No, not from afar, from the comfort of her couch. From the actual awards themselves. That’s where Meredith Goldstein was for the Oscars. She shared all the juicy, first-hand details with me. More
It was wonderful having our good friend Meredith Goldstein back in studio this morning. She dug into the latest edition of Love Letters, which prompted us to play this song. And of course we had to discuss the Oscars. Make sure you’re following Meredith on Twitter, as she’ll be live-tweeting the awards this Sunday night. More
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
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.
Every best picture nominee won at least one Oscar at last night’s award show. With eight films nominated, that’s a lot of love to spread around. Were this year’s Oscars the little-league version of an award show, where everyone gets a prize just for showing up?
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
The Academy Awards telecast is a big deal for ABC, one of the few reliable live non-sport-related television events that still draws a crowd in the age of DVR and time-shifted viewing. And yet many who chose to watch the telecast on ABC’s official streaming site got treated to an unprompted airing of The Social Network a couple hours into the show. More
Ellen’s Oscar selfie may have set the precedent for the most tweeted Oscars moment, but Neil Patrick Harris just set the bar for the most Magic Mike-like.