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Oscars Recap: “Green Book” wins Best Picture

Viggo Mortensen and Marhershala Ali star as Tony Vallelonga and Don Shirley, respectively, in

Angel Ortega

February 27, 2019

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Black Panther” and “Green Book” were among the winners at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday. “Bohemian Rhapsody” received the most awards with four, in the areas of Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best ...

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards announced

Angel Ortega

January 24, 2019

Films such as “Roma,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “A Star is Born” and “Black Panther" were among the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards announced Tuesday. Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” lead the ...

‘The Shape of Water’ delivers unique love story between janitor, creature

Doug Jones and Sally Hawkins star in

Angel Ortega

March 7, 2018

Guillermo del Toro reinvents how monsters in movies are depicted with his signature filmmaking style and methods in his film, “The Shape of Water." There are many good qualities throughout the film with Sally Hawkins’ performance and the romantic narrative between the two main characters. However, ...

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter speaks at Chico State

Luke Davies talks about his screenplay for the movie “Lion” at Ziing Recital Hall Thursday night. Photo credit: Josiah Nicholl

Josiah Nicholl

February 16, 2018

Screenwriter Luke Davies came to talk about his script for the movie "Lion" and read his other writing Thursday.Davies presented in the Ziing Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. He read scenes from the book "A Long Way Home", and would then show the corresponding scene from the movie adaptation, "Lion", which h...

“La La Land” scores Oscar nominations

Screenshot from the La La Land trailer

Julia Maldonado

January 31, 2017

The cast must be in La La Land after being nominated for 14 Oscars for the 89th Academy Awards. This ties "Titanic" and "All About Eve" for the most amount of Oscar nominations in history."La La Land" is a romantic musical that sings the tale of barista and struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and piani...

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 8, 2016

Many of you probably tuned in Feb. 28 to the 88th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. The show was hosted by stand-up comedian and black rights activist Chris Rock, who had no problem speaking out about the race controversy in this year’s nominations. Rock made multiple comments, beginni...

To boycott the Oscars or not – that is the question

Photo from The Academy's official Facebook page.

Jesse De Mercurio

February 28, 2016

See video at end of story for student responses. It’s the biggest night of the year for Hollywood. A red carpet is rolled out. Press set up hours ahead of time. Stars we mere mortals can only dream about get decked out in the finest attire money can buy before making their way to the Dolby Theatr...

The Orion’s Oscar predictions

Photo from The Academy's official Facebook page

George Johnston

February 26, 2016

We're back with our award show predictions for this Sunday's Oscars, and because the trophy doesn’t always go to the most deserving movie or actor, The Orion has broken the nominees into two categories: who will win and who actually should. Best Picture "The Big Short" "Bridge of Spies" "Brookly...


Photo credit: Helen Suh

January 31, 2016

Within the 88 years that the Oscars has been around, the number of black actors and actresses nominated for awards is hardly noticeable. These last two years there were no black actors or actresses nominated for any acting award. Two years. Two years with all white nominees for acting categories.Now maybe it&...

Study Break: Vierra’s 2016 Oscar predictions

The Oscars will be on Feb. 28, 2016. Photo Credit: Google

December 18, 2015

Christmas is the time for giving...out nominations. Yes. It's that time of year.Critics are already predicting who will receive that naked golden statue come Oscar night, and I've decided to throw my two cents in. These are my picks for the main categories.Best Picture: "Spotlight"Why It Should Win: "Spotlight" has be...

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