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Oscars 2022

Analysis: Oscar Race Comes Into Focus as Last Unseen Contenders, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Nightmare Alley,’ Finally Screen

The race to the 94th Oscars came into much clearer focus this week with the unveiling of the last two Oscar hopefuls that had yet to screen for pundits: Disney’s West Side Story on Monday — right…

Will This Year’s Oscars Best Picture Be a Feel-Good or Serious Flick?

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony is set to take place on March 27, 2022 — a little over two years after stay-at-home orders began sweeping across the U.S. and the coronavirus pandemic became…

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Billie Eilish & Finneas (‘No Time to Die’)

This week’s guests on The Hollywood Reporter‘s awards podcast, siblings Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, have only been on the scene for the last six years and are just 19 and 24…

Feinberg Forecast: Scott’s Oscar Standings in Mid-November

PLEASE NOTE: This forecast, assembled by The Hollywood Reporter‘s awards columnist Scott Feinberg, reflects his best attempt to predict the behavior of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…

Apple’s ‘Blush’ and Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’ Among Animated Shorts Contenders

BLUSH Apple/Skydance Animation A horticulturist/astronaut crash-lands on a desolate dwarf planet. When another visitor arrives, he soon sees more to life. FAR FROM THE TREE…

FYC Movie Screenings Are Back in Full Force — But With Some Adjustments

Finally, after last year’s Oscar season — or, technically, this year’s first Oscar season, which stretched into April — the cinephiles among guild voters and the media have reason to rejoice…

‘Encanto,’ ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ and ‘Flee’ Among Top Animation Oscar Contenders

Achild refugee’s survival story, a maniacal virtual assistant voiced by Olivia Colman and several musicals — including two featuring original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda — all factor into this year…

How the Academy’s Selection Process Has Changed the International Race

Ahead of the 93rd Academy Awards last April and despite the global pandemic, a record 97 countries submitted a film for the best international feature Oscar competition, and a record 93 were…

Mexico’s ‘Prayers for the Stolen,’ Romania’s ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ Among Dark Horse Contenders for Best International Feature Oscar

BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN Romania In a year of WTF contenders, Radu Jude’s entry for Romania is arguably the weirdest. Part Borat-style documentary, part film essay and part…

How Todd Haynes’ ‘The Velvet Underground’ Is “Indebted” to Andy Warhol Films

Describing the visual language of Todd Haynes’ documentary The Velvet Underground for Apple TV+, Haynes’ longtime cinematographer Edward Lachman contends that the director “found the visual…

‘The Worst Person in the World’ Director Joachim Trier Calls His Film “A Modern Take on Classic Rom-Com”

“This is the tragedy,” Laurence Olivier intones over the opening credits to his 1948 film adaptation of Hamlet, “of a man who could not make up his mind.” The Worst Person in the World

‘Attica’ Filmmaker and Former Inmate Look Back on Deadly Prison Riot, 50 Years Later

The Attica Prison Riot of 1971 was the bloodiest prison revolt in U.S. history. Prisoners demanding better living conditions took control of the complex, and after four days of negotiations…