It’s hard to imagine anyone happier than Jordan Peele after last night’s Oscars. His script for Get Out, a movie he said he stopped writing about 20 times because he thought it “wasn’t going to work,” won the award for Best Original Screenplay, making Peele the first black filmmaker to receive that honor. But, after…
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Some more questionable excepts from the Brutally honest oscar voter series over at THR. via Celebitchy
So last night I went and saw lion and hidden figures, as part of my Oscar watch 2017.
In a short time, the Academy will be crowning it’s best-of-2015. Everyone will be gussied up in classy-yet-mostly-boring evening wear. We will watch while Hollywood lauds its same-old, self-congratulatory product. We will hope it doesn’t, but it will. And I will hope and pray to the last second that The Academy has…
I’m not gonna lie, I have loved Reese Witherspoon’s little heart-shaped face and Southern drawl since she first appeared in The Man in the Moon when I was a pre-teen. I love that she tackles non-obvious roles. I love that she eclipsed her first husband’s career and made no apologies for it. I love that she managed not…
Maybe I'm overreacting or maybe this just got lost in Lady Gaga's seriously awesome performance, but was anybody else just floored when that number was introduced with an implicit comparison between The Sound of Music and the Selma bus boycotts? I believe it was something like, "50 years ago, this happened, and also…
Seriously. Even if you're no where near LA, you can still decide not to watch and support a bunch of old rich white dudes telling us who is the awesomest of all in Hollywood.
No acting or directing nominations for Selma? Boo!
This is Estonian media at the moment:
You know, I'm starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act,' he said in an interview.
According to a new article in the A.V. Club, Barkhab Abdi, who just came off his Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Oscars, is flat broke.
And his responses will surprise you/warm your heart/shock you/blow your mind/make your day/and you won't believe what happens next.
Travoltify your name!
Diversity was a leading motif for ceremony that was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, a happy-go-lucky lesbian who spent most of the evening in a tuxedo, and which also honored Jared Leto as best supporting actor for his role as a transgender AIDS patient in "Dallas Buyers Club."
Jared Leto's performance of a badly written trans woman character was not the groundbreaking, outstanding, skillful acting which so many mainstream critics have lauded. It was Leto doing his job. Since when do we hand out awards for people just doing their jobs? Leto could have taken the written character and through…
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