Posts tagged "academy awards"

Helena Bonham Carter Wins At Life On The Oscar Red Carpet

We'll be posting all about the Oscars tomorrow, but I couldn't resist giving you a little tease. Helena Bonham Carter swore that she would be a "catastrophe" on the red carpet, but I think her Union Jack garter belt -- on her calve?! -- is pure insane genius. I love this woman so hard.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 27, 2011

GIF Of The Day: Oscar Host James Franco Gives Himself A Good Luck Lick

Happy Oscar Day! In just a few hours, the stars will start walking the red carpet and hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be double- and triple-checking that they've got their lines down. In honor of Hollywood's biggest award show -- and no doubt because they have a raging crush on him like we…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 27, 2011

Who Is This Oscar Guy, Anyway?

When you've been writing about the Oscars as much as I have been this week, an inevitable question pops into your head: why is an Academy Award called an Oscar? Apparently, no one is 100 percent sure. But the most accepted version of the story is that the first time the Academy librarian saw…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 25, 2011

Mark Ruffalo’s Super Hot Senior Photo

I'm very excited for the Oscars this Sunday -- I am a sucker for an awards show, especially during years when I like a lot of the nominated films and actors. For example, I love Mark Ruffalo, who is nominated for one of my favorite movies of the year, "The Kids Are Alright." And I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2011

Helena Bonham Carter Promises Her Oscar Outfit Will Be “A Catastrophe”

“I promise you, I’ll wear the same colors shoes ... I have no idea [what I’m wearing] ... As my boyfriend knows, it’s right up to the last minute… Can go wrong at any time. It’s probably going to be a catastrophe."-- Helena Bonham Carter on what she'll wear to the Academy Award…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 8, 2011

5 Reasons The Golden Globes Are Better Than The Oscars

Hooray! Award season has begun! On Sunday, the Golden Globe Awards will be handed out in Hollywood and I couldn't be more excited. The Globes are my favorite award show of the season. While the Academy Awards have more "prestige," I could fast-forward through about 90 percent of it. (Ditto for the Emmy Awards, which…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2011

An Open Letter To Oscar Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway

Dear James and Anne, Congrats on that whole "hosting the Oscars" thing. We suppose it's kind of a big deal, though probably not for you two, what with your mega-blockbusters, and nude scenes and simultaneous quadruple master's programs. Still, hosting The Academy Awards can be a tricky proposition--it's a slow-moving, oft long-running show…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 5, 2010

Overexposed James Franco To Host 2011 Oscars With Anne Hathaway

Amelia, I will not be liveblogging the Oscars this year: Mr. Overexposure himself, James Franco, will be co-hosting the 83rd annual Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. Maybe we'll get lucky and he will get stuck under a boulder and cut his arm off onstage? I kid, I kid. But seriously, Jame…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Howard University Misplaced Hattie McDaniel’s “Gone With The Wind” Oscar

Howard University has admitted it lost the Oscar won by Hattie McDaniel for the 1939 film "Gone With The Wind." Upon her death in 1952, McDaniel, who was the first black woman to win an Academy Award, bequeathed her statue to the HU drama department. [Essence] Effective today, Indonesia's conservative Islamic…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2010

A Facebook Group Wants Betty White To Host The Oscars

Hey, it worked getting her to host "Saturday Night Live," so maybe Facebook will be successful in getting Betty White a hosting gig at the Academy Awards. Everything's been coming up roses for Ms. White lately, so why not? Go join the group and make it happen ... that…
By: Wendy Atterberry / May 11, 2010

10 Reasons Why Jeff Bridges Is Awesome

We couldn't have been happier when Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for his role as Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart." [The Dude abides! -- Editor Amelia, President of the Jeff Bridges Rocks My Panties Club] He's one of the most unpretentious actors out there who's been under-appreciated for far too long. He comes acro…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 8, 2010

Academy Snubs Farrah Fawcett And Bea Arthur In Memorial Montage

If you made it through the entirety of the Oscars last night, you probably noticed something missing. Well, two things missing. During the annual memorial montage, two bold-faced names who passed away this year were conspicuously absent—Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur. Friends and admirers of Fawcett's have been taking to Twitter to…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 8, 2010

10 Reasons We Love Sandra Bullock

I will admit it. I am one of the 10 people in America who has not traditionally been a Sandra Bullock fan. Why? Because she got herself pigeonholed as the romantic comedy queen—playing the quirky, irreverent, clutzy girl over and over again, and making me want to gag in the process. But last night,…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 8, 2010

Did Our Oscar Theories Hold Any Water?

Fine, so you didn't exactly need a functioning crystal ball to predict last night's big Oscar winners. Christoph Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor for "Inglourious Basterds," Mo'Nique won Best Supporting Actress for "Precious," Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for "Crazy Heart," and Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for "The Blind Side."…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 8, 2010

Quotable: SJP’s Druggy Oscars Dress

"An orange Sarah Jessica Parker looked as if she were dressed by Barbara Streisand’s coke dealer."-- Literary agent and blogger Erin Hosier's take on the supposed fashion icon's outfit [The Forest for the Trees]…
By: Erin Flaherty / March 8, 2010

11 Things George Clooney Might’ve Been Pissed About At The Oscars

Was is just me, or did George Clooney seem totally pissed off at the Oscars last night? His sour puss act in the front row almost made me miss Jack Nicholson smirking in his dark sunglasses. And George's lady, Elisabetta Canalis, wasn't looking too chipper either—those two had "Debbie Downer" written all over…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 8, 2010
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