Moonlight wins Best Picture

Recap of 2017 Academy Awards with GIFs!

Oh, don’t you worry. We’ll be talking about what’s probably the most awkward (and amazing) moment in Oscar history coming up here. But first…I swear these ceremonies get longer every year. And it’s not the speeches! It’s the bits! Like it’s one thing for a host to have a few bits (though Jimmy Kimmel did have A LOT of bits that could’ve and should’ve been cut), but does every presenter need to make sassy small talk? No. And come on, Hollywood. You do this on Sunday night before everyone has to wake up early? Ugh. Continue reading “Recap of 2017 Academy Awards with GIFs!”

Moonlight (2016)

2017 Academy Awards Predictions

Well, the 89th Annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, so we talked predictions on Pat & JT this morning (You can listen to the podcast here). I’m confident in my “Big Six” picks—that is, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. However, I’m a little iffy on awards like Sound Editing and Sound Mixing, which always throw me for a loop. Check out the full list of nominees here, and we’ll talk predictions below! Continue reading “2017 Academy Awards Predictions”

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land (2016)

2017 Academy Awards Nominations

After dominating the 2017 Golden Globes, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that La La Land scooped up the most 2017 Academy Award nominations, followed by Moonlight. Of course, there’s been La La Land backlash since the Globes (i.e., It’s another movie about white people falling in love. It’s a movie about jazz that doesn’t feature people of color prominently. It’s not better than Moonlight). But Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood, so here we are. Continue reading “2017 Academy Awards Nominations”

Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road

2016 Academy Award Nominations

Can the Oscars get any whiter? One of the best movies of 2015 was directed and written by a black man, and it stars a black man. It was beloved by the critics AND killed it at the box office. But you know what? It didn’t get shit (It being Creed, by the way). You think the Academy cares about a lack of diversity? They don’t. It’s an old white man’s club through and through. Continue reading “2016 Academy Award Nominations”