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This year's red-carpet looks acted as political statements, tributes, and purely aesthetic hits and misses.

Oscars Red Carpet Roundup

February 11, 2020

Spike Lee, Natalie Portman and Billy Porter are just three of the stars whose outfits made a big impression on the Oscar's Red Carpet.

Battle of the Oscars II

Battle of the Oscars II

February 10, 2020

Four writers, 96 predictions and only one winner. For the second year in a row, The Observer pitted four writers against each other to see who could correctly predict the most winners at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Not exactly a 'Snoscar,' but just as exciting for awards season stalwarts.

Preparing For and Celebrating the Awards Season Experience

January 29, 2020

With the Academy Awards looming on the horizon, it’s time to talk student traditions.

The Academy of Disappointment

The Academy of Disappointment

January 20, 2020

With the beginning of the semester comes awards season, and editor Ethan Coughlin is disappointed with the nominations despite his initial excitement.

Battle of the Oscars

Battle of the Oscars

February 27, 2019

And the award for most correct Oscars predictions goes to...

The Color-Changing Landscape of the Oscars

The Color-Changing Landscape of the Oscars

February 6, 2019

The Academy Awards have recognized films featuring people of color with more than 30 nominations, but is it enough?

Oscars Obsession: A Movie Marathon

February 28, 2018

By PERI ROHL Contributing Writer As the 90th Academy Awards quickly approaches, movie buffs are flocking to theaters to see all the nominated flicks. This year’s Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, making him the second person to host the show consecutively since Billy Crystal in 1997 and 1998. The awards show will air o...

Jordan Horowitz holds up the Best Picture card for

An Oscars That Was Worth the Wait

March 9, 2017

By MARYANNA ANTOLDI Asst. Arts & Culture Co-Editor Another great year for cinema has come and ...

Women make 77 cents to a man's dollar. (Photo illustration by Isabel Frias)

Next Step for Women’s Rights: Improving the Wage Gap

March 29, 2015

By CATHERINE ATHERTON Staff Writer Published: March 24, 2015 When millions of viewers turn on event...

Was Seth MacFarlane the Best They Could Do?

February 25, 2013

By ALISSA FAJEK Asst. Opinions Editor Published: February 25, 2013 Despite having success with animated sitcom “Family Guy” and recent blockbuster “Ted,” Seth MacFarlane was a questionable choice to host the Oscars this year. Fart jokes are funny, but not exactly up to par with the Academy. Maybe MacFarlane coul...

George Clooney (far left), Christopher Plummer (top middle), Melissa McCarthy (bottom middle), Meryl Streep (far right)—all nominated for Oscars. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/MCT, Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT, Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/MCT, Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Oscar Predictions: Will Win/Should Win

February 1, 2012

By KATIE LOCKHART Arts & Culture Co-Editor Published: February 1, 2012 This year’s Oscar nomin...