The Oscars

James Bulger’s mom calls for boycott of critically acclaimed film about son's murder

In 1993, two-year-old James Bulger was brutally murdered by two 10-year-old boys in England.  The James Bulger murderer is one of the most shocking cases of child crimes in recent history. Twenty-six years after the incident, a short film recreating the police interviews with the killers...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 5:33pm

What is an 'inclusion rider'?

We can all agree that Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech for Best Actress stole the show at last night’s Oscars ceremony. It was a raging, poignant and funny send up to a historically sexist industry that completely brought the house down. Before she left the stage, she made sure to...

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:54am

See the 'Standards of Conduct' letter the Oscar Academy is sending to members

The Oscar Academy sent all of its members a “letter of conduct” in the wake of the many sexual harassment and assault allegations coming out of Hollywood, specifically the recent claims against movie director Harvey Weinstein who has been accused of decades of sexual assault and...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 5:32pm

Is this the movie that will finally win Adam Sandler an Oscar?

After The Meyerowitz Stories premiered and received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival back in May, chatter about Adam Sandler’s sterling performance in the comedy drama immediately led to some early Oscar buzz. The first trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories proves that...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:33am

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reunite on the Oscars red carpet

It's been almost 20 years since Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet first teamed up on thebig screen for the Oscar-winning "Titanic."Since that time, they've remained friends, and even starred together again, as they've both been up several times for the top acting award.RELATED:Oscars 2016: Red...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 8:32am

Oscars 2016: Color rules the red carpet

The 88th Annual Academy Awardssignify the most prestigious night in Hollywood —and not to mention the most serious, high-stakes red carpet night of the year. See who made the biggest statements, and won our award for best-dressed even before the ceremony began.Best Actress nominee Brie Larson looks...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:05am

The Oscars has a tacky idea to shorten acceptance speeches

In an effort to keep things moving during the bloated, overlong Oscars telecast, the folks behind the show have come up with a brand new idea — and it's terrible.Producers Reginald Hudlin and David Hill have announced that nominees will be able to fill out a list of names they wish to thank during...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 9:48pm

Guess Kate Winslet's favorite emoji

Stars — they're just like us. At least when it comes to sending people rude emojis, that is. While walking the SAG Awards red carpet, Kate Winslet was asked about which adorable little icons she favors, and she got really into her answer in a really endearing way. Like, really into it. “I always...

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 11:43pm

The SAG Awards are not so white

Take that, Oscars. It's going to be an extra awkward end-run for this year's Awards Season now that so much attention has been drawn to the lack of diversity at the Oscars, since every other awards show will inevitably be compared to them — and favorably, at that. Take, for example, this weekend's...

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 11:14pm

'Godfather' star Abe Vigoda dies at 94, and this time it's not a hoax

Abe Vigoda, famed character actor best know for "The Godfather" and the 1970s police sitcom"Barney Miller," has passed away, according to the Associated Press. He was 94. His daughter,Carol Vigoda Fuchs, says her fatherdied Tuesday morning in his sleep at herhome in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 1:17am

Will Smith also sitting out the Oscars

Will Smith stopped by "Good Morning America" this morning to lend his support to wife JadaPinkett Smith's boycotting of this years Academy Awards over the lack of diversity in the nominations. And honestly, it would have been pretty conspicuousif he didn't speak up, right? I'm guessing there were...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 9:42pm

Academy president laments lack of Oscars diversity

Hey, Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith, guess what? Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs has heard your complaints about this year's Oscar nominations and their stunning lack of diversity, and she's vowing to do something about it. Well, not about the nominees...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 2:41am

Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith call out super-white year at the Oscars

As soon as the Academy Award nominations were announced last week, critics took notice of the suspicious lack of racial diversity, launching the pointed hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. Super awkward, right? Well, Oscars host Chris Rock isn’t afraid of awkward. In a Twitter post for a video promoting the...

Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 9:22pm

Spike Lee's Oscar speech is exactly what you'd expect

Spike Lee will gladly accept your honorary Oscar, Hollywood, but he's not necessarily going to be nice about it. Lee was honored by the Academy this weekend at the Governors Awards, and he took the opportunity to take Tinsel Town to task for its pervasive race issues.RELATED: Lou Diamond Phillips...

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:30pm

Chris Rock is back to host the Oscars

Turns out there was some truth to all that speculation yesterday about Chris Rock coming back to serve as Oscars host next year, as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed this morning that Rock is in fact their man for 2016.Rock previously hosted the 77th Oscars telecast in 2005....

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 11:01pm

Lauren Bacall personal treasures fetch $3.6 million in NY sale

Bloomberg –The late actress Lauren Bacall’s collection of paintings, sculpture, jewelry and furniture sold for $3.6 million at Bonhams in New York.All 740 lots sold in the two-day auction that ended Wednesday and attracted more than 1,500 bidders from 34 countries, Bonhams said.Along with two...

Friday, April 3, 2015 - 12:44pm

Vin Diesel: 'Furious 7' for Best Picture

With the seventh film in "Fast and Furious" franchise set to come out next month and expected to rack up the kind of titanic global success the last few have seen, it's understandable that series star Vin Diesel might be feeling a bit bullish on its prospects. Maybe too bullish, actually. "...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:54pm

Sean Penn doesn't 'give a f---' about his Oscar jokes critics

Sean Penn is just trying to promote his new film, "The Gunman," but people keep bringing up the Oscars and that whole "green card" joke he made when "Birdman" won Best Picture."I'm always surprised by flagrant stupidity. I keep having more hope," he says. "I have absolutely no apologies. In fact, I...

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 12:29pm

Oscars may go back to five Best Picture nominees

Hey, remember when the folks behind the Oscars decided to change the Best Picture rules so that more than five films could be nominated? Well apparently six years later they've decided it was a massive failure and they're looking to reverse it. "They tried it, and it really didn't do us any good,"...

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:21pm

Scarlett Johansson insists creepy John Travolta isn't actually creepy

So that super-creepy photo of John Travolta grabbing and kissing Scarlett Johansson on the Oscars red carpet? Well, Johansson herself has heard what you've been saying about it and she wants you all to knock it off, OK? "There is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta," she...

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:23pm