Yalitza Aparicio Gossip

Yalitza Aparicio on the TIME 100

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 17, 2019 19:19:24 April 17, 2019 19:19:24

This makes more sense than Richard Madden. Yalitza Aparicio, the first-time actor at the center of Roma, and also the first indigenous-Latin American to be nominated for an Oscar, broke through some barriers in the acting world. Full Story

The Academy is not ready for Netflix

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 25, 2019 09:35:52 February 25, 2019 09:35:52
Frazer Harrison/ Kevin Winter/ Mark Ralston/ Steve Granitz/ Kevork Djansezian/ FREDERIC J. BROWN/ Valerie Macon/ Getty Images

This was always going to be a possibility and from the moment the Oscar nominations were announced in January, I wondered if “the Academy’s solution might be to give Alfonso Cuaron and Roma their day in the director category but Best Picture…well…” Well. Full Story

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dear Gossips,

It’s been quiet(ish) the last week or so in Hollywood. Because many celebrities are getting ready for the Oscars. And it’s not just the Oscars proper but all the events leading up to the Oscars. Things started picking up last night with the Costume Designers Guild Awards and the Vanity Fair New Hollywood party.  Read Full Intro

Vanity Fair: the 25th Hollywood Issue

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 24, 2019 15:31:44 January 24, 2019 15:31:44
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This has been an issue fraught with drama in the past. And it’s not hard to see why as Vanity Fair celebrates the 25th anniversary of its annual Hollywood Issue, released always in the run-up to the Oscars, featuring actors who are often in play during award season; a look-back at its previous covers Full Story

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Dear Gossips,

As noted yesterday in this space, posted before the Oscar nominations were announced, history was possible and we saw it happen for several nominees including Yalitza Aparicio, the star and the heart of Roma, representing one of the film’s 10 nominations.  Read Full Intro

The Academy almost got it all right

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 22, 2019 16:16:51 January 22, 2019 16:16:51
Rich Fury/ Charley Gallay/ Michael Kovac/ Vivien Killea/ Stefanie Keenan/ Getty Images

With one big exception, which Duana will be posting about later, this morning’s Oscar nominations are almost entirely acceptable. 2018 was a GREAT year for film, so for sure one of your faves didn’t get nominated. Eighth Grade got shut out, for instance. And Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Three Identical Strangers didn’t get nominated in the Best Documentary category (although I heard some compelling arguments against Strangers and its structure from documentarians so I’m not terribly surprised by that one). Full Story