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  • Two Oscar Voters Picked '12 Years A Slave' Without Watching It

    03/06/2014 5:43:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/04/2014 | John Horn
    Was it ultimately a race about race? The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year's greatest achievement in film, and "12 Years a Slave" had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film's artistry, the undercurrent of many "12 Years a Slave" conversations hinged on race and how Hollywood has for decades given short shrift to one of the most inglorious chapters in the nation's history. All the same, two Oscar voters privately admitted that they didn't see "12 Years a Slave," thinking it would be upsetting. But they said they...
  • Batkid Segment Cut from Oscars Telecast

    03/06/2014 5:00:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 | Chris Roberts and Geoffrey Eisler
    Was Batkid snubbed? The Academy Awards telecast on Sunday was supposed to feature a segment with Batkid -- 5-year-old Miles Scott, who captured San Francisco's hearts in such a memorable fashion last fall -- but the boy's Oscar moment was nixed just hours before the show began, according to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A Make-A-Wish spokesperson confirmed the planned segment to NBC Bay Area on Wednesday. She said the segment was supposed to include Andrew Garfield, who is starring in the most-recent Hollywood iteration of Spider-Man. Garfield was supposed to introduce Miles as "the world's next superhero," Mashable reported. The segment...
  • Oscars' 'In Memoriam' Honors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Snubs Tom Clancy, Cory Monteith

    03/03/2014 8:23:57 PM PST · by This Just In · 108 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | March 3, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Oscar snubs are part of the annual Academy Awards tradition. Which actor or actress got denied a nomination? Snubbing an actor who didn't make the Oscar ceremony's "in memoriam" segment is another matter.
  • WATCH: Oscars 2014 – ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute Performance TCM Remembers 2013

    03/03/2014 5:01:05 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 8 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | Lauren Weigle
    TCM Remembers 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6gXi67ueD0
  • Oscars ratings up 7 percent over last year's telecast (celebrating the one-percenters)

    03/03/2014 4:33:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/03/14
    Ratings for the Academy Awards telecast in the nation's biggest television markets are up 7 percent over last year. The Nielsen company said Monday that New York, Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago were the strongest markets for Sunday's telecast, where "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture. Nielsen's estimate for how many people actually watched the show was expected later Monday. The Oscars are frequently the second most-watched television program of the year after the Super Bowl, with viewership topping 40 million people last year.
  • Look what Hollywood liberals were greeted with during this years Oscars...

    03/03/2014 12:16:13 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-3-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This is brilliant.I normally have a perennial Oscar piece I trot out (here), and in the past I would do agitprop based on the nominees of the year. I didn't do it this year because I paid absolutely positively no attention to that stuff this time around. It just wasn't on my radar.I suspect I'm not alone, the cultural relevance of the season of narcissists engaging in self-congratulation has definitely been waning since I was a child. As long as Hollywood remains a godless, leftist cesspool that's a good thing.
  • Russia’s Channel One Cancels Live Oscar Coverage

    03/03/2014 7:26:14 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 37 replies
    Variety.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Leo Barraclough
    LONDON — Russia’s state-controlled network Channel One has cancelled its live coverage of the Oscars in order to cover the crisis in Ukraine.
  • Jared Leto Sends Message Of Support To Ukraine And Venezuela During Oscars Speech

    03/03/2014 7:20:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 03/03/2013 | Rosie Gray
    Actor Jared Leto expressed his support for protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela during his acceptance speech for the Best Supporting Actor award at the Oscars on Sunday, making him the first celebrity at the event to acknowledge the two major events dominating world news right now. “To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say we are here, and as you struggle to make your dreams happen, to live the impossible, we’re thinking of you tonight,” Leto said. In the press room backstage after accepting his...
  • Actor Matthew McConaughey Thanks God First For Oscar Win

    03/03/2014 7:11:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 135 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it last night, Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor as a result of his work in "Dallas Buyer's Club." To kick off his acceptance speech, McConaughey thanked God for the blessings in his life and then he thanked his family. "First off I want to thank God, because he's the one I look up to, he's graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human kind. He has shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late (British...
  • The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2014 Oscars: Complete Winners List

    03/02/2014 9:27:08 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 132 replies
    Yahoo movies ^ | March 2, 2014 | Meriah Doty
    The winners have accepted their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is the complete list of Oscar award winners:
  • Anti-Obama Street Art Hits Oscars: 'Oczars'

    03/02/2014 2:35:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2 Mar 2014, 12:04 PM PDT | by Joel B. Pollak
    The posters, of unknown origin, feature the Oscar statue with Vladimir Lenin's head and the title "OCZARS," referring to the proliferation of "czars"--powerful officials with no congressional oversight--in the Obama administration.
  • Goliath Studios Booted "Cinderella's" Song from Oscars

    03/02/2014 12:38:24 PM PST · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | 03/02/14 | Reasonmclucus
    Those who watch the Oscars need to understand the song that receives the Oscar for best song may not deserve the honor. The Motion Picture Academy arbitrarily rescinded the nomination of the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the best song category. According to a review "ALONE YET NOT ALONE tells the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Allegheny Indians in a raid on their home and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by...
  • The 86th Annual Academy Awards thread - March 2nd, 2014 7pm EST

    03/02/2014 11:34:36 AM PST · by Perdogg · 215 replies
    • Best Picture o American Hustle o Captain Phillips o Dallas Buyers Club o Gravity o Her o Nebraska o Philomena o 12 Years a Slave o The Wolf of Wall Street B
  • 14 Films That Should Have Won the Oscar for Best Picture But Weren’t Even Nominated

    03/01/2014 7:11:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/01/2014 | KYLE SMITH
    Anytime you’re tempted to care too much about what’s going on with the Oscars, consider the list of great movies that should have won Best Picture yet weren’t even nominated in that category.1. King Kong (1933) The landmark in special effects and fantasy captivated the imagination and heralded a new era in which anything anyone could dream up became a cinematic possibility. The closing line was so perfect that Peter Jackson couldn’t resist using it again in his remake seven decades later. But Oscar was obsessed with historical sweep at the time, and gave its top award to the generational...
  • Feckless Farrow Frets: Does Black Director Count Toward 'Diversity' Given He's British?

    02/28/2014 12:04:07 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Reading the transcript isn't enough. Roll the video, listen carefully, and at the end you'll catch Ronan Farrow's nervous little laugh as he asks an African-American guest whether, in assessing movie-industry diversity, it "matters" that the black director whose film has been nominated for an Oscar is British. Such are the PC pitfalls once one wades into the bog of diversity bean-counting. But beyond the specific subject matter, Farrow's teensy twitter suggests, as other critics have noted, as here and here, how young and unsure of himself is the young man MSNBC hopes to make a star. View the video...
  • A Force More Powerful Than Oscar

    02/25/2014 12:49:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    I don't have to explain to anyone how television is much more risque, with some programs being downright lewd, than it was decades ago. But I want to tell you about something that can change the course of values in television and movies. Once upon a time, about as edgy as it got was Barbara Eden's "I Dream of Jeannie" character, who showed her trim tummy, and Elvis swinging his pelvis on "The Ed Sullivan Show" -- though the broadcast screen only captured the upper half of his body as he did. Today, of course, we've got everything from Miley...
  • OSCARS: ‘12 Years A Slave’ Telling Voters “It’s Time” – But How Will It Resonate?

    02/20/2014 9:19:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | February 19, 2014 | Pete Hammond
    “It’s Time”. That’s the message seen for the past few weeks on the 12 Years A Slave billboard as you drive on to the 20th Century Fox lot. And since the film earned nine Oscar nominations it has frequently been the slogan of choice for the Fox Searchlight contender in newspaper and television ads. A highly emotional close-up of star Chiwetel Ejiofor as the man forced into slavery and just two words to accompany it: “It’s Time”.
  • First Oscar Concert Honors Nominated Composers

    02/13/2014 9:34:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | February 13, 2014 | Sandy Cohen
    After 85 years, Oscar is putting on his very first concert, and there are plans to televise future shows worldwide. The motion picture academy will present a live Oscar Concert in the days leading up to the 86th annual Academy Awards that celebrates the year's nominated music. The Feb. 27 concert at UCLA's Royce Hall will feature all five original scores performed by an 80-piece orchestra conducted by each nominated composer, plus performances of the four original songs up for Oscars this year.
  • Evangelicals: Alone and Exiled in Hollywood

    02/02/2014 7:32:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2014 | Fay Voshell
    Her story is the stuff Hollywood films are made of. She is a severely disabled woman with an inspiring story and the singer of a sweet song entitled "Alone and Yet Not Alone," a piece about the person who stood by her side and helped with her struggles.  The song was recently nominated for an Academy Award. The singer is Joni Earekson Tada, who was left a quadriplegic at age 17 after a diving accident crippled her for life.  She can't even use her hands.  But despite her disability, she became an artist, an author, and a speaker.  A strong and powerful advocate...
  • ‘It’s hazing’: Christian film stripped of Academy Award nomination

    01/31/2014 6:16:56 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/30/14 | Ben Johnson
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, January 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hollywood loves an underdog – unless, it seems, that underdog is a Christian. That's the reaction of one Christian film expert to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' decision to strip the family-friendly motion picture Alone Yet Not Alone of its Oscar nomination for best song. “It's hazing,” Dr. Ted Baehr, the founder and publisher of the pro-family Movieguide and chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, told LifeSiteNews.com. Alone Yet Not Alone is based on a true story about how a family's Christian faith helped them survive after being...
  • Shock and Outrage as Christian Film Stripped of ‘Best Song’ Oscar Nomination (Video)

    01/30/2014 8:31:41 AM PST · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-30-2014 | Susan Frommer
    by Susan Frommer | Top Right News by Hollywood's war against Christians continues. Sunday it was the Grammy's ode to witchcraft, Satan, and same-sex 'marriage'. Today, it was Goliath crushing David underfoot -- as a beautiful song from a small-budget Christian film had its Oscar nomination revoked after a vicious Hollywood uproar against it. At a meeting this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors decided to strip the surprise nomination for Best Song from “Alone Yet Not Alone,” which appears in the independent Christian-produced film of the same name. The unprecedented move followed a massive online...
  • Academy Disqualifies Oscar-Nominated Song 'Alone Yet Not Alone'

    01/29/2014 5:52:05 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/29/2014 | Scott Feinberg
    "Alone Yet Not Alone"? More like nominated yet not nominated. In a move with few precedents in the 86-year history of the Academy Awards, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to disqualify an Oscar nominee prior to the Oscars ceremony itself. "Alone Yet Not Alone," a little-heard tune from a little-seen film of the same name, will not appear on Oscar ballots when the final round of voting begins on Feb. 14. And the Academy will not announce a replacement nominee.The Academy's board of governors met on Tuesday evening to investigate...
  • Academy removes original song nomination VANITY

    01/29/2014 5:39:10 PM PST · by unlearner · 64 replies
    Vanity - USA TODAY ^ | 1/29/2014 | Vanity
    Just read in an article from USA Today which I cannot post here, that the song "Alone Yet Not Alone" has been removed from the Academy Award nomination for best original song.
  • ‘Lone Survivor’ Got Two Oscar Nominations…but Not for Anything You’d Really Expect

    01/22/2014 10:56:35 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    Less than a week after the Golden Globe awards, the 2014 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday. “Lone Survivor,” a favorite among Blaze readers, scored two nominations, but probably for categories you wouldn’t expect. The film covering the true story of a SEAL team mission in Afghanistan in 2005 was not nominated for Best Picture. Mark Walberg, who stars as Marcus Luttrell off whose memoir the film is based, did not get a Best Actor nomination.
  • Academy drops ‘territories’ in Palestine reference

    01/17/2014 7:36:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 9:07 PM EST | Jessica Herndon
    Thursday’s Oscar nominations had some new language in the foreign language category: Nominee “Omar” was described as being from “Palestine,” a reference the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has carefully avoided in the past. “Omar,” a drama set amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, was directed by Hany Abu-Assad, whose 2005 thriller “Paradise Now” was also nominated in the foreign language category. But after a tussle with the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles, the academy chose to refer to the film as a product of the “Palestinian Territories” or “Palestinian Authority,” rather than simply “Palestine.” After hearing the news of...
  • There Will Be Blood: Oprah Not Nominated for an Oscar

    01/16/2014 10:36:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    When the 2014 Academy Awards nominees were announced early Thursday, all ears were attuned to the expected names. Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong’o, Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey and Bruce Dern given nods in their respective categories? Check. “Gravity,” “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” dominating nominations for acting, writing, directing and best picture? No big surprises there, and all as it should be. Then, you cry. No nomination for Robert Redford for his astonishing one-man show in the gripping seafaring thriller “All Is Lost”? Outrage! No Tom Hanks, who delivered such a subtle tour de force in “Captain Phillips”? The nerve! No...
  • Oprah, Redford, Thompson: Oscar Snubs and Surprises

    01/16/2014 11:20:47 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    ABCNews ^ | January 16, 2014
    Perhaps no bigger snub was Oprah Winfrey failing to earn a nom for her supporting role in “The Butler.” After being snubbed by the Golden Globes, Winfrey seemed destined for a nomination, especially after having received a Screen Actors Guild nod. Instead, she and “The Butler” were shut out entirely from the 86th Academy Awards.
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations

    01/16/2014 6:05:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Oscars ^ | January 16, 2014 | Staff
    BEST PICTURE American Hustle Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
  • Ellen DeGeneres To Host Oscars [GUARANTEEING I Won't Watch!]

    08/02/2013 11:27:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/2/13 | Jon Weisman
    And the next host of the Academy Awards is … Ellen DeGeneres. It will be DeGeneres’ second tour of duty as Oscar host, having previously emceed the 79th annual Academy Awards in 2007 and earning an Emmy nomination. The popular syndicated talkshow host also fronted the Emmys in 2001 and 2005 (co-hosting them in 2003). “I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time,” DeGeneres said, joking that “you know what they say – the third time’s the charm.”
  • Perpetual escapism

    07/15/2013 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/15/13 | Michael D. Shaw
    One definition of “pornography” deems it—The depiction or portrayal of acts in a sensational manner so as to arouse (as by lurid details) a quick intense emotional reaction. With but a moment’s thought, you can see that this will apply to many sorts of things besides sex. In fact, it is quite possible to develop an unhealthy voyeuristic/vicarious interest is such things as movies, sports, and current events (to name just three). Let’s consider each of these briefly: While one may like a particular movie or admire the talents of a particular star, it is quite another matter to watch...
  • California Dreamin'

    03/01/2013 11:23:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    LOS ANGELES -- It is Academy Awards weekend in the nation's entertainment capital, and the 1 percenters are out in force. Wealth displays are running riot; robust consumption is the philosophical standard. I am staying at the legendary Hotel Bel-Air, a place where a cheeseburger and fries costs more than $30. Business is good. For most guests, money is no concern. They have it; they spend it. Life for the swells is sweet -- or at least they want you to think it is. President Obama has little use for these wealthy people, but strangely, many of them fervently love...
  • Glamor Swims With Sharks at the Oscars

    03/01/2013 8:36:05 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Conservatives usually have a few bones to pick with Hollywood over the Academy Awards. Not content with merely opening it, Hollywood pushes the envelope, often with questionable taste and mockery of common values. Nevertheless, Washington and Hollywood are linked at the hip like Siamese twins. It's a love-hate relationship; one with changing party affections over the years. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan each sent greetings to the awards ceremony -- FDR by radio in 1941 and Ronald Reagan with videotape 40 years later. Both offered encouragement to one of our most popular cultural institutions. The real stars, as both...
  • The Oscars: Seth MacFarlane's 'We Saw Your Boobs' Song Outraged Women In Hollywood

    02/28/2013 7:31:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/28/2013 | Aly Weisman
    Despite solid ratings for Sunday's 85th annual Academy Awards, host Seth MacFarlane is catching a lot of flak for his crude jokes about women, Jews, Abraham Lincoln and most notably, actresses' boobs. In a musical number titled "We Saw Your Boobs," MacFarlane pointed out actresses who have bared all on-screen — often during emotionally-charged or rape scenes. Women both in the audience and watching at home were offended by the song, calling it crass and inappropriate. We spoke with Elizabeth Cantillon, film producer and executive vice president of production at Sony who was in the audience at the Dolby Theater...
  • Critics: Michelle Obama used military as Oscar ‘props,' 'human wallpaper'

    02/27/2013 7:18:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2013
    Michelle Obama’s appearance at the Oscars surprised many viewers, some were more puzzled ny the members of the military that stood behind her as she announced the award for Best Picture. The First Lady was multi-tasking Sunday night, hosting the black tie 2013 Governor's Dinner at the White House, while also announcing the Academy Award to a crowd of A-listers in Los Angeles, plus a viewing audience in the hundreds of millions. But Obama made no mention of the group surrounding her as she spoke of this year’s influential films, and critics slammed the appearance, saying she used the military...
  • Oscars 2013: How Seth MacFarlane's sexist jokes hurt women

    02/26/2013 11:00:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 25, 2013, 2:43 p.m. | Alexandra Le Tellier
    Wait, so the academy fired Brett Ratner from his gig as Oscars producer for making sexist and crude comments, but then, as Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan smartly points out, allowed host Seth MacFarlane to make “that kind of un-PC humor the cornerstone of his whole act.” BuzzFeed has rounded up the nine most sexist moments of Sunday’s Oscars, including MacFarlane’s sophomoric “boob” song. And New York Magazine transcribed the most offensive barbs, in case you want to relive the horror. …
  • Oscars: Iran gives Michelle Obama sleeves

    02/26/2013 7:42:41 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2013 | Raf Sanchez
    Mrs Obama appeared via video link at the Los Angeles award ceremony, wearing a shimmering silver dress as she announced that Argo had won the Academy Award for best picture. The President's wife sometimes jokes about her right to "bare arms" and her dress left her shoulders and upper chest exposed. But a report by Fars, an Iranian news agency that acts as a semi-official mouthpiece for the regime, told a different story. Its account of the Oscars ceremony was accompanied by a crudely-altered image of Mrs Obama in a less-revealing dress. The alteration is believed to have been made...
  • In Denial Over 'Zero Dark Thirty'

    02/26/2013 2:18:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    You've got to admit that it's awfully precious that there was a huge controversy about "Zero Dark Thirty" because Kathryn Bigelow's film suggested that enhanced interrogation techniques helped intelligence officials find Osama bin Laden but no controversy about the final mission in the movie -- to kill, but not capture, the al-Qaida leader. Some of the film's defenders believe that the controversy robbed "Zero Dark Thirty," Bigelow, actress Jessica Chastain and screenwriter Mark Boal of well-deserved Oscars. Maybe so but maybe not; a number of fine films were up for best picture this year. But it cannot have helped that...
  • Michelle Obama "You Guys Make a Pretty Good Photo Op"

    02/25/2013 9:43:35 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/26/13 | Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty
    The Obamas continue to use the military as props in their never-ending narcissistic nightmare.
  • Michelle Obama’s Oscar presentation raises questions about the role of a first lady

    02/25/2013 7:33:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post's Style ^ | February 25, 2013 | Krissah Thompson
    Is this what Michelle Obama looks like untethered to the pressure of a campaign? Is she free to follow her whims without worries about political backlash? The first lady became the buzz of the weekend when she beamed into the Academy Awards from the White House to present the award for best picture with Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson. Attendees and viewers were flabbergasted at the satellite image of the elegantly dressed Obama, flanked by young service members in full regalia, opening the envelope to name Ben Affleck’s “Argo” the winner. “It just seem[ed] so natural because the whole thing is...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Moochelle Obama Crashes The Oscars

    02/25/2013 4:33:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/25/13 | BirtherReportDotCom
    Rush Limbaugh: Moochelle Obama Crashes The Oscars -
  • Should Michelle Obama Have Presented at the Oscars?

    02/25/2013 3:03:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | February 25, 2013 | Teresa Welsh
    First lady Michelle Obama, surrounded by servicemen and women, made a surprise appearance at Sunday night's Oscar ceremony when she appeared via live video from Washington to present the award for Best Picture. Jack Nicholson was present on stage to hand off the award to Ben Affleck for Argo. Obama praised the nominees for the night's highest honor, saying the films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar could teach lessons that "apply to all of us no matter who we are, what we look like, where we come from and who we love." She said she was excited to pay...
  • Obama Mega-Donor Honored at Oscars

    02/25/2013 1:32:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    In addition to Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance at the Oscars ceremony last night, DreamWorks CEO and Obama mega-donor Jeffrey Katzenberg was recognized for his philanthropic and humanitarian achievements.Katzenberg received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (an “honorary Oscar”) in September 2012, and was honored again on Sunday during the live festivities.The ultra-wealthy Hollywood tycoon and long-time liberal benefactor was one of the most prolific donors during the 2012 election cycle, giving more than $3.2 million to Democratic candidates, committees, and super PACs. Most of that money ($3 million) went to Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC that the president had...
  • "Loud Groans" Heard in Academy Awards Media Room When Michelle Obama Announced As Surprise Presenter

    02/25/2013 12:27:41 PM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | February 25, 2013 | Debra Heine
    In response to Finke: Michelle at Oscars 'unnecessary and inappropriate': According to Clear Channel’s Steven Gregory on Twitter:
  • Here's A Potential Sequel To Argo, But It Wont Be "Based" On A True Story...

    02/25/2013 12:03:14 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It will absolutely be a true story.
  • Why was Michelle Obama at the Oscars?

    02/25/2013 10:23:15 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2-25-13 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>It was the average too-long, unfunny, over-produced Academy Awards TV show and then, after suffering through the 10-hour (well, it seemed like it) show, there was the first lady. In a ball gown. With military service personnel in dress uniform behind her.</p>
  • Michelle Obama’s Oscar Dress Too Sexy For Iran’s State Media (Actual headline)

    02/25/2013 10:32:15 AM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty ^ | Monday, February 25, 2013 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    Iran’s Fars news agency has Photoshopped a picture of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama from the February 24 broadcast of the Academy Awards, electronically adding material to her dress to make it less revealing. The dress, a shimmering silver, sleeveless gown by Indian-born American designer Naeem Khan, was widely praised in the U.S fashion press. The official White House photo is above. In its rendering of the photo, the Iranian news agency raised the neckline and added short sleeves.​​ Fars, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), noted that it was unusual that Michelle Obama had announced...
  • Michelle Obama surprises Oscars by presenting Best Picture award

    02/25/2013 7:31:49 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 25th, 2013 | Tim Reid and Nichola Groom
    OS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise and unprecedented appearance on Sunday's Oscars telecast when she presented the award for Best Picture, the first time a president or first lady has ever presented an Academy Award. Appearing live on screen from the White House in Washington, almost 3,000 miles from the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, Obama praised the work of the movie industry before announcing the Iran hostage drama "Argo" the Best Picture winner. Wearing a silver evening dress, Obama said this year's nominated films had "made us laugh, made us weep and grip our...
  • Michelle Obama Won An Award Made Just For Her At This Year's Oscars

    02/25/2013 8:05:45 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 37 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    True story, I made it...just for her!
  • Michelle Obama's Surprise Oscars Appearance: How It Happened, Dress Details!

    02/25/2013 7:14:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 02/25/2013 | JUSTIN RAVITZ
    People you expect to see towards the end of a typical Oscar ceremony: Jack Nicholson. People don't expect to see: First Lady Michelle Obama. Presenting the final award of Sunday's very long Academy Awards -- Best Picture -- three-time Oscar winner Nicholson, 75, introduced the President's wife, 49, appearing via satellite from the White House. "Thank you Jack, and welcome to the White House everyone. I'm so honored to introduce the nominees for Best Picture," said the First Lady, resplendent in a Naeem Khan dress plus chandelier earrings. "And to help celebrate the movies that lift our spirits, broaden our...
  • Is There Any Event the Obamas Won't Ruin?

    02/24/2013 9:03:11 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 113 replies
    4/24/13 | Originalbuckeye
    I had remarked that I was surprised that the Bamster hadn't horned into the Oscar telecast with a personal interview before the show started.