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Academy Awards 2015: All The Additional Fashion Finery At Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party

Not everyone scored an invite to the Academy Awards — luckily, the Vanity Fair Oscar Party is a solid alternative plan. More »


Patricia Arquette’s Backstage Comments Overshadow Oscar Speech

Patricia Arquette gave one of the best speeches at last night’s Oscars, calling for equal pay and equal rights for women and earning the enraptured applause of Meryl Streep. But backstage in the press room, Arquette continued her call to action, saying some things that were decidedly tone deaf.
“It’s time for women in… More »


The Oscars Were Super Boring, But We Watched ‘Em Anyway

Worst joke of the night: NPH saying that Gone Girl’s alternate title was “Bitches Be Trippin’, Yo.” What other treasures did you miss? Let’s find out. More »


LIVE! From The 2015 Academy Awards Red Carpet!

The next six hours of our lives HAVE BEGUN! More »


Richard Pryor’s Prescient Pre-Twitter Statements Regarding The Oscars

In advance of this year’s very white Oscars it’s sobering to read that infamous comedian Richard Pryor called it way back when.

In 1977, Pryor dryly exclaimed “I am here tonight. To explain why black people. Will never be nominated for anything.”

With Selma grabbing a Best Picture nomination but nary… More »


Plastic Jesus Wins The Oscars!

Which film is going to win Best Picture this year? Who cares when you have Plastic Jesus as your resident-shocking subversive installation artist! Banksy is SO 2014.

If you’re like me, you hold a contradictory position towards Hollywood and the Oscars. On the one hand, I LOVE the red carpet fashions, the beauty… More »


British Soccer Fans Chant “We Are Racist” While Blocking Black Metro Passenger From Boarding

French prosecutors and British police are investigating an incident on Paris’ Metro in which British soccer fans blocked a Black passenger from boarding, chanting “We’re racist.” [The Guardian]
A brutal rape and murder is highlighting the contradictions in Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s policy and actual attitudes toward women. [The Daily Beast]
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The United States Gets A “D” Grade For Women’s Reproductive Rights, According to NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL]
Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the terrorists bears witness to a lack of true conviction.” [New Statesman]
The Academy Awards (predictably) ignored black actors and directors. [The Grio] … More »


3 Other Reasons Why Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” Oscar Snub Matters

As soon as Oscar nominations were announced this morning, Twitter strained to the point of breaking under the weight of thousands of bloggers, saddled with white guilt, who took up microblogging arms to announce the injustice of Ava DuVernay, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. biopic “Selma,” being left off the nomination list for… More »


The Oscar Nominations Are So White Yet Again As “Selma” Is Basically Snubbed

The Academy Award nominations were announced today and lemme just tell you something, I am underwhelmed. Snubbing the actors AND the director, Ava DuVernay, of “Selma,” but nominating Bradley Cooper and Keira Knightley? UGHHHHHH x 1000. Other snubs include Jake Gyllenhaal in “Nightcrawler,” Jennifer Aniston in “Cake,” and Amy Adams in “Big Eyes.” “Selma” More »


Last Week Was Awesome For Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris’s autobiography has been out for a week and, for shame, I missed it. Let me say this: It sounds way more engaging that Karl Ove Knausgaard’s 3600-page My Struggle, not least inasmuch as it is a (semi-) non-fiction choose-your-own adventure book in which you, as Harris, can, for example, choose to audition… More »


Kristen Bell Peed In A Mason Jar At The Oscars

Kristen Bell needed to pee at the Oscars, but it was easier to go wee inside a Mason jar instead of unzipping herself out of her Roberto Cavalli gown. Hmm, does every actress carry a Mason jar in her purse? [People]
Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor on “Game Of Thrones,” has… More »


Jared Leto Questions The Sincerity Of Jennifer Lawrence’s Second Oscar Fall

“You know, I’m starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act.”
Jared Leto tells “Access Hollywood” what he really thought of Jennifer Lawrence’s second Oscar fall. I suspect he was joking, and YET, I kind of agree with him. While I don’t think her red carpet spill was fake by any… More »


Jennifer Lawrence’s Best Friend Laura Simpson Tells Her Side Of The Story About Jen’s Fall On The Oscars Red Carpet

I needed no additional proof that Jennifer Lawrence is the least affected, “actress-y” actress in Hollywood. But now that I’ve read her best friend Laura Simpson’s firsthand account on MySpace (which is publishing articles now, apparently?) about being Jen’s date to the Oscars on Sunday night, it’s set in stone. Jen and Laura met seven years… More »


Don’t Miss Your Chance To See Adele Dazeem On Broadway!

Having her name butchered by John Travolta at the Academy Awards on Sunday has maybe turned out to be the best thing to happen to Idina Menzel. While the actress and singer was already famous before Travolta’s marble mouth introduced her as “Adele Dazeem,” this completely unscripted and hilarious moment has, kinda sorta, made her… More »


Andrew Garfield Threw A “Tantrum” Over Presenting With Batkid At The Oscars

Nobody says no to Batkid. “The Amazing Spiderman” star Andrew Garfield was supposed to initiate “Batkid,” aka five-year-old Miles Scott, into an official superhero during the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night. Miles has cancer and his Make-A-Wish Foundation wish to save the city of Gotham (San Francisco) captivated the world. But Garfield didn’t like… More »


Ellen DeGeneres Tips Oscars’ Pizza Delivery Dude $1,000!

Ellen DeGeneres invited Edgar, the pizza delivery guy from the Oscars, onto her show yesterday and handed over a $1,000 tip. But really, shouldn’t somebody be tipping her for getting so many people from Hollywood to eat carbs? [People]
Meanwhile, Liza Minnelli was not happy that Ellen joked she looked like a drag… More »


Oscar 2014: How To Get Jared’s Beachy Waves, Kerry’s Plum Pout, Olivia Wilde’s Cool Cat Eye & More

And last but certainly not least, as basically flawless as all the stars looked in their gowns and baubles last night, their hair and makeup was equally as on point. I loved Kerry Washington and Margot Robbie deep wine-colored lips, Kate Hudson, Sandra Bullock and Jessica Biel’s Veronica Lake-inspired side-swept waves and Olivia Wilde’s vaguely… More »


Mindf**k Of The Day: Oscar Nominees Hanging Out With Their Younger Selves

This year’s Academy Awards may be over, and Leo may have gone home without a statue yet again (see #20 for a priceless reaction shot), but that doesn’t mean we can’t spend today reminiscing about how far our little Leo has come. This picture says it all, doesn’t it? And there’s more where that came from: People brilliantly Photoshopped 10 of… More »


And Every Other Famous Person Who Showed Up To Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party And Wore Something Fabulous…

Oh hi, are you tired of Oscar fashion yet? Of course not! Vanity Fair’s annual Oscar party is honestly more of a fashion parade than even the Academy Awards, which only a select group gets to attend, because everyone and their mom and their neighbor and their neighbor’s waxer is invited. I mean, if you didn’t get an… More »


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