SHOCKER: Oscars Had the Lowest Ratings in Years

This Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony—hosted by #1 Neil Patrick Harris fan, Neil Patrick Harris—received the lowest ratings of any Oscars broadcast since Hugh Jackman hosted in 2009. That means more people tuned in to watch James Franco and Anne Hathaway's hosting debacle in 2011 than they did this weekend. Ouch. » 2/24/15 2:45pm 2/24/15 2:45pm

Oscars Afterparties: Multiply the Glamour, Add Many More Pants

Last night's Oscars were a study in not preemptively falling asleep and/or not throwing crap at the TV screen for all the cheap-shot jokes, but at least we had the spectacle of gowns and tuxes, sparkles and luxe fabrics, to distract us from the absolute shitshow. Providing some small consolation for having spent… » 2/23/15 1:30pm 2/23/15 1:30pm

The Way the Academy Awards Were

While it's hard to imagine the Academy Awards without the mani cam (RIP) or elaborately produced dance numbers starring Neil Patrick Harris, it's true that for decades, the Oscars as we know them now were a decidedly more low-key affair. But thanks to old footage that they Academy periodically puts on their YouTube… » 2/23/15 1:10pm 2/23/15 1:10pm

Lady Gaga Solves the Maria Problem with Stunning Sound of Music Medley

The music performances at tonight's Oscars have run the gamut from underwhelming (Rita Ora) to frenetic ("Everything Is Awesome") to moving and gorgeous ("Glory"). And now, thanks to Lady Gaga's beautiful Sound of Music medley, we add gut-wrenchingly nostalgic and beautiful to the list. » 2/22/15 11:35pm 2/22/15 11:35pm

Tegan and Sara's 'Everything Is Awesome' Was Eyeball Assault

During the 2015 Oscar's, Tegan and Sara accosted us—is that the right word for a performance that seemed like it trounced its way into my living room without my permission?—with "Everything Is Awesome," alongside the Lonely Island bros. And while The Lego Movie theme song is very cute in context, between the gymnasts… » 2/22/15 10:05pm 2/22/15 10:05pm

Drunk Patricia Arquette at the Oscars: 'Look at This Place. Here I Am'

Here's a disheveled and already drunk Patricia Arquette doing an interview with ABC's Lara Spencer right before the start of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Arquette is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Boyhood. "That's me!" she says. "I'm one of them. Look at this place. And here I am." » 2/22/15 9:25pm 2/22/15 9:25pm

Campaign Aims To Bring Less Sexist Coverage To Tonight's Oscars

The Hollywood Reporter has an interesting story about the #AskHerMore campaign. Started in February 2014 by The Representation Project, the campaign aims to encourage reporters to ask women on the red carpet better, and more interesting questions. Namely, to get interviewers to stop asking the time-honored question,… » 2/22/15 12:10pm 2/22/15 12:10pm