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The Oscar Envelopes Take How Many Hours To Make?
Everything about the Oscars is decadent and over the top. From the dresses to the gift baskets to the egos, muted and understated are never adjectives the ceremony or any of its attendees actively shoot for.
oscars Mack Rawden 2014-02-25
Oscar Winners Are More Likely To Thank Meryl Streep Than God
Everyone treats an Academy Award acceptance speech a little differently. Some spend most of their time thanking those who also worked on the film. Others devote most of their speech’s runtime to family members. A highly emotional moment like that is deeply personal and a reflection of one’s personality. That being said, more than a few trends have emerged over the last dozen years. For example: winners are bizarrely more likely to thank Meryl Streep than God.
oscars Mack Rawden 2014-02-21
Calm Down, Internet! CNN Did Not Spoil The Best Actor Oscar Race
Earlier, we tweeted a screencap of a plaque that was shown on CNN. The Internet lept to attention, wondering if the news network had accidentally revealed the winner of the Best Actor race: DiCaprio for his turn in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
oscars Sean O'Connell 2014-02-10
Channing Tatum Has Selected Aspiring Filmmakers To Hand Out This Year's Oscar Statues
Last year marked the first time that aspiring filmmakers carried this honor, and its being continued this year with some help from Channing Tatum.
oscars Kristy Puchko 2014-02-06
5 Movies Oscar Voters Liked Way Less Than Expected
In theory, the only category that truly requires everything about a film to come together is Best Picture. In practice, every single category relies on the larger film it works within. Why? Because Academy members really don’t like voting for anything related to movies they hated, and they really like voting for everything related to movies they loved.
oscars Mack Rawden 2014-01-16
Oscar Nominations: 2014 Academy Award Nominee List
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences just announced the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards, and as always, they're a mix of "obviouslys" and "wait, whats?". Expected front runners like Saving Mr. Banks and Inside Llewyn Davis were almost completely shut out
oscars Mack Rawden 2014-01-16
Wait, The Academy Awards Theme This Year Is What? Seriously?
Have you ever been a theme party in which every single person just went for it, to the point where the theme defined the entire night? Maybe it was a black and white party and not one single person cheated on color. Maybe it was a Nickelodeon character party and hours and hours were put into every costume. Well, don’t expect the upcoming Oscars to be one of those parties.
oscars Mack Rawden 2014-01-15
Five Oscar Truths Revealed By The Golden Globes
The Golden Globes announced their winners on Sunday, revealing the biases and beliefs of the ninety-something member Hollywood Foreign Press. As much as they get mocked for their ability to be bought and paid for, the Globes often look like a solid predictor for how the Oscars will fare.
oscars Gabe Toro 2014-01-14
19 Films Are Being Considered For 2013's Best Animated Feature Academy Award
To be expected, the foreign films are the meatier bits, and the clear frontrunner to me is Hayao Miyazaki’s historical fantasy The Wind Rises - even though I haven’t seen it yet. It’s the last film for the legendary director, whose Spirited Away took the prize back in 2001.
oscars Nick Venable 2013-11-05
Why You Can't Win An Oscar Playing Any Athlete Except A Boxer, And Other Amazing Facts
I like where the chart breaks down nonsensical categories. Seventeen percent of male winners had a mustache, but 18% had beards.
oscars Sean O'Connell 2013-10-31
Oscar Eye: Survival Stories Compete To Top The Acting Categories
It is undeniably the season of survival. With Gravity and Captain Phillips dominating the weekend box office and both 12 Years A Slave and All Is Lost on their way to theaters this weekend, audiences have many opportunities to see famous actors struggling onscreen against impossible odds, whether versus pirates or space or the open sea or slavery. I'll leave it to pundits braver than I am to decide which of those threats is the most terrifying
oscars Katey Rich 2013-10-16
Oscar Eye: Explaining The Biggest Contenders So Far In The Awards Race
If fall means to you the start of school or the return of football you might not have noticed, but for those of us who circle the Oscar ceremony on our calendars months in advance, and have Kate Winslet's Best Actress acceptance speech memorized, Oscar season begins around Labor Day, when the Telluride Film Festival kicks off what will be a very, very busy four months of premieres, interviews, red carpets, and buzz buzz buzz.
oscars Katey Rich 2013-09-13
Steve Martin, Angelina Jolie And Angela Lansbury To Receive Honorary Oscars
The honorary Oscars were shoved out of the main Academy Awards broadcast a few years back, presumably to give more time to awkward montages and poorly thought-out musical numbers, but Angelina Jolie may have the power to bring them back to primetime. Jolie will be receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at next year's Governor's Awards, while Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi will receive Honorary Oscars.
oscars Katey Rich 2013-09-06
James Franco's Oscar Campaign: 'Consider This Sh*t'
If you remember March's Spring Breakers at all, you probably remember it for the performance from James Franco as Alien, a DJ and low-level crook whose catchphrase "Look at my shit!" became its own mini-phenomenon-- and distributor A24 knows it
oscars Katey Rich 2013-09-03
Predicting What Will Win Best Picture In 2014, Way Too Early
Call us crazy, but we're jumping in, with each of us predicting what we think will win Best Picture. Not only have we personally not seen most of these films, but with the exception of Inside Llewyn Davis, pretty much nobody has. This is all about intuition and wild guesses-- which, if you've ever won your Oscar pool, you know that it's pretty much what Oscar predicting is all about anyway
oscars Katey, Kelly, Eric, Sean, Kristy and Mack 2013-08-26
Ellen DeGeneres Will Host The 2014 Oscars
After enduring plenty of blowback for choosing Seth MacFarlane to do the job last year, the Academy has changed course and reverted to what might be the safest possible host for next year's Oscars. THR has it that Ellen DeGeneres will host the 2014 Academy Awards, scheduled for Sunday March 2 and airing on ABC
oscars Katey Rich 2013-08-02
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lena Dunham And Danny Trejo Among 276 Invited To Join The Academy
All of the names were posted on the Academy’s official site. "These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today," said Academy President Hawk Koch. "Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy."
oscars Sean O'Connell 2013-06-28
Seth MacFarlane Won't Host The 2014 Oscars, He Swears
So apparently the rumor was true-- producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who are already on board to come back next year, really did ask MacFarlane to make a return appearance. and MacFarlane's many other duties kept him away. It's hard to blame him for wanting more sleep
oscars Katey Rich 2013-05-20
Seth MacFarlane Reportedly Invited To Host The Oscars Again
Just a day after the Academy officially confirmed that producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron would be returning to produce the Oscars again in 2014 comes a report that says this year's host, Seth MacFarlane, has been asked to return to host next year's ceremony. But is the Family Guy creator up for another turn at the job?
oscars Kelly West 2013-04-18
Oscar Producers Returning For Next Year's Academy Awards Telecast
“Craig and Neil have the overwhelming support of the Academy's Governors to produce the Oscars again in 2014," said Academy President Hawk Koch. "In order to establish continuity with this year's enormously successful show, we felt it was important to give these consummate professionals the green light now to begin creating another great evening.”
oscars Sean O'Connell 2013-04-17
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