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Academy Awards Diversity Tension Diffused By “Glory” Performance And Speeches On Social Issues?

Academy Awards Diversity Tension Diffused By “Glory” Performance And Speeches On Social Issues?

By Lacy Langley February 23, 2015

The Academy Awards, which aired Sunday night, were shroud in tension even before the stars began walking that red carpet. The lack of racial diversity that was glaringly apparent among this year’s nominees threatened to ruin the Academy Awards this …

Sienna Miller Humbled by ‘American Sniper’ Opportunity

Sienna Miller was humbled by the opportunity she felt she received when awarded the role of Taya Kyle in the Oscar-nominated film American Sniper. She admits it’s hard to say no when Clint Eastwood asks you to play a role …

Bill Murray: Chasing Academy Awards ‘Like a Low-Grade Virus’

Bill Murray is funnier than you. He’s cooler than you. And he has more friends than you. But you love him. Back before Bill Murray was working at Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase would open the “Weekend Update” segment by …

Maureen O’Hara, Harry Belafonte Receive Honorary Oscars in Front of Star-Studded Audience.

Maureen O’Hara and Harry Belafonte were awarded honorary Academy Awards Saturday night in front of a star-studded audience at the Governor’s Awards Ceremony. Joining the legendary Irish actress and the social activist in receiving an honorary Academy Award were filmmaker …

Maureen O’Hara Cries at the Thought of the Honorary Oscar She’s Receiving

Maureen O’Hara, 94, will receive her first Oscar Saturday as one of this year’s recipients of honorary Academy Awards. She’ll accept her Oscar at the film academy’s Governors Awards ceremony Saturday night. Other honorees include Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carriere and …

Neil Patrick Harris Stoked to Host the 2015 Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris is still buzzing about being asked to host the Oscars in 2015. The multi-talented star has hosted the Emmys four times and the Tonys twice. He is fresh off a Tony win himself for his role in …

Jennifer Aniston Is Generating Oscar Buzz

The Academy loves to award Oscars to actors and actresses who physically transform. Think Tom Hanks in Philadelphia, Charlize Theron in Monster, and Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club. Perhaps we can add Jennifer Aniston’s name to that esteemed list …

Clint Eastwood Already Generating Oscar Buzz

We’re still in the heart of summer blockbuster season, however, Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial effort American Sniper is already receiving Oscar buzz. The war drama is about Chris Kyle, a former Navy Seal who served in four combat tours in …

Jessica Chastain Replaced by Rooney Mara in ‘The Secret Scripture’

Jessica Chastain has apparently dropped out of The Secret Scripture and will be replaced by Rooney Mara. Back in March The Irish Independent reported that Jeremy Irons (The Mission, Reversal of Fortune) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (August Rush, Match Point, …

Natalie Portman Debuts Chic Summer Hair Color

Natalie Portman has got a new, fresh summer look going on. The Black Swan actress, who has been the face for Miss Dior Cherie fragrance since 2010, debuted lighter locks Thursday at the Miss Dior Exhibition Opening in Shanghai, China. …

Sandra Bullock Planning Miss Congeniality TV Show

Sandra Bullock liked her Miss Congeniality role so much that she might reprise it on the small screen. According to Radar Online, an unnamed source says Bullock is planning a television spinoff that will be Bridesmaids meets 24. “Sandra loved …

Idina Menzel Says She’s ‘Buddies’ With John Travolta

“Adele Dazeen” — better known as Idina Menzel — has long forgiven John Travolta for flubbing her name on live TV at this year’s Academy Awards a few weeks ago. In fact, she says she has only benefitted from the …

Camila Alves And Matthew McConaughey Want Another Baby

Matthew McConaughey had some big plans for him and his wife Camila Alves Sunday night after he won Best Actor in a Leading Role for his amazing performance in Dallas Buyers Club. There were many after parties going on after …

Adele Dazeem Inspires a Travoltify Name Generator

The Oscars was filled with plenty of memorable moments, everything from a random pizza guy to Lupita Nyong’o‘s heart filled speech. However, none of these moments have received the same success as Adele Dazeem. Adele Dazeem became a star overnight or-more …

Poor Leo: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar Loss Makes for Meme Fun

One man’s misery is apparently another man’s fun, as evidenced by the response to actor Leonardo DiCaprio losing out on yet another Oscar. The Wolf of Wall Street actor was nominated for Best Actor only to lose to Dallas Buyers …

Julia Roberts: First Appearance Since Sister’s Death

Julia Roberts was at the Oscars on Sunday, marking her first public appearance since her sister’s suicide less than a month ago. Nancy Motes died February 9th. A suicide note and drugs–both prescription and non-prescription–were found at the scene. Roberts …

Bill Murray Gives A Shoutout To Harold Ramis At Oscars

Bill Murray was one of the many celebrities who had the honor of presenting at the 86th annual Academy Awards, on March 2. While presenting the award for Best Cinematography, along with actress Amy Adams, Murray took the opportunity to …