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The Oscars: Still not good enough

The Oscars: Still not good enough

Austin Davidson February 13, 2020

illustration by Ren RaderFrom the moment that Eminem materialized from beneath the stage, rapping into a microphone so improperly synced that it was like watching a silent dream of the early 2000s, I knew...

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The Oscar Nominations: Good, but predictable

Evan Engelhaupt January 23, 2020

Illustration by Ren RaderThis round of Oscars certainly has a stellar lineup. There is no doubt that the movies on the list are deserving to be potential Academy Award winners. However, that is not to...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

Have award shows gotten better or worse?

Austin Davidson September 18, 2019

Illustration by Andrea NebhutLet me begin by saying I like award shows like the Oscars, the Emmys and the Tonys. I think that recognition is important in the world of performing arts and that the awards...

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

Overcoming film season overload

Georgie Riggs January 23, 2019

Every awards season I feel like a fake fan. Scanning through the list of nominated films, I'm always struck by the same question: Did I even watch a movie last year? I did, in fact, watch at least one...

My picks for nonexistent Oscar categories

Georgie Riggs March 1, 2018

All but two of this year’s best picture nominees were set in the past, ranging between the 1940s wartime Britain of “Darkest Hour” and “Dunkirk” to the 2003 wartime Sacramento of “Lady Bird.”...

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Point/Counterpoint: Why do we still care about awards?

Georgie Riggs February 1, 2018

When this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced last Tuesday, it was hard not to feel excited. Greta Gerwig became the fifth woman to be nominated for best director, Jordan Peele became the...

Point/Counterpoint: Why we should like to thank the Academy

Point/Counterpoint: Why we should like to thank the Academy

Austin Davidson February 1, 2018

It's that time of year again. Actors and actresses wearing their finest statement pieces, and throngs of film buffs huddling around their screens to see if their picks get picked. You know what I'm talking...

graphic by Evan Chambless

The downfall of the Golden Globes

Austin Davidson January 24, 2018

Every year, like clockwork, award season descends upon us. For some, it is a time of elation and joy, to watch the stars of the silver screen all in one room, clapping and cheering each other on. It...

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