Awards Season

How do you campaign for an Oscar during a pandemic?

How do you campaign for an Oscar during a pandemic?

This time last year, the film industry was preparing for its biggest night of the year, the Academy Awards. While the quartet of acting winners had practically been set in stone for months, the fate of the top Oscars was still up in the air. Hollywood was a-flutter with anticipation over the impending results. Would months of campaigning pay off with a ground-breaking win for the South Korean drama Parasite and its director Bong Joon-ho, or would the Oscars voters ...

Netflix, HBO Lead NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Netflix, HBO Lead NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Netflix drew the most NAACP Image Awards nominations across both the television and movie categories, the civil rights organization announced Tuesday morning. Netflix garnered 48 Image Awards nominations — most of which were in the motion picture categories — including for such original programs as Bridgerton, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods. HBO was second with 25 nominations, according to the NAACP. The NAACP Image Awards honor the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, ...

Sundance From Home: A Virtual Wrap of 2021’s Unprecedented All-Digital Festival

Sundance From Home: A Virtual Wrap of 2021’s Unprecedented All-Digital Festival

This year’s Sundance Film Festival, its first virtual incarnation, ran Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, and Times film staffers were collectively glued to our TVs, laptops, smartphones and other devices to join in the annual celebration of independent cinema. Critic Justin Chang and reporters Mark Olsen and Jen Yamato discuss a most unusual festival experience and nod to some standout films and a few rather puzzling decisions by the festival’s awards juries. JUSTIN CHANG: At a normal Sundance Film Festival, ...

6 Actors Honored Posthumously at the Golden Globes: From Chadwick Boseman to James Dean

6 Actors Honored Posthumously at the Golden Globes: From Chadwick Boseman to James Dean

Posthumous awards have been used for centuries to honor those in the military, but when it comes to the arts, the precedent is a little more recent. The first Hollywood star to receive posthumous recognition was Jeanne Eagels, who in 1930 was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Leslie Crosbie in 1929 drama The Letter, after she died suddenly at age 39. Although she didn’t win — the Oscar went to both Norma Shearer for The ...