Tag Archives: Movie

New Iron Man 3 Trailer!

5 Mar

Less than two months until Iron Man flies back into our lives! What do you think of the latest trailer? As an unabashed fan of RDJ, I of course think it’s awesome and can’t wait to catch it in theaters!

This is Why The Social Network Would Never Win Best Picture

21 Feb

The Los Angeles Times recently conducted a study on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, or more specifically, who makes up the Academy. Shocker: the awards winners are voted on by…old white guys.

According to the study (which is very thorough and can be seen in detail here):

  • Oscar voters are nearly 94% Caucasian and 77% male
  •  Blacks are about 2% of the academy, and Latinos are less than 2%
  • Voters have a median age of 62, the study showed
  • People younger than 50 constitute just 14% of the membership
So when you hear someone say that a movie is or is not likely to win based on “what the academy like,” it’s actually very likely to be the case. Just look at last year’s Best Picture race: it had been between The King’s Speech and The Social Network leading up to the telecast, but the edge was always given to TKS for being more of an Academy picture that was appealing to older generations. Is it really any surprise that a movie about the early days of Facebook might have been outside this voting body’s realm of understanding?
This study comes at a great time too: just before the awards are handed out, while everyone is outlining their predictions! Check back this week for my predictions and more stuff leading up to the big show!