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 […]
Analyzing the seven categories in which Marvel Studios’ superhero flick was nominated
It finally happened!!
§ Nice Art: Victoria “Rollergirl” Jamieson has a comics strip entitled Back-to-School Blues in the NY Times that many may relate to. § Here’s an excellent twitter thread by Julia Gfrörer that offers succinct career advice: I gave this advice to my friend last night, and now I'm giving it to you: you've got to just […]
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 […]
Another year, another set of Academy Award nominees. As always at The Beat, we like to zero in on the “nerd categories”, those films that are usually just reserved for Visual FX honors (where all the comic book movies tend to go), and the Animated side of things. Though a funny thing happened […]
Who made the Academy’s cut this year?
There’s quite a bit of discussion today regarding today’s Oscar nominations (I remain very sad for Ava DuVernay’s snub in the Best Director category), but let’s talk about the stuff that’s collectively of greater interest to the readership of The Beat, because there’s great work to celebrate there too! Here are the nominations that include […]