Tag Archives: Oscars

NOW It’s Worth Watching

I much prefer Dame Shirley’s trademark number This Is My Life to her Bond stuff, but I’ll gladly take what I can get.  I’ve only seen her once in concert and even though I’d fallen and broken six bones in my hand and wrist that morning, I still made it to the San Francisco Opera House, where I was admonished …

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Anne Hathaway, For Your Consideration

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Oscar Nomination For AIDS Documentary
How To Survive A Plague

The critically-raved AIDS documentary How To Survive A Plague was among the Oscar nominations today in the Best Documentary category. The film’s star, activist Peter Staley, issued a one-word response this morning on his Facebook page: “YAY!!”

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Walter Murphy, Oscar Nominee

Walter Murphy got an Oscar nomination today for his theme song from Ted. (Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, his co-nominee.) You might remember Murphy for his #1 pop hit from 1976, A Fifth Of Beethoven. Murphy’s follow-up single, Flight ’76, was a cheesetastic disco version of Flight Of The Bumblebee. It got to #44. He never charted again. Murphy also wrote …

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Oscar Nominations

BEST PICTURE Amour  Argo  Beasts of the Southern Wild  Django Unchained   Les Misérables   Life of Pi Lincoln  Silver Linings Playbook  Zero Dark Thirty BEST DIRECTOR Amour – Michael Haneke Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin Life of Pi – Ang Lee Lincoln – Steven Spielberg Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell BEST ACTOR Bradley Cooper – Silver …

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Seth MacFarlane To Host Oscars

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has been named as the host of the next Oscars telecast. “It’s truly an overwhelming privilege to be asked to host the Oscars,” MacFarlane said in the release. “My thoughts upon hearing the news were, one, I will do my utmost to live up to the high standards set forth by my predecessors; and two, …

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Donna Summer & Paul Jabara

We cannot properly memorialize Donna Summer without mentioning Paul Jabara, the late gay songwriter and performer who won the Academy Award for Best Original Song after his Last Dance was performed by Summer in the pitiful disco movie, Thank God It’s Friday. Jabara had a bit part in the film and his own track, Trapped In The Stairway, was included …

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The New Glitter-Bomb

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Oscars Results Open Thread

We started today with a “predictions” open thread, so let’s wrap it up with an open thread dedicated to the actual results. UPDATE: Here are the winners.

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Oscars Open Thread

Predictions?

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JCPenney To Air First Commercials With Ellen DeGeneres During Oscars Telecast

According to Ellen, these are the outtakes.

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Tweet Of The Day – Billy Crystal

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Billy Crystal To Host Oscars

For the ninth time.

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Eddie Murphy Quits Oscars Gig

Details here.

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Friendly Voices – Gwyneth Paltrow

“A few months ago, in the heat of the tragic teen suicides that came about from intolerance of homosexuality, I saw a man on television who was apologizing for wishing death on gays from his facebook page. This member of an Arkansas school board was contrite for the violence in his words, but maintained that his values pertaining to homosexuality …

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The President’s Speech

Dubya get’s The King’s Speech treatment.

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Cut From Last Night’s Oscars Show

See? It could have been worse after all.

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Academy Award Winners

Best Picture – The King’s Speech.Best Leading Actor – Colin Firth, The King’s Speech.Best Leading Actress – Natalie Portman, Black Swan.Best Director– Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech.Best Supporting Actor – Christian Bale, The Fighter.Best Supporting Actress – Melissa Leo, The Fighter.Best Foreign Language Film – In A Better World.Best Animated Film – Toy Story 3.Best Song – Randy Newman, Toy …

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Oscars Open Thread

Go nuts, y’all.

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Jennifer Hudson – Where You At

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