All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘academy awards’

Lupita Nyong’o Joins Call For Oscars Change

Lupita Nyong’o has added her voice to a rising chorus of actors and actresses that are calling for more diversity when it comes to the Academy Awards. Joining those like Jada Pinkett Smith, who will be boycotting this year’s Oscars, Lupita Nyong’o posted a statement to Instagram. Part of Lupita Nyong’o’s statement read, “It has me thinking about unconscious prejudice …

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

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 year. In fact, there were protests scheduled to take place before Selma director, Ava Duvernay, asked that they be called …

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Lady Gaga Dominated Oscars Social Media Chatter

The most talked-about moment of Sunday night’s Academy Awards wasn’t an actual award announcement – it was a musical performance. Lady Gaga’s unanimously-praised performance of a Sound of Music medley garnered the most social media chatter during the broadcast – both on Facebook and Twitter. According to Facebook, Lady Gaga’s The Sound of Music medley and Julie Andrews’ appearance onstage …

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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Debut Matching Hairstyles Before McGraw Offers Moving Tribute to Glen Campbell

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw attended the Oscars ceremony Sunday, looking gorgeous as ever sporting matching short, blond hair styles. The first couple of country stole the show on the Oscars red carpet with their non-stop adorable PDA and that new look. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have been married for 18 years and the spark between them was still …

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Jennifer Hudson to Perform at the Oscars

Jennifer Hudson will perform at this year’s Oscars. The Academy announced that the Dreamgirls star will be singing for the big event. “We’re creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn’t be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them,” the show’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, said. Hudson is excited about …

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Julianne Moore: ‘Still Alice’ Star Walks Red Carpet With Family

Julianne Moore, star of the newly released film Still Alice, walked the red carpet at an event in her honor at the Museum of the Moving Image, flanked by her husband and children. Moore plays a professor in the new film–one who is losing her memory to early Alzheimer’s. Julianne Moore lost nothing during this event, however, instead gaining the …

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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 in a film he is directing. “I would have been happy to make the tea on Clint’s set much less …

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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 declaring, “I’m Chevy Chase, and you’re not.” Chevy may have had the line, but Bill Murray has had the life. …

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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 Hayao Miyazaki and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere. The event was held at a private dinner ceremony at Hollywood & Highland’s Ray …

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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 Harry Belafonte. The legendary redhead said she cried when she first heard the news, and can’t seem to stop. “It’s …

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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 Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. “It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host …

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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 in 2015? The former Friend is drawing rave reviews for her performance in the film Cake. In the drama, Aniston …

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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 Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was considered the best sniper in American history. The film is an adaptation of Kyle’s bestselling …

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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, The Tudors) were in negotiations to join Chastain and Vanessa Redgrave (As You Like It, Atonement, Julia) in the adaptation …

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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. Dressed in a super chic white silk dress, black pumps, a matching clutch, and white gold and diamond earrings, all …

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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 her Miss Congeniality FBI agent character Gracie Hart and the concept so much that for years she has continued to …

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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 mistatake. Menzel told The Hollywood Reporter that she received flowers and a note following the incident that spawned a website …

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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 the 86th annual Academy Awards; however McConaughey said that he and Alves wouldn’t be staying long. “We won’t stay at …

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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 accurately-in the span of a few minutes. The internet buzzed about this wickedly talented, one and only singing sensation. The …

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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 Club star Matthew McConaughey. This is the fourth time DiCaprio has been nominated in either the Best Actor or Best …

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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 looked lovely–sporting both Givenchy and Bulgari. The actress was upbeat and even funny at times despite her recent loss–as well …

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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 pay tribute to his late friend Harold Ramis. After announcing the nominees, Murray cleverly included Ramis by saying: “Oh, we …

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Kim Novak’s Face Is The Talk Of The Oscars

Kim Novak, 81, was one of the many celebrities to serve as a presenter for this year’s annual Academy Awards on March 2. When she took the stage with Best Actor winner Matthew McConaughey to present the award for Best Animated Feature, fans were shocked at what they saw, and took to Twitter, and other social media sites, to voice …

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Anna Kendrick Shakes Up Oscars Fashion

In the wake of all of the glitz and glamour at the Academy Awards last night one actress seems to have stolen the show by shaking up the dress status quo a bit. Those who are into the whole red carpet fashion thing probably noticed a prevailing theme among this year’s big name actresses. Hollywood heavy hitters such as Kate …

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Liza Minelli Tries and Fails at Being Part of Ellen DeGeneres’s Epic Tweet

Liza Minelli tried but failed miserably at being part of Ellen DeGeneres’s epic Oscars tweet at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. It seems Minelli was simply much too short to make it into the shot that’s now been seen around the world and back several times via Twitter. The star-studded selfie was actually taken by American Hustle star Bradley Cooper, whose …

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Jessica Biel Hits the Oscars Red Carpet Without Justin Timberlake

Jessica Biel showed up on the Oscars 2014 red carpet without husband Justin Timberlake. The actress told Ryan Seacrest that Timberlake was “out on tour, busy working,” referring to her husband’s 20/20 Experience tour. Timberlake performed in Boston last Thursday and will be in Ft. Lauderdale Tuesday night. Biel made several best-dressed lists Sunday night with her floor-length silver Chanel …

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Jessica Biel Attends Oscars Without Hubby Justin Timberlake

Jessica Biel may be answering questions without saying any words at all. As the rumors continue to swarm about the alleged downward spiral of her marriage to Grammy Award-winning singer Justin Timberlake, a number of happenings may slowly proving the speculation to be true. Now, her appearance at the Oscars has really created a media firestorm. Not only did she walk …

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Olivia Wilde Flaunts Baby Bump At Oscars

Jason Sudeikis and his pregnant fiancé Olivia Wilde were seen walking the red carpet together, during last night’s 86th annual Academy Awards. Wilde, who starred in the Best Picture nominee Her, took the opportunity to flaunt her growing baby bump in a high-neck long black gown. “We are wearing Valentino and Lorraine Schwartz jewels,” Wilde jokingly told E!’s Ryan Seacrest. …

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Kim Novak Has Beat Bigger Battles Than Binary Brats

Kim Novak doesn’t have to explain herself. However, amidst the tumult of tweeters (so very brave behind the anonymity of their hateful 140 characters), she addressed the oh-so-obvious derisive diction slung her way following the Hollywood award show. Actually, she addressed it a while ago, smart guys. This is old news. When Kim shared her experience with plastic surgery before, …

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John Travolta Butchers Name During Oscars

John Travolta, 60, was one of the many presenters during the 86th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on March 2. His sole task was to introduce Idina Menzel, the star of the animated film Frozen. While this might seem like an easy task, for John it wasn’t. He completely butchered her name introducing her as the talented …

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