Who Was Left Off of the Terrible Oscars "In Memoriam" Montage?

Lacey Donohue · 03/03/14 02:55PM

Glenn Close introduced Sunday night's Academy Awards "In Memoriam" segment by expressing gratitude toward those who have died: "Because of the great gift of film, they will be here forever. We love you, we honor you, we miss you, but most of all, we thank you." She also suggested, in a halfhearted attempt to mitigate backlash, that there just wasn't enough room to recognize all the dearly departed.

Are Steve McQueen and John Ridley Feuding?

Lacey Donohue · 03/03/14 01:59AM

After John Ridley won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar on Sunday night for his work on 12 Years a Slave, 12 Years director Steve McQueen offered a less-than-enthusiastic palm clap for his colleague. And then Ridley refused to thank McQueen during his acceptance speech. What gives?

And the Oscar Goes To...

Sarah Hedgecock · 03/02/14 08:25PM

The 2014 Academy Awards are upon us, and instead of going to a sophisticated viewing party with champagne and caviar, we've chosen to spend the awards with you, our readers. Who will walk away victorious, who will return to their fabulous mansions empty-handed, and who will fall over onstage?

Make Your Oscar Predictions Here

Lacey Donohue · 02/27/14 02:53PM

It's time to get your ballots ready, get drunk, and prepare to be bored for (at least) three hours on Sunday night during the 86th annual Academy Awards.

Lacey Donohue · 02/11/14 01:21PM

[Academy Award nominees attended the 86th Academy Award nominee luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Monday. The diverse group includeded men, men with long hair named Jared Leto, and a handful of women scattered in between men. Image via Getty.]

Stupid Also-Ran Guild Awards Shows Are a Waste of Time

Lacey Donohue · 02/04/14 01:15PM

Walking into the event, the men at the escalators were quick to ask, "Do you want to do the red carpet? Because if you want to do the red carpet, you must go downstairs." Down an escalator and through the hall, the red carpet—a thing one might do—sat in between two sliding glass doors. It looked like red Astroturf and was flanked by cheap lattice covered in faux moss. The rug seemed ashamed. The reporters lining the carpet were largely of the "local news" variety. No one cares about the Writers Guild Awards.

​The Internet Digs Up Woody Allen's Creepy Child-Loving Past

Lacey Donohue · 02/04/14 12:30PM

Woody Allen's lawyers and friends are quick to argue that the latest round of child abuse accusations against the actor are perfectly timed to destroy what should have been a fruitful awards season. But the real truth is that these allegations, these stories, and Allen's history with young women have been a matter of public record for at least 20 years.

"Grammy Night Kicked My Ass": When Party Crashing Fails

Linsday Maharry · 01/27/14 08:20PM

Saturday morning I awoke poolside at my favorite place to stay in Los Angeles—a cheap, hidden, gay, clothing-optional gem—feeling inspired by the previous night's revelry. On Friday I'd spent the evening at a pre-Grammy concert featuring performances by Gavin DeGraw and Dan Wilson, the man behind Adele's mega-hit "Someone Like You." I'd shed a tear when Bonnie Raitt played "I Can't Make You Love Me," and I woke up feeling like I wanted to start a band. Instead, I did the exact opposite: I had lunch with a room full of lawyers.

Critics Choice Awards: Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper Go Fuck Wild

Lacey Donohue · 01/17/14 11:30AM

If the Critics Choice Awards are accurate predictions for the Oscars, it looks like it will continue to be a great year for 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, and Gravity. On late Thursday afternoon, the Broadcast Film Critics Association presented the prestigious awards to predictable winners in an airplane hangar in Santa Monica; adding to the glamour was the fact that the event was sponsored by Pinkberry. If there's anything sadder than staying at home to watch an awards show on the CW, it's watching an awards show that stars Tom Hanks eating froyo.

Here Are This Year's Gravity-Loving Oscar Nominations

Lacey Donohue · 01/16/14 08:32AM

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs woke up early Thursday morning to announce this year's Oscar nominations. But if you didn't set your alarm for 5:38 a.m. and 30 seconds PST to watch the incredibly boring live telecast, here's all you need to know: Tom Hanks and Oprah, both widely expected to receive acting nominations, were snubbed.

​The Razzies Are Here: What's the Worst Movie of 2013?

Lacey Donohue · 01/15/14 12:22PM

The 34th annual Razzie nominations were announced Wednesday morning, highlighting the terrible films we've watched on planes, in theaters with our parents, and alone, all alone, on Saturday nights. As expected, Grown Ups 2 and The Lone Ranger dominate the competitive field, but it's really hard to celebrate the worst of 2013 when the so-called "best" movies weren't even particularly exciting.

Lacey Donohue · 01/14/14 04:15PM

This year the Oscars will "honor big-screen real-life heroes, super heroes, popular heroes and animated heroes, both past and present, as well as the bold filmmakers who bring them to life," show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a news release. More proof that Hollywood loves a stupid theme party.

​Jared Leto's "Distinguished" Man Bun Created Just for Golden Globes

Lacey Donohue · 01/13/14 04:52PM

No one watching Sunday night's Golden Globes wondered who did Jared Leto's hair because his greasy man bun / half pony style screamed DIY. But like most of Hollywood, Leto's low-key weird hair was only an illusion—an illusion brought to you by hair professionals and aged sea salt spray.

Lacey Donohue · 01/13/14 04:26PM

A group of sad rich people paid $4,200 each for the Golden Globes package at the Beverly Hilton this weekend. The extraordinarily bad value included two nights at the hotel, one dinner, a gift bag from the spa, and a bleacher seat for the sewage-scented red carpet.

Lacey Donohue · 01/13/14 03:28PM

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards hit a 10-year high in viewers, with 20.9 million people watching Jacqueline Bisset on NBC shout "Shit!" before babbling into the microphone for an eternity. More people still watched football, as the Broncos / Chargers game pulled in 36.3 million viewers for CBS.

Let’s Watch the Golden Globes Together

Lacey Donohue · 01/12/14 07:47PM

Last year, Jodie Foster came out, a weird lady flirted with Bradley Cooper, and the teleprompter broke, confusing Salma Hayak more than usual. Who knows what will happen during the Golden Globes this year?