Lupita Nyong’o’s uplifting speech on black beauty

It’s come to our attention that there might be one or two people not yet utterly enthralled by Lupita Nyong’o. To see if we can fix that, we’ll post this speech she gave a week ago at Essence magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. Transcript via...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014

Lupita Nyong’o on Race in America – Hoping for Discussion on “Bigger Platform”

Thanks to reader Piers for the link to this video where Lupita Nyong’o and current Best Supporting Actress frontrunner talks about how she learned about race by coming to America. Nyong’o says that she and Steve McQueen were more concerned with finding the truth in...
Posted On 31 Jan 2014

A Tale of Two Supporting Actresses: Lupita and Jennifer

The two strongest contenders for Best Supporting Actress are Lupita Nyong’o, the frontrunner, and her challenger, Jennifer Lawrence, who steals American Hustle right out from under everyone else in the film. Both actresses are beautiful, young and charming. But more than...
Posted On 11 Jan 2014

Supporting Actress: In Praise of Cameron Diaz

Ridley Scott’s The Counselor is going to go down as the most divisive film of the year. On the one hand, it’s Cormac McCarthy’s first original screenplay. On the other hand, it’s Ridley Scott’s homage to (I think) and tribute to his brother Tony. The...
Posted On 29 Oct 2013

Oscarwatch: The Supporting Acting Categories

The acting races this year are overflowing with contenders. From the first half of the year on through, it is going to be competitive and will likely take a while before a consensus emerges, though there are already a few standouts that seem too big to ignore even at this early...
Posted On 16 Sep 2013

Could This be Oprah’s Oscar Year?

Oprah Winfrey has long talked about what it would mean to her to win an Oscar. She got close with The Color Purple, but as we know, that movie was nominated for ten Oscars, missed the director nod, and went home empty handed. It was one of the last films with an all black cast to...
Posted On 08 May 2013

Is Supporting Actress Hathaway’s To Lose?

The Supporting Actress category appears to be locked. It’s Anne Hathaway‘s to lose.  Part of it is who she is right now in the industry, who she is to the Academy itself, but the other part of it is her work in Les Miserables.  For some reason Hathaway has become the...
Posted On 04 Feb 2013

Anne Hathaway Parody Making the Rounds

I wasn’t going to post this because I’m not sure why Anne Hathaway is being labeled with the “I want to win an Oscar” thing. Sorry, but I don’t see anyone out there in Oscar world that doesn’t want to win. I’ve seen and heard things this...
Posted On 29 Jan 2013

Can Nicole Kidman Get that Oscar nod?

Nathaniel over at The Film Experience interviews Nicole Kidman for her latest role in The Paperboy. Kidman goes hot and sexy for her role in the Lee Daniels film, which is always her best side — see To Die For. Yeah, yeah. I suppose i’m lucky enough that now my...
Posted On 21 Dec 2012