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Still of Frances McDormand in Chloe Zhao's third feature film

‘Nomadland’ blends Hollywood with humanity

Sofia Leal, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

Over the course of the 2020-2021 award season, “Nomadland” racked up over 100 film awards including, most recently, the Academy Award for best actress, best picture and best director. Hence, it is...

Chloe Zhao, winner of the awards for best picture and director for

From ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ to ‘Minari’: How Asian representation has changed in film and TV

Lucas Madlangbayan, Contributing Writer May 2, 2021

The Academy Awards saw a number of firsts this year. Chloé Zhao made history as the first Asian woman to win the Best Director award for “Nomadland,” while  “Minari”’s Youn Yuh-jung made history...

Jennifer Lopez, as seen in

OPINION: The Academy Awards are gatekeeping the film industry

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer February 3, 2020

The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, are a prestigious event in Hollywood that celebrate  the excellent work in film over the past year. Awards are given to performers, directors, writers, editors, designers,...

The art of influencing the Academy Awards

The art of influencing the Academy Awards

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer February 18, 2019

In just a few days, Hollywood’s biggest stars will come together at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the 91st Academy Awards. Plenty of controversy has surrounded this year’s Oscars ceremony, from...

The Recording Academy's cruelty

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor February 18, 2019

A woman with reddish-brown hair in a masterfully tailored black pantsuit sits amongst strangers. The faces that surround her are some of the most recognizable in the world but hers stands apart. It hasn’t...

The Academy's host holdup

The Academy’s host holdup

Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writer January 22, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards, set to air Feb. 24 on ABC, still doesn’t have a host five weeks out. Soon after comedian Kevin Hart took to Instagram on Dec. 4 to announce he was going to be this year’s host...

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Live blog: Oscars 2015

DePaulia Staff February 22, 2015

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“The Phone Call” follows Heather (Sally Hawkins), a helpline operator who answers a mysterious call from a man on the brink of death after swallowing a load of pills.

Oscar-nominated short films: Live-action

Pat Mullane February 15, 2015

Here's a look into live action short films nominated for Oscars this year 1. “The Phone Call” Containing possibly the best performances of the nominated shorts, “The Phone Call” follows Heather...

Disney film “Feast” follows a dog that is continually spoiled by his owner in the form of leftovers and junk food scraps.

Oscar-nominated short films: Animated

Mike Horky February 15, 2015

Here's a look at animated short films nominated for Oscars this year 1. “The Bigger Picture” This film is a rather quiet British film chronicling the relationship of two brothers who must...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Oscar 2015 nominated tracks

St. Vincent DeJamz: Oscar 2015 nominated tracks

Kirsten Onsgard February 15, 2015

While there’s nothing wrong with the grandiose John Williams treatment, sometimes a movie’s score needs a little pizzaz, so filmmakers ditch the fanfares for an Idina Menzel interlude. From Elton...

David Oyelowo portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a scene from

A rigged game: #OscarsSoWhite trending after 87th Academy Awards nomination ceremony

Heather Slawny January 25, 2015

“Anything can happen tonight, so many different possibilities,” Ellen DeGeneres said during her opening monologue at the 2014 Oscars ceremony. “Possibility number one: ‘12 Years a Slave’ wins...

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