The Oscars

The latest news, features, profiles, reviews, and more pertaining to the films being celebrated at the 95th Academy Awards.

Watch this Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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  1. oscars 2023
    The Year the Movies Died (Over and Over and Over Again)It was an exhausting season for cinephiles, who were constantly confronted with elegies for an art form that is very much alive.
  2. drawing conclusions
    ‘It’s Kind of Embarrassing’: Why Animators Are Unhappy With the OscarsTwo decades in, the Academy’s Best Animated Feature category isn’t living up to its promise.
  3. drawing conclusions
    7 Reasons the Oscars Ignored Your Favorite Animated MovieInternational titles, films aimed at adults, and adaptations all face an uphill climb.
  4. gold rush
    All 54 Oscar-Nominated Movies (and Shorts), RankedSome are great, some are good, and some are genuinely terrible. Cue the montage music, because we’re starting from the bottom.
  5. woulda coulda shoulda
    Goldie Hawn Regrets Not Accepting her Oscar in PersonShe actually never watched the footage of her win until earlier this year.
  6. gold rush
    Could the Oscars Actually Be Good This Year?The 2023 Academy Awards are returning to an old formula — one that works not despite its imperfections but because of them.
  7. awards season
    Michelle Yeoh Spices Up the Best Actress Race at Last MinuteDays away from the 2023 Oscars.
  8. oscars 2023
    Who Are You Rooting Against at the Oscars This Year?The Whale, Elvis, and To Leslie are case studies in three different ways a film can be an Oscar villain. Will any of them come out on top?
  9. into it
    Would It Kill You to See The Fabelmans?It’s not that the Oscars stopped nominating films you’ve seen, it’s that audiences’ tastes have changed.
  10. stunt awards
    It’s Time for a Best Stunts OscarAfter 30-plus years of stuntpeople lobbying the Academy, an annual category for them remains elusive. Why?
  11. oscar futures
    Can Anyone Predict Who’s Going to Win Best Supporting Actress?Breaking down the contenders in the season’s most unpredictable Oscar race.
  12. on the record
    Will Smith Is Very Sorry About the Oscars SlapBut he’s finally ready to give an awards acceptance speech in person again.
  13. cheat sheet
    How to Gossip About the 2023 OscarsEven (or especially) if you haven’t watched any of the movies.
  14. oscar futures
    Everything Everywhere All at Once Is the Undeniable Oscars Front-runnerAfter its triple crown of precursor victories, the question is not whether EEAAO will win Best Picture but how many trophies it’ll nab along the way.
  15. oscars 2023
    Rihanna Will Perform at the Oscars, Answering the Navy’s PrayersThe drought is over.
  16. stay ready
    Here Are 9 Scenarios the Oscars ‘Crisis Team’ Can Plan ForSince the Academy wants to be “prepared for anything” this year, we have some suggestions.
  17. book excerpt
    ‘It Would Have Been Like a Scene From One of My Movies.’A stranger–than–Pulp Fiction Oscars tale confirmed.
  18. performance review
    Paul Mescal Is Our Disappointment HeartthrobOther heartthrobs exude swagger or sex, but Mescal emanates something more devastating: the irresistible promise of eventually letting you down.
  19. for your consideration
    A Timeline of Andrea Riseborough’s Controversial Oscar NominationWithin seven days, Andrea Riseborough’s performance in To Leslie went from obscurity to the toast of Twitter. And all it took was a few famous fans.
  20. oscars 2023
    Jimmy Kimmel Makes It His Mission to Host the 2023 OscarsNo word yet on if he’ll fly the plane lying down.
  21. awards szn
    Tom Cruise Was a Major Flirt at the 2023 Oscar Nominees LuncheonAll the tea from the record-breaking first luncheon since 2020.
  22. award hoarders
    EGOT Watch: Who Will Be Next to Complete the Awards-Show Grand Slam?All Trent Reznor needs is a Tony.
  23. awards szn
    Danielle Deadwyler Says ‘Residual Effects’ of Racism Affect the Film Industry“Whether it’s direct or indirect, it impacts who we are.”
  24. oscars 2023
    The Movie Industry’s Confused ‘Eat the Rich’ FantasyWhat Triangle of Sadness and The Menu get wrong about class warfare.
  25. into it
    Lil Rel Howery Supports the Academy’s Andrea Riseborough InvestigationBut she’s not the person he’d drop from the Best Actress race.
  26. oscars 2023
    The Academy Subtweets Andrea Riseborough’s Friends in StatementAccording to the Academy, Riseborough will keep her nomination.
  27. oscars 2023
    Lydia Tár Is Not an Art MonsterThe quiet redemption of awards season’s most divisive character.
  28. awards season
    Joyce Carol Oates Sure Tweets About The Fabelmans a LotFor reasons surely unrelated to awards season, the Blonde author has become Twitter’s staunchest critic of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated movie.
  29. awards season
    Everything Everywhere All at Once Leads the 2023 Oscar NominationsThe full list includes acting noms for Andrea Riseborough, Michelle Yeoh, and Angela Bassett.
  30. oscars 2023
    The Snubs and Surprises of the 2023 Oscar NominationsThose crazy celebs actually got Andrea Riseborough an Oscar nomination.
  31. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Our Final Predictions for the NomineesAhead of Tuesday’s nominations, enjoy Vulture’s official predictions for the eight biggest Oscar races.
  32. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Who Will Be Our Nomination-Morning Surprise?All Quiet on the Western Front and Paul Mescal once seemed like long shots but have proved their strength. Who can follow in their footsteps?
  33. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Who Got a Boost From the Globes and the Guilds?Who’s on top as Oscars voting begins?
  34. endings
    The ‘Wrongheaded,’ ‘Galaxy-Brained’ Ending of Babylon, ExplainedOnce again, a character is transported out of their ordinary, humdrum life through the wondrous power of cinema.
  35. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: The 12 Contenders of ChristmasAs the awards circus takes a midseason break, let’s zoom out to take stock of the Best Picture field.
  36. oscars 2023
    Taylor Swift’s All Too Well Oscar Hopes Are Long GoneBut she’s still in contention for her song “Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing.
  37. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Avatar: The Way of Water Crack the Best Picture Race?The original Avatar came close to winning Best Picture. Way of Water will be a presence in the race, too.
  38. ‘a damn good story’
    Inside Avatar’s Losing Battle to Beat The Hurt Locker for Best PictureThe 2010 Oscars pitted two famous exes against each other in a race studio sources remember as a David-versus-Goliath battle.
  39. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Will The Whale Sink or Swim?Finally out this weekend, Darren Aronofsky’s film has been met with critical harpoons.
  40. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Is the Academy Ready to Forgive Will Smith?He’s banned from the ceremony for the next ten years, but could Will Smith nab a nomination for Emancipation anyway?
  41. lost baggage
    Letitia Wright Doesn’t Appreciate Being Compared to Alleged AbusersHer anti-vaxx statements popped up again in a new THR piece about Oscar contenders with “baggage.”
  42. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Will Damien Chazelle’s Babylon Go Bust?Damien Chazelle’s Jazz Age orgy earned poisonous buzz in its L.A. premiere. But it only takes a few die-hards to see a misunderstood masterpiece.
  43. trailer mix
    Will Smith Returns Sooner Than Expected With Emancipation TrailerThe actor’s first post-slap project hits theaters December 2.
  44. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Is The Fabelmans Still Our Front-runner?Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical time capsule debuts on the back of a starry AFI Fest relaunch and a rapturous Academy screening.
  45. awards chatter
    The Academy Revises Decision on What Exactly Counts As AnimationRotoscoping rights!
  46. awards chatter
    Terrifier 2 Has Been Submitted for Oscars ConsiderationBecause why not?
  47. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Tár and Everything Everywhere Compete for Hipster HeartsThe two Best Actress vehicles are also facing off in the battle to become the season’s tastemaker pick.
  48. profile
    Gabriel LaBelle Is Suddenly Sorta SpielbergFor The Fabelmans, he beat out 2,000 actors to play a version of the famed director as a teen by embracing the meta-ness.
  49. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Banshees of Inisherin Banter Its Way to a Trophy?Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges reunion is the most universally regarded contender to bow thus far.
  50. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can She Said Get Voters Talking?Harvey Weinstein created the modern Oscars. Can the drama about his downfall become an awards contender?
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