Academy Awards

January 23, 2018 - 5:59pm
The 90th Academy Awards will air March 4

The 90th Academy Awards will be presented March 4, and, because it’s 2018, the nominees were announced today via a series of tweets. 

March 2, 2014 - 2:20pm
In the last part of a three part series, our resident film buffs Max O'Connell and Nick Schmiedicker talk about who will take home the top prize tonight at the Oscars.

It’s that time of the year again, where Hollywood gathers to give itself a good ol’ pat on the back for a job well done, regardless of whether or not they’re really honoring films or performances that will stand as the most memorable of 2013. 

March 1, 2014 - 5:51pm
With the Emmys and Golden Globes come-and-gone, this year's red carpet trends are already set. Check out our wrapup to get up to date on what will be walking the carpet at this year's Academy Awards.

While celebrities are under constant scrutiny for what they wear in daily life, nothing beats the critique or praise they receive for their red carpet choices—we have the Fashion Police to thank for that. With the Grammys and the Golden Globes already behind us, the fashion faux pas and trends to watch out for have already been set.  And in prepartion for the upcoming Academy Awards on March 2, here are some trends to look out for:

Red on Red:

March 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
In the second part of a three part series, our resident film buffs Max O'Connell and Nick Schmiedicker talk about who will win the lead performance categories this Sunday.

It’s that time of the year again, where Hollywood gathers to give itself a good ol’ pat on the back for a job well done, regardless of whether or not they’re really honoring films or performances that will stand as the most memorable of 2013. 

February 28, 2014 - 9:08pm
In the first part of a three part series, our resident film buffs Max O'Connell and Nick Schmiedicker talk about who will take Oscar glory this Sunday.

It’s that time of the year again, where Hollywood gathers to give itself a good ol’ pat on the back for a job well done, regardless of whether or not they’re really honoring films or performances that will stand as the most memorable of 2013. 

February 3, 2014 - 11:24am
A tribute to the Academy Award-winning actor considered one of the best of his generation.

One of my favorite film critics, Sam Adams of The Dissolve and Indiewire, said it best when he tweeted this:

“Writers trying to figure out the first line for your PSH obit: I suggest ‘Jesus, where do I start?’”

February 21, 2013 - 4:50pm
Staff writer Stephanie Diehl lists her picks for the major categories at this year's Academy Awards.

With the Academy Awards on Sunday, the film industry is abuzz with guesses about who will take home the coveted trophies. Here are some NewsHouse staff predictions for the night's biggest categories:

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams: The Master

Sally Field: Lincoln

Anne Hathaway: Les Miserables

Helen Hunt: The Sessions

February 27, 2012 - 2:27am
Cohen arrives as The Dictator, Seacrest gets urn-dusted and the 84th Annual Academy Awards emerge as a true blast from the past.

The Twitterverse erupted with exclamations of shock or amusement the moment threatened-with-banishment funny Sacha Baron Cohen arrived in his controversial costume and dumped an urn of ashes (actually, pancake mix) on a shocked Ryan Seacrest. The well-known TV personality was visibly peeved but remained composed, and it was the first entertaining event to take place Sunday night. Did it suck for Seacrest? Of course. But it provided a much-needed laugh amid an evening of tear-jerking homages.

January 4, 2011 - 5:02pm
From Gutenberg to Malcolm X, history is literally at your fingertips on the Bird's sixth floor.

It’s an old joke that a library’s worth is measured by how much its collection weighs.

Syracuse University’s Bird Library houses about 3 million volumes, and its Special Collections Research Center includes more than 145,000 printed works and more than 2,000 manuscript and archival collections.

Impressive numbers. But they don’t prove the millions of volumes are being used.