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Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for Parasite at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Big wins for ‘Parasite’ give Oscar night an emotional high

Associated Press February 10, 2020

Called up to the stage again and again, Bong Joon Ho kept saying he was ready for a drink — “bloody ready.” But the Oscars weren't bloody ready to stop giving him awards. By the end, the South...

A wake-up call to enjoy cinema

A wake-up call to enjoy cinema

John Cotter, Staff Writer February 5, 2020

Ah, to be a cinephile during the month of February.  Studios seamlessly dump their profitable yet fruitless films in wide-release this month, as the “best” films were released in the latter months...

Leading up to the ceremony, the Academy has fueled further debate over their decision to cut the presentation of certain awards.

Oscars predictions from The DePaulia’s chief film critic

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic February 5, 2020

Michael Brzezinski, Chief Film Critic: Awards season is reaching its tail end with the hotly anticipated Oscars (which will take place on Sunday, February 9th @ 7 p.m. central). It’s almost a tradition...

A Q&A with DePaul cinema studies professor Paul Booth

A Q&A with DePaul cinema studies professor Paul Booth

The DePaulia Staff February 5, 2020

How do the Oscars impact film culture and its place in the culture?  The Oscars remain the premiere institution for film awards, but they're always controversial. Obviously, one of the most important...

And the Oscar goes to…who cares?

And the Oscar goes to…who cares?

Jonathan DeCarlo, Contributing Writer February 3, 2020

It’s that time of year again, award show season is in full swing and everyone is clamoring to see which movies, albums, TV shows, etc. take home the coveted position of being the “best” of last year....

REVIEW: Just Mercy a poignant, haunting reflection of nation today

REVIEW: ‘Just Mercy’ a poignant, haunting reflection of nation today

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer January 31, 2020

Adapted from lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson’s memoir and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, “Just Mercy” is a timely legal drama that brings tears and anger to every viewer. It is a moving true-life...

Aparece una estatua de Oscar en frente del Dolby Theatre para los 87 Premios de la Academia en Los Ángeles.

Nuevas campañas surgen por falta de representación Latina en los premios Oscar

Erika Pérez, Contributing Writer January 29, 2020

Con los Oscars a la vuelta de la esquina, las redes sociales y los críticos de cine han llamado la atención de este año, porque en el pasado ha existido una falta de diversidad entre los nominados.  Luisela...

Leading up to the ceremony, the Academy has fueled further debate over their decision to cut the presentation of certain awards.

Category cutting controversy

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer February 25, 2019

Earlier this month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its decision to present the awards for four major categories during the Oscars’ commercial breaks: makeup/hairstyling, live...

Oscars Predictions

Oscars Predictions

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer February 18, 2019

Who Will Win? Roma Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal and profoundly epic film snagged and broke the hearts of audiences and professionals alike. It also seems to be the one nominee with the least...

Oscars roundup: short films

Oscars roundup: short films

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer February 4, 2019

The unsung hero of awards season is upon us. It is time for what is almost always my favorite part of the awards race and that is the Oscar Shorts programs that hundreds of theaters nationwide display...

Nominations point to progress problems

Nominations point to progress problems

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer January 28, 2019

If you are anything like me, the morning of Oscar nominations is an event in the same vein as Christmas morning. You get to wake up bright and early (7:20 a.m.) and watch usually two celebrity guests announce...

Comedian and host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel returns as host of the Academy Awards on Sunday March 4 on ABC. This year is the 90th anniversary of the show. (Photo courtesy of AP Newsroom)

The Oscars disconnect

By Garret Neal, Staff Writer February 26, 2018

Ah, the Academy Awards.  The awards show where movie buffs and casual fans alike come together to find out definitively what the pinnacle of the industry was over the past year. At least according to...

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