Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things that are happening. Before we get started on everyone’s strong opinions about film and TV, we thought we’d let you know that the musical Hamilton is going to be screened in cinemas! Are you excited to finally get to see it, or did you manage to catch it live? Let us know in the comments!
This awards season, there’s been a spotlight on the Oscars for allowing us all to seamlessly repurpose last year’s hashtag #OscarsSoWhite – both because Cynthia Erivo, lead actress in Harriet, is the only person of colour to be nominated in any of the acting categories, and because everyone is waiting to see whether the overwhelmingly white Academy will leave Parasite in the Best International Feature Film category. Which was named Best Foreign Film until… this year.
Bong Joon-Ho has given several iconic interviews recently, telling Vulture that the Oscars are “not an international film festival. They’re very local”, speaking to Vanity Fair about his anxiety and how much he loves his wife, and receiving his BAFTA award with the message that “Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”. The media world is alight with speculation about whether Parasite will receive the wins it deserves – and perhaps if it does win, your UK-based blogger can finally find a showing in cinemas. Read More