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REACTION: My Oscars opinions

REACTION: My Oscars opinions

Nick Keller, Opinion Writer March 20, 2024

As J. Robert Oppenheimer said, “Now I am become death.” It's time to review the Oscars. On March 10, the 96th Academy Awards grazed our screens. As always, the Oscars were a celebration of the artistry...

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OPINION: Why ‘The Holdovers’ is a wild-card choice for film of the year

Matthew Kiraly, Opinion Writer January 29, 2024

While scrolling on TikTok one day in November, I came across a video from user Cameron Kozak that was a movie review for a film I had not heard of before.  He started the video by saying, “So, we...

Michelle Yeoh and Brendan Fraser attend the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California.
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What it was like inside the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Dan Heching, CNN March 13, 2023

CNN– With the third anniversary of the start of Covid-19 lockdowns coming up this month, Oscar Sunday this year felt like a time stars were finally more relaxed and open to being out and about and...

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in Green Book. 

Diversity at the Oscars: Good enough isn’t good enough

Cameron Hoover January 30, 2019

The Oscars have a diversity problem. Or, rather, they have a representation problem, and we need to look no further than the Best Director’s race for proof.2018 was an excellent year in film for women:...

Matt Poe is a junior journalism major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: As Poe puts it: I want this year’s Oscars to steer clear of politics

Matt Poe February 22, 2017

I look forward to the Oscars every year for a variety of reasons, mainly that I’ve grown fond of loving to hate them and vice versa. The Academy tends to screw up a lot of its nominations and winners...

Diversity in Entertainment

#OscarsSoWhite may be resolved, but calls for diversity remain

Erin Zaranec January 25, 2017

On Jan. 24, the Oscar nominations once again took over social media and, for the first time in two years, the #OscarsSoWhite trending hashtag didn’t accompany the list of nominations.Following two years...

Other People

REVIEW: Oscars nominations overlooked the emotional ‘Other People’

Michael Nied January 25, 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrated another year of excellent film Tuesday by announcing the nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards.Although the awards ceremony is renowned as one...

Academy Award nominations reverse #OscarsSoWhite streak

Benjamin VanHoose January 24, 2017

Based on this year’s crop of Oscar nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may have resolved its diversity problem.After two consecutive years of no minority representation in acting...

Samantha Karam is a sophomore journalism major. Contact her at

Opinion: Listen to Leo

Samantha Karam March 2, 2016

If you watched the Oscars on Sunday night or have social media of any kind, you know that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. I’ve waited six Academy Awards to see him bring home the gold, so when...

Cate Blanchett arrives at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. 

Oscar’s red carpet fashion inspires students

Ile-Ife Okantah February 29, 2016

The highly publicized 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony aired Sunday night, prompting students and faculty to react to their favorite fashion moments of the night.“Everyone was kind of breaking the...

Matt Poe

Opinion: A case against this year’s Oscars

Matt Poe February 23, 2016

The Oscars are Sunday and while many are anxiously awaiting its arrival, I for one am going against the grain and declaring this year’s ceremony poppycock. I refuse to take the bait this year and bow...

Actor John Krasinski and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs Straight Outta Compton as a nominee for Original Screenplay at the announcement of the 88th Academy Awards nominations during a live news conference on Jan. 14, 2016 at the Academys Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Our View: Respect diversity in the awards

January 18, 2016

For the second year in a row, the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards drew criticism as every nominated actor happened to be white. The announcements resulted in the revival of the Twitter trend...

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