Marvel says fuck your "popular movie" category, is still pushing Black Panther for Best Picture

Although it’s been six months (and one big, universe-altering finger snap) since it smashed its way into theaters, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther remains one of the most talked-about movies of the year, breaking numerous box office records, steering months worth of cultural conversation, and posing itself as a strong…

Guy Branum thinks the new Oscars changes are dumb, too

On August 9, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced a series of changes to the annual Oscars ceremony, namely limiting the telecast to three hours and introducing a new category for “Outstanding Achievement In Popular Film.” The changes, particularly the “Best Popular Film” category, immediately…

Actually, maybe we should blame Harvey Weinstein for that new Oscars category

We’ve all had a lot of fun this past week dunking on the Oscars’ new “Best Popular Film” category, a.k.a. the “Okay you unwashed heathens, here’s a prize for your big shiny moron movies” award. But according to one Academy board member, there’s a different motive for it—and it’s Harvey Weinstein’s fault.

Jordan Peele has come up with a truly memorable metaphor for his awards haul

Jordan Peele didn’t win Best Picture or Best Director at the Oscars this weekend, losing out instead to Guillermo Del Toro’s seventh best movie, but the Get Out mastermind was nevertheless one of the unquestionable “winners” of the evening, even if he only took home one statue. That award made him the first black…

The Lonely Island share an incredibly strange, ambitious song they wrote for the Oscars

Last night’s Oscars were intermittently funny, mostly fine, and, reportedly, not super highly viewed. Maybe next year they should pony up for some larger productions instead of just covering the stage in crystals? The Lonely Island tweeted out today that they “wrote a song for this year’s Oscars that was overly…

Last night's Oscars may end up being the lowest rated ever

It looks like the answer to the question, “what is the shape of water, anyway?” might be, “The least-watched Oscars broadcast in history.” Deadline reports that Sunday night’s airing of the 90th annual Academy Awards is shaping up to be an all-time low, ratings-wise, possibly because of those “Walmart box” videos.

What awful realization made Jennifer Garner's blood run cold?

Awards shows prime the mind for deep thoughts and revelations. “Why wasn’t I nominated?” one might wonder as the montages unfold. “Are these people truly my friends, or is that just an act, too?” you’ll think, smoothing out the folds of that gown. “Oh, my god, I didn’t hallucinate that scene in Three Billboards where…

The actual happiest person last night was Keegan-Michael Key

It’s hard to imagine anyone happier than Jordan Peele after last night’s Oscars. His script for Get Out, a movie he said he stopped writing about 20 times because he thought it “wasn’t going to work,” won the award for Best Original Screenplay, making Peele the first black filmmaker to receive that honor. But, after…

Getting left out of the “In Memoriam” montage is the biggest Oscar snub of all

Every year, the Oscars feature an “In Memoriam” section to honor those in the industry who died over the past year: Not just actors, but casting directors, cinematographers, editors, producers, executives, publicists, and so on. And every year, the Academy leaves out someone so obvious that you have to scratch your…

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…