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Jon Batiste poses in the press room at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday in Las Vegas.

Editorial | The Grammys need to appreciate all award winners

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 5, 2022
Award shows are losing their purpose of awarding the best of the best by not honoring all nominees during the broadcast.
Weekend Watchlist | Oscar Nominees

Weekend Watchlist | Oscar Nominees

By The Pitt News Staff March 24, 2022
It’s Oscar season again, and there are a lot of movies up for awards this year. Here are some of these films the Pitt News Staff thinks you should watch.
Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

Opinion | Art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good

By Anna Fischer, For The Pitt News September 27, 2021
No matter how many different emotions we have, humans are perpetually drawn to sad art. But art doesn’t have to be miserable to be good, folks.
Opinion | Awards shows are overrated

Opinion | Awards shows are overrated

By Rachel Soloff, For The Pitt News January 30, 2020
As the 2020 Oscars approach and the same types of controversies and complaints abound, it’s becoming clear that awards shows no longer have a place in our current society — at least the way they are today.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community protested the choice of Kevin Hart as this year’s host of the Oscars because of a series of tweets in 2010 and 2011 and his subsequent response to them.

Opinion | Point-Counterpoint: Forgive Kevin Hart already

By Cammy Morsberger, Staff Columnist January 14, 2019
The best apology is said not with words but with action — Hart’s has grown and changed since his tweets years ago. His conduct indicates his regret, and it’s time that we forgive him.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community protested the choice of Kevin Hart as this year’s host of the Oscars because of a series of tweets in 2010 and 2011 and his subsequent response to them.

Opinion | Point-Counterpoint: Nobody needs to forgive Kevin Hart

By Jason Henriquez, Staff Columnist January 13, 2019
Supporting violence against gay children, even halfheartedly, is unacceptable. No one should have to teach a grown man in his thirties that saying or doing that is morally wrong.
(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)

Pitt film fanatics offer 2018 Oscar predictions

By Vikram Sundar | For The Pitt News March 1, 2018

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the film industry will recognize some of the most well-crafted, impactful films of the year at the Oscars Sunday night. But Hollywood’s...

Chris Rock at the Academy Awards | TNS

Rock solid: host’s comments on diversity outshined awards at Oscars ceremony

By Britnee Meiser / Staff Writer February 29, 2016

Sunday night’s 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony was a night of firsts. Industry professionals started the ceremony’s first boycott over the #OscarsSoWhite controversy — which host Chris Rock...

Oscars rejects: The best movies without an awards invite

Oscar’s rejects: The best movies without an awards invite

“Birdman” or “Boyhood?” This question will likely be repeated 1,000 times before Sunday, when we’ll finally know who takes home Best Picture at the Oscars.The big award, Best Director and Best...

Ellen Degeneres puts a human touch on the Oscars

Ellen Degeneres puts a human touch on the Oscars

By Britnee Meiser / For The Pitt News March 5, 2014

Expectations for Ellen DeGeneres as the host of last Sunday’s Academy Awards were high enough even before the event began. Of course, after Seth MacFarlane’s jokes about overweight celebrities, domestic...

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