Awards Season

‘Parasite’ Winning Best Picture Is A Huge Leap Forward For The Oscars

Illustration: Damon Dahlen/HuffPost; Photos: NEON + CJ Entertainment/Getty This is major. For the first time in the Oscars’ 92-year history, a foreign-language film was crowned Best Picture. “Parasite,” the genre-busting South Korean masterpiece about a struggling family of four who con their way into a wealthy clan’s employ, began awards season as a long-shot contender. It won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May and became a runaway favorite among stateside critics. Still, the Academy of ...

Why South Korean Thriller Parasite Took The World By Storm

Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite has made a veritable splash in the world of film. Despite only having had a wide theatrical release since late 2019, it’s already grossed $139,354,582 worldwide. It’s raked in the highest amount of earnings over the years for a non-English-language film in the U.S., and it’s a major contender this awards season, going toe-to-toe with films like 1917 and Joker to take home the award for this year’s Academy Award for Best Picture. But what’s behind the love so ...

Why Joker is taking over the Oscars like other superhero movies haven’t

Joker made waves over the past year. Starting with the nontroversy over the film’s violent content (if people think the Joker is terrible, I hope they never see something like Event Horizon) before the movie even premiered, Joker was on everyone’s mind during the latter half of 2019. This obviously helped it instead of harming it as the film became the highest-grossing rated-R film of all time. Perhaps the strangest thing about the Joker isn’t the press or the fact ...

Oscars 2020: The Full List of Nominations

Hollywood was up early Jan. 13. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations in 24 categories that morning for the 92nd Academy Awards. This year’s host-less Oscars will air Sunday, Feb. 9, on ABC, marking the second consecutive year the network has decided to proceed forward sans host. Of note, Scarlett Johansson, who had never been nominated for an Oscar, was nominated for two: Best Actress for Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress for Jojo Rabbit. ...