Hollywood can’t catch a break from having to discuss difficult topics when all they want is to honor and pat each other on the back for one beautiful night. While Trump permeated last year’s awards season (and will continue to), sexual assault allegations appear to be this year’s primary source of anxiety.
The 89-year-old director Agnès Varda, known for her films like Cleo from 5 to 7 and Le Bonheur, will be the first woman director to get an honorary Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.
You might have heard recently heard that Renata Klein, also known as Dr. Ellie Satler, also known as Diane from Twin Peaks—a.k.a. Laura Dern—was running for the president of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. I was eagerly campaigning for her on the streets of Los Angeles with my FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION:…
The Academy has announced that they’ve invited a whopping 774 new members this year, which is a record-breaking number for the institution.
The Oscars So White tragedy of 2016 made Halle Berry feel like her historic best actress win “meant nothing,” according to Berry.
Following its dramatic Oscar win for Best Picture, Moonlight has now crossed $25 million at the box office proving that sometimes, yes, awards do matter.
After feeling the euphoria of Oscar night and geeking out over their movie winning Best Picture, the two young actors from Moonlight had to go back to school and be normal adorable kids who get to say they starred in an Academy Award-winning film.
Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz were the beaming faces of accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers on Oscar night, carrying their twin briefcases full of sacred envelopes to the Hollywood event of the year. Their jobs are to stand on opposite sides of the stage and hand those envelopes to presenters. We know how that…
It’s an image seared in our cultural memory: Mel Gibson—eyes bleary from alcohol—staring directly into camera, his face ruddy, bloated, and glistening with a sheen of sweat. But enough about the 2017 Academy Awards. We’ll talk about those later.
Jimmy Kimmel used the opportunity of his Monday monologue to discuss the giant Best Picture Oscar snafu and why the whole thing was even more awkward than it had to be: partly because he, like everyone else, had no idea what they were doing in this situation.
The “In Memoriam” segment at the Academy Awards generates controversy pretty much every year for the people it leaves out (this year’s snubs: Gary Shandling and Florence Henderson), but it doesn’t usually go so far as using a photo of a person who is, in fact, alive.
Sunday night’s amazing live TV mess was incredible to watch, but we mostly got the perspective of the audience viewing the unfolding confusion. In the crowd there was a more subtle and joyful confusion simultaneously unfolding.
This year’s Oscars was not as white as last year (in fact, it was reportedly the least white it’s ever been!), but it was still pretty white. Congrats to all the winners.
On Sunday evening, Casey Affleck, an alleged sexual predator, won the Academy Award for Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of a grief-stricken father in Manchester By The Sea.
La La Land won the Oscar for Best Original Song. The award was handed out by Samuel L. Jackson. He presented the statue to three white men who won an award for making jazz music.
As he announced he would be doing in January, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi skipped this year’s Academy Awards ceremony to protest Trump’s disaster of a travel ban. Farhadi’s brilliant A Separation won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2012, and tonight his The Salesman won in that same category.
Viola Davis has spent her entire promotional run talking about how Fences, and August Wilson, are important to her especially because they celebrate and embody the life of the average person. And she, perhaps better than any other actor in Hollywood, has the chops to embody the quiet, subtle emotion that average…
Justin Timberlake opened the 89th Annual Academy Awards as only he could, with a hammy performance of his LEGENDARY Trolls song “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” The stars got to dancing in their chairs to kick off the evening and Nicole Kidman, in particular, enjoyed the sound of such pleasant music from that entertaining…
A day after issuing a scorching statement about Karl Lagerfeld’s sort-of apology for accusing her of wanting to be paid to wear a Chanel dress at the Oscars, Meryl Streep showed up to the awards show wearing a blue beaded custom Elie Saab gown.