Controversial BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY goes four for five on Oscar night
How long have people been complaining that the Oscars are too long? Probably since they were first telecast in 1953. My earliest Oscar memory is watching Johnny Carson host the Oscars in 1979, and watching Robin Williams talk with Walter Lantz and Woody Woodpecker! Then, as now, the show ran long, at 3 hours and […]
The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced, and comics fans’ kvetching and patience were finally rewarded as Black Panther received a nomination for Best Picture. While this is the first superhero movie to be so honored, it’s not the first comics character to score a Best Picture nod. Read on to discover […]
We’re going back to Wakanda.
Announced this morning with great fanfare, this year’s Oscar lineup has been revealed…and it’s actually pretty great. From the long overdue Best Director nomination of Christopher Nolan, twice snubbed for The Dark Knight and Inception, for his masterwork Dunkirk, the surprise awards nods for the incredible Phantom Thread, which came at the very tail end […]
[Note: Not comics news specifically, but we’re film geeks here at The Beat, and know some of our readers are as well.] The Hollywood Reporter has the overnight television ratings for last night’s Oscar telecast, and they’re not good. After initial indicators had the lengthy show off from 2106, time zone adjusted tallies give this […]
Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony started off with a bang, as Chris Rock laid into the Academy and the #Oscarsowhite debate in equal turn, giving the most blistering and entertaining opening monologue I’ve heard in years. It helps that Rock isn’t a song and dance man, so the Academy had to avoid one of its […]
Who made the Academy’s cut this year?
The celebrated Oscar-nominated animated short will live on in graphic novel form next year
There’s snow on the ground here in Atlanta, and I can’t wait for Spring to finally arrive. Seriously. Here are the big updates for this morning: – This is not a big surprise, given that probably every actor that signs up for a superhero film these days has a multi-picture contract, but Suicide Squad star […]