One of the worst parts of a mixed 88th Academy Awards was the point when Chris Rock, amidst firing off many jokes on diversity and inclusion in Hollywood, made a trio of almost-tweens the punchline of an Asian joke. Today, PRI reports that at least one of those children—eight-year-old Estie Kung—had no idea her bit…
At least one member of Public Enemy is upset over Chris Rock’s use of the group’s seminal record “Fight the Power” to open this year’s Oscars.
Last night at the Academy Awards, Chris Rock embarked on a mission to help his daughters Lola and Zahra sell Girl Scout cookies. Troop members were unleashed into the audience, where they offered their delicious wares. But while Rock later announced that the Scouts had raised a triumphant $65,243, it turns out that he
Leonardo DiCaprio definitely vaped after his Oscar win Sunday night, but for those watching at home, it seemed highly probable that he’d also vaped beforehand: the dude was so mellow it was almost like he was back on the bow of the Titanic with the wind in his hair. So here’s Leo, just soaking it all in. Feels good to…
Some of the jokes in Chris Rock’s opening monologue for last night Oscars landed, some didn’t; but in total, watching a black man hand Hollywood its ass for over 10 straight minutes was a breathtaking sight to behold. The video above condenses his speech to the reactions from A-list white actors like Leonardo…
The Oscars red carpet: where originality goes to die. Stylists, working with designers, seem to have bled out every bit of actual style from their clients, which is how we ended up with several years of impeccably, boringly dressed actors in gowns approximating the dress code of winter formals or deb balls. (At the …
First of all, I’d like to thank the asshats at the Academy for ending Leonardo DiCaprio’s decades of suffering and finally giving him that trivial trophy he so desperately craved and campaigned for this entire awards season despite his acting being pretty regularé in Revenant.
And so we come to the end of award season. Yes, Leonardo DiCaprio got his goddamn Oscar. Truly, our long national nightmare is over. Your winners:
In what felt like a collective hallucination, Oscars host Chris Rock brought Stacey Dash onstage Sunday night directly following a sharp monologue slamming Hollywood for its diversity issues.
Chris Rock opened the 88th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night with a monologue that likely lived up to expectations.
We arrive at Hollywood’s annual prom night for the 88th year in a row with some caveats and some questions: mainly #OscarsSoWhite is a cause for boycott for many, wherein it’s unclear if the ancient pasty mummy-men controlling the movie industry even saw half the movies on the ballot. But also, does this night even…
When, in January, we learned that the Oscars nominees for leading and supporting acting categories were all white for a second year in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences knew it needed a robust response — and on the double. But some of the promised reforms are not yet in compliance with the …
Each Academy Awards season, FiveThirtyEight methodically analyzes nominations and wins for awards “that historically predict the Oscars.” As of February 22, they have finalized their predications—and yes, they believe Leo will finally attain a statuette of his very own.
The Oscars swag bag that made rounds last week, and which included items like a “vampire breast lift” and a $250 vaporizer, isn’t officially sanctioned by the Academy, which is now suing the marketing company responsible for promoting the gift bags.
The D-word became a topic of debate on Thursday at the Berlin International Film Festival, where jury president Meryl Streep commented on the seven-member jury panel being all white.
Prediction: When Leonardo DiCaprio wins a naked little Oscar trophy for best actor this year, the camera will pan to Kate Winslet. Her hands will be clasped together under her chin. A tiny iceberg-shaped tear will descend rapidly from her cheek.
Some might be dreading the homogeneous quality of this year’s Oscar winners, but there’s a detail about the awards ceremony that’s brand new, and it’s going to make it an absolute game changer.
As the Oscars D-word debate rages, Hollywood’s biggest stars are being forced to be enlightening. The latest takes come from Helen Mirren, who says this year’s Academy nominations “just so happened to be that way,” and Ethan Hawke, who supports an Oscars boycott.