the Oscars is present at nearly every awards show, from critics prizes (often just “Best Screenplay” versus dividing it up like Oscars do), to the Golden Globes, to BAFTA, […] More

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    Interview: Double Oscar Nominated Sound Editor and Mixer Julian Slater

    Few people can boast that they’ve been nominated for multiple below-the-line Oscars in a single year. Yet “Baby Driver,” a surprise nominee to some, has one of those unique individuals. Julian Slater, the incredible sound mixer and sound remixer of “Baby Driver” has had a very impressive career to this point. He’s worked with Edgar Wright on […] More

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    2017 Oscar Circuit: Best Production Design

    The Academy Award for Best Production Design honors achievement in art direction and interior design. The award’s name recently changed in 2012 from Art Direction to the formerly mentioned title. Many members of the Designer’s branch of the Academy are also members of the Art Director’s Guild (ADG), who annually recognize the best in their craft […] More

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    BAFTA Predictions: The Key Indicator for the Oscars Are as Important as Ever

    BAFTA Awards will be revealed this weekend and more than ever, eyes will be looking upon the body from across the pond.  Last year, they were strong indicators for some unexpected wins like “Hacksaw Ridge” in Film Editing and “Arrival” in Sound, which translated into a Sound Editing Oscar. Down below, you can see the […] More

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