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Oscars Weekend: Leonardo DiCaprio’s predicted win and other things to look out for

Culture, Film, News
The Oscar weekend is finally upon us and if all the backlash the academy has received in the past month is anything to go by - this will be one award show for the books. Since announcing the nominees for the most coveted award in Hollywood this past January, the Oscars have been heavily criticized for their lack of diversity when choosing said nominees. This year, not one person of colour as well as no movie of colour such as 'Straight Outta Compton' was nominated. The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite soon started making the rounds on twitter with big names such as Jada Pinkett-Smith - who called for a full on boycott of the award show, Will Smith, Mindy Kaling, Rebel Wilson among many others shared their thoughts on twitter about the lack of diversity in Hollywood as a whole. ...

Revenant wins big at 2016 BAFTAs

Culture, DontUse, Film
Battle scene featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Photo credit: 20th Century Fox. The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy has scooped up many of the awards in the major categories at the BAFTAs this evening. The film took best director, best picture, best sound, best cinematography and best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. The BAFTAs, one of the most prestigious awards ceremony ahead of the Academy Awards, honoured Alejandro González Iñárritu's the Revenant with five big awards at the ceremony this evening. The film, based on true events, focuses on a wilderness survival tale with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as the main character Hugh Glass. DiCaprio's harrowing portrayal of the character was rewarded with a best actor award and with The Telegraph calling it his "b
Does awards season still matter?

Does awards season still matter?

Film
As awards season comes to a close, Edward Lauder speaks to London-based film critic and IGN UK’s movie editor Chris Tilly about whether film critics and the awards they hand out are still relevant in the internet age. Sub-editor: Nader Kaddor With an ever increasing number of online torrenting sites and paid streaming services, do awards really matter? Do people care which movies are the critics’ favourites or which actor performed the best this year? “I think you only have to look at the spike in the box office takings of the films that got lots of Oscar nominations to know that they still mean something in business terms. Many small films with modest budgets, award nominations can give them a real global lift,” says IGN UK's Chris Tilly. “Take 12 Years a Slave and Gravity last