The Oscars

Girls on Film: Where Are They?

Eloise Hendy | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eloise Hendy

A recent study has found that, even in a year deemed 'female heavy', women are still only playing 30% of given speaking roles. And that does not mean integral, central characters who dominate talk time, that includes any line spoken in all of the top 100 US films. Women's voices are still stuck in the silent movie era - the majority are on mute.

Does My Bum Look Big In This?

Aaron Child | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Aaron Child

As I write this I have no internet access at home and my data has just ran out. It happens when you move houses. Apparently. But it is quite fitting as I want to discuss a behaviour that pre dates even the internet itself...

The Bumps of the A-List: The Oscars Pregnancy Style

Tiffany London | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tiffany London

I loved watching the Oscars highlights on Monday morning (when you have children staying up until the early hours of the morning to catch it on E! just isn't an option!) and it was wonderful to see Hollywood embracing pregnancy.

Red Carpet Wedding Trends

Marina Licht | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Licht

Two Hollywood stars who looked very 'bridal' were Naomi Watts who wore a simple but glamorous white Calvin Klein dress and Kate Hudson who was very 'old Hollywood' in a beaded Versace dress with a deep v-neckline and cape detail. However, the key red carpet trends from the 2014 Oscars that I think will be big news in bridal this year are the following...

Oscars 2014: Red Carpet Photobombing Is A Great Thing

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ellen Degeneres's A-list "selfie" may have stolen the show at the Oscars on Sunday, but Benedict Cumberbatch, Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto are bringin...

The Internet Reacts To The Ellen Degeneres Selfie

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ellen Degeneres organised a selfie at the Oscars which included Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence to name but a few and ...

Attack Of The Clones: A Dozen Kevin Spaceys Hijack Ellen's Famous Selfie (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Amid a sea of beaming faces, Kevin Spacey stood out in Ellen Degeneres’s record-breaking selfie by looking bemused and slightly out of place. N...

The 7 Moments That Made Ellen The Oscars Hostess With Mostest

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ellen Degeneres brought her distinctive charm to the Oscars, making her second round of hosting duties a triumph of humour, warmth and general ability...

Oscars 2014: Lupita Is A Dazzling Winner In First Film

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lupita Nyong'o had already won the battle for the red carpet in her dazzling blue dress, before she crowned an amazing year by by taking home an Oscar...

Cate Blanchett Mentions Woody Allen This Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

So, Cate Blanchett did - as heavily predicted - win the Best Actress award at this year's Oscars, and, this time round, she did decide to thank Woody ...

Oscars 2014: Bill Murray Provides Most Moving Moment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Bill Murray provided the Oscars' most moving moment, during his presentation of the Award for Best Cinematography. Standing alongside Amy Adams, w...

Oscars 2014: Steve McQueen Defies 'Gravity' To Win Best Film

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

'12 Years A Slave' has triumphed at this year's Oscars, winning Best Film for producers Steve McQueen and Brad Pitt. The gruelling 19th century st...

The Moment That MADE This Year's Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

SEE ALSO Attack Of The Clones: A Dozen Kevin Spaceys Hijack Ellen's Famous Selfie (PICTURE) Ellen Degeneres was having a good night anyway, hosting...

'I Should Like to Thank the Academy...' - The Psychology of Acceptance Speeches at the Oscars

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Raj Persaud

A hidden pressure of Oscar night is the psychological tightrope narcissists tread on the red carpet. Convention requires they give an acceptance speech which thanks others and indicates humility - acknowledging the contribution of colleagues to their own success. But deep down do narcissists really believe this?

Why '12 Years a Slave' and 'Roots' are Inadequate Representations of Slavery

Ewa Zubek | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

To those who have not seen Roots, the plot may still read like a familiar story. The recent release by black British director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave, may start differently, but it follows a very similar trajectory of blood, whips and brutality.

OSCARS 2014: Who Should Win The Best Actress Award?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars are coming! The little gold statuettes are being polished as we speak, ready to be handed out on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Each day...

OSCARS 2014: Who Should Win The Award For Best Actor?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars are coming! The little gold statuettes are being polished as we speak, ready to be handed out on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Each day...

Oscars 2014: Who Should Win The Best Supporting Actress?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars are coming! The little gold statuettes are being polished as we speak, ready to be handed out on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Each da...

OSCARS 2014: Who's Going To Win Best Supporting Actor?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

The Oscars are coming! The little gold statuettes are being polished as we speak, ready to be handed out on Sunday evening in Los Angeles. Each da...

The Golden Days of Hollywood Rediscovered

Amal Fashanu | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amal Fashanu

With the fanfare and build up to the Oscars, it seems timely to take a trip back to Hollywood's Golden Age. The release of the magnificent "I Used to be in Pictures", by twins Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse, intoxicatingly takes us back to this sumptuous, glorious era.

OSCARS 2014: '12 Years A Slave', 'Philomena' Lead British Hopes

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'12 Years A Slave' goes into this year's Oscars as the hot favourite for collective gold, scooping nominations in several of the leading categories, a...

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

Sadie Brown | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

On my wish lists each year, sometimes every six months depending on how things are going, 'Hollywood teeth' always feature along with the ususal suspects: some rock hard abdominals, a book deal, and a Cartier Love bracelet, one must dream.

The Oscars 2013- Fashion and Faux Pas

Megan Sutton | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Sutton

The Oscars; the one night of the year when under-dressed is definitely not an option. The 85th Academy Awards saw a parade of perfectly preened A-Listers gliding down the red carpet in their Sunday best, and we- mere earthlings- watched on in awe. This year's event certainly lived up to expectations in the 'Best Dressed' category, and -of course- there was a little drama too.

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.

And The Award For Best Dressed At The Oscars Goes To...

Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Never mind who won an award for their acting chops at this year's Oscars (yes, yes, well done everyone), what we really want to know is who you lot th...