Posts tagged "academy awards"

Kathryn Bigelow Wore Jeweled Bands, But Not On Her Ring Finger

I’m not usually a fan of rings worn on fingers other than the fourth unless it’s a chunky cocktail ring, but there’s an exception to every rule, and this time it’s Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow. At last night’s Oscars, where she won Best Director, Kathryn had two sparkly bands on her index finger –…

Catherine Strawn / March 8, 2010

Quotable: Jake And Rachel, Sittin’ In A Tree

“This is Rachel McAdams. She’s the mother of my child!”
Jake Gyllenhaal, overheard introducing Rachel to a friend outside the Oscars. Please, please, please let these two get together for real. They were so adorable sitting next to each other and presenting together last night, we almost couldn’t take it. [People]…

10 Reasons We Love Kathryn Bigelow, The First Woman To Win Best Director

Last night, in perhaps the highlight of a very loooooong evening, Kathryn Bigelow won the award for Best Director, making her the first woman to win in the category, ever. (Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, and Sofia Coppola were nominated, but didn’t come out victorious. Sigh.) Shockingly, only 17 percent of directors are female, which explai…

7 Oscar Night Sex Jokes

The Oscars ceremony is full of sexy people, all cleaned up, yet, they’re still talkin’ dirty! Here are the hottest, funniest lines laid down last night.

Simcha / March 8, 2010

Liveblogging The 82nd Annual Academy Awards!

Starting at 6:30 pm EST, some of The Frisky’s editors will be liveblogging/tweeting the Oscar red carpet and award show. Join us by offering your own takes on the outfits, the speeches, and the winners in the comments!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 8, 2010

Oscar Theory #6: A Great Name Will Win Ya Best Picture

Guessing who will win the major awards at Sunday night’s Oscars is hardly like picking winning lottery numbers. The Academy tends to be pretty predictable: Best Actress generally goes to America’s Sweetheart (who later gets divorced); Best Actor goes to the guy with the most previous nominations; Best Supporting Actress goes to a breakout star

“Jersey Shore” Brings More Guido Flair To The Best Picture Nominees

As you may have heard through The Frisky grapevine, the cast of “Jersey Shore” is doing a series of Best Picture nominee spoofs in the days leading up to the Oscars. Well, now we have three more videos—let us consider it a gift from the guido gods. Check out Snooki doing her best…

Kelli Bender / March 3, 2010

Oscar Theory #5: Win Best Actress, Get Divorced

Over the past nine years, a slightly disturbing trend has emerged for whoever ascends the stage, teary-eyed, to collect the Best Actress statue. Almost all the winners in this time period have gotten divorced, or called off super long-term relationships that seemed to have no expiration date. And none of these breakups were exactly amicable.

The “Jersey Shore” Goes To The Oscars, Kind Of

In anticipation for this Sunday’s Academy Awards, “Lopez Tonight” had the “Jersey Shore” cast perform guido versions of scenes from some of the Best Picture nominees, including “The Hurt Locker” (above) and “Inglourious Basterds.” Hy-sterical. I can’t wait to see Snooki go blue in “Avatar.” [TBS]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2010

Oscar Theory #4: Best Supporting Actor Goes To … The Creepy Guy

The way I see it, this year’s Best Supporting Actor race is between two actors—Christoph Waltz, who won both the SAG and Golden Globe for his role in “Inglourious Basterds,” and Stanley Tucci, who was the one good part of the fairly universally panned “The Lovely Bones.” Why these two? Because the characters on scree…

10 Reasons We’re Excited For The Oscars

Holla! The Oscars are this Sunday! I get a little bit giddy each year imaging who will win, who will have the most ridiculous acceptance speech, and who will offend us all with their poor choice of attire. This year, we should expect more fun than ever before with hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

Ami Angelowicz / March 1, 2010

Oscar Theory #3: The Out-Of-Nowhere Star Gets Best Supporting Actress

Let’s play Oscar psychic for a minute, OK? I have a pretty good idea of who is going to win this year’s Best Supporting Actress Award. My crystal ball says Mo’Nique—and not just because she won both the Golden Globe and SAG awards. See, the Academy is pretty darn predictable on who they decide to…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 26, 2010

Carey Mulligan Ignores Anna Wintour’s Oscar Advice

While not everyone was crazy about the black and white Vionnet dress Carey Mulligan wore to the BAFTA Awards last weekend, the 24-year-old actress thinks she has everything under control in the wardrobe department. Carey told People StyleWatch she’s not going to follow Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s advice when she’s picking her dress for the…

Catherine Strawn / February 23, 2010

The Oscar Nominations Are In!

The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this morning and some of the nominees include: George Clooney for best actor in “Up in the Air,” Mo’Nique for best supporting actress in “Precious,” Maggie Gyllenhaal for best supporting actress in “Crazy Heart,” Gabourey Sidibe for best actress in “Precious,” and a little movie called…

Wendy Atterberry / February 2, 2010

Quotable: J. Lo Could’ve Been A (Oscar) Contender

“I feel like I had that [Oscar-worthy role] in ‘El Cantante,’ but I don’t even think the Academy members saw it. I feel like it’s their responsibility to do that, to see everything that’s out there, everything that could be great … Well, it is a little bit frustrating. It was funny; when the Oscar…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 6, 2010

Tina Fey And The Oscars Would Have Been A Great Match

By now you’ve probably heard the news that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will be co-hosting the Oscars on March 7, but have you heard who was considered for Baldwin’s role before he was? Apparently, the big guns were so impressed with the pairing of Steve Martin and Tina Fey as co-presenters earlier this year,…

Wendy Atterberry / November 4, 2009

Oscars To Nominate 10 Films For Best Picture This Year

Too bad you weren’t released last year, “Star Trek,” because the Best Picture Oscar is going to be twice as hard to win at the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony. From now on, 10 movies will be nominated for the Academy’s top nod. Why? So that any type of film—be it a drama, a comedy, a…

Justine Fields / June 25, 2009

Beyonce Works Booty To Win An Academy Award

Beyonce tells Self that her dream of winning an Oscar is what keeps her in shape. She has a painting of the golden statue in her gym, she explains. “I look at it, and I’m like, OK, I have to stay in shape,” she said. I don’t get the connection between winning an Oscar and…

Annika Harris / May 20, 2009

Sean Penn Omitted Wife From Speech On Purpose

No need to freak out: Sean Penn purposefully didn’t mention wife Robin Wright Penn in his Oscar acceptance speech. Penn told Access Hollywood that they had discussed it ahead of time and Robin knows how he feels about her. Wright Penn went on to say that they knew there wouldn’t be “enough time.” Pretty cool…

Catherine Strawn / February 24, 2009

The Five Funniest Oscar Moments

The movie business holds the Academy Awards in such high regard it can make or break a distribution deal. Luckily, actors don’t (always) take themselves so seriously. Aside from the over-the-top gushing that came when past winners introduced the nominees for the acting awards, there were plenty of LOL moments from last night&#8217…

Simcha / February 23, 2009
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