Opinion: Oscars give black artists their rightful place
There was little opportunity for embarrassment as the evening clipped cheerfully along, and even the disorienting sight of 81-year-old Kim Novak’s facelift was mitigated by best actor winner Matthew McConaughey’s courtly grace as they presented the animation prizes. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Gene Seymour. Opinion: Oscars give black artists their rightful place
Oscars 2014: Roundup of commercials during Academy Awards
Did you tune in to the Oscars on Sunday? Advertisers hope so — major brands including Pepsi and Dove paid an average of $1.8 million for 30-second commercial spots on ABC during the awards show. To show that people in that age range “still got it, ” the commercial promotes “Life Re-imagined” on its website, which has “tools, support and connections.” Dove It’s an open letter to the armpit. Oscars 2014: Roundup of commercials during Academy Awards
Oscars 2014: Vanity Fair party delivers in giddy fashion
Both DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi, stopped by the exclusive event for just a few minutes. For many, the night was about letting loose and seeing old friends. Some of Hollywood’s younger stars provided tips and industry advice to one another. Oscars 2014: Vanity Fair party delivers in giddy fashion
Oscars 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio strikes out, fans cry ‘#PoorLeo’
DiCaprio’s fans and supporters, however, were not so magnanimous, taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure. The second half of the image is a reaction shot of DiCaprio’s dejected countenance. Less surprising was the emergence of one more hashtag: #NextTimeLeo. Oscars 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio strikes out, fans cry ‘#PoorLeo’
Oscars 2014: Frozen’s “Let It Go” Rhyming Acceptance Speech
For the legions of Frozen fans out there, a Best Song win for “Let It Go” may have seemed like a foregone conclusion but not so much to its creators. “It was making us very nervous because we knew how exciting it would be to win.” But, of course, they had no reason to worry. “Its a real blessing.” It was also good news for fans of rhyming couplets. Oscars 2014: Frozen’s “Let It Go” Rhyming Acceptance Speech
Who Was Matthew McConaughey’s Co-Presenter at Oscars?
Twitter fired up with questions when Oscar-presenter Matthew McConaughey appeared on stage with a companion nobody recognized. The 81-year-old actress is best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 classic ‘Vertigo’. Who Was Matthew McConaughey’s Co-Presenter at Oscars?
’12 Years A Slave, ‘ ‘Gravity’ Win Big At The Oscars : The Two-Way : NPR
The big award of the night, for Best Picture, went to 12 Years a Slave. The film tells the harrowing tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man in New York who was sold into slavery. (See the full list of winners below.) The big acting awards went to Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett. ’12 Years A Slave, ‘ ‘Gravity’ Win Big At The Oscars : The Two-Way : NPR
Is Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria any good? Yelp reviews are mixed.
Ellen DeGeneres with a Big Mama’s and Papa’s pizza delivery man onstage during the Oscars. The pizzas arrived, and DeGeneres, with the help of a telegenic delivery man, delivered them to the stars. Later, she passed around Pharell’s hat to collect cash (and Lupita Nyong’o’s lip balm) to go toward the cost of the pizzas. Is Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria any good? Yelp reviews are mixed.