A year after Nomadland made its way largely unopposed to monumental Best Picture and Director wins for Chloe Zhao, Jane Campion’s subversive Western The Power of the Dog has hit a major roadblock en route to what was looking like … Continue reading The Road to the 94th Oscars Part 2: The Triumph of the Dog?
It’s Hollywood’s night to shine! After months of feverish campaigning, the Oscars are here, and it looks like it’s going to be stupider than ever this year. Although a number of truly great movies are nominated this year, the Oscars … Continue reading The Avocado Predicts the 2022 Academy Awards
The 2022 Oscar season is underway, and despite the Academy’s offensively stupid decision to present eight of the categories before the ceremony and then awkwardly edit them in later, there are still plenty of good films nominated. Great international films … Continue reading Review: 2022 Oscar-Nominated Short Films
As you probably heard, the Academy Awards are dropping eight categories from the broadcast this year. I’ve been fuming over this in both the Open Threads and on my Twitter account nigh non-stop since this was announced. They’re dropping all … Continue reading I’m not watching the Oscars this year
Like many of us, I woke up early and remained in bed to view two celebrities bungle through pronouncing a bunch of names. There were some surprises, some snubs, and an all-around. If you’re following the race, you may know … Continue reading The 2022 Academy Awards Viewing Guide
Welcome to The Avocado’s annual Academy Award nominations live discussion thread! It promises to be another exciting morning, with The Power of the Dog, Dune, West Side Story, Licorice Pizza, and Belfast aiming to be this year’s most-nominated films. You can … Continue reading 94th Academy Award Nominations LIVE Discussion Thread
Welcome back, for the first time this season, to The Road to the Oscars! At the time this post goes live, we will be exactly 24 hours from the announcement of the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards. At 8:18 … Continue reading The Road to the 94th Oscars, Part 1: Twas the Day Before Noms…
It’s all over. After four long, extended, too long months, the 2020 (and beginning of 2021 for some reason) awards season is finally over. I’m not excited for the 2022 Oscars just yet, but I’m excited to think about and … Continue reading Academy Awards 2021 Prediction Winners
Welcome to The Avocado’s live-chat for the 93rd Oscars. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony is going to look a little different. The ceremony will be split between the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and Los … Continue reading The 93rd Academy Awards: Live-Chat
Ahhhh… That sigh of relief could only mean one thing: the impending end of another Oscars season. Not only that, but the longest Oscars season since the very earliest years of the awards! A little over a (pandemic-fueled, cinema-free, politically-charged) … Continue reading The Road to the 93rd Oscars, Part III: Final Predictions!
It’s that time again! Only two months late, the Oscars will be happening this Sunday, as Conductor Soderbergh choo choos us into Union Station. The random shouting of MANK will reach a fever pitch, everyone will make sure to catch … Continue reading The Avocado Predicts the 2021 Academy Awards
One of the biggest movie stars of the 1920s was Rin Tin Tin, a German Shepherd. He was born in France and was rescued by Lee Duncan, an American soldier who saw him in the middle of a WWI battlefield. … Continue reading The First Best Actor Oscar Almost Went to a Dog (Allegedly)
ColetteDirected by Anthony GiacchinoFrance, 25mAvailable on YouTube for free here “Once I cross into Germany, I won’t ever be the same.” Colette, a 90-year-old former member of the French Resistance during WWII, says these words before making her first-ever journey … Continue reading Review: 2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Documentary)
Hello, all! Instead of writing about singing cowboys this week, which you can find here, I’ll be writing about the Oscar-nominated short films. I already covered the animated shorts here, and I’ll be covering the documentary shorts on Friday. Right … Continue reading Review: Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action)
Hello everyone! Awards season is upon us, and when I’m not writing about singing cowboys, I’m catching up with some of the films you may have missed, particularly the ones nominated for Oscars. The short films have been available to … Continue reading Review: Oscar Nominated Short Films (Animated)
Good morning one and all, and welcome to The Avocado’s annual Academy Award nominations live discussion thread! One (very tumultuous) year after Parasite made history, we’re looking at what should easily be the most diverse set of nominations in Oscars … Continue reading 93rd Academy Award Nominations LIVE Discussion Thread
After a slow start, Oscars season is now well underway. So well underway, in fact, that nominations are in a week! With that in mind, I’m offering up my final predictions for this year’s nominations. It wouldn’t be “The Road … Continue reading The Road to the 93rd Oscars, Part II: Final Nomination Predictions
Welcome, one and all, to our extremely belated inaugural “Road to the Oscars” article for the 93rd Oscars, set to air on April 25, 2021. This is the first April ceremony since 1988 and the latest ceremony since the very … Continue reading The Road to the 93rd Oscars, Part I: Are the Oscars Still Happening!?
For 2 weeks, The Avocado has participated on voting which film is the best that ever won the Oscar for Best Picture. 93 films have been voted on by the members of The Avocado community, but only one film can … Continue reading Best “Best Picture” Winner Tournament Results
The moment has come. The time to finally decide on which film really decide on which film really is the best “Best Picture” winner of all time. 2 films have endure trials and tribulations of six rounds to get to … Continue reading Best “Best Picture” Winner Tournament Finals
We’re close to the end of the road. Four films still remain on claiming the title of “Greatest Best Picture Winner Ever” (as picked by members of the Avocado). But before we start, let’s pour one out to the films … Continue reading Best “Best Picture” Tournament Semi Finals