Billy Porter's Journey to Red Carpet Style IconAt last weekend’s Oscar’s, we witnessed the pinnacle of actor-singer Billy Porter’s style evolution. He arrived in a custom tuxedo-ball gown hybrid with a cummerbund bustier designed by Christian Siriano.The Tony winner, who stars in the FX musical drama Pose, is as fabulous IRL as he is on…
Period. End of Sentence Winning Was One Thing the Oscars Got RightWhen director Rayka Zehtabchi came to the stage to accept her Academy Award, she laugh-sob-shouted out one of the night’s most memorable lines: “I’m not crying because I’m on my period or anything. I can’t believe a film about menstruation just won an Oscar!”Her…
And the Oscars (Should) Go To...The Oscars are always filled with snubs and surprises. If Steve Erickson was the one handing out the statues, here’s whom each would go home with.Best PictureBlack PantherPop art as social event, creative revelation, and the stuff that history is made of.DirectorSpike LeeBlacKkKlansmanOn the basis of the work itself, a…
Stuff in the Oscars Swag Bag That Will Make You Not Care That You Weren't NominatedAbout this time every year, the internet floods with posts about the outrageous “Everyone Wins” swag bags gifted to the current crop of Oscar nominees. This is not that post. Sure, we’d be remiss if we failed to acknowledge the…
Jorge Antonio Guerrero of Roma Was Denied a Visa to Enter the U.S.As the cast and crew of Roma celebrate a stunning ten Oscar nominations, among other awards season kudos, actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero has stayed home in Mexico. He has been denied entry to the United States on three occasions, and may be unable to attend…
The Perfect Oscar Hosts May Have Reared Their Heads at the Golden GlobesIn 1995, sitcom stars John Larroquette and Janine Turner made history (that hardly anyone remembers) as the very first people ever to host the Golden Globe awards. For 52 previous years and for the subsequent 15—until Ricky Gervais hosted in 2010—there was no master of…
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