The Oscars

'The Hateful Eight' and 'Spotlight' - Reviewed

Harry Crawford | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Normally I stay for the quotes, the pop culture, the film techniques and references. Now I want to rewatch it for the character and plot development; even if it amounts to nothing more than a Western tinged big screen adaptation of Cluedo. But will fans of Tarantino applaud it? I doubt it...

The Glass Ceiling

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

Over the past two years, no black actors or actresses have been nominated for Oscars. And over the past decade there has only been 18 black nominees, which amounts to just 9 percent of all acting nominees.

Why I Won't Be Watching the Oscars This Year

Alice Charles | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

President Barack Obama had just weighed in on the debate over the #Oscarssowhite Twitter campaign, saying that Hollywood needed to make sure that everyone had a chance. Equality of opportunity is, after all, one of the principles America was founded on. Nominated for an honorary award, director Spike Lee has said he won't be attending. Neither will Jada Pinkett Smith. I wonder how many others will choose to sit this one out?

'Sweeping Changes' Promised By Academy Over Oscars Diversity Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reacted to the growing disquiet over diversity at the Oscars on Friday by announcing it will implement...

Songwriting and Success: An Interview With Glen Hansard

Clara Cullen | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Photo credit: Danny Clinch I first meet Glen Hansard by accident. We're both in the lobby of a private members club in Soho. I've arrived early whil...

No, We've Got No Idea How These Celebs Bagged Oscars Party Invites Either

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Oscars weekend sees the world’s greatest film stars descend on Hollywood, as Academy Awards fever takes over Tinseltown. MORE OSCARS: The Acade...

The Most Moving Speech Of The Entire Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars 2015 will be remembered as a night of powerful, personal speeches made via the podium from the heart. The evening's very first award-wi...

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...

Lady Gaga Did The Unthinkable At The Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Lady Gaga may have stunned onlookers with her washing up gloves when she appeared on the Oscars red carpet, but it turned out she had an even bigger t...

Oscars: This Year They Forgot To Remember Joan Rivers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Every year, despite their best efforts, the Academy manages to omit someone special from its list of of stars lost to us in the past year. This tim...

Patricia Arquette Just Got Meryl Streep On Her Feet...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Patricia Arquette, as highly expected, collected the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at this year's Academy Awards, and used her victory speech to m...

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...

Oscars Host Recruits A Sneering Cumberbatch For Opening Number

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

He may not have left with an Oscar, but Benedict Cumberbatch can count himself officially embraced by Hollywood now, with his inclusion in the Oscars ...

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...

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....

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 ...

The Longest And Shortest Oscars Acceptance Speeches Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

With the Oscars just around the corner, here's our round-up of the shortest and longest Academy Awards acceptance speeches of the last 25 years. ...

The Best Actors Never To Win A Best Actor Oscar (Despite Many Nominations)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Winning an Oscar is the absolute pinnacle of achievement for any actor - recognition for your life's work from the most prestigious body of judges in ...

Can This 40-Minute Treatment Give You Oscar-Worthy Skin?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

On Sunday, Hollywood's rich and famous will be out in full force for the Oscars. And as red carpet pictures begin to surface online, I'll be wondering...

Who Were The Best And Worst Dressed At The Oscars?

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

Another glittering awards season is now almost over, with the biggest names in the film industry throwing on their most stylish outfits and strutting ...

This Proves Oscar-winning Films Aren't Always A Commercial Success

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

When it comes to the Oscars, massive commercial success does not necessarily equate to glory in the Best Picture category at the Academy Awards. In...