Comedy at the Oscars: the ongoing debate

Every single year it is bound to come up. The topic of the Academy having some form of agenda against… MORE
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 2021 Golden Globes, after “not” hosting the 2019 Oscars

NBC wasted little time trying to make us forget about last week’s Golden Globes by letting us know already that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler would return for a fourth time hosting the Globes come January 2021. Fey and Poehler hosted three consecutive…

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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph really want you to think they hosted the Oscars

Sunday night’s Oscars got some comedic help from Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, and Amy Poehler. The Saturday Night Live alumni kicked off the hostless Academy Awards with an upbeat tone and quick pace on a night that featured lots of music and minimal bits. After the original host, Kevin Hart, stepped down from the gig amid controversy over old tweets, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that

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Eighth Grade is my favorite Oscars snub

We need to talk about this year’s biggest Oscar snub: Eighth Grade. If you haven’t seen Eighth Grade, it is a coming-of-age comedy written and directed by Bo Burnham. It is a sweet, honest, heartwarming, and funny take on growing up that is masterfully written and directed. I am not the only one who thinks this. The film received rave reviews, including a 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes. A lot

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Here are the Oscar nominees…if The Academy respected comedies

The Oscars don’t respect comedy. Full stop. The Academy rarely nominates comedies for the prestigious award. A non-musical comedy film hasn’t won Best Picture since 1977’s Annie Hall, but there was a slight uptake in the 1950s and 1960s when movies like Tom Jones, The Apartment, and Around The World in 80 Days all won Best Picture. 1930s romcoms like You Can’t Take It With You and It Happened One

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Oscar nominees: Melissa McCarthy nominated for Best Actress, Worst Actress in the same year

Melissa McCarthy is nominated for an Oscar. Again. The Oscar nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning by funny people Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. McCarthy, who is also nominated for a Razzie Award this year for the Happytime Murders, will hope to take home the Oscar for Best Actress. The actress took a dramatic turn portraying real-life fraudster Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive

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Kumail Nanjiani, Tracee Ellis Ross to announce Oscar nominees Tuesday morning

Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross will host the 2019 Academy Awards…nominee announcements bright and early on Tuesday, January 22. The pair will announce the Oscars nominations live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, at 8:20 a.m. ET/5:20 a.m. PT. Set your alarms and your coffee timer now! The nominations will be available on The Academy’s digital platforms and local broadcasters. Tiffany Haddish crushed last year’s presentation

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Kevin Hart apologizes (again) on SiriusXM show (Videos)

Kevin Hart makes what will hopefully be the final commentary we hear about what…well, you all know. The comedian made another apology Monday night on his SiriusXM radio show Straight from The Hart following his appearance on Ellen. The show aired on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio channel 96. “I will say this, and I want to make this very clear. And I’m going to say it just in case you

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Deadline: Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars; Academy secretly tapping multiple pseudo-hosts

Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars this year—that’s the final answer according to a Saturday night Deadline report. Speculation swirled that Hart would reclaim the prestigious hosting gig following a surprise appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday. Ellen DeGeneres revealed during the interview that she spoke to the Academy and that they would love for him to still host. It’s worth noting that the ceremony’s producers have yet to

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Ellen DeGeneres: Kevin Hart should host the Oscars (Video)

Kevin Hart will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday and it seems he has the endorsement of the daytime talk show host. This will be his first major TV appearance since his withdrawal last month from hosting the Oscars. The Night School comedian was pushed to give up the hosting dream job after old homophobic tweets resurfaced hours after the Academy tapped their new emcee. The producers of

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