Post Tagged with: "Oscars"

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Film Fridays: La La Land review

La La Land has it all: singing, dancing, comedy, drama and romance. Mia (Emma Stone) is a struggling actress. Her life consists of running from her part-time job to auditions. Life hasn’t worked out the way she wanted it to. She thought she would’ve made it in L.A. by now, but she hasn’t. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck jazz musician. […]

Former Ryerson student dresses for the Oscars

Former Ryerson student dresses for the Oscars

Don Fabien Lee designs suit for Oscar nominee.

by Michael Sist· · Arts & Life, Fashion, News
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Missed the Oscars? Here’s what you need to know

By Jessica Albotra and Michael Sist Last night was the 88th Academy Awards, and if you didn’t have a reason to watch Mad Max before you might now. Mad Max swept the Oscars receiving a total of six awards. But it was Leo DiCaprio who stole the hearts of the nation when he received his first Academy Award after being […]

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LIVE BLOG: The 88th Academy Awards

Roll out the red carpet! Tonight is the 88th Academy Awards. Follow The Ryersonian’s live blog as we keep you up to date with the night’s winners. We’ll also have some guest bloggers to discuss the nominated films, actors, directors and everything in between. The show will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock. Check out the complete list of nominees here. Tune in tonight to […]

Give Leo the Oscar!

Give Leo the Oscar!

Leonardo DiCaprio is always a nominee, never a winner. This year, he shouldn’t be snubbed.

by Kelsey Rambaran· · Film & Television, Opinion
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 29

            The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.     This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap,  we bring you a special extended episode cataloguing news from the past two weeks. Our top […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
How media whitewashing affected me

How media whitewashing affected me

After the nominations for this year’s Oscars were announced, my best friend asked me my opinion about them. I first noticed that all 20 of the acting nominees were white, then that the only non-white directing nomination was for Birdman, a movie with no people of colour in its leading roles. This illustrates a systematic lack of representation in the media, […]

by Calvin Dao· · Opinion, Top stories, Voices
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Are the Oscars racist? White subjects ’98 per cent’ of the time, says one critic

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences attracted quite a bit of criticism this month when a lack of diversity was noticed in this year’s group of nominees for the 87th annual Academy Awards. For the third time in 16 years the 20 acting nominees are all white, and females have been excluded from many of the major categories. […]

by Jordan Sprague· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Opinion: Hollywood is becoming more diverse, but it’s still not enough

Opinion: Hollywood is becoming more diverse, but it’s still not enough

This year’s Academy Awards saw many firsts for the film industry. 12 Years a Slave’s won Best Picture on Mar. 2, making the film’s director, Steve McQueen, the first black man to ever win this award. Alfonso Cuarón became the first Mexican filmmaker to take home the award for best  director for the space thriller Gravity. Lupita Nyong’o won best supporting actress, […]

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 13

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 13

We bring you a weekly wrap-up of Canadian news produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto, Canada. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca, and from the Canadian University Press. Here are the stories mentioned in this week’s podcast: Sexually aggressive conversation between student leaders leaks online Student death will be made into horror movie Struggling student […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts
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DeGeneres’s selfie cracked Twitter but not the millennial market

Ellen DeGeneres’s face gleamed when she announced something unusual at the Oscars Sunday night. “I just got an email, and we crashed Twitter.” The culprit was a group selfie that DeGeneres tweeted during the show, in which the emcee posed with 11 other A-listers including Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper. As soon as the photo hit […]

The best of the 86th Academy Awards (Photo Adarsh Upadhyay/ Flickr)

The top 5 moments from the Oscars

If you missed Sunday’s telecast of the 86th Academy Awards, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the top moments of the night — from John Travolta fumbles to epic celebrity selfies. 5) John Travolta completely butchers Idina Menzel’s name:  While Frozen‘s “Let It Go” took home the Oscar for Best Original Song, things weren’t as good for John Travolta. He […]

Norman Wilner is a senior film writer for NOW Magazine. (Photo by Michael Watier)

Storify: Oscar talk with film critic Norman Wilner

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by Christina Dun· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Oscars for Dummies: Your guide to this year’s Best Picture nominees

Oscars for Dummies: Your guide to this year’s Best Picture nominees

Going to an Oscar party but you haven’t seen all of the nine films nominated for Best Picture? We’ve got you covered. We break down each movie’s chances to help you cheat your way through conversations (while pretending you actually know something about Hollywood’s biggest night). American Hustle What it’s about: Two con artists are forced to work with an FBI […]

Pop in for Pop Culture: February 27, 2014

Pop in for Pop Culture: February 27, 2014

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Audio, Top stories
Entertainment round up: Bieber’s tape and Oscars dates

Entertainment round up: Bieber’s tape and Oscars dates

Our Ryersonian reporter, Hillary MacDonald, shares the latest news on Justin Bieber and asks students on campus which nominee they would want to go to the Oscars with.