Note: voting is now closed for this year. Voting for the 2020 Alternative Oscars will open in January 2020. Be sure to check out the winners of this year’s awards.
Our voting form is now open!
It’s that time of year again, folks. The 2019 Alternative Oscars from Movie Metropolis are now open. Last year we had nearly 1,000 votes and we’re hoping to make this year even better, with your help of course.
Towards the end of this article you will notice a link that will allow you to complete the survey and submit your response for the best blockbusters of last year. From Mary Poppins Returns to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Avengers: Infinity War to Halloween, they are all looking for your to back them in this year’s Alternative Oscars. Continue reading
The glitz and glamour of the 2018 EE BAFTAs came to London’s Royal Albert Hall last night (February 19th) and with that was the whole host of celebrities that you would expect from the biggest night in British film.
Films like The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri were nominated in many categories and Gary Oldman was hoping to take away his first best actor trophy for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Hosted by Joanna Lumley for the first time, taking over duties from Stephen Fry, the BAFTAs 2018 also saw solidarity for the Time’s Up movement, with many stars opting to wear black. Read on for all the nominees and winners. Continue reading
In January, the readers of Movie Metropolis were asked to take part in the second annual Alternative Oscars. With films not recognised by the Academy Awards from the last twelve months, including Deepwater Horizon and The Jungle Book, this year’s selection of films faced tough competition.
As a new feature, you can now see how the winners and runners up performed. Each of the top three has their voting performances, displayed as percentages, attached alongside their names.
Nearly 350 votes were cast, so, without further ado, let’s take a look at this year’s winners! Continue reading
Voting in the 2017 Alternative Oscars is now closed, click here for the results.
They’re back! The Movie Metropolis Alternative Oscars have returned for a second edition after their phenomenal success last year.
For the uninitiated reading this, the MMAO were set up out of my distinct lack of faith in the Academy Awards. For years, the ceremony has forgotten about the films that the majority of the cinema-going public enjoy watching. Continue reading
By Rob Stoakes
About ten years ago there was an experiment carried out to see how well one could reasonably bet on the stock market. Over a period of months, the subjects would invest in the stock market, and the test would track who made the most. Among the test subjects were a man who taught economics, a highly respected investments consultant, a banker, and a four year old girl who picked her investments out of a hat. The girl won by millions upon millions of dollars, of course.
This is how mind-bendingly stupid the world of banking is. Words like sub-prime, securitisation and quantitative easing float through the ether like they actually mean anything even though it’s clearly the ramblings of a coked up lunatic. In these circumstances, how could one NOT make their story about the financial crash of 2008 not so tongue in cheek that the cheek looks inflated? Continue reading