The Oscars

Why La La Land Is A Film That Hollywood Golden Age Actresses Would Be Proud Of

Katie Gatens | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Katie Gatens

By rewriting the Hollywood musical, Chazelle has given us an alternative ending - one that does justice to the female character, and feels a lot less like 'La La Land' and a lot more like real life. Not sewn into a leather catsuit. Not half-naked. Not airbrushed. It's a 2016 musical that 1950s leading ladies would be proud of.

Celebrities Dramatically Reading Kanye West's Tweets Is Today's Best Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Comedy

The Oscars was Hollywood's busiest night of the year, and the red carpet was absolutely bursting with stars. Naturally, Tyler Oakley decided to put...

Oscar's Sweet 16: The Only Female Screenwriters to Ever Take Him Home

Rosanna Savone | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rosanna Savone

All joking aside, when you realise only 16 female screenwriters in the past 88 years have managed to take Oscar home, it's hard to have a sense of humor about that dismal number.

This Flipbook Shows Leonardo Dicaprio Getting Eaten By A Bear At the Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

It's Leo's night tonight, surely? But what if he loses? Or worse what if this happens... HAHAHAHAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA 😂 #Oscars

Oscar Predictions 2016 - Will DiCaprio win?

Harry Crawford | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

The Revenant leads the pack with 12 nominations, ahead of Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 (oh my, a blockbuster??). Thing is, when the competition's this tight, how will you know for sure who's going to win? Let's take a look at the main categories.

#OscarsSoWhite and So Are The BRITs

Ben Johns | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

There's a plethora of non-white talent in the UK that hasn't been viewed by the BRITs let alone the general public. If the awards focused on record quality, rather than record sales then acts like Boy Better Know, FKA Twigs and Kwabs would have received a gong by now.

This Student Is Going To Legally Change His Name To Jack Dawson If Leo Doesn't Win An Oscar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

We all want Leo to win an Oscar. But no-one is backing the Revenant star as much as student William Lloyd, who previously achieved internet fame af...

The Oscars Comes to Town - View From a Brit in Hollywood

Caroline Feraday | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Feraday

Winning an Oscar does bring that box-office boost and for the winners it means that Important People will take your call. Box-office hits are rarely nominees, and much less often winners. Frankly, Hollywood seems to be making Marvel movies but awarding great stories which don't get bums on seats in the same way.

If The Oscars Were Honest

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Comedy

It's Awards season, and The Oscars are just around the corner. The time of year when white people get together to give each other little statues and t...

This Is An Arcade Game Centred Around Leonardo DiCaprio's Everlasting Quest For An Oscar

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Comedy

The Oscars are just a few days away, and once again we're waiting to find out if his 20 year quest for the top gong will finally end. Animation col...

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...

From the Page to the Screen - Why Some Books Make Great Films

Euan Hirst | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Euan Hirst

Why is there a huge reservoir of films based on books but rarely, if ever, an original movie that is subsequently turned into a novel? You may find a film-jacket edition on the shelves but never an original work. Books provide filmmakers with a solid foundation from which to start, and sometimes a track record of sales that suggests a ready-made audience.

'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 27.09.2016 | 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 while...

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...