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Chris Rock, the Oscars and the myth of the positive stereotype

The 88th Academy Awards was full of controversy and debate, as many African American actors and actresses such as Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith united to boycott the event. Such individuals disparaged the 2016 Oscars for its Whiteness, lack of diversity and the fact that no actors or actresses of color were nominated for any award this year.

Jeff Kang | Staff Writer

Suggestions for the Oscars

As much as Cadenza loves awards shows, sometimes we also find them frustrating. This year, we’re all worked up about the Oscars, which air this Sunday at 6 p.m. on ABC. It would be nice to see the Academy take some of our suggestions, but if not, we’ll be back ranting and raving next year.

Your Guide to the Biggest Oscar Category

Didn’t have time to make it to the movies last year? Need to impress the host of that Oscar party this weekend? Just want to be educated on the impressive cinema of 2015? Don’t worry friends—I endeavored to watch all of the Best Picture nominees so that you didn’t have to, and I’ve written up this guide so that you have all you need to pretend you watched them as well.

| Music Editor

The Oscars problem: ‘Based on a true story’

The Academy plays favorites and has its prejudices—that’s pretty much common knowledge at this point. For the 2015 iteration of the Academy Awards, which air on Sunday, another controversy has consumed the mass media: what is the required historical accuracy for a story?

| Staff Writer

The Awards Season: Red carpet wrapup 2014

Lupita Nyong’o Screen Actors Guild Awards If it were possible to showcase all of her award looks in one picture, Lupita Nyong’o would be the only focus of this column. Never before has such an undiscovered talent dominated awards season in such stunning fashion (pun intended). She was in the running for best dressed at […]

Cadenza’s picks to host the Oscars

On Thursday, the producers of the 85th Academy Awards for this coming February were announced. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron got the nod to produce this year’s show following their work on movies including Chicago and Hairspray. With their background, we can expect a extravagant, music-filled production. So who would make a good host? Tina […]


The Academy Awards Liveblogged!

5:05: Hey y’all! Georgie Morvis here checking in to liveblog the Oscars! Watch with me on ABC. For those of you on WashU campus, it’s on channel 3-1 (or 16 for non-HD). They start at six, so I’ll be back then, joined by Alieza Schvimer. 6:04: Project Runway hosts are hosting the Red Carpet coverage […]

and | Movie/TV Editor

Cadenza predicts…the Academy Awards: part two

Our coverage of the 84th annual Academy Awards continues with our predictions for the screenplay categories, along with more technical races and the foreign language and documentary categories. Watch the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. CST on ABC.

| Movie/TV Editor

Cadenza predicts…: The Academy Awards! Technical awards

The Academy Awards are just a week and a half away, and so it is time for Cadenza’s three-issue Oscar coverage to begin. Here are our predictions for the tech categories in the race. Watch the Oscars on Sunday Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. CST, coverage on ABC.

| Movie/TV Editor

Oscar, please consider…

On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce their nominations for the 82nd annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. This year’s nominations are particularly notable as it will be the first year the Best Picture category has 10 nominees instead of the usual five.

| Cadenza Movie Editor

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