The Academy Awards ceremony is a gathering of the who’s who of Hollywood. It’s the much-anticipated and prestigious calendar event that separates the winners from the whiners. Having had their fair share of controversy with #OscarsSoWhite, they have been found at fault on more than one occasion. Forgetting Anthony Hopkins won a Best Actor for a supporting role in The Silence of the Lambs and many unusual decisions like Boyhood losing to Birdman, the awards and ‘For Your Consideration’ campaigns have demonstrated that it’s a very political game.
The good, the bad and the ugly… awards season has continued to surprise with Christopher Plummer winning in his 80s and Kevin Spacey keeping his award in light of recent revelations. Spling took it upon himself to reveal some top tips around the Oscars and how to predict winners. What is the Academy looking for when they vote on the final selection. What do you have to do to get your film noticed and nominated? How can we figure out what makes that little gold naked Oscar guy so coveted among actors and film-makers?