This past year was no traditional year for the movies - or for the Oscar awards. But there were excellent films and more diversity in the nominations. Chloe Zhao became the first woman of color to win Best Director for…
By Paul Solman, Diane Lincoln Estes
The latest selection for our “Now Read This” book club, Jessica Bruder’s “Nomadland,” documents a growing phenomenon in the country — a "wandering tribe" of seasonal workers. It has inspired a new movie of the same name. The film was…
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Vinopal
It’s been decades since one world event has dominated the news cycle so completely. We lost more than 1.75 million people globally and more than 330,000 in the U.S. to COVID-19. Here’s a list of some other events that shook the…
By Molly Enking
In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024.
By Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press
By Associated Press
Movies that debuted on a streaming service without ever appearing in a theater will be eligible for the Academy Awards, but only this year as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the film industry.
By Michael Slowik, The Conversation
Whether warmly classical or bleakly meditative, film scores can be the unsung heroes behind the viewer’s experience.
By Jake Coyle, Associated Press
It’s the first film ever nominated for both best documentary and best international film.
On Monday, Greta Gerwig's "Little Women" was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but Gerwig was notably left of the Best Director list. Weeks before, Gerwig told the PBS NewsHour about what being nominated in the past has…
By Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
Not only were there no female nominees in directing for the 87th time in Oscar history, there was also only one person of color, Cynthia Erivo, among the 20 acting nominees.
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