Academy Awards

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 Wright | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Wright

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

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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...

Pregnant Keira Knightley Is Stunning At The Oscars

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

Keira Knightley hit the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday night, arriving at LA's Dolby Theatre. MORE OSCARS: The Academy Awards: All The Winner...

Gaga Brings 'Washing-Up Chic' To The Oscars Red Carpet

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

You know how it is, you’re right in the middle of doing the housework, when suddenly you realise that you’re running late to an awards ceremony - ...

All This Year's Oscar Winners As They're Announced - LIVE!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike are leading the flag-flying honours for the Brits at tonight's Oscars, with the...

Oh, That's Just The Sound Of A Thousand Hearts Breaking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch and his new wife Sophie Hunter have made their first public appearance since getting hitched, and where better to do it than at t...

Can We Please Talk About Lupita's Show-Stopping Oscars Dress?

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

Lupita Nyong’o was one of the only stars to take a chance on the Oscars red carpet, wowing film fans in a stunning gown, made from 6000 pearls. Six....

Who Did Dakota Take As Her Date To The Oscars?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

She’s the star of one of this year’s biggest films, so Dakota Johnson could have had her pick of dates for this year’s Oscars, but she chose to ...

Don't Blame the Oscars for Its Lack of Diversity, Blame Yourselves

Iman Qureshi | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Iman Qureshi

It's an industry where diversity means Denzel Washington. It's not news that a disproportionate number of directors are male, resulting in an inevitable plethora of egotistical, navel-gazing, cock-yanking films like Birdman, Boyhood and Whiplash, that feature women as little more than glorified set design.

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

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

On Sunday evening (22 February) the Oscars are taking place, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be having couple of extra coffees and staying ...