ComPost: Oscars

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Cate Blanchett’s fighting words for movie heroines, on Oscar night

“The world is round, people!“

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ladies, oscars

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 01/16/2014

‘American Hustle,’ ‘her,’ ’12 Years A Slave’: What the 2014 Oscar nominees say about us

Is it even possible to Google ‘her’?

By Alexandra Petri  |  10:16 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, oscars

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Was Seth MacFarlane really that sexist?

Well, yes, boobs — but what else did you expect from the "Family Guy" guy?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oscars

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Our 2013 Oscar nominees, explained

What to say about this year's crop?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:46 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  oscars

Posted at 08:09 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Kirk Douglas, the Oscars and the power of age

Maybe our youth-obsessed culture is like Samson -- lost its power when Justin Bieber cut his hair. I enjoyed the Oscars. Disclosure: My college roommate and bosom companion wrote jokes for the telecast, so I'd been programmed to enjoy them...

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:09 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bad Advice, Epic Failures, Petri | Tags:  America, Oscars, age, kids these days

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Barack Obama, no one cares about your favorite Oscar song

Sure, a lot of dynamic things occurred at last night's Oscars. Kirk Douglas. Kirk Douglas? Kirk Douglas! But the wackiest moment of the night might have to go to the Tribute to Best Original Songs. Everyone knows how much this...

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:23 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Petri, Reality? Television, That's awkward | Tags:  Barack Obama, Oscars, argh