Patricia Arquette woke up to the good news that she was nominated for an Oscar for Boyhood, but the rest of her day has been crap and it isn’t even noon here in Los Angeles.
She explained on Twitter that her babysitter overslept, her car was towed and she was late to work because of it. If that doesn’t give you a headache, then the fact that your daughter gets one a block from school will.
Proving the point, just because you get a much deserved Oscar nomination, doesn’t mean your day will be golden like the statuette.
Hopefully Oscar night will go much better for her.
The Oscar nominations are read at 5:30a Pacific time, so that means that the people announcing them probably got no sleep. Because of that, there are bound to be mistakes, besides the obvious snubs.
This year’s biggest “Oh crap” moment came when Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs read Cinematographer Dick Pope’s name as Dick Poop. Which you have to wonder what that says about her??? What?
BTW you can tell it was way too early for all involved because neither Chris Pine, Isaacs nor the press laughed at her mess up. Even though they didn’t, everyone else did! Well everyone but them and Dick Pope, whose movie Mr Turner is finally getting some press since no one heard of it before today.
The Oscar nominations were announced today and like usual they suck. There were a lot of snubs, but the biggest one was for The Lego Movie not getting one for Best Animated Movie. Philip Lord, the Writer/Director of the movie, took the snub well. He posted the above photo and said, “It’s okay. Made my own!” Then Tweeted, “This is not a tragedy. Congrats to incredible crew and cast of The Lego Movie, who made a classic.”
They certainly did. It truly is a shame this gem of a movie was not recognized by the Academy. On a positive note, at least Everything is Awesome was nominated. That song really is awesome.
Last week, it was announced that Neil Patrick Harris is going to host this year’s Oscars. Today we found out that he wasn’t the producers’ first choice. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron wanted Ellen DeGeneres back at the job, but she said no. Then they asked Chris Rock if he wanted to do it again and he too turned them down. The third choice is really random and thankfully Julia Louis-Dreyfus also wasn’t interested in hosting Hollywood’s biggest night. The first person who said yes was NPH, and now he gets the honor that three other people didn’t want.
Too bad, Kevin Spacey wasn’t higher on the list because I think he would be the perfect man for the Academy Awards.
I like Harris, but I am over him. I want someone new and exciting and I think Zadan and Meron should have held out a little longer before asking their fourth choice.
What do you think?
Neil Patrick Harris has hosted the Emmys, the Tonys and in 2015 he can add the Oscars to his resume. Take that Hugh Jackman, he’s now done one more bigger show than you.
A few years ago I would’ve been excited for this news, but now I am over him. I know he will do a great job, but it’s like been there, saw that. You know?
How do you feel about him MCing Hollywood’s biggest night?
via Eric Stonestreet
All John Travolta had to do was introduce Idina Menzel at the Oscars, but I, like everyone, have no idea who the heck he introduced to sing Let It Go. How hard is it to say her name, Ee-Dee-Nah Men-Zell? Who is Adelle Dazeem?
I know I should follow the song and Let It Go, but I can’t. I love you John, but really?
Here is a little tip for the producers next year, make sure all the presenters go to at least one rehearsal and they know how to say the name of the people they are announcing.
Ellen DeGeneres took the Best Selfie Ever at the Oscars. How do I know? Because it broke Twitter! And because it is!
UPDATE: Kevin Spacey had the best response to the Best Selfie that broke Twitter and records for the most retweeted item. He said, “My photobombing gets better and better!” Between this Tweet and his quick joke at the Oscars, I think he should host the shindig next year!
June Squibb received her first Oscar nomination this year at the tender age of 84 for Best Supporting Actress in Nebraska. Well yesterday when she was on Jimmy Kimmel Live she made a video explaining to the Academy voters why she should win her the award; and if I could vote for her, I would. I sincerely think she made her case for the golden statuette, don’t you?
Tune into ABC on March 2nd to see if Oscar goes home with her or one of those younger and prettier ladies.
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?