Love is real at the Emmys, depending on how you feel about public marriage proposals

Let’s be totally honest here: The Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special Emmy going to Glenn Weiss, the guy who directed the Oscars ceremony, seemed pretty boring. It’s the kind of award that’s usually good for a snack break, since most TV viewers probably don’t care who directed the Academy Awards, but Weiss…

Frances McDormand stands with all female nominees (literally) during Best Actress acceptance speech

Frances McDormand actually looked visibly upset when her name was called for the Best Actress award at tonight’s Oscars, but luckily she managed to get over her shock rather quickly because, as she said, she had some stuff to say. McDormand did the usual thanks and call-outs, but then she put her Oscar down and called…

Jordan Peele just became the first black writer to win Best Original Screenplay

Though he admitted that he didn’t want to risk missing out on winning Jimmy Kimmel’s Jet Ski, Jordan Peele made the most of his acceptance speech time when he won Best Original Screenplay for Get Out at tonight’s Academy Awards. Along with the usual thanks, Peele acknowledged how hard it was for him to get the film…

Watch Lupita Nyong'o and Kumail Nanjiani's funny, touching tribute to dreamers

During tonight’s Academy Awards ceremony, Lupita Nyong’o and Kumail Nanjiani presented the award for Best Production Design, but before that they took a moment to honor immigrants. Nyong’o noted that she’s from Kenya, getting a huge cheer from the audience (“Kenya’s in the house,” added Nanjiani), and Nanjiani—or…

E! reportedly has a plan in case Ryan Seacrest's red carpet interviews get "tricky"

E!’s coverage of the red carpet festivities leading up to tonight’s Academy Awards has just kicked off, but Deadline says that the network has a system in place in case a celebrity brings up the sexual misconduct allegations that have been raised against Ryan Seacrest while they’re being interviewed. The allegations…

Do the wrong thing: 90 years, 90 movies that should have been nominated for Best Picture

When Moonlight pulled a big upset and won the Best Picture Oscar a year ago, it felt like a monumental occasion—and not just because of the snafu that resulted in a different film briefly enjoying the honor. Yes, the Academy bestowed best-movie-of-the-year status on an actual, legitimate contender for the best movie…

Mario and some actual babies recreate the year's Best Picture nominees

Last year’s release of Super Mario Odyssey has humanized rotund plumber Mario in ways we could never have imagined. Not only did a pre-release trailer reveal the Italian sprite has a glistening, hairless chest dotted by two pink nipples, but its popularity also prompted the emergence of an ‘80s manga highlighting …

This year’s Best Director category is the strongest in recent memory

The 90th Academy Awards will air this Sunday, March 4, and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …

Sam Rockwell will probably win Best Supporting Actor, but our hearts belong to another

The 90th Academy Awards are coming up Sunday, March 4th and Film Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky will break down a category and give us their picks for who …