Academy Awards

Halle Berry 'Heartbroken' Over Oscars Race Row

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Halle Berry has admitted she feels “heartbroken” by the current Academy Awards diversity row. READ MORE: Idris Elba Makes Oscars Dig Following...

Will Smith Says Oscars Controversy Goes Beyond The Awards

PA | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Will Smith has spoken about the racism controvery currently surrounding this year's Oscars, claiming it's reflective of a bigger problem in American s...

No Miss Rampling!

David McAlmont | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

Whenever an African American wins an award it is viewed by the African American community as historic, and that is fair enough; the Oscar is routinely mistaken for cinema's highest honour. The academy, like the Hollywood system, is deeply discouraging to black American talent, and to a disturbing extent. The awards are few; decades pass between them. Hattie McDaniel won for her portrayal of a maid. Whoopi Goldberg for her portrayal of a con woman.

Lupita Nyong'o Weighs In Amid Oscars Diversity Backlash

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Lupita Nyong’o has added her voice to the diversity debate currently surrounding the Academy Awards. Controversy arose earlier this month when, f...

Academy Boss Responds To Oscars Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Academy Awards boss Cheryl Boone Isaacs has vowed to take steps to make the awards show more diverse, following a boycott from some major stars. RE...

Data Analysis: How the Academy's Race Problem Is Getting Worse

Peter Yeung | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Peter Yeung

For the second year in a row, there are will be no black, Asian or minority ethnic actors that win an Oscar - because the 20-strong list of nominees in 2016 is entirely white.

Ricky Gervais Calls Out Lack Of Diversity In Oscar Nominations

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has called out the Oscars for only including white actors in the four acting categories for this year’s awards. The comedian, who h...

Living the American Dream

John Hiscock | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
John Hiscock

Red carpets in Hollywood are insane. They certainly like to fill them up with as many media outlets as they can. The Bafta Tea party is a pretty tame one compared with some that I've been to. At times you feel like sardines.

The Curious Business of Casting

Julia Wagner | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

I found that one of the most enjoyable and interesting tasks of an agent's assistant is to submit the selections in response to a casting call, mainly because the agent's suggestions often baffled me, but also because I enjoy seeing the very earliest stages of a production.

Where's the Comic Relief?

Marcus Markou | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Marcus Markou

This year's Academy Awards ceremony, at four hours long, required a similar amount of endurance as some of the heavier dramas nominated. The difference is that whilst Neil Patrick-Harris' role as compère offered welcome comic relief, the winners of the 'big four' provided little.

How to Win Oscars and Influence People

Nathan Crouch | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nathan Crouch

For studios, awards season is less about direct profit than it is a long-term exercise in branding. Awards help give the studio and actors a reputation for quality, allowing them to go on and sell bigger-budget films.

And the Award Goes to....

Katy Cox | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Cox

When I think of what I have given up: my freedom, my body, my youth, my sanity, my raw sexual magnitude and so on, I feel that I deserve at the very least to be thanked by those who have robbed me of these treasures.

Which A-Lister Pinched Jen's Bum At The Oscars?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Jennifer Aniston got a shock at the Oscars on Sunday night, after getting a pinch on the backside in the middle of an interview. MORE OSCARS: The ...

And The Real Winners At The 2015 Oscars Were...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Comedy

And the real winners at the 87th Academy Awards were... (Video made for HuffPostUK Comedy by Handface, David Schneider and Andrea Mann) SEE ALSO...

Best Instagram Pics From The Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

We’ve seen the lovely red carpet outfits, we’ve heard the emotional speeches - but what we really want to know now is what happened behind the sce...

NPH's Ill-Timed Joke Didn't Bother The Person It Was Aimed At One Bit

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

It was Neil Patrick Harris’s first time presenting the Oscars so he could be forgiven for a few nerves, but an ill-timed joke about one particular w...

Oscar Films 2015 - Psychological Perspectives

Dr Mark Silvert | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Mark Silvert

As a Doctor who specialises in the analysis and the motivations of people - outside of work my favourite thing to do is to go to the cinema with my cousin (himself an award winning film maker) and then pouring over every detail of characters, story and plot lines.

Rita Dazzles At Vanity Fair's Oscars Bash In Uber-Revealing Dress

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Rita Ora ensured all eyes were on her at the Vanity Fair Oscars after party when she rocked up in an uber-revealing dress. MORE OSCARS: The Academ...

No Red Carpet Will Ever Be Safe Again...

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Comedy

John Travolta's creepy red carpet moment with Scarlett Johansson will go down in Oscars history, but for all the wrong reasons. The 'Saturday Night...

The Oscars In Funny GIFs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Miss the 87th Academy Awards ceremony? Not got half a day spare to watch it now? Fear not. From Neil Patrick Harris's 'Birdman'-inspired entrance to M...

The Fame Factory: Inside an Actors' Agency

Julia Wagner | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

Although I never came across the phrase "A-list" while at the agency, I began to think of the client list in terms of a "postal list". That is, ranking clients according to the postal mode used to deliver their scripts.

How John Travolta's Oscars Night Got Even Stranger...

The Huffington Post UK\ | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

John Travolta had a strange old night at the 2015 Oscars. First of all, he was spotted cosying up to Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet, cuddlin...

Did You Hear Eddie Redmayne's Little Squeal?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Eddie Redmayne took it all the way to the end of Awards Season, concluding his spectacular run with the Oscar for Best Lead Actor for his extraordinar...

Rosamund Demonstrates How Red CAN Work On The Red Carpet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

In the style stakes, Rosamund Pike has had an amazing awards season, and she topped it off with a stunning gown at the Oscars on Sunday night. MOR...

And The Oscar For 'Most Awkward Kiss' Goes To...

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

You know that awkward moment when you’ve had your hair all done for the Oscars, and you’re looking your best and posing for photographers… and t...