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‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ take lead in 2019 Oscar nominations

‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ take lead in 2019 Oscar nominations

February 23, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the year’s long awaited Oscar nominations early Jan. 21. Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” and Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” led all nominations at 10 a piece, including nominations in best picture and best director. Along with Cuaron...

Female directors snubbed in 2019 Oscar nominations

Female directors snubbed in 2019 Oscar nominations

Jack Lev ’20

February 4, 2019

Imagine a highly prestigious ceremony: best director is an award; a woman is announced as the winner; she walks up to make her speech. The ceremony you’re imagining is surely not the Oscars. Since 1929, the Oscar nominations have recognized a mere five women in the best-director category: Lina...

New Rye Ridge Deli location replaces Oscar’s

New Rye Ridge Deli location replaces Oscar’s

November 3, 2017

By Kaela Dockray '20 and Layla Wofsy '19 ...

Academy Awards leaves viewers in awe

Academy Awards leaves viewers in awe

April 2, 2017

By Alexandra Sprouls ’19 and Hannah Bolandian ’19 Many actors and actresses traveled to Hollywood on Feb. 26 to go to the 89th Academy Awards in hopes of receiving an Oscar. “Moonlight” won the coveted Best Picture award after the announcers mistakenly announced the winner as “La La Land”...

The best and worst of the 2017 Oscars

The best and worst of the 2017 Oscars

March 8, 2017

By Kate Lewis '18 From a stunning red carpet to floating candy to a major award mishap, the 2017 Oscars was a whirlwind of highs and lows. Here’s the best and worst of the night.   Best: The Red Carpet The biggest red carpet event of the year didn’t disappoint. Honorable mentions in...

Tough race at this year’s Oscars

Tough race at this year’s Oscars

February 27, 2017

By Jack Shapiro '19 The 2017 Oscars, will be featuring films that have contrasting differences. Many different pictures as well as actors, directors and producers will be looking forward to taking home an Academy Award. Best Picture is by far the most essential award for a feature film. The award represen...

All ups and downs at the Oscars

All ups and downs at the Oscars

Zachary McCarthy, Web News Editor

March 5, 2016

Did you spend your precious Sunday evening catching Hollywood patting itself on the back for three hours? Darn right you did! In all seriousness though, whether you tuned in for the posh pageantry or not, here are this humble (dabbling) movie critic’s cheers and jeers for the night: Winner: Leo gets the gold. - The Hatfields and the McCoys, the Red ...

Oscar boycott ignites controversy among students

Oscar boycott ignites controversy among students

Brett Franklin, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

On Jan. 24, 2016, nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced and trending hashtags such as #OscarsSoWhite and #OscarsStillSoWhite surfaced once again. All of the Oscar nominations were for white actors, actresses and filmmakers such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, ...

“Brooklyn” is a fun watch but highly overrated

“Brooklyn” is a fun watch but highly overrated

Casey Lu, Staff Writer

January 15, 2016

In Eavan Boland’s poem, “The Emigrant Irish,” the speaker laments that Americans put the experience of Irish immigrants to America “out...of [their]...minds.” Adapted from the Colm Tóibín novel, the Oscar-nominated, independent period drama, “Brooklyn,” brings this experience back to 2015. Set in 1950's New York City, “Brooklyn” respins the stuck-...

Seeing Stars: A Staples student predicts this year’s Oscar winners

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2015

Best Picture: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” The 2011 best picture winner “The Artist” was a silent, black-and-white film. If the Oscar can go to a movie that unique, it can certainly go to a movie as quirky as “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” The movie’s storyline – a hotel concierg...

Students eagerly await fall films

Students eagerly await fall films

Emily Olrik, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

As the colors of the leaves change, students flock to the theatres excited to see the last movies of the year that may be Oscar contenders. There are a few movies in particular that critics are raving about and eager students are headed to the theatres to see this fall. Whiplash: Release Date: Oct. 10 This ...

To watch or not to watch the award winners after the Oscars

To watch or not to watch the award winners after the Oscars

Greta Bjornson, Features Editor

March 16, 2014

Jared Leto’s flawless ombré hair, Ellen DeGeneres’ viral tweet, and the real delivery of pizza to front row attendees were all memorable aspects of the 86th Academy Awards on March 2. Each year we critique the dresses and the performance by the host, but of course, the winners of the evening will b...

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