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After the 2019 Oscars, a look back on red-carpet fashion

Joy Villa 2017

Kyra Nagle, Staff Writer

March 15, 2019

From swan dresses to stunning custom-made gowns, the Oscars invite the fashion statements of the year. As Feb. 24 approached, actors and directors from around the world decide what to wear. What many people don’t know, however, is that deciding what to wear isn’t just about looking pretty. Accord...

The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

Illustration of cinematic poster for best picture winner

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Oscars took place on Feb 24, and while the ceremony may have gone much better than many thought it would without a host, one big point of controversy has been the winner of the Best Picture award, “Green Book”, a film marred by a string of racial issues both on and off camera. “Green Boo...

Top Picks of the 2017 Academy Awards Nominees

August Ackley

April 3, 2018

Intro: 2017 was an exceptional year for movies that explored themes of identity, societal structures, and relationships. There were comedies like “The Big Sick,” dramas like “I, Tonya,” and animated movies like “Coco,” many of which were nominated for Academy Awards such as Best Director, ...

Urban Reacts to #OscarsSoWhite

August Ackley, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

It's unhealthy to worship this awards show that people consider ‘the definitive ranking of a good movie’ when there's clearly a racial and gender bias there, ... it's run by a bunch of old white guys” said Ryan Barnett, (‘19).

REVIEW: Watching the 86th annual Academy Awards Oscar nominees

Niki King Fredel, Staff Writer

March 2, 2014

Watch all nine of the Academy Awards best picture nominees for 2013, and you will feel like your perspective on the world has changed. Nominated for best picture in the 2013 Academy Awards are: “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “The Wolf of Wall...

Beyond epic: ‘Simple but profound’ movies contend for 85th annual Oscars

Beyond epic: 'Simple but profound' movies contend for 85th annual Oscars

Louise Newlin, Staff writer

February 21, 2013

Most years, post-nomination Oscar buzz is all about "snubs," or the deserving movies and moviemakers not honored for their work with an Oscar nomination. But while the list of nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards includes some omissions — most notably the director of "Zero Dark Thirty," Ka...

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