via Cats Who Look Like SkrillexWill this cat win Best New Artist?Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 54th Annual Grammys, coming to you live from a couch in Astoria. There are quite a few questions lurking around tonight's ceremony. Will Adele sweep the three major categories in wh ... More >>
Jaden Smith will never catch a fly with chopsticks
Statues of no limitations—the Academy Awards bring the crazy
Pre-pre-show: Someone just described Kate Winslet's hair thus: "It may look very retro, but it's actually futuristic." Ryan Seacrest interviews Kate WInslet, who looks like she wants to bite off his face, or somebody's. "I'm extremely nervous," Winslet explains. Seacrest shows Winslet's upcoming Tim ... More >>
8:30 pm. Hmmm, Laurence of Arabia with a Cugat beat... pretty stage, more "intimate" than usual as promised, but a bit flat -- Oh no Hugh Jackman is doing a Billy Crystal. No, Hugh, you're too good for this. And we mean that literally. It's like watching Pavarotti play Jackie Gleason. At last, a g ... More >>
Yes, Carly Simon won an Oscar, but not for Costume Design. Photo by Alan Light. The Oscars are tomorrow night, and an alleged leak of the winners is making it more interesting than usual. The Academy has denounced the list as a "complete fraud." If so, it should be exposed tomorrow, though the ever ... More >>
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 >>
The Best Picture Oscar nominees are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader, and Slumdog Millionaire. The other top nominations are: Best Actor: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), ... More >>
Here it is, folks--the list of lucky and talented people who will compete for the final glory on the Gay Olympics on February 22. My predictions were 80% correct (four out of five in each category), which is not embarassing, but hardly worthy of a trophy either. I underestimated the Academy a bit, a ... More >>
For those who did not get enough Forrest Gump . . .
As per usual, the Globes went for any movie personality who's famous (Brangelina, Tom Cruise, etc.) and with only a few exceptions dissed actual actors who aren't enormous stars. Uninvited from the buffet table were such underpublicized critical darlings as:
And Mamet books Broadway revivals, and several people reveal altered states.
Joe Carnahan's overly slick, heavily edited dark comedy works despite itself
Trick daddy: Pimp-hop flick's troubled sensibility sabotages an exquisite lead performance
John Singleton on Shtupping, Shaft, and Spike