The Room’s Jacob Tremblay attended the Oscars yesterday and he got star struck by BB8, R2D2, C3P0 and someone who is a 32DDD. As soon as he saw Sofia Vergara, he had to stop and meet her. By the looks of his face, it was the moment when the 9 year old became a man. I am sure that he isn’t the first boy who transformed out of boyhood to manhood when they saw her, and he won’t be the last. Far from it.
The Oscar nominations were announced today and the good news is that Quentin Tarantino did not get any nominations. The bad news is that neither did Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the categories that people care about. Which was really stupid on the Academy’s part because people would’ve tuned in to see Star Wars win an Oscar or two, who cares about The Reverant but the people who nominated it? Or Spotlight? Or Brooklyn? They might be good movies, but if no one sees them, then who cares?
To see the noms, then click here!
Chris Rock hosted the Oscars back in 2005, and for some reason the Academy wants him back. According to Robot Butt, AMPAS wanted Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres or Amy Schumer to host, but the latter turned it down. Moving down their list they decided to ask Rock to return as the MC and are reportedly in talks with him to do it.
I don’t get it. He hasn’t been relevant since the last time he hosted and he sucked when he had the job back then.
I could be so against it because I really wanted The Rock and Kevin Hart to do it. Not only are they perfect choice, but they have a movie out around the same time. They are relevant unlike Rock.
What do you think of Rock hosting the Oscars again? And did you even remember he hosted the Oscars once upon a time?
UPDATE: AMPAS confirmed he’s hosting the Oscars this year.
Most Oscar winners keep their gold statuettes front and center for everyone to see but not touch. Kate Winslet isn’t like them. She told WSJ she keeps the award she won for The Reader in the room where you do your best reading. That’s right the bathroom. Why? She explained, “The whole point is for everybody to pick it up and go, ‘I’d like to thank my son and my dad’—and you can always tell when someone has, because they’re in there a little bit longer after they flushed. They’ll come out looking slightly pink-cheeked. It’s hysterical.”
I just hoped they washed before they picked it up. I can’t say anything else because I am fixated if they didn’t.
Days after Neil Patrick Harris hinted he would never host the Oscars again, Craig Zadan, a Producer of Hollywood’s biggest night, hints that it is three and out for Neil Meron and him.
I am OK with this! I like Zadan and Meron’s work in movies (Sing, Hairspray, Footloose) and on television (Smash, HappyLand), but I’m not a fan of their Oscar work. Their hosts were not the best and several of their bits went on way too long and didn’t work. Plus, now that they won’t be preoccupied by the Oscars, hopefully they will spending more time focusing on the live version of The Wiz for NBC (hint hint, skip The Music Man again).
When it comes to who I think should produce the Academy Awards, I think AMPAS should offer it to Tangled and Galavant’s Alan Menken and Dan Fogelman. Who do you want to get the job?