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12 films that could be in the running for the Oscars in 2019

New projects from Damien Chazelle, Barry Jenkins likely to be among contenders.The 2018 awards race officially closed on Sunday, with the curtain coming down as Fox Searchlight’s The Shape Of Water triumphed at the Oscars.While the 2019 race may feel like a distant prospect, the recent Sundance and Berlin festivals have kick-started murmurings about potential […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Wastes No Time Joking About Last Year’s Oscars Best Picture Flub

Returning to host his second Oscars in a row, Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time addressing the “envelopegate” fiasco — in which La La Land was momentarily crowned best picture before the real winner, Moonlight, was revealed — that dominated the headlines after last year’s Academy Awards.Kimmel, who began the ceremony by narrating black-and-white newsreel footage […]

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Spirit Awards: ‘Change’ in the Air as ‘Get Out’ Aims for Oscars

Win on Saturday, lose on Sunday? That was the industry maxim that evolved over much of the three decades the independent cinema celebration the Spirit Awards and the annual Academy Awards stood as season-ending foils to one another. But six short years ago, that went out the window as one Spirit winner after another began […]

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‘Moonlight’ team turns down invitation for an Oscars do-over

The “Moonlight” cast and crew never truly got to enjoy their Best Picture-winning moment thanks to Envelopegate, but they don’t want a do-over at Sunday’s Oscar ceremony. In an interview with Deadline, host Jimmy Kimmel revealed that Oscar producers Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca had extended an invite to the “Moonlight” team to make […]

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Oscars: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Expected to Return to Present Best Picture After Flub

Despite last year’s infamous best picture mix-up, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty are expected back at this year’s Oscars to again present the final award. Sources confirmed the duo will give it another try on Sunday, this time with much more attention to the handling of the envelope.The “Bonnie and Clyde” actors rehearsed the moment […]

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