The Hype

Breaking down the Oscars

February 20, 2019

BEST PICTURE Bohemian Rhapsody: The nomination of biopic of legendary rockstar Freddie Mercury from the band QUEEN has attracted controversy due to child sexual assault allegations against its first director, Bryan Singer. Although Singer was

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Are award ceremonies a place for politics?

March 14, 2018

If they don’t speak out on important topics, they’re criticised. If they do, they face backlash. Presenter and controversial Twitter user Piers Morgan described Meryl Streep’s anti-Trump speech as “hypocrisy”, but many others praised her words. They can’t win and they can’t lose.


Hollywood say TimesUp in style

February 7, 2018

As award season continues in Hollywood, the stars have used fashion to make their biggest statement yet, to stand in solidarity with the TimesUp movement.


Sussed: The Oscars’ best pictures

February 22, 2017

After last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy sparked outrage on Twitter as well as from the actors themselves, the academy have made an explicit effort to recognise diversity in this year’s films. This can be seen in


Review: La La Land

February 8, 2017

Every year, there’s a film that is soaked in nothing but hype. 2016 saw Suicide Squad, which critics loved to hate and 2015 gave all its Oscars to The Revenant. Admittedly, sometimes the hype is


For the Love of Lupita

March 19, 2014

Niamh Doherty on the rise and rise of Hollywood’s darling girl Lupita Nyong’o.