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Parasite sparks foreign film discussion with Best Picture win

Parasite is a South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-Ho that was released Oct. 9. The Sidekick CHS9 editor Shivi Sharma discusses the film’s four Oscar wins on Feb. 9 and how they have created discussion about foreign films in Hollywood.

Shivi Sharma, CHS9 Editor

February 19, 2020

After the Academy Awards Ceremony on Feb. 9, photos and videos of director Bong Joon-Ho proudly clutching multiple Oscars flooded social media as the South Korean film Parasite became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture. The film earned awards in four of the six categories it was ...

Oscars boycotted for fallacious causes, false victimhood breeds misinformation

Graphic by Austin Banzon.

Thomas Rousseau, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016

This year’s Oscar nominees have been the center of quite the hubbub after many have criticized the list as not having enough diversity. Which is to say, that not enough black people are on the list. This has been a very divisive incident in Hollywood as of late.   Jada Smith and her husband Will Smith have u...

People of color actors/actresses robbed of recognition second year in a row

Actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Mallorie Munoz, Managing Editor

January 22, 2016

There is a problem in Hollywood, and for once, it might have nothing to do with the over-glorified fame or fortune. As proven by the 2016 Oscar nominations, film is a whitewashed industry. For the second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has provided an all white nominat...

Oscar Recap 2013: Life of Pi wins big, Argo clutches Best Picture

February 25, 2013

By Will Thomas Staff Writer This year's Academy Awards hosted by Seth MacFarlane aired last night, and there were some big winners. Ang Lee won Best Director for Life of Pi  in a stunning upset against Lincoln's Stephen Spielberg. Lincoln  had 12 nominations and only two wins with Daniel Day...

Academy Awards to air on Sunday

February 22, 2013

By Elizabeth Sims Staff Writer One of the most highly anticipated days for those in the film industry and the fans of movies is almost here. The 85th Academy Awards is set to air on Sunday at 6 pm and will only be broadcast on ABC. There has been a lot of buzz regarding all of the nominees i...

Standing Side by Side

March 4, 2011

By: Chris Cummins Staff Writer There are two schools of thought regarding the Oscars. If a film that embodies classical values, numbers among its characters a hero set against enormous personal or physical obstacles, and contains a rousing, optimistic finish, it is viewed as a "classic" film. If...

The Oscars Live Chat

February 17, 2011

We'll be talking about the Academy Awards as they happen, right here on CSM.com. Red carpet coverage begins at 6 p.m. and award coverage will begin at 7 p.m. (Central time) on Feb. 27. Drop by and chat with us about the winners, losers and everything in-between. The Oscars Live Chat...

Oscar ads hit web

November 17, 2010

By Michael Pankonien The Oscars aren't even here yet and films are already sending ads promoting their movies for awards.  Hoping to snag an oscar or two, these ads can go a long way for films who debuted early in the 2010 film season at reminding film critics of their success (and failure). Click...

My Oscar Reactions

March 8, 2010

By Wren Culp Staff Writer The Oscars bring drama and laughter every year. Then the awards get dished out and emotions fly and things are said that shouldn’t have been said. But I’m not writing about the emotions at all. I’m talking about straight up awards. Best Picture official winner...

Sidekick predicts Oscar winners

February 26, 2010

Video by Chris Nguyen Features Editor This year’ s Academy Awards has gotten more buzz than ever before with big   blockbuster films, including Avatar, Up and The Blind Side, finally earning a huge number of nominations with an expanded nominations list. Ironically enough, the film looking to sweep most of the major categories is The Hurt ...

Students favor ‘Up’ in poll Image and video hosting by TinyPic

February 26, 2010

Story by Rebecca Neumann Video by Graham After polling 50 CHS students about their favorite Oscar nominated movie, it appears that the Academy’s opinion will not reflect the views of teenagers. According to Entertainment Weekly, the favorite for Best Picture at the March 7 Academy Awards is...

Academy Award Nominations Announced

February 2, 2010

By Angela Almeida Opinions Editor       Airing on March 7, the 82nd annual Academy Awards will take place. This year, ten films are nominated for Best Picture, doubling the typical five nominations in Oscar past. My take on the following nominations will be in italics. Best Picture: "Avat...