Academy Awards

Oscar Night

John Hiscock | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
John Hiscock

It really strikes you how special this awards show really is when you see people coming down from the dizzy heights of accepting their Oscar. They're on cloud nine and it's infectious excitement, you don't even know them, but you feel happy for their success. I certainly felt that way for the big surprise winner of the night, British actor Mark Rylance...

The Trouble With Sam Smith

The Guyliner | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
The Guyliner

You'd think this conversation wouldn't need to happen at Smith's level of fame - but media training and Sam Smith are strangers across a crowded room. Not that you can be media-trained for the specific brand of "Did I really just say that?" that Smith does so well.

Diversity Issue Boosts Oscar Telecast Ad Revenue

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Ehrlich

The average cost of a 30-second spot in this year's three-hour-plus telecast to be $1.9 million to $2 million, a double-digit bump versus last year and an all-time record, per Kantar Media figures. In the end, the total is expected to reach $114 million.

The Best Ever Film Awards

Julia Wagner | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

As I consider this year's winners, I think about how the they compare to previous years' nominees, as well as to overlooked and under-appreciated performers and filmmakers. So I compiled a list of my all-time, greatest, Best Ever Film Awards - the BEFAs. How have I compiled this list? Well, it's based on the impact of these films on my life...

Why Leonardo DiCaprio Shares His Oscar Glory With Chris Rock

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

Yes the night belonged to Leo DiCaprio who finally won an Oscar after like a gazillion years! But for me the icing on the cake for the 2016 Oscars was also the brilliant Chris Rock. The first time I met Chris he had me floored literally within five seconds of our encounter.

Leo Picks The Perfect Date For The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio picked the perfect date for Sunday night’s Oscars, arriving at the ceremony at LA’s Dolby Theatre with none other than his 'Tita...

Oscar Fever

John Hiscock | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
John Hiscock

Oscars frenzy has well and truly taken over Los Angeles. And as the 2016 awards season comes to a close we wait in anticipation for the biggest show of them all, The 88th Academy Awards. For those of us lucky enough to work in the entertainment industry here in Hollywood it's the most exciting, if a little tiring, few weeks of the year...

Here's Where You Can Watch The Oscars In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Sunday (28 February) night marks the biggest event in the showbiz calendar, as the stars of the silver screen come out for the Oscars. PICS: The S...

The Things I Learnt From Leo

Jess Melia | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jess Melia

An Oscar award win doesn't make Leonardo DiCaprio a great actor, nor is it the only way in which his acting is proved to have a profound effect people. Since the release of The Revenant and the obvious Oscar hype that came after it, I've been thinking a lot about him and his movies...

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...