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The art of influencing the Academy Awards

The art of influencing the Academy Awards

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life

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 Kevin Hart giving up his host duties to ABC’s decision to cut multiple categories from the telecast....

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

The Recording Academy’s cruelty

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 18, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Lifestyle, Music

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 graced any album covers or commanded a stadium of fans from the stage. Rather, she has largely...

The Academy’s host holdup

The Academy’s host holdup

Erick Zepeda, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

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 of the Oscars, a series of homophobic tweets from his Twitter account began to surface. The academy g...

Live blog: Oscars 2015

Live blog: Oscars 2015

DePaulia Staff

February 22, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

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Oscar-nominated short films: Live-action

Oscar-nominated short films: Live-action

Pat Mullane

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Here's a look into live action short films nominated for Oscars this year Read More »...

Oscar-nominated short films: Animated

Oscar-nominated short films: Animated

Mike Horky

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Here's a look at animated short films nominated for Oscars this year Read More »...

St. Vincent DeJamz: Oscar 2015 nominated tracks

St. Vincent DeJamz: Oscar 2015 nominated tracks

Kirsten Onsgard

February 15, 2015


Filed under Arts/Life, Music

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 John to Phil Collins, films have translated some of pop music’s biggest icons to the big screen. And likewise,...

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

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

Heather Slawny

January 25, 2015


Filed under Opinions

“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 Best Picture. Possibility number two: You’re all racists.” While the film did win Best Picture, the latter may not have been completely disproven. Read More »...

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