Sony Pictures is preparing a major push to nab an unlikely Oscar nomination for R-Rated animation ‘Sausage Party’ at next year’s awards ceremony. Not only is the studio pushing for a Best Animated Feature nod, it thinks the film has a chance in the Best Original Song category as well. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman said: “Academy members are way smarter and more forward-thinking than people realise.
By Will Thorne, Variety Anne Hathaway says she wasn’t happy to win the best supporting actress Oscar in 2013 for her performance in Les Misérables. In an interview with the Guardian, Hathaway says she “lost her mind doing that movie,” for which she lost 25 pounds, and felt “very uncomfortable” getting up on stage to accept the Academy Award. Related: Anne Hathaway Interested in Catwoman Movie Spinoff “I had to stand up in front of people and feel something I don’t feel, which is uncomplicated happiness,” Hathaway said. “It’s an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you’re supposed to be happy. ...
Earlier this year Disney and Marvel released ‘Captain America: Civil War’ to rapturous acclaim and made a killing at the box office. No Marvel film has ever actually won an Oscar but have, over the years, had a number of nominations in various categories. Last week they held a ‘For Your Consideration’ screening of the movie in the hope of gaining that all-important recognition to get their awards season rolling, and in truth there’s no reason why ‘Civil War’, directed by the Russo Brothers, can’t nab a hefty amount of awards between now and early 2017.
Is there any chance that the R-rated raunchfest Sausage Party could be one of them? “I know we won’t get nominated for an Oscar, but if we ever had a shot, this movie would be it,” Rogen said. Sausage Party does face some stiff competition.
The 69-year-old ‘Creed’ star, Sylvester Stallone, had been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the recent ‘Rocky’ sequel. Appearing on Twitter, Stallone’s younger brother made his thoughts painfully clear. “The Academy should be ashamed of themselves,” said actor-musician Frank Stallone in a cutting series of tweets.
The Oscars’ reputation as the least risky red carpet may make them slightly less fun to sport-watch than, say, the OTT looks at the VMAs. But the relatively sedate approach to red carpet dressing makes the Academy Awards the best source of style inspiration. After all, most of us not named Miley Cyrus wouldn’t be caught dead in a shirt made of silver suspenders — but for prom or a big night out, plenty of women would want to channel Margot Robbie’s gold goddess dress or Charlize Theron’s show-stopping Dior gown. We found affordable versions of some of our favorite Oscars looks from last night.
The Oscars are more than just red carpet gowns and the host’s awkward jokes. It’s also a time when Hollywood’s finest tend to get super emotional — often when winning an award onstage, and sometimes while they’re just sitting in the audience, feeling moved. From Chris Pine’s infamous single tear at the 2015 Academy Awards to Halle Berry’s 2001 open-mouthed meltdown, these are the Oscars’ most memorable tearful moments — GIF’d. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day
Here’s to a simpler time, when Gap turtlenecks passed credibly as evening wear (looking at you, Sharon Stone), and Susan Sarandon made us all realize irons were overrated. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Really, at this point, 26-year-old actress Brie Larson — predicted by many outlets to win the Academy Award this year — doesn’t need another article about how she’s an “it-girl” (she refutes the term, anyway).
Here’s a fun fact: During the first three years of the Academy Awards, actors could be nominated for their performances across multiple films. That’s why the first-ever Best Actor winner to show up in our supercut, German actor Emil Jannings, has two credits under his name for the Oscar he received in 1929. It was an interesting but confusing system, and by 1931 the Academy voting rules specified that actors should be nominated for just one film a year — as it remains today. ...
Hard to believe, but the dancing penguins in Mary Poppins were once considered cutting-edge special effects. In 1964, the Disney classic became the second-ever film to win the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, most recently awarded to Interstellar. In our latest Oscars supercut, Yahoo Movies takes a look at all the past winners of the Best Visual Effects Award, including such landmarks as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, The Matrix, and Avatar.
When this year’s Oscar ceremony takes place on Feb. 28, it will mark the 88th year of the Academy Awards — meaning we have 87 Best Picture winners to dig into so far. That’s a big number, so to help you wrap your head around it, Yahoo Movies has compiled a video of clips from every Best Picture winner ever, beginning with the 1927 silent war film Wings and ending with last year’s Birdman. It’s a crash course in Oscar history and film trends, and clocks in under three minutes. Watch it above!
Chris Rock hosting the Academy Awards in 2005 (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Chris Rock has just been confirmed as the host of next year’s Academy Awards, but this isn’t the first time the comedian has been front and center at Hollywood’s biggest event. Here are his top five Oscar moments, including highlights from his previous hosting and presenting gigs, and a very funny hosting postmortem with David Letterman. Though he got some flack for these jokes — particularly his harsh ribbing of Jude Law (“Why is [Law] in every movie I have seen the last four years?”) — he did an admirable job getting laughs out of such tough material as The Passion of the Christ and Fahrenheit 9/11.
In an industry that loves to love itself, E!’s Fashion Police has become a hit thanks to its critical—and often brutally honest—look at fashion. In reality, however, it’s been quite tame since the loss of Joan Rivers. Until this weekend, when the show’s Oscars special took the dissecting and skewering of one star’s look a little too far. Zendaya, the Disney actress and rising popstar, wore a champagne-colored silk gown from Vivienne Westwood with off the shoulder straps to her first ever Academy Awards. Vogue recently called the singer “one part Lisa Bonet, one part Venus de Milo, and all very grown up,” and many deemed the mature look a highlight of the night, while others called her a style star to watch (including us!). But Giuliana Rancic didn’t agree with the general consensus. “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil… or maybe weed,” the host said on air about Zendaya’s hair. Social media immediately erupted in reaction to Rancic’s comment, with many saying she was both ignorant and racist for thinking (and saying) what she did.
Getting a short haircut feels like a weight being lifted, and Lily Collins, Rita Ora, Faith Hill, and Scarlett Johansson all agree. The actresses have all recently shaped—and shaved—their locks into short pixies. “I chopped it! #shortandlovingit…” Collins shared via Instagram when she stepped out for the first time at Vanity Fair’s Oscar after party on Sunday night with the drastic new ‘do. The definitively less sweet take on the shorn style looks fantastic on her, and having less hair with a newborn is surely a plus. "It’s so easy and free," Hill told Yahoo Style about her latest trip to the hairdresser.
Kerry Washington, Jennifer Aniston, and Cate Blanchette at the Academy Awards (Getty Images). More than a few actresses at the Academy Awards on Sunday night went with subtle, soft, nude makeup to accentuate their features on the red carpet. This look is all about bright and radiant skin. Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez perfected Kerry Washington’s skin using Marc Jacobs’ Beauty Genius Oil Free Foundation in Cocoa Light ($48) and applied Washington’s signature Neutrogena Healthy Custom Glow Blush & Bronzer in Raisin Glow ($12) to cheeks.
If neither rain, sleet, snow, or John Travolta can get in the way of your striking the perfect pose. At the 2015 Academy Awards, Scarlett Johansson was in the middle of giving the cameras her best sexy face, showing off her emerald green Versace gown, when Travolta basically assaulted her with a hug and a kiss. The ScarJo sneak up was just a preamble to his reunion with Indina Menzel and it was just as weird as their last interaction. Travolta co-presented the award for Best Original Song with Menzel, the woman whose name he famously botched when bestowing the same award last year.
Red carpet pageantry has reached peak craziness of late: hundreds of reporters and cameras vie to get that one quote that’ll go viral, getting picked up in papers, across the Internet, and on the morning talk show circuit. In 2012, a “mani cam” debuted at the height of the nail art craze—it requires women walk their fingers down a mini-runway—and most recently, a “clutch cam" was added to the repertoire.
The 'Fifty Shades' star found the Academy Awards pretty tedious when she attended with her mom and stepdad in 2000.