The Host – MacFarlane is the Only Thing People Can Talk About?

It appears that Seth MacFarlane was too offensive for Oscar audiences. I was too busy paying attention to the offensive awards being given out and the charade of the whole thing at all I barely noticed MacFarlane.  Sometimes forget that it’s not Hollywood watching....
Posted On 25 Feb 2013

Spielberg and Ang Lee, Losing the Battle, Winning the War

I dig Richard Rushfield’s rumination on Hollywood’s love/hate with the king of the them all, Steven Spielberg (“Once again, the Best Picture prize slips from his hands. What does Hollywood have against its most successful resident?”) Two Oscars ain’t...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013

Old White Guys Prefer Hot Young Babes

I know, sort of like saying green plants like sunlight. But nonetheless,  one of our readers, Phantom, lays out the (mostly) grim statistics. I remember Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil telling me that “this Emmanuelle Riva” talk was crazy and that the actresses...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013

Caption This!

Some of these are a little WTF. But you know in Hollywood you have to show up. You have to truss up and be seen or you won’t get work so many of them are just there to be there. That’s the one side of Hollywood that when I think on it too hard it gives me a stomach...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013

Jennifer Lawrence Meets The Jack

I love this exchange for so many reasons. The first, Jennifer Lawrence telling Jack Nicholson “you’re being very rude.” And the second, her funny reaction after he leaves.  May she stay forever young. And here’s to hoping Nicholson doesn’t try to get...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013

Hollywood Gives it up for the White People

You really have to love a voting body, and industry, and BAFTA, and Globe, that takes the only film in the Best Picture lineup with a mostly black cast and gives their shiny toy statue to a white dude.  The two films with black characters at the Oscars were completely shut out...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013

Affleck’s Speech

“I was here 15 years ago or something, and I had no idea what I was doing. I was sitting out here in front of you all, really just a kid, and I went out and I never thought that I would be back here, and I am because of so many of you who are here tonight, because of this...
Posted On 25 Feb 2013

Oscars 2012

What a wild ride. I hope Oscar goes back to five. I don’t think my heart could take another year like this one. My parting thoughts: Life of Pi should have won Adapted Screenplay and Picture. Lincoln should have won Adapted Screenplay, Director and Picture. One or the...
Posted On 24 Feb 2013

Life of Pi wins 4 Oscars, Argo takes 3 including BP

  Best motion picture Argo, Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers Achievement in directing Life of Pi, Ang Lee Performance by an actor in a leading role Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln Performance by an actress in a leading role Jennifer Lawrence in Silver...
Posted On 24 Feb 2013