When it comes to women’s struggle to find good work in Hollywood as they age, the journey is so well-documented that it often parodies itself. Take half of Liz Lemon or Jenna Maroney’s self-deprecating jokes about age on 30 Rock, for example– they were playing characters in their 30s. Unfortunately, this tangible limitation isn’t only for female actors of a certain age, and a shortage of fulfilling work can be found across the board in film careers. Sounds like a challenge only the great Meryl Streep can conquer. More
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The Oscars’ “In Memoriam” reel tends to snub at least one major Hollywood figure in any given year. Last night, it was a woman who had a huge hand in popularizing the award show broadcast in the first place: one Joan Rivers.
Last night was a big moment for Oscar winners attaching a message to their speeches instead of the usual thanking of family, friends and co-workers. Whether it was an empowering message for depressed teens, a battle cry on unfair wages for women or simply asking their fellow countrymen to take a shot, here are the best five speeches given at last night’s broadcast. More
John Travolta had one job last night: redeem himself for last year’s Adele Dazeem flub.
Spoiler alert: he didn’t do his job. More
My Oscar recap is the best Oscar recap because it’s not about the Academy Awards at all. More
Who is Oscar?
Sure, they’ve got the same name as the world’s most famous grouch, but the many golden guys being given out tonight are said to be modeled after a guy named Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez, a Mexican director who lived in Hollywood during the 1920s. More
Neil Patrick Harris has shown his award-hosting prowess, providing reliably entertaining hosting for previous editions of the Emmys and Tonys. So it’s no surprise he nailed the opening musical number with typical NPH aplomb. More
The Oscars are the prom of the rich and famous, and now that we’re done gawking at their dresses, it’s time to start separating the winners from the mere nominees. Keep your eagle eye on NPH’s predictions briefcase, and here are your Oscar winners from the eighty-seventh annual broadcast! More
Before you find out who did the best, take a moment to look back on the worst. More
Five years ago, Apple ran their very first iPad commercial during the Academy Awards. This year, the company whose phones have turned more people into amateur photographers and filmmakers than ever before proved the iPad’s staying power by shooting their commercial using only an iPad. More