ABC and AMPAS announced today who will be hosting the Oscars on March 2, 2014 and it will once again be James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Just joking Ellen DeGeneres is back to MC Hollywood’s Biggest Night. Let’s hope after the 5 year break she will be ready to wow us exactly 7 months from today.
I like her, but I remember her being a dud when she hosted the shin dig the last time. Then again who hasn’t been? Here’s to hoping she does better a job the second time around then she did the first time she was a judge on American Idol.
So remember when William Shatner asked at this year’s Oscars why can’t Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host everything including the Academy Awards. Well they can’t because Tina Fey told the Huffington Post she doesn’t want that job. When asked if she would do it, she said “I just feel like that gig is so hard. Especially for, like, a woman — the amount of months that would be spent trying on dresses alone … no way.” The interviewer then asked is there is one in a million chance she would do it, she broke our hearts by answereing “I wish I could tell you there was.”
Oh well maybe Anne Hathaway will consider doing it a second time around?
Seriously I am still wishing and hoping for the day they let Robin Williams do it. Now that would be an Oscars to remember forever and ever. Another dream get for me would be Denis Leary, he is also a double threat!
Acutally now that I think about it, how much do you want to bet that they will ask Louis CK to do it next year?
Just over 24 hours after Seth MacFarlane hosted the Oscars, he let us know whether he would do it again. When CrusePhoto asked him on Twitter, “Would you host the #Oscars again if asked?” He Tweeted back, “No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though.”
Do you think the Academy would’ve asked him back? When it comes to the recent hosts he wasn’t as awful as Anne Hathaway and James Franco, but he wasn’t as great as when Billy Crystal was at his best or Hugh Jackman.
It is a tough job and I get why so many people would never do it again. Even the most confident come off as nervous their first time around because imagine the pressure of it all. None of them will ever have that large of an audience again and it is live so that means no do overs!
via Huffington Post
If you are like me, then you have seen about 1 of the Oscar nominated movies and you don’t plan on seeing any more of them before Sunday or afterwards. Well The Fine Bothers have summarized 50 of those movies in 5 minutes, so now you will feel like you have suffered through, I mean watched, all of those the movies even though you haven’t. So when Argo wins, you will understand why!
Oh and you don’t have to watch this video to know why Anne Hathaway is going to win. It’s because she cut her hair for it and won’t shut up about how traumatic it was for her.
Zach Galifianakis interviewed several people that are nominated for an Oscar, an award he will never be nominated for, and to say the interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain, Sally Field and a shorter and darker Daniel Day Lewis didn’t go so well would be an understatement. In fact the Oscar special went to so badly, it might be the last of Between Two Ferns we will see for a while, well at least until he does the Razzie edition.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who brought Chicago to the big screen and won a few Oscars for it, are producing this year’s Academy Awards. So they decided to add a segment in the show honoring the musicals of the last decade. Only problem is they are only honoring three of them and in my opinion they are the three most boring ones. The selected few are Chicago, Dreamgirls and Les Misérables. What about RENT, Hairspray, Rock of Ages, The Producers, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Tangled, Mamma Mia! High School Musical 3 and Nine to name a few? Do they not count? Are they not good enough for you? Should they be ignored? No! Should we waste time on one of Bob Fosse’s weakest musicals because they produced it? No! What about Dreamgirls that everyone would’ve forgeten about it if Jennifer Hudson didn’t win the Oscar for it? No! And what about the over hyped musical Les Misérables? Once again I say, no!
Why only the decade? Why not the whole millennium, so you can ignore Moulin Rouge and Hedwig and the Angry Inch?
Seriously this decade has been the weakest one when it comes to musicals. What about The Wizard of Oz, Grease, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Cabaret, Annie, West Side Story and so on? Those were phenomenal as compared to Chicago with a weak Renee Zellweger proving she doesn’t have the powerful voice to carry a musical.
If you are going to honor the movie musicals of the last decade then honor all of them and not the three you want. Plus the Oscars are overbloated as it is, why add another segment that is completely unnecessary. The Bond one makes sense, this one does not!
I want to add that I like Craig Zadan and Neil Meron because they produced one of my favorite movies, Sing, but I am just not happy with their decision to only honor three of the musicals of the last decade and not all of them. I think that is a sh!t movie. It would be like honoring all of the Bonds, James Bonds and leave out Peirce Brosnan or Timothy Dalton. You wouldn’t do that, right?
So to calm my nerves down, I am watching the movie musical that was ignored twice by the Oscars. So join me an watch the ignored RENT and let it be heard!
It is bullsh!t moves like this one that make me feel proud that I am a Razzie Awards member!!!
AMPAS announced today that Seth MacFarlane is going to host the Oscars and I am announcing that I will be skipping them! I mean I already hate the nominations because they are always a snoozefest that will be forgotten within days after the big ceremony. I dare you to name last year’s winner. See couldn’t do it.
But yet knowing that I have tuned in for the last few years just because I was curious about the hosts, yes even that sh!tastic year when Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosted. But I have already seen Seth MacFarlane at his best at the Roasts and he is not a draw to me. I don’t know, I have grown quite bored of the man who I used to really enjoy.
So I guess that February night when Hollywood honors the most boring movies of the year, I will be watching The Avengers on DVD and thinking how that movie and Joss Whedon were robbed.
And if Ted gets more noms than Avengers, then we know it was fixed for the host. Because let’s be real Ted was good but it went on way too long to be great.
BTW I am wondering how many people over 45 are going who is Seth MacFarlane? Probably most of them and that could really hurt the ratings and the Oscars have been suffering big time over the last few years because of that.
Finally I love how he predicted that he would be the perfect Oscar at the first roast he hosted for Comedy Central!
UPDATE: Seth MacFarlane‘s dad is as excited about his son hosting the Oscars as I am!
In less than a week Billy Crystal will be once again hosting the Academy Awards on ABC. Looking at this promo picture of him for Oscar night, I want to know when he became Tom Cruise. Running is the Mission Impossible star’s thing, not the City Slicker’s. Is that AMPAS saying that Sunday’s show is a mission impossible and they need Batman to save him? And if that is what they are saying, which Batman will get the honor…Adam West? Michael Keaton? Val Kilmer? George Clooney? or Christian Bale? I am rooting for TV’s Caped Crusader to do the honors, but I think it will go to the one who is actually nominated this year?
Many of us learned how to kiss from watching movies, in fact many of us got their first kiss in a movie theater. To honor that the Oscars have released a series of posters commemorating the most romantics moments in film. Who can ever forget the feeling they got when Lloyd held that up boom box in Say Anything. Or that tender moment between baby and Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing. Who hasn’t made out on a beach and wanted to have the ocean water cover them like that kiss in From Here to Eternity. And who hasn’t wanted to be kissed the same way Rhett kissed Scarlett in Gone with the Wind.
So today kiss your Valentine like your favorite romantic moment from the movie of your choice, I am sure they will appreciate and kiss you back the same way. If you don’t have someone to kiss, why not sit back and watch your favorite chick click and pretend that lead is your Valentine for the night.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Before I go off on my rant about how sh!tty the Oscar noms are, I just want to give my sympathies to Billy Crystal who has nothing to work with this year. Him and his SNL co-star Eddie Murphy who not won’t be hosting the shindig. Murphy’s movie Tower Heist would’ve been a shoe-in for at least one nom had Brett Ratner and him been part of the telecast like they were going to do before the Rush Hour director said a lot of stupid sh!t.
Now back to the Academy Awards the ratings for Awards shows down, so they figure to get them up they are going to nominate the A-Listers (Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Gary Oldman and Woody Allen) whether they deserved the nomination or not. But that will not make up for the fact that almost all of the movies that are nominated in the top categories came out in limited release during December and barely anyone who will watch the show have or will ever see the movies that AMPAS says are the best. Seriously how many of the Best Pictures have you seen? I have seen one and it will stay that way for me.
When it comes to the acting categories, I think Best Supporting might go to Nick Nolte who has yet to have a statuette on his mantle. Either him or Christopher Plummer. Good thing Melissa McCarthy won the Emmy for Bridesmaids because there is no way she is getting the Oscar for it. I would like Brad Pitt to get the Best Actor award so he can tell Clooney to shove his where the sun don’t shine. And finally I am so happy that Michelle Williams gave such a beautiful speech at the Golden Globes because she will be the best actress and Rooney Mara will win the bitchiest.
What do you think of the Oscar nominations? Will you watch on February 26th.
“The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer
“The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
“Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer
“The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
“Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
“Midnight in Paris” Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
“Moneyball” Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
“The Tree of Life” Nominees to be determined
“War Horse” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”
Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”
Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer in “The Help”
“The Artist” Michel Hazanavicius
“The Descendants” Alexander Payne
“Hugo” Martin Scorsese
“Midnight in Paris” Woody Allen
“The Tree of Life” Terrence Malick