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…
Jimmy Kimmel Made Self-Deprecating Jokes About The Host-Free Oscars ABC After months as a source of drama and mockery, the 2019 Oscars turned out pretty well. Sure, there were, shall we say, issues with certain winners, but it moved briskly and it even saw an uptick in ratings. One reason for the former, and maybe…
Spike Lee Furiously Tried To Leave The Oscars When ‘Green Book’ Won Getty Image Following Samuel L. Jackson’s unexcited reaction to Green Book winning a screenwriting Oscar, Spike Lee followed up with obvious displeasure when the controversial movie won Best Picture. Lee, who is shown posing above with Mahershala Ali, who won the Best Supporting…
‘Green Book’ Wins The Oscar For Best Picture The 91st Academy Awards telecast was already shaping up to be one of the most controversial in Oscars history with the many nominations collected by Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody. Seeing as how many of these nominations were transformed into wins, however, it seems the general reception…
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…
Awarding Oscars During The Commercials Is Short Sided And Dumb Getty Image On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially announced that four of the 24 Oscars awarded during the ceremony would be handed out during commercial breaks. The four categories are makeup and hairstyling, live-action short, film editing, and cinematography. It’s…
The Last Time the Oscars Didn't Have a Host All Hell Broke LooseOn the evening of March 29, 1989, a young woman dressed as Snow White jogged on tippy toes into the lobby of the Shrine Auditorium, feigning dimwitted bewilderment. “Can you tell me how to get into the theater?” she squeaked to Variety columnist Army…
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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