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  • The poo generation: 'What better icon is there for such a culture of terror?'

    03/11/2015 8:40:32 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | March 08, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    When future anthropologists study America in the 21st century and its rapid decline, they will no doubt better understand its code of values (or lack thereof) by examining the symbols and ideas that captured the spirit of the time – the things that we held dear. In every generation, there are icons that sum up its core values – not official ones, but symbols that really mean something to people: Rosie the Riveter, the American flag, Elvis Presley, the motorcycle jacket, the defeatist “peace sign” and now the tyrannical “Coexist” bumper sticker. There are symbols that sum up the zeitgeist...
  • Why Political Oscar Speeches Stink

    02/27/2015 5:21:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The media noticed that this year's Oscars ceremony contained a lot of political tub-thumping, but they didn't notice that these speeches were predictable and obnoxious left-wing screeds. They were just "passionate pleas for equality," according to the Associated Press. Actress Patricia Arquette unleashed a tirade on wage inequality for women. Singer John Legend said more black men were trapped in prison than America had black men trapped in slavery in 1850. There's apparently no difference between Kunta Kinte and Willie Horton. On CNN, Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican represented the media fog on this one: "I can't really think of...
  • What Amadeus gets wrong

    02/24/2015 2:31:28 PM PST · by Borges · 76 replies
    BBC Culture ^ | 2/24/2015 | Clemency Burton-Hill
    It is 30 years since Amadeus swept the board at the Academy Awards. Miloš Forman’s 1984 film of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play, took home eight statuettes that night, including best film, best director, best actor and best adapted screenplay. Arguably the finest movie ever made about the process of artistic creation and the unbridgeable gap between human genius and mediocrity, it has taken its place in motion picture history and is invariably described as a masterpiece. All this is despite the fact the film plays shamelessly fast and loose with historical fact, taking as its basis a supposedly bitter rivalry...
  • Oscars ceremony watched by lowest audience in six years

    02/24/2015 8:39:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 91 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 February 2015 Last updated at 06:52 ET | BBC
    The US TV broadcast of this year's Oscars ceremony on Sunday scored the event's lowest ratings in six years, averaging 36.6 million. They were down by 16% on last year's ratings, according to Nielsen figures published by Variety. First-time host Neil Patrick Harris received lukewarm reviews, while some have blamed the drop on a lack of nominations for films with mass appeal.
  • Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to The Sound of Music's 50th Anniversary, and There's a Surprise Guest!

    02/23/2015 9:36:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    EONLINE ^ | 02/23/2015 | by SEIJA RANKIN
    Well, the hills really were alive at the Oscars tonight. Sorry, but we had to. Amazingly, this year marks the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, and the Oscars decided to pay tribute in a big way. Things kicked off with a speech by Scarlett Johansson in which she praised the film for its five academy awards (including Best Picture), and made a few "problem like Maria" jokes. Then none other than Lady Gaga emerged onstage to sing a compilation of the movie's best songs. Rumors had been floating around that the singer was going to be paired with...
  • American Sniper: Carrying Her Husband's Dog Tags, Taya Kyle Stuns at the Oscars

    02/23/2015 8:52:33 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/23/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Taya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper and Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, stunned at the Oscars last night in Hollywood. She arrived on the red carpet in a beautiful green dress, carrying her husband's dog tags. Although American Sniper didn't win best picture last night from the Academy, it certainly has won over Americans. The movie has grossed a whopping $400 million since its opening in January, breaking all kinds of records. The film received six Oscar nominations overall and according to Forbes, is one of the top grossing best picture nominees of all time. Alan Robert Murray and Bub...
  • Oscar Performances and The Incredible Lightness of Being in Hollywood

    02/23/2015 7:56:53 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-23-2015 | MOTUS
    I don’t know about you, butt I needed a little break from politics and the real world and what better place to find respite from reality than in Hollywood? So I made myself a martini (gin, dry, with a twist) and watched the Oscars. Thankfully I hadn’t seen any of the movies nominated except Whiplash which was a big, big hit at last year’s Sundance Festival. I thought it was crappy butt then I guess in Hollywood a movie about a sadistic music teacher is considered a nice change of pace. Surprisingly, most of the frocks this year weren’t as...
  • Birdman Director Uses Oscar To Push Immigration Reform

    02/23/2015 5:13:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday at the the 87th Academy Awards, while accepting the Oscar for best picture, “Birdman” director Alejandro González Iñárritu used his speech to push immigration reform.
  • "Birdman" Takes Flight at an Oscars Punctuated by Politics

    02/23/2015 4:54:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 71 replies
    ABCNews.go.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Jake Coyle
    The long take of "Birdman" has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.
  • Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far)

    Three Political Notes on the Oscars (So Far) February 22, 2015 1) The host can’t stop stoking racial grievance. Great — exactly what America needs. 2) The idea that women don’t have equal rights in this country is a lie — a lie that, year after year, does harm. 3) Harry Belafonte is the opposite of a humanitarian: the loyal supporter of one of the most brutal dictatorships of our times, the Castro regime in Cuba, which has imprisoned, tortured, and killed thousands of innocent people. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/414223/three-political-notes-oscars-so-far-jay-nordlinger
  • Citizen Four wins Oscar

    02/22/2015 8:03:31 PM PST · by Vendome · 44 replies
    Vanity | 2/22/2015 | Vendome
    My thanks to Edward Snowden an American Hero Glenn Greenwald, for his excellent expose And Laura Poitras for a terrifc film documenting the U.S. Governments crimes.
  • BREAKING: Sharpton’s National Action Network Forgoes Oscars Protest...

    02/22/2015 5:37:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    HOLLYWOOD, California—A planned protest over the lack of diversity in the film industry by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) has been canceled. The group will instead seek direct dialogue with Hollywood’s central authority, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    02/22/2015 8:18:13 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | February 22, 2015 | by ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A planned protest over the lack of diversity in the film industry by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) has been canceled. The group will instead seek direct dialogue with Hollywood’s central authority, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Neil Patrick Harris opens the Academy Awards with an #OscarsSoWhite Joke [Vine]

    02/22/2015 5:59:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    So, how long would it take for somebody at tonight’s 87th Academy Awards to comment on lack of diversity among this year’s nominees?Would you believe about 10 seconds?Here’s host Neil Patrick Harris with a fake slip-of-the-tongue, “…we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest…” We assume we’ll hear much more about this as the night progresses.***
  • 2015 Oscars

    02/22/2015 5:31:45 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 371 replies
    Best PictureAmerican Sniper Birdman Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything WhiplashBest Director Alexandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman Richard Linklater, Boyhood Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel Morten Tyldum, The Imitation GameBest Actor Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of EverythingBest Actress Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything Julianne Moore, Still Alice Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl Reese Witherspoon, WildBest Supporting Actor Robert Duvall, The Judge Ethan Hawke, Boyhood Edward Norton, Birdman Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher J.K. Simmons, WhiplashBest Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette, Boyhood Laura Dern, Wild Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game Emma Stone, Birdman Meryl Streep, Into...
  • Black People To Protest No Black People Getting Affirmative Action Oscars

    02/22/2015 10:10:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 02/21/2015
    <p>Hollywood (United States) (AFP) – African-American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sunday’s Oscars show, where every single one of this year’s 20 acting nominees is white.</p> <p>However small, the demonstration will revive debate about diversity at the Oscars-awarding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose voting members are overwhelmingly white and with an average age in their 60s.</p>
  • 2015 Oscars: Nominees - 87th Academy Awards Nominations

    02/22/2015 10:40:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    The Oscars ^ | February 22, 2015
    ABC - Tune In Live Sunday Feb 24 7e|4p Nominees -- The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars
  • Utah filmmaker Richard Dutcher sues, says ‘Nightcrawler’ copies his movie ‘Falling

    02/22/2015 1:04:11 AM PST · by svxdave · 10 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2/20/2015 | Pamela Mason
    Utah filmmaker Richard Dutcher has filed suit claiming "Nightcrawler," a 2014 movie nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay, is a derivative work that rips off his film "Falling." In a suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Dutcher seeks an injunction stopping the copying, public display or distribution of "Nightcrawler." In addition, the filmmaker is requesting an unspecified amount of money for the alleged infringement on his copyright for "Falling." Named as defendants are Bold Films LP, Bold Films Productions, Open Road Films LLC and NBC Universal Media LLC. "Nightcrawler" was written and directed...
  • Protests planned for all-white Oscars

    02/21/2015 9:49:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AFP ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Guillaume Meyer, AFP
    Hollywood (United States) (AFP) - African-American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sunday's Oscars show, where every single one of this year's 20 acting nominees is white. However small, the demonstration will revive debate about diversity at the Oscars-awarding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose voting members are overwhelmingly white and with an average age in their 60s. "The goal of the protest is to send a message to the Academy, send a message to Hollywood, send a message to the film industry," said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, head of the LA Urban Policy Roundtable group.
  • Oscars and Box Office: This Is the Lowest-Grossing Year in the Modern Era

    02/20/2015 8:36:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 18, 2015 | Stephen Galloway
    When the Academy expanded its best picture category from five films to as many as 10 in 2009, the goal was to counter the trend toward smaller movies grabbing the Oscar spotlight and to bring in some higher-grossing studio films so the public would have more of a rooting interest in the annual awards show. At first, it worked, with the 2010 crop generating a whopping $4.7 billion worldwide (Avatar's $2.7 billion helped). But with few exceptions, it's been a gradual downward slide since then, suggesting the Academy and the public increasingly are at loggerheads. And that's bad news for...
  • Oscars: 'The Imitation Game' Finally Plays the Gay Card

    01/31/2015 10:37:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/29/15 | Gregg Kilday
    The Weinstein Co. originally promoted The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, as a period thriller that paid tribute to Alan Turing, the father of modern computing. But on Jan. 19, appearing on CBS This Morning, Harvey Weinstein introduced a new tactic, arguing that though Turing received a royal pardon in 2013 for his 1952 conviction for gross indecency because of his homosexuality, he deserves to be honored by the British government. He added the government also should pardon the thousands of British citizens convicted under laws forbidding homosexuality, which wasn't decriminalized in the U.K. until 1967. Weinstein, who was named...
  • Harvey Weinstein's P.C. Oscar Campaign

    01/30/2015 9:29:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The Academy Awards is meant to be the world's most prestigious honors for achievement in movies. Politics should have nothing to do with it, but, increasingly, that's not so. Hollywood is now regularly treading beyond "artistic excellence" and letting political overtones sway the outcome. For months now the "diversity" crowd has wailed and gnashed its teeth over the lack of Oscar interest in "Selma," as if Hollywood harbors a racist underbelly. They will not accept that maybe the movie wasn't that good. Even worse, they won't accept that the studio executives at Paramount stupidly screwed up by not sending DVD...
  • 'Django Unchained' Producer on 'Selma' Oscar Snubs: Did Voters Have "Racial Fatigue"? (Guest Column)

    01/21/2015 12:49:21 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 57 replies
    Hollywoodreporter.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Reginald Hudlin
    I hate whining. Ironically, when I was asked to write about the Oscar "whiteout," I was in a planning meeting for the NAACP Image Awards. For those who don't know, the NAACP created the Image Awards almost 50 years ago in response to the lack of recognition of black talent in front of and behind the camera in mainstream (white) awards shows. You'd think this show wouldn't be needed by now, but that's clearly not the case.
  • Glenn Beck Knows Why Selma Was Snubbed

    Glenn Beck watched Selma and believes he knows why the critically-acclaimed civil rights film was snubbed by the Academy in multiple Oscar categories next week: progressivism. And if you haven’t seen the film, here’s the spoiler-free explanation of how LBJ is portrayed: like a politician.

    01/19/2015 1:19:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    breitbart.com/big-hollywood ^ | 1-19-2015 | John Nolte
    While Kyle was risking his life over four tours of duty to protect his country and innocent Iraqi civilians from evil, savage terrorists, the American Left, and most especially the Hollywood Left, were using every weapon at their disposal to ensure untold millions of innocent Iraqis were fed into a terrorist/death squad meat grinder. The Left made no secret of this. At the height of the Iraq War, Democrats, the mainstream media, and Hollywood fought tooth and nail for America to pull prematurely out of Iraq. The very same people lying about Chris Kyle today are the very same people...
  • Why The Oprah Went to Selma

    01/19/2015 11:29:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here we are at what many people think is the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday. And, no, it's got nothing to do with Martin Luther King Day. By the way, I may be engaged in one of the greatest career risks ever taken. I mean, given all this controversy out in Hollywood, showing up here on Martin Luther King Day could be seen as an act of disrespect. What I'll do is just fall back on the idea I had no idea, the staff didn't tell me again that this was a celebrated Monday holiday, and...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Complaints Grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood Be Celebrating a Killer?

    01/18/2015 4:30:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 135 replies
    thewrap.com ^ | on January 18, 2015 @ 3:56 pm | Steve Pond
    But Academy members seem to be paying attention to the criticism that Eastwood and star/producer Bradley Cooper shouldn’t be celebrating a man who wrote that killing hundreds of Iraqis was “fun.” “He seems like he may be a sociopath,” one Academy member told TheWrap, adding he had not yet seen the film but had read the article, which is being passed around. Neither distributor Warner Bros. nor the filmmakers have responded to TheWrap’s request for comment, though the studio said they intended to make someone available. A piece in The Guardian by author Lindy West was an early critic of...
  • American Sniper' biggest Oscar surprise, but can it win?

    01/17/2015 10:17:15 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Hollie McKay
    LOS ANGELES – In November, the Hollywood Reporter quoted an anonymous industry insider predicting that the “lefty crowd isn’t going to gather around a Navy SEAL best known for killing people” when it comes Oscar time. The insider was talking about "American Sniper," which walked away with six Academy Award nominations on Thursday, including Best Picture. Which means the insider was wrong. “Big surprise of #Oscarnoms was Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper,’” wrote the Wall Street Journal. “I was very surprised and pleasantly so,” said James Williamson, retired U.S. Special Forces colonel and co-founder of OPSEC, a non-profit organization that seeks...
  • Al Sharpton Manages To Link White Oscar Nominees To Ferguson Protests

    01/17/2015 3:25:52 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | JANUARY 16, 2015 | B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE
    “In the time of Staten Island and Ferguson,” Sharpton said, “to have one of the most shutout Oscar nights in recent memory is something that is incongruous. The only category we’re well represented is in the best picture nomination and it’s a movie about blacks being shut out of society. And now we’re shut out of Hollywood.”
  • AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

    01/17/2015 1:42:53 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    A.P. ^ | January 17, 2015 | SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity. The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spoke out Friday night in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press about the Oscar nominations and the widespread criticism that followed.
  • Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

    01/16/2015 7:59:48 PM PST · by digger48 · 26 replies
    AP/wthr ^ | Jan 26, 2015 | SANDY COHEN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Responding for the first time to the firestorm that erupted over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push for more diversity. The first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spoke out Friday night in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press about the Oscar nominations and the widespread criticism that followed. All 20 of this year's acting contenders are white and there are no women in the directing or writing categories....
  • Outrage! No black actors nominated for Academy Award

    01/16/2015 6:57:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    By the tone and tenor of the reaction to the recently announced Academy Award nominations, you would think that old Jim Crow himself had been resurrected and is stalking the land. No black actors are up for best actor or supporting actor. The film "Selma" - which some historians claim is horribly inaccurate - was "snubbed" (although nominated as Best Picture) as was the film's female director. The reason? 97% of Academy voters are white and 75% are men. Case closed, right? It is - if you live your life looking at reality through a prism of race and gender....
  • Al Sharpton Links ‘Appalling’ Lack of Oscar Diversity to Ferguson

    01/15/2015 6:58:38 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    In response to the whitest Oscar nominations in 17 years, Al Sharpton has issued a statement expressing his disappointment in the nominations and calling for a meeting to address the lack of diversity in Hollywood. “The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling, and while it is good that Selma was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations,” Sharpton said in a statement. “With all of the talent in Selma and other Black movies this year, it is...
  • Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Diversity Task Force Meeting After ‘Selma’ Oscar Snub

    01/15/2015 3:33:50 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/15/15 | Chuck Ross
    MSNBC host and civil rights activist Al Sharpton is calling for an emergency meeting of his eight-member diversity task force to discuss action against the Academy Awards after the movie “Selma” received only one Oscars nomination. “The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton said with usual flair in a statement released Thursday after the announcement of Oscar nominations. Many, including Sharpton, were outraged that none of the actors in “Selma,” a movie about the 1965 Voting Rights Act, were nominated for the golden statues. David Oyelowo, who portrayed Rev. Martin...
  • Al Sharpton Calls For Emergency Meeting To Address 'Appalling' All-White Oscar Nominees

    01/15/2015 2:24:52 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 125 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/15/2015 | Colin Campbell
    The Rev. Al Sharpton was left fuming mad after the Oscars revealed its all-white list of nominees for this year's Oscar awards on Thursday. "The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets," Sharpton quipped in a statement released later in the afternoon. Sharpton, a critic of the lack of diversity in Hollywood, also announced he was holding an "emergency meeting" next week to address the issue.
  • The 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars

    01/15/2015 7:10:19 AM PST · by Borges · 42 replies
    Oscars.com ^ | 1/15/2015
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  • Kim Jong-un to Host 87th Annual Oscars

    12/18/2014 4:47:23 PM PST · by inkling · 19 replies
    Ricochet.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jon Gabriel
    HOLLYWOOD (KCNA) — The Revolutionary Artists Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scientists are happy to announce that His Excellency Kim Jong-un will host the 87th annual Academy Awards. This will be the first time a supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has led the ceremony, but it most certainly will not be the last. “All peoples celebrate Dear Leader’s most humble decision to host the Oscars,” said Sony Pictures Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton. “We have witnessed his strength and honor from afar and welcome the divine opportunity to explode our love in...
  • Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

    10/15/2014 3:33:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/15/2014
    Award-winning US stage and screen actor Neil Patrick Harris will host the next Oscars show, organizers announced Wednesday. The star, who has hosted both Broadway's Tony and TV's Emmy awards shows in the past, will front the 87th Academy Awards on February 22, said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The high-profile hosting job is a prime gig in Hollywood, at the climax of its annual awards season. Harris will follow Ellen DeGeneres last year and a who's who of showbiz over the decades. "It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this...
  • 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...