Celebritology 2.0: Oscars


Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Seth MacFarlane, Oscar host: The pros and the cons

Here’s why this could be great, or also possibly not so great.

By Jen Chaney  |  02:49 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Oscars | Tags:  Seth MacFarlane; Oscars; Awards Season

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Katherine Jackson says she was incommunicado during recent trip; Jimmy Fallon as Oscar host?

More on that, Fallon and the Academy Awards in the morning mix.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:34 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning Mix, Katherine Jackson, Jimmy Fallon, Oscars

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Eddie Murphy would still like to host the Oscars

He told “Access Hollywood,” “It’s one of the few things I haven’t done in my 35 years in this business, so I would like to have that be part of my resume as well.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eddie Murphy, Oscars, Awards Season

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 02/29/2012

The Oscars and social media: How online chatter is keeping live TV relevant

This may not be terribly surprising. But all those tweets and Facebook updates are making some people feel more compelled to watch television in real time.

By Jen Chaney  |  04:21 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Oscars | Tags:  Oscars

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Jimmy Kimmel recruits Oprah, George Clooney, every other celebrity on the planet for post-Oscars special (video)

“Movie: The Movie,” starring George Clooney and every other actor, should be a real movie.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jimmy Kimmel, Oscars

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Sacha Baron Cohen (and Ryan Seacrest) steal Oscar spotlight: How did you feel about ‘The Dictator’ stunt?

The E! host’s reaction to having the fake ashes of Kim Jong Il dumped on him by the unpredictable comedian? “I was surprised, but not surprised,” Seacrest said.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sacha Baron Cohen, Oscars, Awards Season

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Jessica Chastain: Was her dress a red-carpet success?

Critics were divided on Jessica Chastain’s Alexander McQueen gown.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, Academy Awards

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Oscars 2012: Uggie attends the show after all

The pooch helped “The Artist” cast and crew accept the Oscar for best picture.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:14 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, Awards Season

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Esperanza Spalding’s moving Oscar performance of ‘What a Wonderful World’

The under-the-radar Grammy winner performed a touching tribute to deceased stars.

By Maura Judkis  |  08:38 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, Awards season

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Billy Crystal: How bad was his Oscar hosting?

Critics say many of Crystal’s jokes fell flat.

By Maura Judkis  |  07:56 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, awards season

Posted at 12:22 AM ET, 02/27/2012

‘The Artist’ wins best picture (Video)

Michel Hazanavicius’ film is the first black and white and largely silent picture to win since 1929.

By Cara Kelly  |  12:22 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars: Awards Season

Posted at 11:27 PM ET, 02/26/2012

Jean Dujardin wins Oscar for best actor (Video)

“The Artist” star thanked silent film star Douglas Fairbanks.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:27 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, Awards Season

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 02/26/2012

Michel Hazanavicius wins Oscar for directing ‘The Artist’ (Video)

“I am the happiest director in the world right now,” he declared.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:10 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michel Hazanavicius, Oscars, Awards Season

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 02/26/2012

Octavia Spencer wins Oscar for supporting actress (Video)

The “Help” actress was very choked up.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:53 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, Awards Season

Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 02/26/2012

Billy Crystal opens 2012 Oscars with montage, best picture song and Justin Bieber

The nine-time host was back with special guests George Clooney and Justin Bieber.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:21 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 02/26/2012

Sacha Baron Cohen, as ‘Dictator’ character, arrives at Oscars, dumps ‘ashes’ on Ryan Seacrest

The “Hugo” actor dumped “ashes” on Ryan Seacrest.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  07:36 PM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, Sacha Baron Cohen

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/26/2012

Oscars 2012: Celebrity reactions on Twitter

The film industry’s stars are taking to Twitter to post updates from the 2012 Academy Awards ceremony. We’re collecting the best tweets here.

By Mark S. Luckie  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 02/25/2012

Oscars 2012: What time does the show start, and other FAQs

Find out where and when red carpet coverage begins and more.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:02 PM ET, 02/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Oscars 2012: Live coverage begins Sunday at 5 p.m. ET

Join Jen Chaney, Ann Hornaday and other Style reporters for live Oscars coverage this weekend.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:36 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Sacha Baron Cohen, as Adm. Gen. Aladeen from ‘The Dictator,’ responds to Oscars controversy (Video)

“Usually I would be impressed by an act of cowardice by a faceless regime,” Baron Cohen, speaking as the Republic of Wadiya leader, said. “But this is personal.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:01 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sacha Baron Cohen, Oscars

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 02/23/2012

Oscars 2012: What would you ask on the red carpet?

Jen Chaney will be at Sunday’s big event. And she’d love to hear your interview question recommendations.

By Jen Chaney  |  12:20 PM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, Awards Season

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t banned from the Oscars; ‘Seinfeld’ actor hospitalized after suicide attempt

Also in the morning mix: Aretha Franklin tells entertainment outlets to “stop the B.S.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:33 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Sacha Baron Cohen, Oscars

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Rooney Mara, Viola Davis and Emma Stone attend Fashion Week shows

The actresses’ appearances in the front rows have sparked a flurry of predictions on what they will be wearing to the Oscars.

By Cara Kelly  |  03:49 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Oscars | Tags:  Oscars, Awards Season

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Muppets to present, Cirque du Soleil to perform at Oscars

But still no Uggie or Walter.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oscars, Muppets

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Brett Ratner to direct PSAs for GLAAD

Famous people will come out in support of the LGBQT community.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  Brett Ratner, Oscars

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Uggie has not been invited to the Oscars

This changes everything.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:17 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Uggie, Oscars

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Oscar nominees gather at luncheon: The only photo you need to see

George Clooney and Jean Dujardin provided a picture perfect moment.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:51 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Oscars

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Kirk Douglas: The highlight of the 'young, hip' Oscar broadcast

Sunday's Oscar broadcast was not, in the words of our own Hank Stuever, the youth revolution promised by the hot young hosting pair of James Franco and Anne Hathaway. (Which has us wondering -- will next year's show attempt to skew even younger with, say, Justin Bieber and Natalie Portman's baby hosting?) Despite all the young blood, some of the night's best moments were delivered by card-carrying AARP members -- one-time Oscar fixture Billy Crystal, a CGI clip of Bob Hope and a deliciously feisty Kirk Douglas, who basically stole the show. If you missed it, here's a clip of Douglas's segment, in which the 94-year-old screen legend gets more laughs in three minutes than James Franco got all night:...

By Liz Kelly  |  09:31 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Awards Season, Oscars | Tags:  Academy Awards, Oscars

Posted at 01:03 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Oscar's best and worst dressed: Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett wow for totally different reasons.

This year's Oscar ceremony was underwhelming in myriad respects. One of them was fashion. This year's crop of gowns failed to produce even one buzzy fashion trend. And wiith considerably less bling on the red carpet, 2011 may just go down in history as the year that Oscar fashion was a bit of a yawn. Still, there were some standouts -- both stunners and stinkers -- worth a second look. Best dressed The insouciant Gwyneth Paltrow in utterly stunning Calvin Klein (which totally made up for her off-key on-stage performance), host Anne Hathaway's red carpet look: a dress from the Valentino archives (though we loved her in most of her gazillion on-stage gown changes, too), Helen Miren in drop-dead gorgeous grey Vivienne Westwood and a slimmed down Jennifer Hudson in Versace. Worst Dressed The usually fashion forward Cate Blanchett in a homely concoction from Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Helena Bonham...

By Liz Kelly  |  01:03 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Awards Season | Tags:  Academy Awards, Oscars

Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 02/27/2011

James Franco in drag: Oscar fail?

Oscar host/nominee James Franco channeled Marilyn Monroe (and Madonna) when he walked on stage in a fuschia gown and blond wig. It may have been a first for the Academy Awards, though not for Franco -- who has done this sort of thing before. More than once. But, in the context of tonight's Oscar broadcast, was there really a point? Or was it just another naked (or thankfully not-naked) bid to woo "young, hip" viewers?...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:05 PM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Awards Season | Tags:  Academy Awards, Oscars

Posted at 09:48 PM ET, 02/27/2011

Live tweeting from the Oscar press room

Our own Jen Chaney is in the press room and tweeting as this year's Academy Award winners make their way backstage to face the press scrum. Follow her below and send your comments with hashtag #oscarspotting:...

By Liz Kelly  |  09:48 PM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Awards Season | Tags:  Academy Awards, Oscars