Academy Awards

Tina Fey Says 'No Way' To Oscars: But Only A Mean Girl Can Top Family Guy Misogyny

Sarah Woolley | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Woolley

This week Tina Fey said "No Way" to hosting the Oscars and taking the torch from Seth Macfarlane - a man committed to failing upwards in life. It's an announcement that disappointed many who had asked, "Why can't Tina Fey and Amy Poehler just host everything?"

'Thelma & Louise' Star Wades Into Oscars Row

PA | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Academy Award winner Geena Davis has waded into the controversy over this year's Oscar ceremony by saying host Seth MacFarlane's routine was disrespec...

On History, Homer and Ben Affleck

Peter Frankopan | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Peter Frankopan

We should, I think, cut Hollywood some slack. It is easy to forget that history is all about dramatic license. Who wants to read a boring account of the past? Which historian does not want to spice things up? And even as far as flaws, errors and distortions go - well, bring them on.

Goodbye, Standards... And How to Bring Them Back

Claire Meadows | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

Ok... I was waiting for the funny to happen... and it never showed. We're used to it, I suppose... we suffered the unbearable Ricky Gervais as host for far longer than we should have had to. But... wow... wasn't Seth MacFarlane awful?

In Defence of Seth MacFarlane

Sri Sritharan | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sri Sritharan

MacFarlane will never be everyone's cup of tea, but the show's organisers would have known this.

Oscars 2013: Caught On Camera Special (PICS)

Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

All that posing and posturing on the Oscars red carpet must be an exhausting business so it's not really surprising that the assembled stars let their...

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Real-Life Memories Ben Affleck's Oscar-Winning 'Argo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

While the dust still settles on its gold statuette for Best Picture at this year's Oscars, 'Argo' is making its way to more viewers. Argo - star...

The Best Thing About the Oscars

Tim Manton | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tim Manton

The best thing about the Oscars is, in my opinion, the aftermath of the Oscars. I say this, because I don't have a lot of time for the actual ceremony unless it's in small chunks online. That's where it makes sense.

Seth MacFarlane's Best (And Worst) Oscar Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Seth MacFarlane is being hailed by many as "the worst Oscar host ever". And a large part of this is due to the one-liners he delivered on the night. ...

LOOK: Funniest Oscars Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Comedy

The Academy Awards are always a time for Hollywood A-listers to look gorgeous and poised... But that doesn't stop them looking rather daft sometimes,...

How To Hold An Oscar

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Winning an Oscar is the pivotal moment in the career of an entertainer. That innocuous-looking statuette signals the start of fatter salaries, jui...

Hidden Psychology of the Academy Awards Reveals a Bias Against Actresses

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Raj Persaud

Great acting by women has little bearing on the overall assessment of a film, while great acting by men is much more closely linked to appreciation of a great movie.

Britney's New Barnet

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Britney Spears is nearly as famed for her blonde locks as she is for her schoolgirl outfit in the 'Baby One More Time' video. But it was all chan...

'Worst Oscar Host Ever': Reviewers, Twitter Blast Seth MacFarlane

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Comedy

The Oscars hosting gig is, as The Hollywood Reporter notes, one of the toughest in showbusiness. But while that publication praised Seth MacFarlane's ...

Oscars 2013: The After Parties (PICS)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

They've walked down the red carpet, sat through a bum-numbing ceremony, celebrated (and commiserated) their awards, and after host Seth MacFarlane clo...

OSCARS 2013: Ben Gets Emotional After 'Argo' Best Picture Win

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ben Affleck's redemption by Hollywood is complete, with his film 'Argo' winning Best Picture at this year's Oscars. When his co-producer Grant Hes...

OSCARS 2013: Tearful Adele Wins Best Song For 'Skyfall'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Adele's mantelpiece just got a little bit more weighed down, with an Oscar to add to her clutch of Brits and Grammys, for both critical acclaim and re...

How Award Ceremonies Have Embraced Social Media in 2013

Philip Keightley | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Tech
Philip Keightley

February is the most notable month for award ceremonies in film and music on both sides of the Atlantic. The Grammys, BAFTAs and Brit Awards have alre...

OSCARS 2013: Adele Joins Stars In Final Stage Rehearsals

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

British stars Adele and Catherine Zeta Jones are counting down the hours until they take to the stage for the 85th Academy Awards. Adele, hotly ti...

Ben Affleck's Snub Yet Another Oscar Injustice

Mark Hodge | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hodge

While fashion faux pas and speech gaffes are to be expected, every year the short-list of nominees demonstrates the glaring inconsistencies within the Academy voting system. How can a director, who has a film nominated for Best Picture, not be short-listed for Best Director?

Oscars 2014: The Academy Awards By Numbers

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ever wondered how much each of the golden Oscars statuette weighs, how much you can earn for being one of the paid seat fillers or how many times Gwyn...

Oscars 2013: Best And Worst Dressed - YOU DECIDE (PICS)

Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Never mind those shiny gold statues, what we REALLY want to know is who do you think should win the award for best dressed celeb at this year's Oscars...

Oscars 2013: Red Carpet (PICS)

Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's the biggest night in the showbiz calendar and the 85th Academy Awards are already shaping up to be the best yet as the cream of the big screen be...

Seven-Year-Old Girl Judges Oscar Films Based On Their Posters

Babble | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Comedy

There are nine movies up for the Academy Award for Best Picture this year, and not a single one is age-appropriate for my little 7-year-old girl. Silv...

OSCARS 2013: Best Picture Preview: Django, Les Miserables, Life Of Pi...

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Part 2 of our Oscars Best Picture preview ahead of Sunday evening's ceremony when this year's Academy Awards get handed out... VOTE at the bottom for...