Last night, the Academy Awards, on rare occasion, lived up to its nobler objectives. More frequently than not, however, it failed to.
For starters, the Oscars really don’t matter. They don’t even represent an informed opinion. Voters aren’t even required to watch all the movies.
If you make the calculations, you would need to dedicate approximately 4,952 minutes to watch almost all films nominated for an Academy Award this year. Luckily, you do not need to waste your time watching these films because I have created a thorough guide on how to successfully navigate conversations about the Oscars.
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.
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.
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.
With this year’s Oscars finally done and dusted, the glitz and glamour of the awards season slowly begins to fade from our minds. Last Sunday’s Academy Awards were particularly tame, with few drunk celebrities to speak of and a rather vanilla and tiring host (sorry, Neil Patrick Harris…we may all be over you now).
This year, Cadenza picks the worst mistakes from 2015’s Oscar nominations.
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 […]
The 86th annual Academy Awards will air Sunday night on ABC. Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, this year’s awards ceremony features an impressive array of nominees. Here are Cadenza’s predictions of who will win in the major categories. BEST PICTURE ‘12 Years a Slave’ ‘American Hustle’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ ‘Gravity’ ‘Her’ ‘Nebraska’ ‘Philomena’ ‘The Wolf of […]
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