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The Lonely Island sings why aren’t blockbusters nominated for Oscars
March 5th, 2018 under Oscars. [ Comments: 1 ]


Back in 2014, The Lonely Island was nominated for an Oscar for their song Everything Is Awesome from The Lego Movie. Well everything is not awesome with the Oscars because this year’s was the least watched. We can blame the politics, the host and so on. But, I think, the real reason is because there are no movies to root for.

They keep nominating movies that no one has seen nor they want to see. I bet you if Wonder Woman was nominated, at least 3 more million people would have watched. So why not nominate films that people have seen?

The Lonely Island pondered that thought, and wrote a song called Why Not Me? It features Thor, Wonder Woman, Tiffany Haddish, The Chrises, Pennywise and Aquaman asking that very question. The question we have all been asking for years. Well everyone who is not a member of the Academy.

Seriously, when I was kid they nominated movies I saw. Which is why I still watch the Academy Awards. When I told my friends’ 9-year-old that Wonder Woman wasn’t nominated, she just could not understand it. Even though her dad and I would watch the Oscars together in college, his daughter will not have that same experience. We were raised on them and she was not. There is nothing for her to get behind since Frozen and she was too young when it was nominated.

Do you think the Academy should nominate one blockbuster a year to get viewers or keep it as it is. I mean imagine the numbers if Black Panther got some noms?

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A man tried to steal Frances McDormand’s Oscar at the Governor’s Ball
March 5th, 2018 under Oscars. [ Comments: none ]


Frances McDormand gave the most powerful speech at the Oscars, but that is just one of the reasons why she will never forget the night.

After the awards show, she went to the Governor’s Ball next door to party and had her Oscar engraved. She thought the party was a safe place, so she put her statuette down on the table to enjoy the event. According to USA Today, a man saw the abandoned guy and tried to run away with it.

McDormand was crying uncontrollably outside and security went in to find the thief. That is when NY Times Cara Buckley reports, “Wolfgang Puck’s photographer stopped him, got the Oscar back, and the guy disappeared back into the ball. Apparently Frances has said to let him go. #Oscars #Drama.” She is a better person than I am because I would have told the cops the throw the book at him. I guess she was just so relieved to have her little guy back.

If I were husband, Joel Coen, I would be afraid she would try to replace him with Oscar. She probably spent the night spooning him instead. Who wouldn’t?

UPDATE: KABC is reporting that the man was arrested on suspicion of stealing the Oscar and charged with grand theft. The LAPD is also looking into why he was at the event in the first place. I guess they assumed if he was wearing a tux, he could get in. It worked.

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Are you excited for the Oscars?
March 4th, 2018 under Oscars. [ Comments: none ]


Tonight is the Oscars and frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn. Which is interesting because I have seen more Oscar nominated films this year than in years’ past and I still have no interest. While the only Best Picture noms I have seen is Get Out and The Post, I cannot get myself to watch the others. I have started a few of them, but then get distracted by shiny things. I also was underwhelmed by The Disaster Artist, The Greatest Showman (I love the song) and I, Tonya.

Thanks to Honest Trailers, I know I am not alone. Are we the only two who don’t have any movies to root for this year or do you feel same the way as us?

I would rather watch Fist Fight, Daddy’s Home 2 and Jumanji again than any of the Oscar nominated films just once. Actually Fist Fight was my favorite movie of the year, take that Wonder Woman. Yes, I am the only person who did not like the latter, I know. And I also shut off bad movies like Baywatch and The Emoji Movie and I barely got through It.

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Jimmy Kimmel is going to host the Oscars again!
May 16th, 2017 under Jimmy Kimmel, Oscars. [ Comments: none ]


The Oscars is turning 90 in 2018. That’s right, back when they started, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner and Betty White were all just children, and today they are still acting and Hollywood’s biggest night is still happening.

I guess, the Oscars wants their milestone to be special so they announced that Jimmy Kimmel will once again host the Oscars again 9 months before the air date. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, said, “After just one year, we can’t imagine anyone else hosting The Oscars. Jimmy’s skillful command of the stage is invaluable on a night when anything can happen – and does.”

Yes, he did a good job handling the Best Picture fiasco, but the rest of the show was just average. It was safe. I wish ABC would have gone with a movie star like Kevin Hart or The Rock to host as compared to the late night talk show host. What do you think?

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Faye Dunaway talks about that infamous Oscar moment!
April 25th, 2017 under Oscars. [ Comments: none ]


None of us will ever forget when Faye Dunaway read La La Land as the Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars because it wasn’t. As we know Moonlight won that distinction.

What we didn’t know until now is what happened according to Dunaway’s perspective of it. She told Lester Holt on Nightly News, “He [Warren Beatty] took the card out, and he didn’t say anything. He paused, he looked over at me, offstage, he looked around and I finally said, ‘You’re impossible.’ I thought he was joking. I mean, I thought he was stalling. Warren’s like that. He kind of holds the power and makes people…a dramatic pause. But it’s part of his charm.”

When the NBC newsanchor asked if she was angry about what happened on Hollywood’s biggest night, she responded by saying “No, I was very guilty. I thought, I could have done something, surely. Why didn’t I see Emma Stone’s name on the top of the card?”

If she did, then barely any of us would have remembered that Moonlight won Best Picture and it would have been a lackluster Oscars. Instead it is one we will be talking about for decades to come like the year Jack Palance won for City Slickers and the other one when Marisa Tomei was declared Best Supporting Actress for My Cousin Vinny or how about the time Robin Williams sang Blame Canada from South Park or Rob Lowe singing with Cinderella. It is the memorable moments that make the Oscars not the winners. Sorry winners.

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