Well, it’s pretty clear The Los Angeles Times magazine thinks it’s got the Best Actress thing on lock. And no wonder — look how amazing “The Help”‘s Viola Davis looks on the cover of their magazine. Inside, Davis elucidates the key to her acting skill — a tip gleaned from playwright David Mamet: “If you’re looking at an actor onstage with a cat, who are you going to look at, the actor or the cat? The cat, because the cat is just being a cat.” [ONTD]
The legacy of best actress Oscar winners is formed by an impressive, powerful group of women. And while their acceptance speeches have made us tear up, they’ve also imparted some valuable lessons. So we rounded up some of the best bits of wisdom they’ve shared on stage. Before this Oscars air later this month, take a look at 10 inspiring quotes from the lovely leading ladies, including Cher, Julia Roberts, and Kate Winslet. Read more…
The 2012 Academy Awards nominees were announced today, and while many of the movies and actors who made the list were as-expected, there were several expected names left off the list. Overall, it seemed like a subpar year for films, and it’s hard to get overly excited about the Oscars this year, but certainly some of the following faces should have been included in the nomination list. After the jump, our picks for overlooked nominees. Don’t forget to tell us yours in the comments.
Good morning! Just a short time ago, the 2012 Oscar nominations were announced in Hollywood. For the most part, there were few surprises in who was nominated (Clooney, Streep, Viola Davis, “The Artist,” etc.), but as with any competition, some worthy films and players were left out in the cold. Ryan Gosling, Tilda Swinton, and Charlize Theron were overlooked, while Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill, and Melissa McCarthy were among the first-time nominees. Check out the full list of nominees after the jump — who are you rooting for when the Academy Awards are given out on Feb. 26? Keep reading »
Awards shows are always a little bit of a hit or miss affair. Jane Lynch happened to be a pretty stellar choice for this year’s Emmys, but we’re feeling kind of meh about the idea of Eddie Murphy hosting this year’s Oscars. Never fear, all-star funny guy Steve Martin is around to offer necessary hosting advice and wisdom. As a part of a hosting duo with Alec Baldwin, Martin killed it, and in an open letter, he gives Murphy everything he needs to know about making it through the four hour mega-show monstrosity. Read the hilarious letter after the jump. Keep reading »