2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

2018 Oscar Nominees Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) Allison Janney (I, Tonya) Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water) Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) Who Will Win? The easiest contenders to exclude from the five would be Spencer and Manville. Despite giving an unsurprisingly good performance, Spencer’s turn as Zelda, a research facility janitor… Read More 2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

After months of speculation, the Academy Award nominations were announced today, and for the first time, Lebanon has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Ziad Doueiri, The Insult tells the story of a politically-affiliated, Lebanese mechanic and a Palestinian blue collar worker whose small feud escalates to a… Read More Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Oscars 2018: does Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ have a chance?

On December 15, The Academy announced the nine films shortlisted for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. To the delight of all of us here in Lebanon, Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult made it to the list. And as varied as the predictions have since been, things are getting clearer and clearer with each precursor… Read More Oscars 2018: does Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ have a chance?