Tag Archives: Oscars

Hostless Oscars Score Ratings Bounce Over Last Year

Deadline Hollywood reports: The Favourite‘s Olivia Colman shocked and delighted the crowd with her Best Actress win and her wonderful speech, and early numbers indicate viewers at home were taken with the ABC broadcast itself too. Running around 3 hours and 21 minutes and experimenting with no frontman or frontwoman for the first time since 1989, Sunday’s Oscars snared a …

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Green Book Wins Best Picture At 2019 Academy Awards

The Guardian reports: Green Book has won the Oscar for best picture at the 91st Academy Awards. Based on a real-life road trip through the deep south in the early 1960s, Green Book triumphed in a field considered the most wide-open in years, containing the likes of Alfonso Cuarón’s 70-set drama Roma, period black comedy The Favourite, and Marvel superhero …

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Roma And The Favourite Dominate 2019 Oscar Noms

The New York Times reports: For the first time in history, a film with no box-office gross could win the top prize at the Academy Awards. Netflix received its first-ever nomination for best picture on Tuesday, with Oscar voters naming “Roma” as one of the best movies of 2018. The meditative black-and-white film about life in Mexico in the 1970s …

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Kevin Hart: No Oscars For Me, I’m Over It [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: “I’m over it,” Kevin Hart told Good Morning America multiple times when asked about the Oscar-hosting controversy that has dominated headlines for weeks. Hart appeared on ABC  to talk about his new movie The Upside, but, given that ABC broadcasts the ceremony, took more questions about being offered the Oscar job, then stepping away when homophobic remarks …

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CNN’s Don Lemon Delivers Heartfelt Plea To Kevin Hart

Deadline Hollywood reports: Don Lemon had an issue with comments Kevin Hart made during his interview on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, and he addressed them in an emotional segment on CNN Tonight Friday. Lemon, who spoke on behalf of both the African-American and gay communities, noted that, while Hart has addressed his homophobic jokes in the past, there is no …

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Ellen DeGeneres Faces Backlash After Forgiving Kevin Hart For Homophobic Past: “I’m In His Corner” [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Ellen DeGeneres’ attempts to play peacemaker between The Academy and Kevin Hart has engendered a social media backlash. Hart, who stood down as Oscars host after the resurfacing of past homophobic tweets, taped an interview with DeGeneres on Thursday that was originally due to air on Monday, but the producers of Ellen deemed it newsworthy enough …

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Kevin Hart Quits Oscars Hosting Gig Over Anti-Gay Past

Variety reports: Wednesday afternoon, comedian Kevin Hart was announced as the host for the upcoming 91st annual Academy Awards. By Thursday night, he had stepped down. The turn of events followed outcry over previous anti-gay tweets, and comments Hart made during stand-up routines nearly 10 years ago. Some of the tweets were feverishly deleted throughout the day on Thursday, leading …

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No “Best Popular” Oscar At 2019 Academy Awards

Variety reports: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its new planned “popular” Oscar “merits further study” and will not present the new category at the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. The organization stated that “while remaining committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies,” it recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year “creates …

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Death To Gays Pastor: God Might Destroy America Because The Shape Of Water Won Best Picture [AUDIO]

“The Academy Award ceremonies this week provided the best film and best director Oscar to a violation of the worst possible sexual sin mentioned in Leviticus chapter 18. Maybe I’ll just leave it there, I don’t want to defile the ears of my listeners. But this was another milestone in the moral degradation of Hollywood and the nation itself.  What …

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Trump Mocks Oscars Ratings: I’m The Only Real Star

The Washington Post reports: The 90th Academy Awards show was two things: an evening of pointed political statements and a telecast with record-low Oscars viewership. And many on the right have been quick to claim that those things went hand in hand, though the critic-in-chief blamed a lack of star power. “Sad,” tweeted the conservative actor James Woods. “How can …

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Arrest Made In Theft Of Frances McDormand’s Oscar

The New York Post reports: The man who allegedly swiped Frances McDormand’s Oscar statue has been arrested. The LAPD confirmed to Page Six on Monday that the man has been arrested and booked on felony grand theft charges. According to TMZ, his name is Terry Bryant and he went so far as to shoot video of himself with the award. …

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LIVE THREAD: 90th Annual Academy Awards

Recode reports: The 90th Academy Awards show is tonight, Sunday, March 4, starting at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, with comedian and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel serving as emcee. As in previous years, the Oscars won’t be the easiest show to stream online. ABC, which televises the Oscars, will offer a livestream on its website, abc.com, and via …

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Faye Dunaway And Warren Beatty To Reprise Oscars Gig

TMZ reports: After the real-life disaster at last year’s Oscars, the Academy feels the best way to make sure the proper people accept the award for Best Picture — bring back the ones who screwed it up … because TMZ has learned Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway will do the honors again!!! Our Oscar sources tell us Warren and Faye …

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Oscars Memoriam Reel Showed Living Woman

Man, they had a bad night. Variety reports: Leading Australian producer, Jan Chapman was “devastated” by another mistake in the Oscars telecast. In addition to the best picture gaffe, during the show’s In Memoriam segment, a photo of a living woman was mistakenly used. Janet Patterson, an Australian costume designer and four-time Oscar nominee (“The Piano,” “Portrait of a Lady,” …

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SHOCKER: Gay Drama Moonlight Wins Best Picture After Presenters Announce Wrong Winner [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Paging Steve Harvey. “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture at the Oscars Sunday night instead of “Moonlight,” the rightful winner. In one of the most controversial categories of the night, Warren Beatty announced the Emma Stone-helmed flick as the Best Picture. The cast crowded onto the stage for their acceptance …

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OPEN THREAD: 2017 Academy Awards

The 2017 Academy Awards begin at 8:30PM Eastern and many expect this year’s gala to be the most political in history. Weeks ago right wing sites began calling for a boycott of the show in anticipation of attacks on Donald Trump by the “Hollywood elite.” The New York Times, which has never before advertised during the Oscars, will run a …

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New York Times To Hit Trump During Oscars [VIDEO]

1.5M views already. CNN reports: The New York Times is running its first television ad in seven years during the Oscars Sunday night. The subject? The truth. The ad begins with voices saying, “The truth is our nation is more divided than ever,” with those words spelled out against a white backdrop. The phrase then changes to “The truth is …

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REPORT: Iranian Oscar-Nominated Director Will Miss Ceremony Due To Trump’s Suspension Of Visas

The Independent reports: The Muslim ban enacted by President Donald Trump will keep the Iranian director of an Oscar-nominated film from this year’s ceremony, according to reports. President Trump announced this week that nationals from seven Muslim countries will now be refused access to the United States of America, a move that is said to mean that filmmaker Asghar Farhadi …

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La La Land Leads Oscar Nominations With 14 Nods

The New York Times reports: Oscar voters showered the neo-musical “La La Land” with 14 nominations on Tuesday, a tie with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most in Academy Award history. But a diverse array of films, notably “Moonlight,” about a young black man in Miami, also picked up honors in multiple major races, moving the ceremony beyond …

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Matt Baume On Gay Oscar Winners [VIDEO]

“Sam Smith just won an Oscar and noted that he’s the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award — but wait, that can’t be right, can it? Well, no. Here some of Oscar’s queerest moments — and honestly, I think it’s a GOOD thing that Sam lost count.”

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