Odds and Ends 

In 2018, Kobe Bryant Won an Academy Award for this Animated Short Film

Dear Basketball is a 2017 American animated short film written and narrated by Kobe Bryant and directed and animated by Glen Keane, with music by John Williams. The film is based on a letter Kobe Bryant wrote to The Players’ Tribune on November 29, 2015 announcing his retirement from basketball. #MambaForever Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/kobe-bryant-animated-short-film-dear-basketball/

Read More
Headlines 

These 4 Celebrities Decided To Re-Wear Their Old Oscar Gowns

This year’s Academy Awards showed that both the organizers and attendees are trying to be more sustainable and demonstrated their attempts to become more carbon neutral. The Academy Awards, which were held last Sunday, embraced plant-based, vegan appetizers in the lobby before the show. The organizers of the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon introduced a plant-based menu, too. In a statement reported by the Independent, the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Science wrote: “The Academy is an organization of storytellers from around the world, and we owe our global membership…

Read More
Headlines 

Celebrity Portraits Taken At Vanity Fairs Oscars After-Party By Mark Seliger Are Here (13 Pics)

reply Unfollow 4 hours ago oh my gosh! the dress *_* great! Unfollow 8 minutes ago she looks gorgeous in this pic! Unfollow 16 minutes ago Fabulous dress, beautiful couple reply 1 reply

Read More
Headlines 

Natalie Portmans Oscar Outfit Honors Snubbed Female Directors

Even though celebrity life may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the Oscars ceremony is a real guilty pleasure for many of us mere mortals. It’s the night when everyone gets fancy and dressed up, we get to hear some wonderful speeches, and also see our favorite movies get recognized by the film community. Furthermore, we get to satisfy our inner fashionistas, feasting our eyes on spectacular outfits. One of those spectacular outfits showcased this year belongs to Natalie Portman and carries a very special meaning within it. Portman decided…

Read More
Headlines 

Keanu Reeves Steals The Red Carpet Show At The Oscars By Bringing His Mother As His Date

Photos of Keanu and his mother went viral online. Some internet users exclaimed that the actor was acting like a “perfect” son and obviously loves his mom very much. The mother and son duo even wore white and black suits that complemented each other. Keanu Reeves brought his mom, Patricia Taylor, to the Oscars as his date Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: The similarities between Patricia and Keanu aren’t just skin deep: he seems to have inherited at least a part of his humor and dry wit…

Read More
Headlines 

Banned, snubbed, and saved by Colin Firth my life in Oscars parties

The 2020 Academy Awards will be my seventh. Ive yet to win one but Ive brought home some great stories When you read this, I will be in Los Angeles, which is nice. I love LA, which is not a sentence you hear often, especially in Britain, where the city is often derided as too shallow, too full of celebrities and too hot, none of which are negatives in my book. The British antipathy to LA is rooted in a suspicion that anything that pleasant cant be good for you,…

Read More
Odds and Ends 

Hollywood Idiots Could Make #OscarsSoWhite Happen Again

This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beasts Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, RuPaul heads to Netflix. Werk? Oscar predictions. (#OscarsSoWhite again?) Behold Kim Kardashians refrigerator The Nanny!!! On Broadway!!! A Mariah Carey update. Duh. could happen again. If theres anything awards voters enjoy more than never learning from the mistakes of their past or evolving in anyway meaningful way…BAFTA voters did just that: Nominating not a single performer of color in the…

Read More
Headlines 

Guillermo smuggling tequila onto the Oscars red carpet never fails to be hilarious

You can always rely on Guillermo to make things interesting. Jimmy Kimmel’s cheerful on-the-ground reporter paid another visit to the Oscars this year, where he chatted with various stars on the red carpet. And after enlisting their help in encouraging Kimmel to give him a pay rise, he brought out an old favourite: carefully concealed tequila. This year it was smuggled in a microphone and a shiny handbag. Outstanding work. Read more: https://mashable.com/video/guillermo-oscars-red-carpet-2019/

Read More
Headlines 

Google Assistant inserts itself into classic movies in Oscars ads

Just as mobile phones would’ve saved a lot of trouble in Seinfeld, Google’s Assistant would’ve been a saviour in so many classic films. That’s the subject of the tech giant’s new ad for its voice-activated assistant, which aired during the 2019 Oscars on Sunday night. In the ads, Google Assistant steps in for HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and helps Marion Crane avoid the motel in Psycho. In Scream, Drew Barrymore uses a Nest camera to ward off Ghostface, while Lyft is used to get out of an annoying…

Read More
Headlines 

Anne Hathaway pokes fun at her Oscars gig: ‘Just remember, it’s already been worse’

Anne Hathaway:"No matter what happens with today's show, just remember, it's already been worse."Image: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images No one remembers Anne Hathaway’s terrible Oscars hosting gig better than Anne Hathaway. The Academy Award-winning actress hosted with James Franco in 2011, and was widely panned by critics and audiences for it. SEE ALSO: Oscars 2019: The full winners list However, self-aware queen Hathaway posted the perfect Oscars throwback, poking fun at her own hosting gig ahead of Sunday’s ceremony. “No matter what happens with today’s show, just remember, it’s already been…

Read More
Odds and Ends 

This Hand Painted Oscar Winning Short is One of the Most Beautiful Animations Youll See

The Old Man and the Sea is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film by Russian animator Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway. The film won countless awards, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2000. According to Wikipedia: Work on the film began in March 1997. It took Aleksandr Petrov and his son Dmitri Petrov (who helped his father) until April 1999 to paint each of the 29,000+ frames. The film’s technique, pastel oil paintings on glass, is mastered by only…

Read More
Headlines 

The Shape of Water wins best picture at Oscars 2018

Guillermo del Toros creature feature, starring Sally Hawkins, takes the top prize of the night at the Academy awards Guillermo del Toro, it led to the Mexican film-makers first nomination for best picture though Del Toro was also nominated in 2007 for best original screenplay and best foreign language film for Pans Labyrinth. Having led the nominations list with 13, The Shape of Water had been considered a strong candidate for the best picture Oscar, and it also won best film at the Critics Choice awards and the Producers Guild…

Read More
Odds and Ends 

Id Love To Work With Keegan Again, Not As A Comedy Partner But At Sears Or Something: 5 Questions With Jordan Peele

Making his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film ‘Get Out,’ Jordan Peele has announced himself as a force to be reckoned with in an industry where directors of color are rarely given a chance to shine. From his early days as a sketch comedian to his recent Oscar nomination, we sat down with the 38-year-old to discuss his career, life, and newfound success. 1. You released your first feature film this year, Get Out. Were you surprised by all the critical acclaim it got? To be perfectly honest, I…

Read More
Headlines 

Faye Dunaway says she felt ‘very guilty’ about Oscars envelope fiasco

Actor tells NBC she was stunned after incorrectly announcing La La Land as best picture instead of Moonlight Faye Dunaway has opened up about her role in the best picture envelope scandal at the Oscars, two months after the awards ceremony. Speaking to Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News on Monday, Beatty spoke with Graham Norton about the incident, which he said felt like chaos. Two PwC accountants were

Read More