Casey Affleck: Manchester by the Sea performance deserves the best actor Oscar. Photograph: Emily Andrews/The New York Times

Oscar weekend and here we go again: who will win versus who should win. Last year’s Academy Awards were dominated by the lack of recognition for (...)

The one the critics want to win: Mahershala Ali and Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight

There was a time when ranking the films nominated for the best picture Oscar would have been no more enticing a prospect than determining the greasies(...)

Expect a “La La Land” sweep on the night, including best film, best director and best actress

Spoiler alert! La La Land is going to win best picture at this weekend’s Oscars. Roll up the red carpet. Shelve the champagne flutes. Send the televis(...)

Viola Davis on race and TV: “Things have changed in TV, certainly, because you now have 400 television shows on the air. There are stations you’ve never heard of. Because of the sheer volume you have more opportunity for actors in general.”

We have rarely had an Oscar favourite as unassailable as Viola Davis. At time of writing, one particularly mean bookmaker has her at 1/66 to win best (...)

Dangerous charisma: Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson and Viola Davis as his long-suffering wife, Rose, in Fences.

Let us cut straight to the chase. Yes, it can be a problem if a filmed play does little to accommodate the demands of cinema. Few sensible people unaw(...)

La La Land cinematography  award winner Linus Sandgren with Ewen Bremner and Kelly Macdonald at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photograph: Reuters

As expected, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, a sunny Hollywood musical, won best film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) movie a(...)

Ryan Gosling in La La Land, which as been nominated for an almost unprecedented 14 Oscars, including Best Actor and Picture.

There are regular complaints about the Oscar nominations proving too predictable, and this year is no exception. Still, many of the categories will ki(...)

French film My Life as a Zucchini, which is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Film

The Oscars will be handed out at a February 26th ceremony in Hollywood hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Here are the nominations: Best Picture Arrival, Fen(...)

Irish-Ethiopian actress Ruth Negga who has been nominated for best actress for her role in the film Loving. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Irish-Ethiopian actor Ruth Negga has been nominated for best actress at the 89th Academy Awards. Ms Negga was honoured for playing Mildred Loving, th(...)

La La Land looks likely to be the first original film musical to win best picture since Gigi in 1958

Well, here we are again. On Tuesday at lunchtime — a little later in the year than usual — we will learn the 2017 Oscar nominations. There will be so(...)

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