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Film Awards

  • Voice Choices

    June 11, 2014

    NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

    This festival of global affairs returns to NYC

  • Film

    December 18, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    November 27, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    August 7, 2013

    WILD THING

    A popular movie gets a live musical accompaniment

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Broadway Publicist: Sigourney Weaver's Bio Gaffe Is My Fault

    As I wrote earlier today, Sigourney Weaver's Playbill bio for the hilarious Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike wrongly states that she won the Oscar for Aliens. Well, don't blame Siggy. The show's publicist, Rick Miramontez, from O & M Co., has issued a mea culpa. First, some background. His fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Could Argo Win Just One Oscar?

    Meaning the Big One. Argo has been picking up so much steam lately--it copped the PGA, the Golden Globe, and the SAG--that it's looking like a much healthier Best Picture Oscar candidate than it did when they snubbed Ben Affleck for a Best Director nomination. As has been pointed out, Hollywood li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Will Seth MacFarlane Be A Good Oscar Host?

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were a scream as hosts of the Golden Globes last night. They were wicked, witty, and spontaneous, and added some lovely tones of mirthful mockery to the proceedings, which could otherwise bog down in self congratulation. If Seth MacFarlane can do even half as well at the Os ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Daniel Day-Lewis's Third Oscar?

    If the protean Daniel Day-Lewis wins his third Oscar for Lincoln--which there's a much better chance of happening than Liz & Dick nabbing an Emmy--he'll be the first three-time Best Actor winner in the Academy's history. Other actors have won three Oscars, mind you, but not all for Best Actor. (Ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Octavia Spencer Is Getting Her Breasts Done!

    Yes, the Oscar front-runner for The Help thinks the help she needs is to get a rack lift. And you gotta love her for the honesty. As she tells Parade magazine about her post-Oscar plans:

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    In Documentaries, New York City Trumps Hollywood, Report Finds

    Take that, Hollywood! In the battle for Oscars, New York City is beating Hollywood by a long shot -- at least in one category. A study released today from the Center for an Urban Future, a New York City-based think tank, shows that half of the films nominated for an Oscar in the documentary-film ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Transgender And Drag At The Oscars! A Fabulous Pictorial!

    In Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close (above) convincingly plays a woman who dresses like a man in order to nab some employment in 19th-century Ireland. But it's the kind of stunt that can also nab you awards consideration.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Who Should Be The Oscar Host? Here Are My Picks

    ​Eddie Murphy has followed his homophobic pal Brett Ratner out the gay door, and now the Oscars are starting from square zero again, much like the Democrats did when John Edwards was revealed to have fathered a love child. So who should swoop in and save the show's ass? Naturally, I'm going ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011

    CO-ED NAKED DANCING

    A festival where less is more

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Jack Lemmon Offered To Flash The Nurses

    ​When everyone's favorite actor, Jack Lemmon, was in the hospital dying about a decade ago, he was inspiringly uncomplaining and patient, according to Jack's actor son Chris Lemmon. But through all that impressive dignity, Jack managed to keep his bawdy humor intact. In fact, in his memoir, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011

    CAT AND MOUSE

    Take a wild ride with the NYPD's drug squad

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Joan Crawford Accepts Oscar For Anne Bancroft

    christies.com​In 1963, the Best Actress race at the Oscars boiled down to a heated battle between Bette Davis for Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? and Anne Bancroft for The Miracle Worker (though the other nominees, Katharine Hepburn, Lee Remick, and Geraldine Page, all gave sterling performanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Top Five Music Videos Directed By Razzie Award "Winners"

    MTV turns 30 today. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. Angelina Jolie in a Michael Bay production. ​In the 30 years since MTV first hit the air, the music video has proven itself as a medium able to collapse high and low culture—or, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Ricky Gervais Amazed By Emmy Nod For Golden Globes Gig

    ​When awards shows get nominated for awards, it's a little like a dog sniffing its own butt. And sure enough, the Emmys have nominated the Tonys, the Oscars, and the Golden Globes, all of which will probably end up competing for a Pulitzer! It's all so creepily incestual it's like a cult in ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2011

    CUCKOO CA-CHOO!

    Have a picnic with Jack Nicholson

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher: Another Oscar?

    ​Meryl Streep as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a heavily researched, carefully made up film called The Iron Lady? Reeks of Oscar, right? Well, I know the answer.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Oscars 2011: Ranking the Red-Carpet Fashion Highs and Lows

    You had us at beard. ​At Refinery 29's Oscar Viewing Party at the W Hotel in Union Square last night, we waited eagerly to be wowed by the celebs on the red carpet. Alas, that moment never came. We mostly shrugged, "meh"ed, and nodded. Not even Helena Bonham Carter, whose eccentricity has kept ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Three's Company With James Franco?

    ​Ok, get this, kids. The worst sitcom ever--except for My Mother The Car--has become James Franco's obsession to the point where he's threatening to take it to the stage and/or big screen. You see, Franco just did a Three's Company-related art installation, and the original show's creators w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Bob Hope, John Wayne, Cary Grant -- the 1970 Oscars

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 16 Films in Focus by Andrew Sarris OSCAR GOES TO COLLEGE: You could hardly recognize Oscar this year at the celebration of his 42nd birthday. After years of flaunting his nouveau riche vulgarity and grade s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Sigourney Weaver Attacks The Oscars

    ​Avatar co-star Sigourney Weaver has said in an interview that James Cameron would have won the Oscar for Best Director--except "he didn't have breasts." This is outrageous! If the Oscars were simply making a statement by declaring the first woman Best Director, then I guess the Directors Gu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010

    HOLLYWOOD HEAVEN

    Avatar, 10 Best Picture nominations, long, boring speeches—yes!

  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010

    HOLLYWOOD HEAVEN

    Avatar, 10 Best Picture nominations, long, boring speeches—yes!

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    It's Meryl Vs. Sandra!

    ​Did anyone think the Best Actress Oscar race would boil down to a battle royale between the greatest actress of her generation, Meryl Streep, and Miss Congeniality, Sandra Bullock? No, but with both ladies' Golden Globes wins, that exactly what it's shaping up as. Mind you, I've always trum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Golden Globe Nominations Favor Up in The Air, Hurt Locker

    ​Movie awards fever proceeds apace with the Golden Globes nominations. The once-derided Hollywood Foreign Press Association prizes are now considered legit and a predictor of Oscar behavior, so the Best Motion Picture - Drama nominees -- NY/LA Critics' laureate The Hurt Locker , along with Ava ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    What Was The Best Movie of The Decade?

    ​Was it Glitter? Gigli? No, let's stay away from the 'G' films. Instead, I'll toss out some of the decade's Best Picture Oscar winners, just as possible selections to crown from:

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Oscar Times 10? Pros and Cons of the Expanded Best Picture Race

    The MPAA have announced they'll nominate 10 rather than five Best Picture nominees next year, and the commentary has flown thick and fast. Each side has a point: Pro: Fans point out that in early years the Oscars frequently named ten or more nominees at a time. The fabled 1939 crop, for example, i ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2009
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    April 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Pedophile Nazi Wins Oscar! Pedophile Priest Loses To Corpse!

    How gay were the Oscars? Well, Queen Latifah sat with her trainer girlfriend; Hugh Jackman sat on Frank Langella's lap; Beyonce sang "Over The Rainbow"; Milk writer Dustin Lance Black and star Sean Penn gave stirring speeches about how God loves the gays; and kisses from that film were included in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    James Franco Recommends Carl Wilson's A Journey to the End of Taste at the Oscars

    Zoilus is oddly (modestly?) quiet today, but Carl Wilson had his 33 1/3 book Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste recommended by James Franco on the Oscars red carpet last night. Since these books are labors of love in a bizarre, almost impossibly quixotic sense, it's good to see Wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Oscar Night Reminder! It's Tonight!

    No, it's not the actual Academy Awards that are tonight--that's this Sunday, as gays everywhere have known for a year--but this evening marks an even more spectacular gala: the me-hosted panel talking about the Oscars at the LGBT Center, as we span both gay heroes (Milk) and gay molesters (Doubt). T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Nate Silver Takes All the Suspense Out of the Oscars

    Every year people bitch that the Oscars are boring, and this year's event just lost what little non-wardrobe interest it had, because Nate Silver has called the winners. The supergenius statistician who predicted the last Presidential election's results with uncanny accuracy tells New York magazine ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 11, 2009

    Best Oscar Party

    Murray Hill has the Academy to thank

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    How Was The Super Bowl Halftime Show?

    Damned if I know! My cable strangely died while it was on and the screen went blank, almost as if it were a sign from God--or at least Time Warner--that I should go back to my life of gay debauchery and not try to enter the wondrous world of sports, even if just to see some sparkly entertainment. My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    SAG Nominees Include One Pleasant Surprise

    Nominations have been announced for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which from the look of its glammed-up website is looking to join the Oscars and the People's Golden Global Choice Awards in the public's affection. The nominees are mostly expected -- Langella, Penn, Streep, Mickey Rourke, et alia; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Thumbs Up For Hugh Jackman as Oscar Host

    Hunky Hugh Jackman won an Emmy for hosting the Tonys, so maybe now he can get a Grammy for hosting the Oscars. The Aussie costar of Australia and X-Men was recently selected to M.C. the Academy Awards in February in a desperate attempt to get the telecast out of the ratings toilet bowl and attract s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Read About The Divas!

    Click right here and you get the column, kids. It's totally free (if emotionally taxing)! Do so and you'll get to read about all kinds of one-named-divas like Chita, Liza, and even Vanessa (Williams, that is). You'll also nab more musings about Milk (like who's gay in it), an update on the hot gay c ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 10, 2008

    ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

    Looking back at Elia Kazan's scandalous Baby Doll

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Who You Calling a SAG?

    What was your favorite part of last night's SAG awards? Daniel Day-Lewis's drippy Heath Ledger speech or Julie Christie's witchy and wanton Alzheimer's joke? Don't answer! Julie wins by a landslide! But since her speech had a rah-rah Writer's Guild bent to it, Jules probably shouldn't have neglected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2006
  • NYC Life

    February 15, 2005
  • News

    March 26, 2002

    Operation Infinite Justice

    A Patriotic Hollywood Celebrates Its Own Beautiful Mind

  • NYC Life

    March 19, 2002

    Malice in Wonderland

    Joan Rivers, Bohemia, and the Oscars

  • Columns

    January 29, 2002
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