Tag Archives: Oscars

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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2016 Oscar Winners & Sam Smith’s Flub

All of the nominees and winners are listed below, but first here’s the deal with Sam Smith’s mostly-wonderful acceptance speech. Via Vanity Fair: When Sam Smith took the stage on Sunday night to accept his Oscar for best original song, for the Spectre theme he co-wrote with James Napier, he incorrectly paraphrased a statement Ian McKellen made about the lack …

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2016 Oscar Nominations Announced

The Revenant led this morning’s 2016 Oscar nominations with 12 nods. At age 25, Jennifer Lawrence became the youngest to win a fourth nomination. From the Washington Post: The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning. In acting categories, many of the same stars who were honored during the Golden Globes on Sunday were nominated, including Brie …

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NPH On Hosting The Oscars Again

“I don’t know that my family nor my soul could take it. It’s a beast. It was fun to check off the list, but for the amount of time spent and the understandable opinionated response, I don’t know that it’s a delightful balance to do every year or even again. I didn’t keep up with it obsessively, but it was …

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Donny Osmond Slams NPH: “No Class”

Osmond’s Wikipedia page notes that he performed in a loincloth for over 2000 performances of Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat. But that was classy!  RELATED: In 2008 Osmond wrote about same-sex marriage in a now-deleted response (check the URL) to a fan on his personal website. An excerpt: “There are many gay individuals that are members of our church. I …

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NPH: There Was No Sock In My Tighties

“I’m glad that it’s done and I’m sorry that I read Twitter.”

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Quote Of The Day – Graham Moore

“I’m not gay, but I’ve never talked publicly about depression before or any of that and that was so much of what the movie was about and it was one of the things that drew me to Alan Turing so much. I think we all feel like weirdos for different reasons. Alan had his share of them and I had …

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Sesame Street Spoofs Birdman

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Tea People Have The Oscars Sadz

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Lady Gaga Rocks The Oscars

Last night Lady Gaga reminded the world that she’s insanely talented with her spot-on take on Julie Andrews, accent and all. When this clip gets yanked from YouTube, you can watch it at ABC’s Facebook page. When Gaga finally does land on Broadway, I’m gonna watch the hell out of whatever she’s in.

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Open Thread: 2015 Academy Awards

Weigh in with your predictions, reactions, and snark.

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LIVE VIDEO: 2015 Oscar Nominations

UPDATE: Full list of nominees. Best Picture American Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Best Director Alexandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game Best Actor Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of …

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Neil Patrick Harris To Host The Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to host next year’s Academy Awards. Harris, 41, best known as Barney Stinson on the long-running CBS series, has also hosted TV’s Emmy Awards. He has won three Emmys for hosting theater’s Tony Awards. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is eager to draw a greater number of younger viewers to the …

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From The Academy Awards

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