One of the few unquestioned highlights of this year’s Academy Awards was the live performance of Best Original Song nominee “Everything is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie. Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island performed, Oprah got her very own LEGO Oscar, and Will Arnett moaned about darkness and no parents while wearing Val Kilmer’s Batsuit from Batman Forever. It was a great moment, but one that was totally out of touch with the spirit of the evening. According to almost every pundit and critic, everything was decidedly not awesome about the 87th Oscars.
This Sunday’s Oscars will be the 87th annual Academy Awards. In nearly a century of honoring Hollywood’s best, the Academy has sometimes has made some bold choices, and some dumb choices. This gallery has them all; the complete history of nine decades of Best Picture winners in pictures. Some are classics, still watched to this day. A few are almost totally forgotten to history. (Cavalcade, anyone?) But they all won. Even Crash, somehow.
Tim McGraw will perform Glen Campbell’s single "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" during the Oscars! "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" was nominated in the "Best Original Song" category earlier this month.
I honestly can’t think of a better choice to sing on behalf of Glen. The nomina...
Okay, so there was a fair amount of disappointment around the 2015 Academy Award nominations. Everything was not awesome for ‘The Lego Movie,’ robbed of a Best Animated Movie nod, and David Oyelowo’s dreams of a Best Actor nomination vanished when Steve Carell and Bradley Cooper’s names were mentioned instead. ‘Force Majeure’ got snubbed for a Best Foreign Language Film nomination and ‘Selma’’s Ava Duvernay was robbed in the Best Director Category. I just keep looking at the list of nominations and playing “Sad Trombone” over and over again. It’s basically the official theme song of the 2015 Academy Awards.
Seth MacFarlane has been facing some criticism for the jokes he made while hosting the Oscars. Two lawmakers from California, Bonnie Lowenthal and Hanna-Beth Jackson, felt that McFarlane went too far with his song "We Saw Your Boobs" and his jokes about Rihanna and Chris Brown.
I saw this in our daily prep, and I had to post/comment on it. There are two lawmakers in California that are really upset with Seth MacFarlane and the jokes that were made during the Academy Awards. They say that many of them were offensive to women.
I was looking forward to the return of Billy Crystal as the host of the Academy Awards last night and overall he did a fairly decent job, there were some funny parts and one liners. But honestly the best part of the Oscar's had nothing to do with the awards, for me it was the new Ellen DeGeneres' JC Penny commercials.
I’m totally disappointed to hear that Eddie Murphy will not host the Academy Awards after all. Today Eddie withdrew as host of the show after his creative partner; Brett Ratner resigned as the show’s producers.
It’s kind of hard to believe he hasn’t hosted before but it’s true, for the first time ever Eddie Murphy will host the Academy Awards. The shows producer’s announced the news today saying the 50 year old comedian is a comedic genius.