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Category cutting controversy

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 action short, cinematography and editing. In an email to Academy members, Academy president John...

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 amount of bad blood so with that, I think it has a solid foot up on the other nominees.   Who Should Win? Roma o...

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 for all to see, including Chicago’s own Landmark Century Centre Theatre starting Friday, Feb. 8. The t...

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 who will be duking it out for the next month for the big, beautiful, golden Oscar. But it was di...

The Oscars disconnect

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 the 7,000 or so members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who vote. There can certainly...

Review: Oscar animated and live action shorts

Review: Oscar animated and live action shorts

Garret Neal, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018

For the 13th consecutive year, all of the Oscar Nominated Short Films are showing at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, opening on February 9. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! The Academy Awards ceremony takes place Sunday, March 4. Below is The DePaulia's reviews of all of the live action and...

Liam Neeson proves age is just a number

Liam Neeson proves age is just a number

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Liam Neeson continues his originally surprising, but now well-worn, run as an aging action star in "The Commuter."  Neeson takes the role of Michael MacCauley (who is but a modest 60 years of age, compared to Neeson’s age of 65), an insurance salesman who quit his job as a police officer 10 years a...

Live blog: Oscars 2015

Live blog: Oscars 2015

DePaulia Staff

February 22, 2015

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Oscar-nominated short films: Live-action

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 Read More »...

Oscar-nominated short films: Animated

Oscar-nominated short films: Animated

Mike Horky

February 15, 2015

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

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

“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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