A Quick Look At The Past Couple Of Years’ Good Movies That Lost Best Picture

A quick look at the past couple of years’ good movies that lost the best picture battle at the Oscars. What if every edition of Academy Awards resulted in two winners for each category? It would be madness, right? However, in that case we would get a complete picture of the goings-on in the film… Continue reading A Quick Look At The Past Couple Of Years’ Good Movies That Lost Best Picture

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INTERVIEW: Composer Rendra Zawawi Put The Music In M For Malaysia

The 2018 Malaysian general election featured the return of a 92-year-old former Prime Minister, and is documented in the film M for Malaysia where composer Rendra Zawawi digs into his roots to create a soundscape worthy of the controversial country-spanning historical events.

91ST OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Alfonso Cuarón

WINNER – DIRECTING, CINEMATOGRAPHY, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – ALFONSO CUARÓN – ROMA Q. Congratulations. This film is filled with your love for your country. So I have lived here in L.A. for eight years, and now I could more understand the beauty of my country, Japan, and my culture. So you are back to… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Alfonso Cuarón

91ST OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Olivia Colman

WINNER – ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – OLIVIA COLMAN – THE FAVOURITE Q. Congratulations. A. Thank you. Q. Your speech touched me and was hilarious. Frankly, how much of that was prepared? A. None of it. And I’ve just been told I completely forgot Melissa and Yalitza as well, so but, you know, it’s… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Olivia Colman

91ST OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Mahershala Ali

WINNER – ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – MAHERSHALA ALI Q. Congratulations. A. Thank you, Jeannie. Q. And your other movie won, too, SPIDER-VERSE. A. Yes. SPIDER-VERSE. Q. This film is about people changing each other, or they’re changing because of what they go through. How did this film change you? Could you put that… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Mahershala Ali

91ST OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Lady Gaga

WINNER – MUSIC ORIGINAL SONG – “SHALLOW” FROM A STAR IS BORN SPEECH BY: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt Q. Amazing job. Just congratulations. You’ve touched people around the world. And because, as a testimony of your work, I want to shine the light upon your documentary. You started your documentary… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Lady Gaga

2019 OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEWS: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE TEAM

WINNER – ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller Q. Extraordinary film. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s dedication at the end got a standing ovation in Chicago. Can you tell me about how you went about wanting to reflect the essence of their… Continue reading 2019 OSCARS BACKSTAGE INTERVIEWS: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE TEAM

91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, “Green Book”(BEST PICTURE)

WINNER – BEST PICTURE – GREEN BOOK SPEECH BY: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga JIM BURKE: Aloha. And thank you to the members of the Academy. It’s such a privilege. This is like a dream. We need to start by thanking our friends at Participant Media, who have… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, “Green Book”(BEST PICTURE)

91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”(DIRECTING)

WINNER – DIRECTING – ALFONSO CUARÓN – ROMA ALFONSO CUARÓN: Thank you so much. Being here doesn’t get old. I hope [unintelligible] Guillermo doesn’t get old. I want to thank so many people. Obviously, Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira. You are the film. They are truly the film. Amazing cast and crew. Gabriela Rodríguez,… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”(DIRECTING)

91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”(ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE)

WINNER – ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – RAMI MALEK – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY RAMI MALEK: Oh my god. My mom is in here somewhere. Oh, I love you, I love you, lady. My family, thank you for all of this. You know my dad didn’t get to see me do any of this, he’s not…… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”(ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE)

91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE)

WINNER – ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – OLIVIA COLMAN – THE FAVOURITE OLIVIA COLMAN: It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. Got an Oscar. I have to thank lots of people. If by the way I forget anybody, I’m going to find you later and I’m going to give you all a massive snog… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE)

BLACK PANTHER Wins Three Oscars At The 2019 Academy Awards

BLACK PANTHER is a comic book film, and it is now an Oscar winner. While it didn’t sweep the Oscars, the Marvel movie did scoop up a few trophies at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. It did win Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. What’s more, composer Ludwig Goransson is now the winner of… Continue reading BLACK PANTHER Wins Three Oscars At The 2019 Academy Awards

91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Lady Gaga – “Shallow” from A Star Is Born (MUSIC ORIGINAL SONG)

WINNER – MUSIC ORIGINAL SONG – “SHALLOW” FROM A STAR IS BORN SPEECH BY: Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt LADY GAGA: Thank you so much. Thank you so much to the Academy for this wonderful honor. Thank you to every single person in this room. Thank you to Mark Ronson, to… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Lady Gaga – “Shallow” from A Star Is Born (MUSIC ORIGINAL SONG)

91ST OSCARS SPEECH: BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee (WRITING ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

WINNER – WRITING ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – BLACKKKLANSMAN SPEECH BY: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee SPIKE LEE: Alright. Alright. I want to thank Tonya, Jack and Satchel. The word today is irony. The date the 24th. The month February, which also happens to be the shortest month of the year,… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS SPEECH: BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee (WRITING ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

91ST OSCARS SPEECH: FIRST MAN (VISUAL EFFECTS)

WINNER – VISUAL EFFECTS – FIRST MAN SPEECH BY: Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm PAUL LAMBERT What a truly magnificent moment. We did things a little bit differently on “First Man” and being recognized by the Academy is all the more special. Thanks goes to my visual effects producer Kevin Elam,… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS SPEECH: FIRST MAN (VISUAL EFFECTS)

91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Mahershala Ali; GREEN BOOK (ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE)

WINNER – ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – MAHERSHALA ALI SPEECH BY: Mahershala Ali MAHERSHALA ALI: The Academy, thank you. I want to thank Dr. Shirley for just trying to capture his essence. Trying to capture Dr. Shirley’s essence pushed me to my ends, which is a reflection of the person he was and the… Continue reading 91ST OSCARS SPEECH: Mahershala Ali; GREEN BOOK (ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE)