Oscars

History in the making: here are all the winners from The 90th Academy Awards

March 6, 2018

Earlier today, The 90th Academy Awards in Hollywood celebrated not only 90 years of the most prestigious and recognised achievement in film, but an era of diversity, ultimately proving that power of film knows no boundaries.... Continue Reading

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Best Picture is anyone’s game: The Iris predicts the 90th Academy Awards

March 4, 2018

Well, the time has come. After a year of incredible cinema, plenty of controversy and a few box office records along the way, the 90th Academy Awards airs in the US this Sunday night and in Australia around lunchtime on Monday, live on Channel Nine.... Continue Reading

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The Shape of Water and Dunkirk top the 90th Academy Awards nominations; Margot Robbie leads the Aussie charge

January 24, 2018

After months of speculation, the 90th Academy Awards finally have their nominees – with The Shape of Water dominating the tally, sitting with an impressive 13 nominations. And no film even comes close to matching its domination.... Continue Reading

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Moonlight upsets with a Best Picture win as La La Land takes home six Oscars

February 27, 2017

In a moment that is sure to go down as one of the more embarrassing in Oscar History, the wrong winner was announced for Best Picture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards today, as Bonnie and Clyde’s Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway revealed the winner as La La Land, before Moonlight eventually accepted the prize. The win for Moonlight in the category is reminiscent of the 1972 win for The Godfather, when it beat out the classic musical Cabaret – which had won a slew of awards before losing the top prize.... Continue Reading

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Aussie cinematographer Greig Fraser talks about his Oscar Nomination for Lion

February 26, 2017

While at a special function to celebrate the Aussies nominated for Academy Awards in Los Angeles, our very own Jaime Lewis sat down with Greig Fraser, who has received an Oscar nomination as Director of Photography for Lion – one of three Australian films (alongside Tanna and Hacksaw Ridge), which is enjoying a slew of nominations at the annual award ceremony. And though Lion may have been one of his most celebrated works, he’s also coming off the back of working as DOP on one of the biggest films of the last year – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Greig spoke to Jaime about the nomination, filming in India and what it all means for Australian cinema.... Continue Reading

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Behind-the-scenes with the Oscar Nominated visual effects of Doctor Strange with VFX Supervisor Stef Ceretti

February 26, 2017

Having already won himself a trophy at the Hollywood Film Awards and the Seattle Film Critics Awards for Doctor Strange‘s Visual Effects, VFX Supervisor Stef Ceretti is up for an Oscar tomorrow – the second time the French native has been up for the accolade (the first being for another Marvel film – Guardians of the Galaxy). Ahead of the awards, and the film’s home release on March 1st, we caught up with Stef while we were in the USA to talk about the film, the team behind it, 3D conversions and the nomination.... Continue Reading

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Australia receives its first ever Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

January 25, 2017

Amongst a slew of nominations for two of Australia’s biggest films of the last year – Lion and Hacksaw Ridge – comes a lesser known film called Tanna, directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler.... Continue Reading

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La La Land leads diverse Oscar nominations while Lion, Tanna & Hacksaw Ridge reward Aussies

January 25, 2017

This morning, the Oscar nominees were announced online through a live stream – breaking tradition from the annual early morning news conference that the film world had become accustomed to tuning into. Over about 20 minutes, past nominees reflected on their Oscar experiences as they revealed the nominees for the 89th Annual Academy Awards.... Continue Reading

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Seven soon-to-be-released films looking to take Oscar gold

September 7, 2016

The Oscars survived a prickly year last year. Media outlets hounded the lack of racial diversity amongst nominated actors, of which all twenty were of Caucasian heritage. Industry hallmark Spike Lee joined a spate of actors in a #boycotttheoscars / #oscarsowhite movement and actor Chris Rock thought it appropriate to poke fun at a child for being of Asian heritage.... Continue Reading

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George Miller & David Stratton to appear in conversation at Chauvel Cinema as part of the French Film Festival

March 3, 2016

Palace Cinemas will be hosting Academy Award-winning director George Miller and David Stratton in conversation on Wednesday 9 March at the Chauvel Cinema from 6:15pm as part of the French Film Festival.... Continue Reading

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