This appreciation by Jodie is from the Time 100: "...I remember going to the cutting rooms of Winter's Bone. I thought, Sure, this girl can act. But, man, this girl can also just be. All of those painful secrets in her face, the feeling that there's some terrible past that's left impossibly angled ... More >>
Writing a critique of Seth MacFarlane's duties as Oscar host on the website of The New Yorker this morning, Amy Davidson found herself defending Chris Brown. At least sort of. "Relationships are complicated," she wrote in the midst of a stern rebuke of MacFarlane's Chris Brown/Rhianna joke, "and it ... More >>
You! Walk the red carpet to this fabulous oscar Party
Victor Garber was one of the people onstage at the Golden Globes after it was announced that Argo--which he's in--had copped Best Picture, Drama. He's also in the series Deception. But I guess he doesn't want any more deception.
The Doomsday Diaries guy is back. He's the wiry, versatile talent who does videos where he uncannily recreates Oscar winning performances and comes off better than the originals (partly because his versions are way shorter and pithier). Well, he's gone for the big one this time--Best Actress--and ... More >>
They announced the winner of Best Actor in A Play. It was "James..." (Nominee James Earl Jones must have been getting really excited around this point.) "....Corden."
It's for real, people. But they said they were going to wait till gay marriage was approved everywhere. Couldn't they have just waited 140 years???
What would Rousseau do?
Two U.S. Army officers were killed at their desks in Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Saturday by a junior intelligence officer. "We believe it was 100% linked to the Quran burning because of the religious background of this junior officer. He spent two months in a Pakistani madrassa," an Afghan ... More >>
viaUnless you've been living in a box, you're aware that the Oscars are tonight. While we won't be live-blogging the event like we did last year, we do have some hopes and anticipations for tonight's ceremony. So get in your gown (you do have one, don't you?), sit down in front of your laptop ... More >>
The show started with great dignity. Morgan Freeman came out and a friend of mine said, "Is that the one who fucks the granddaughter?"
It's a grand enough achievement to land in one of Oscar's Best Picture nominees, but I can think of four actors (some male, some female) who are in two of the nominated films.
Roger Ebert called the Iranian melodrama A Separation "the best film of the year." What's more, it won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and it's nominated for two Oscars. And it's indeed remarkable -- a far cry from slick, bloated, soulless Hollywood fare.
Yesterday, as you'll recall, I posted my predictions for the Oscar nominations, using all my best wizardry, know-how, and blind luck. And today at 8:30 a.m., I will be on CNN International, discussing the results as they are announced live!
[Insert obligatory "And you get an Oscar! And you! And you!" joke.] Oprah Winfrey, ruler of Earth, is rumored to be a candidate to host next year's Academy Awards, although nothing is official at this stage in the game. Look, anything beats Franco and Hathaway. At the Oprah Oscars, winners won't ... More >>
Ever since his breakthrough perf in 1991's Thelma and Louise, Brad Pitt has proven to be not just a good movie star, but a really fine actor too. In the wake of his latest, The Tree of Life, winning the big prize at Cannes, let's look back and pick Brad's five best performances out of many. ... More >>
If you thought the ceremonies weren't funny, don't blame him.
I mean, you know, dress like Cher. On the Oscars. But an unexpected occurrence got in the way of that, so he got dolled up as Marilyn instead. Click here for my breezy Q&A with funny man slash Oscar writer Bruce Vilanch, and that will all be gorgeously explained, with full accessories.
Congratulations to the cast of Sex and the City 2 for winning a collective worst actress prize at the Razzies, the awards show that honors the worst in film. Now please stop ruining my favorite show. Other winners included Ashton Kutcher and Jessica Alba, for a bunch of movies that aren't re ... More >>
The big LGBT movie at the Oscars this year isn't Winter's Bone, though that sounds mildly provocative. It's The Kids Are All Right, about lesbian partners who develop a rift when one of them sleeps with their old sperm donor.You know, a man. And lesbian comic Judy Gold thinks it's bullshit!
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 20, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 16 films in focus By Andrew Sarris The 44th annual festivities of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began with a whimper and ended with a bang, demonstrating that, among other things, Oscar ... More >>
Geoffrey Rush knows crazy
The kids are not all right
They must be! After all, three of their picks for Worst Supporting Actress of the year happen to be huge gay icons. Cher is up for Burlesque
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
via NY Daily NewsToday, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named the hosts of this year's Academy Awards. The Daily News reports that Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer (the producers of the Oscars) said, "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exc ... More >>
The great Hollywood actress just died at age 84, leaving behind a legacy of fine work and spunky living. 1963's Hud should be put in a time capsule for her performance alone.
The competition isn't fierce but the Romanians are!
Avatar, 10 Best Picture nominations, long, boring speeches—yes!
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Somehow it doesn't seem that likely that the MTV Movie Awards planning committee just happened to drop an in-character Sasha Baron Cohen (Bruno, coming soon!) balls-first onto an album-promoting, famously gay-hating Eminem, who, among other things, has only been one of the two or three most valuab ... More >>
Last month NBC had trouble filling ad slots for the Super Bowl and wound up taking a DRTV spot for Cash4Gold, which wound up being the success story of the evening. Now ABC is reportedly having trouble filling ad slots for the Oscars. The LA Times says they're cutting Academy Award ad rates, too. G ... More >>
Click here on my new column and you'll find out which sexy superstar--Brad or Angelina--will get an Oscar nomination next week, since my inside source in heaven swears the deities have decreed that BOTH divas can't be so honored. That would just be too much glory for people who already have it all ... More >>
Francis Ford Coppola restores two of his classics