Tag: nominations

Film, Venue

Oscar Nominations 2020: Too White?

After the controversy surrounding the #BAFTASsowhite and the near total absence of people of colour in Britain’s premier film awards ceremony, one of the biggest questions surrounding this year’s Academy Awards was whether or not their voters would fare any better in recognising diverse ranges of talent. The purpose of discussing inclusion in awards ceremonies…

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Nominations open for staff and student awards

In the spirit of elections and award season in the UEA Students’ Union, the nominations for Students Transforming Awards & Recognitions and Transforming Education Awards have opened. The Transforming Education Awards (teas) were created in order to recognise and acknowledge the exemplary work done by academic staff, including support staff, course reps and other students,…

Film

Oscar Bait: The Death of Cinema?

The Academy Awards, or more simply known as Oscars, were first awarded in 1929, and now their 91st annual ceremony is right around the corner. Awards are given out for the year’s best film, acting, directing, writing, editing, cinematography… and the list goes on. Despite the Academy’s “dedication” to the filmmaking art, the real cultural…

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Ice bucket challenge controversy?

It first came to our attention towards the end of July. First a trickle, then a steady drip, and finally a flood of videos posted to the internet, depicting people being voluntarily drenched in freezing water. We are, of course, talking about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge The campaign was launched with the aim of…

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