The good, the bad, and the down-right ugly of the 89th Academy Awards

Good lord. Where to even begin? In the 20-odd years I’ve been watching (and obsessing over) the Academy Awards, I can truly say we have never witnessed a moment quite like what we saw tonight. The shock of what transpired has still not worn off, and it probably won’t for some time. But we’ll get … More The good, the bad, and the down-right ugly of the 89th Academy Awards

The ‘La La Land’ backlash – a comment on the absurdity of being the frontrunner

Make no mistake about it. Winning the Academy Award for Best Picture is ultimately a game of skill. Yes, the picture still has to be “good”, but that’s only half the battle. At some point, you have to become the frontrunner. The likely winner. The unstoppable force. The one piece of cinema Academy voters want to vote for. The winning team everyone is desperate to back. It’s when to become the frontrunner that’s the tricky part. … More The ‘La La Land’ backlash – a comment on the absurdity of being the frontrunner