Why aren’t comedies taken more seriously?

Humor is more accessible to a wider range of audiences than the normal award winning movies. Films are about giving the audience an experience, and comedy films set out to achieve one objective, amuse the audience.

Anomalisa and the history of the Oscar for Best Animated Feature

Animated films have received great praise over the years, but it was only in 2002 when the Academy Awards added the Oscar for Best Animated Feature to honor these movies properly. Since then, most of the films awarded were made mainly with younger audiences in mind.

It’s time to get some things straight about #OscarsSoWhite

I am not so cynical to believe that in the absence of diversity, racism or sexism, or ageism, or ableism is the default. However without a set of checks and balances, without a true diversity of opinion or experience, there is no way to ensure that every film is given equal weight and consideration and that the cream of the crop will rise to the recognition it deserves.

Alumni Oscars Op-ed: Change the Channel, Democratize Story Telling

The Oscars are a night to celebrate the art of storytelling. When we celebrate by offering our most prestigious awards to stories which aren’t told by people of color, we reaffirm that white stories are the most compelling, the most artful, the most worthy.

Oscars 2015: Where's the Female Representation?

In light of the recent wins at the Oscars this year, many people are left questioning the Academy’s opinions. It’s no secret that nearly everyone nominated for an Oscar this year was white.

Minorities Win Big at the Oscars

The biggest controversy surrounding the Oscars this year involved minorities being largely shut out of the nominations.

The 87th Annual Academy Awards: The Production Value

Tonight, the 87th Annual Academy Awards took the stage with host Neil Patrick Harris and it could not have been better.

Academy Awards Give Beautiful ‘The Sound of Music’ Tribute With Lady Gaga

Tonight at the 87th Academy Awards, Lady Gaga sang a stunning tribute honoring 'The Sound of Music' and its amazing music.

Academy Awards Give Beautiful 'The Sound of Music' Tribute With Lady Gaga

Tonight at the 87th Academy Awards, Lady Gaga sang a stunning tribute honoring 'The Sound of Music' and its amazing music.

In Memoriam at the 87th Annual Academy Awards

“Through their work they shared a piece of their soul… There will never be anyone like them” Meryl Streep put it best as she introduced the In Memoriam segment at the 87th Annual Academy Awards.

1 2 3 6