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; and Best Supporting Actor goes to the creepy guy. But there’s one category that’s almost impossible to predict—Best Picture. Since 1944, the Academy has nominated five films for the top honor, but this year—after extended debate about how comedies, musicals, animated flicks, and blockbusters get shafted with the limited pickings—the Academy opted to nominate 10 films for Best Picture. So in many ways, it’s anyone’s game on Sunday. Keep reading »
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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 Brad Pitt in “Inglourious Basterds” impression, only this time, instead of killing Nazis the crew is dedicated to killing brain cells. So true, Snooki, so true. [TBS]
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. Keep reading »
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] Keep reading »
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 screen gave the viewers the heebie-jeebies. See, the Academy has shown itself to be fairly predictable over time. For Best Actress, the Academy loves America’s Sweethearts. For Best Actor, they tend to vote for the guy who’s been nominated the most times. For Best Supporting Actress, they like an out-of-nowhere star. But for Best Supporting Actor, nothing wracks up the votes like playing an exceptionally creepy character. Let’s take a look how the Creepy Effect has played out in the past, and what it could mean in this year’s race. Keep reading »
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. Oooh! Banjo duet? While there’s no confirmation about the use of banjos, there will be music. The producers are spicing up the 82nd Annual Academy Awards with a DJ set by Joel Madden. OK, not sure I get it, but I’m totally willing to go along with it. After the jump, ten more reasons why we’re super excited for the Oscars this year. [Much Music] Keep reading »
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 bestow with their gold-plated paperweights. For Best Actress they tend to go with America’s Sweetheart and for Best Actor they pick the guy with the most nominations under his belt already. But something very interesting happens in the Best Supporting Actress category. The Academy generally favors actresses who are fresh out of the gate—who are making their movie debut, or who landed their first big role. In other words, they like the Breakthrough Star.
Let’s take a stroll down the Best Supporting Actress memory lane. Keep reading »
It’s T-minus two weeks until the Oscars, and we here in The Frisky office are already getting our Oscar pool organized—which means that you probably are, too. Luckily, the Academy is pretty predictable. And since we want you to win your co-workers’ money, we are looking at each of the major awards and dissecting some theories about who generally wins. Last week, we showed you that to win the Best Actress award, it’s best to be a card-carrying America’s Sweetheart getting her first nomination for a meaty role. To win Best Actor, it’s exactly the opposite—the Academy tends to vote on consistency in this category. In other words, the Oscar generally goes to the dude who has the most Best Actor and Best Supporting nominations under his belt already.
Don’t believe us? Here are just a few examples: Keep reading »
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 Academy Awards.
“Anna said I should wear short for the Oscars. I was like ‘No, that is so not what I had in my head when I was six years old!’”
While it’s surprising that Carey would even consider disobeying the queen of the fashion world, we think it’s notable Anna suggested Carey wear a short dress to a fancy affair. Sure, we’ve seen cocktail dresses at black-tie weddings, but these are the Oscars we’re talking about. It seems our culture has gotten so casual that the rules of formal dressing have been completely thrown out the window.
Only a few weeks left until the Oscars, people. The epic awards show will be going down on March 7, with Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosting. Since pretty much the same people won both the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes acting awards, pundits are predicting that the Oscars will be like “Groundhog Day.” But that’s no fun—we want upsets and surprises!
Sadly, over the years, the Academy has proved itself to be fairly predictable. Play a prostitute, win Best Actress. The older you are, the more likely you are to win Best Actor. In honor of the upcoming awards, we thought we’d take a look at some Oscar theories—both at how they’ve played out in the past and how they’ll affect this year’s race. The first theory we’ll dissect: that the Best Actress Oscar always goes to America’s Sweetheart the first time she does a role with an iota of heft. Keep reading »