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JagWire reporters review Oscars “Best Picture Award” nominees

JagWire reporters review Oscars “Best Picture Award” nominees

Ally Nguyen and Annie Myers

February 23, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

We — Ally Nguyen and Annie Myers — adore many aspects of pop culture, especially when it comes to movies and television. That being said, each year we’re extremely excited to tune in to the Oscars. However, we found ourselves lacking time for leisurely activities in the midst of our hecticly bu...

Reel Talk: The 88th (and my final) Academy Awards

Reel Talk: The 88th (and my final) Academy Awards

Jillian Leiby, JagWire managing editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under BLOGS

First, I must apologize for the lateness of this blog. I was busy last Thursday with the Bernie Sanders rally and I also needed a little break from the Oscars. By the way, Bernie was amazing and missing my blog for the rally was totally worth it. To be clear, that statement and this blog is my opinion....

Reel Talk: Fool-proof Oscar predictions

Reel Talk: Fool-proof Oscar predictions

Jillian Leiby, JagWire managing editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under BLOGS

The Oscars are on Sunday, and, despite their never-ending ability to let me down, I still love to watch it. This year’s ceremony will be a little more interesting, due to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the amount of categories that remain up in the air. Therefore, my predicting abilities may be a li...

Reel Talk: The Academy let me down

Reel Talk: The Academy let me down

Jillian Leiby, JagWire managing editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under BLOGS

The Oscar nominations came out this morning, I know because I was listening to it as I was driving to school. Most years, there are hundreds of amazing movies that go unnoticed by the Academy. It’s nothing new. When this year’s nominations were announced this morning, however, I actually was shocked...

Media should more accurately represent minorities

Media should more accurately represent minorities

Clayton Kistner, JagWire photographer

March 11, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Awards season is somewhat of an odd spectacle. Super-famous people get together in a room and honor other super-famous people for tackling super-famous artistic feats. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching awards shows. However, there are realistic implications to these picturesque exhibitions of American...

The Music Man: The Oscars are alive with the sound of Gaga

The Music Man: The Oscars are alive with the sound of Gaga

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

On Sunday night, I watched the Oscars. As a whole, the show went pretty well — all my favorite stars (read: Meryl Streep) were there, Neil Patrick Harris slayed the stage as host, the acceptance speeches were pretty good (Eddie Redmayne made me laugh and Graham Moore nearly made me cry) and, overa...

Who will win the Oscar?

Who will win the Oscar?

Jillian Leiby, JagWire opinions editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under Reviews

Everything has been leading up to this Sunday. Well, not really, but my previous predictions for the Golden Globe awards and the Screen Actors Guild awards have led to me predicting the Oscars, the most illustrious film industry award in the country, possibly in the world. This year has become increasin...

The Music Man: Let’s talk about movies

The Music Man: Let’s talk about movies

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

January 20, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

Last Thursday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s Oscar nominees. Snubs and surprises weren’t in shortage this year, from the six nominations for last-minute contender “American Sniper” to the lack of nominations for “Foxcatcher,” “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, “Nightc...

Blog: Awards season is off to a bad start

Blog: Awards season is off to a bad start

Jillian Leiby, JagWire opinions editor

November 18, 2014


Filed under BLOGS

The awards season is easily my favorite time of the year. For movies, that’s the time between December and March when the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards and, finally, the Oscars occurs. Forget Christmas and birthdays, this is my favorite time. I will be the first to admit that I am an...

Blog: Jennifer Lawrence shines at Oscars

Blog: Jennifer Lawrence shines at Oscars

Austin Gillespie, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 1, 2013


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION

The newest Hollywood "it" girl is without a doubt actress Jennifer Lawrence, and she made that very clear at this year's Oscars. After taking home the Oscar for Best Female Actress and stealing the show on Sunday, Feb. 24, Lawrence proved that she's no longer a rising starlet – she's a star, and she'...

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