Posts tagged oscars
Posts tagged oscars
one of these oscars is gonna be a portkey i know how this ends i read harry potter
Daniel Day Lewis tied to a gravestone while Kate Winslet takes his blood and puts it in a cauldron and Leo emerges, greater and more terrible than ever before
Cary Grant receiving an Academy Honorary Award in 1970 (online here)
“Years ago, when Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon were getting divorced, a perhaps apocryphal story appeared in the scandal sheets: As an example of Grant’s supposed irrationality, Cannon cited to the judge Cary’s yearly habit of sitting in front of his television and sardonically abusing all the participants. This item, true or not, must have amused nearly everyone in Hollywood, since nearly everyone in Hollywood does pretty much the same thing.
The funny thing is that from all accounts, when the Academy Awards began in 1939, they were conducted in a similar spirit of irreverence, something that has practically disappeared from the event itself. “They used to have it down at the old Coconut Grove,” Jimmy Stewart told me in the late 70s. “You’d have dinner and alawta drinks - the whole thing was…it was just…it was a party. Nobody took it all that seriously. I mean, it was swell if ya won because your friends were givin’ it to you, but it didn’t mean anything at the bawx office or anything. It was just alawta friends gettin’ together and tellin’ some jokes and gettin’ loaded and givin’ out some little prizes. My gawsh, it was..there was no pressure or anything like that.”
Cary Grant corroborated this to me: ”It was a private affair, you see - no television, no radio, even - just a group of friends giving each other a party. Because, you know, there is something a little embarrassing about all these wealthy people publicly congratulating each other. When it began, we kidded ourselves: ‘All right, Freddie March,’ we’d say, ‘we know you’re makng a million dollars - now come up and get your little medal for it!’”
-excerpted from Peter Bogdanovich’s Who the Hell’s In It
Taiwanese director Ang Lee noting Hollywood’s tendency to overlook Asian actors to a Chinese radio station. Ang Lee was disappointed that Suraj Sharma was not nominated for Best Actor for his performance in The Life of Pi. Lee added that he felt Irfan Khan should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and that Zhang Ziyi was not nominated either for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, nor were any actors nominated for Slumdog Millionaire.
What’s a guy gotta do to get an Oscar? Here’s some trivia about Sharma’s work on the film, from FirstPost.com.
1. This kid is badass.
2. When white actors like Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio do stuff like lose 20% of their body weight or cut themselves and keep acting everyone cheers uproariously.
3. It is weirdly dismissive when films about characters of color get nominated but their actors do not. Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Last Emperor, etc.
4. As FirstPost points out, a lot of the Oscar snubbed actors that people are talking about like Leonardo DiCaprio have plenty of other opportunities to star in other big movies. When is the next big project for an actor of South Asian descent coming up?
Anne Hathaway watches on as her name is engraved into her Oscar statue.
Huh?? That Onion “joke” was the worst, and I’d never defend it. In fact I’ve probably reblogged like 3 or 4 different things about how terrible/sexist the Oscars were this year. like many people, whenever i saw any commentary about the oscars over the last couple of days, i just ended up in a state of mid-level rage. it was like a triple bill: first seth mcfarlane was sexist and gross, and most people didn’t really notice or care… then the onion was sexist and gross and made this dumbass tweet which will probably haunt quvenzhané wallis for half of her career, thanks to the furore it caused… and then as soon as anyone pointed out that these things were categorically The Worst, 4 billion zillion douchey commenters materialise to explain why it’s “totally just comedy, get over it”, etc etc ad nauseam, oppression continues ever on and seth mcfarlane is still a millionaire, the end.
I guess you probably won’t ever read this reply if you’ve already unfollowed me, but if anyone else thinks that I thought the Onion’s quvenzhané wallis joke was funny… uh, no?? and who the hell wants to “win friends and new followers” by insulting a 9-year-old? well, probably seth mcfarlane. but i don’t think he’d last long on tumblr because there are too many feminists here…
Photo of Kristen and Quvenzhane Wallis (x)
I cannot even tell you how much this picture delights me on so many levels.
oh my goddddddd
Best picture of the Oscars.
FIVE YEARS FOR WHAT YOU DID. THE REST BECAUSE YOU TRIED TO RUN. YES, 24601.
FLAWLESS. FLAW. LESS.
I heard about the Onion joke - which I won’t retweet or link to, as its in bad taste, and you’ve heard it enough and they’ve offered an (unprecedented) apology — second hand, when the shit storm began brewing last night during the Oscars. I’ll admit - I chuckled. I knew it was edgy and provicative and in bad taste, but it never once crossed my mind that anyone at the Onion meant ill towards that little girl. Never once. They’ve done a bunch of nasty things in the past, have strolled gleefully past the line of good taste countless times, and this struck me as just another example. “I hope Quevanzhane Wallis doesn’t see that tweet,” I murmured as she’s a little too young to be exposed to that word, and that was it. And here’s why: the joke is not at her expense. IF she hears about it, there will be some collateral damage, no question, but the target of the joke is pretty clearly Hollywood and its intrinsic misogyny. Here’s friend and writer Anthony King on the dichotomy.
Did you hear the things that were being said about Anne Hathaway last night? In my own house? She’s the target of a ton of abuse for … what? winning? Being a drama school nerd? She’s gracious and talented and a little pretentious. Big deal. And she’s a woman who has just turned 30. She has, let’s say, ten good years left before it becomes very hard for her to get work. Very hard, even with an academy award. Where’s Holly Hunter these days? Her TNT show got cancelled. Hilary Swank? Tried to transition to romantic comedy, failed. Debra Winger? PLAYED ANNE HATHAWAYS MOM, HASN’T DONE MUCH SINCE. This is a tough business, and women feel the brunt of it more than men. I’ve heard tons of older actresses get defined as ‘crazy.’ Sometimes they are, sometimes its just idle gossip. But I’ve yet to work with any woman who was Randy Quaid or Charlie Sheen or Gary Busey crazy. There’s a great chunk in Tina Fey’s book where she talks about the way women are treated after they are a certain age:
As the husband of an actress and the father of a daughter, I wish this was not the case. But it is. And we can scream at the Onion for its joke or we can talk seriously about what the joke is about - that this town is so rough on female actors that the normalization of calling a 9 year old a c-word is only a matter of time.
Charlize Theron’s reaction to Seth Macfarlane & “We Saw Your Boobs”
yikes.. was this genuine disgust? I didn’t watch this part but I keep hearing about it. Even the woman in the very back is shaking her head.
best moment of the night.
people keep reblogging these gifs like they are genuine reactions. THEY ARE NOT GENUINE REACTIONS, they were all pre-recorded. every actress in the song must have recorded a little “jokey” reaction shot, because they are all wearing different clothes than they were wearing during the actual ceremony. which makes it even weirder, TBH, because charlize does look genuinely disgusted, and why would they… record that in advance…??? it just emphasises the fact that the song is gross. idek.