Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend? Watch CC Off en Tomb Raider | Discussion & Review | Film Club 07:00 Now playing Who will win the Oscar for Best Actor? | Oscars Discussion | Film Club February 28, 2018 07:13 Now playing Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | Oscars Discussion & Review | Film Club February 14, 2018 Now entering its eighth year—with said installment arriving next month, on December 8—Geoff Keighley’s annual awards show The Game Awards is working as hard as ever to convince people that it’s the Oscars of gaming. That is: It’s a showy, … [Read more...] about The Game Awards want to be gaming’s Oscars, but they’re really its Super Bowl
We’re not quite at the point of awards season where the scent of freshly smelted Oscars is wafting through the air, but the race for those statuettes—and all the other prizes along that path—is well underway Gotham , Spirit, Golden Globes ( apparently ?), and the various guild awards. The time to make predictions or make the case for potential Oscar nominees has come. The A.V. Club will be doing a bit of both with the major categories in the coming weeks, starting with Best Supporting Actor. What makes an ideal supporting film performance? These scene stealers are here with 14 examples, any of which could appear on the list when Academy Award nominations are announced on … [Read more...] about Which supporting actors are in the running for 2023 Oscars?
In a move that’s not for any particular reason, he’s probably just really busy that night, wait, why are you asking?, Deadline reports that Casey Affleck has withdrawn from participating in this year’s Oscars. Traditionally, the previous year’s winners for Best Actor and Best Actress appear at the ceremony to present the award to their gender-swapped counterpart. But Affleck—who won the 2017 award for Best Actor for Manchester By The Sea— says he won’t be attending this year, as he “did not want to become a distraction from the focus that should be on the performances of the actresses in the category.” Watch CC Off English J.B. Smoove on Harley Quinn, Curb Your Enthusiasm , and Larry David 02:03 Now playing How the Strange World directors assembled their dream cast Yesterday 3:41PM 01:46 Now playing Adam DiMarco on White … [Read more...] about Casey Affleck withdraws from the Oscars, no reason, why do you ask?
When the Academy Award nominations are announced on January 24, 2023, there’s a good chance we’ll hear the names of many actors who’ve never been singled out by the Oscars. In the case of industry veterans like Jamie Lee Curtis and Gabrielle Union, that’s been the Academy’s loss—and now there’s a chance to rectify that lack of recognition. And when it comes to newcomers like Stephanie Hsu or Frankie Corio, how could voters pass up the chance to help their star rise? Those are just four of the talented women in contention for this year’s Supporting Actress Oscar, historically one of this show’s most lively showcase categories. (Just look at its recent winners: Ariana DeBose? Laura Dern? Regina King? Queens, all of them.) As Hollywood indulges in its favorite time of year, and Oscar precursors like this week’s Spirit Awards unveil their own nominees, we’re rounding up our mix of likely and desired contenders. Read on for 16 stars worthy of 2023 Supporting Actress … [Read more...] about 16 possible Best Supporting Actress contenders for the 2023 Oscars
Whether or not you were surprised by Casey Affleck’s Best Actor win last night, there’s no denying that there was a mixed reaction to his victory for Manchester By The Sea . Not long after his nomination was announced, Constance Wu criticized the Academy for showing such recognition to someone who had to settle out of court with two women who alleged he’d sexually harassed them during the making of I’m Still Here , especially in light of how resurfaced rape accusations against Nate Parker rendered The Birth Of A Nation DOA. And there wasn’t as much effusing in the crowd as you’d expect after Brie Larson read Affleck’s name while presenting the Best Actor award. Larson herself refused to applaud after announcing Affleck’s win, and looked downright downtrodden over the whole thing. Watch CC Off English J.B. Smoove on Harley Quinn, Curb Your Enthusiasm , and Larry … [Read more...] about Brie Larson refused to clap for Casey Affleck at the Oscars
Director Michael Showalter’s excellent 2017 rom-com The Big Sick doesn’t seem like the kind of thing that would or could ever justify a sequel—if you ignore the fact that it made good money and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars, of course. Inspired by the real-life relationship between writers Kumail Nanjiani (who also stars as a version of himself) and Emily V. Gordon, the movie covers the story of how Nanjiani and Gordon (the version of her is played by Zoe Kazan) met and started dating shortly before Gordon was put into a medically induced coma. Watch CC Off en lauren chicago 04:25 Now playing Locked Down was conceived, sold, and shot in 4 months. Here's how it came together January 14, 2021 03:02 Now playing We asked the stars of Game Over, Man!: What action hero would you want to save you from a … [Read more...] about Kumail Nanjiani was approached about doing a Big Sick sequel