There are obvious biases in the selection of Best Picture winners by the Academy. Biases related to acting roles or characters are discussed in the Best Actor and Best Actress sections. Films not considered to have the stature of a Best Picture are often not nominated.
Frontrunners are already forming for the Oscar Best Actress race, according to early predictions at Gold Derby. And once the fall film fests commence, the standings will likely rapidly shift. But judging by the just-released trailer, she definitely displays her own unique brand of humor, smarts and energy.
From post-apocalyptic epics set in the future to heart-rending love stories in the Italian countryside, book-to-movie adaptations continue are a hit with film audiences. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to be just as captivated as moviegoers by these tales. Adaptations earned nominations in 15 of the 24 award categories, including everything from Best Picture to Sound Mixing.
And 3 the ceremony would air on February 9, about three weeks earlier than usual. You remember what happened to the first two — months of public outcry that culminated in a shamed Academy sadly placing each failed innovation back into the desk drawer from which it came. But the third is still with us, at least for now.
Black Panther was not only a blockbuster movie from the Marvel universe, but its principal acting roles and production team are nearly all African-American. It takes place in a powerful African nation, so the racial differences in interest should not be a surprise. Still, many white adults want to see it, and it has been available for nearly a full year.
Getting ready to enroll in Medicare? The nominees announced today will be honored in 13 categories, among them the best movie for grownups, best actor, best actress and best grownup love story, at a ceremony on Feb. Check your local listings.
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Oliver Lyttelton. Even without the official changes in policy, the Academy may be overall a slow-moving and rather reactionary organization, but it is subject to cultural influence, to trends and fashions that sometimes result in a film not traditionally deemed Academy-friendly getting a nomination for the highest award the industry has to offer. So we thought it time we celebrated this under-appreciated phenomenon: here are 15 instances where the Academy, whether they got it right or wrong, surprised with edgier picks. Robinson on stage, and which made him into a star by any means necessary, legal or not.
Winners   of categories announced during the awards ceremony January 21,are highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger. Rather than nominees for this category, contenders are chosen from the winners in the "Best Release" categories such as Best Anthology Movie, Best Drama, Best Parody Release and several others. Voting is conducted separately just prior to the awards ceremony.