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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.

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...

Every year, only one movie can stand supreme at the Academy Awards. This year, will it be Black Panther?

Black Panther Will Win Best Picture

February 19, 2019

It is also not an inconceivable notion that, after having so much controversy surrounding the Oscars’ fairness towards the race of nominees, it might just be a much-needed shot in the arm of the Academy if they let a film as black as “Black Panther” take home the biggest win of the night.

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 ...

Actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announce Best Actor at the announcement of the 88th Academy Awards nominations during a live news conference on Jan. 14, 2016 at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The Oscars: A Dilemma of Diversity

January 28, 2016

By TYLER BURDICK Opinions Co-Editor When it was announced that no actors of color were nominated for...

Broadway Mourns the Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 5, 2014

By TYLER MARTINS Arts & Culture Co-Editor Published: February 5, 2014 Broadway dimmed its light...

The 86th Oscar Nominees Recap

January 18, 2014

By JOHN GUERIN  Contributing Writer Published: January 18, 2014 On Jan. 16, at 5:30 a.m. The Ac...

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...