[Blind Gossip] This man lost at the Oscars yesterday. No shame in it, as his nomination was well-deserved. However, he did tell a few people later on that he considers it his own fault that he didn’t win.
He said that [Read more…]
[Blind Gossip] This pair of esteemed actors didn’t show up to the Oscars this year.
They privately said that they weren’t attending because they weren’t nominated. But we know the real story! As former Oscar winners and Hollywood big shots, they were definitely invited to The Academy Awards. But they talked before the event and mutually decided not to go. Here’s why:
He knew that if he attended [Read more…]
[Blind Gossip] During a post-show interview, one of last night’s Oscar winners was rambling on about fate and attitude and winning.
The philosophical mumbo jumbo was a bit too much for some onlookers. Several were rolling their eyes, and one said “What the f*ck is s/he talking about?” just loudly enough for [Read more…]
Did you watch the Oscars last night? Man, that was one tough gig for Seth McFarlane.
Blind Gossip readers went 3 for 4 in predicting the big winners! You correctly picked Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day Lewis, and Argo! Your only miss was for Best Director, which was given to Ang Lee. Overall, though, good job!
We have a BG12345 for you today… if we can get 100 of you to tell us what you loved or hated or what thrilled or annoyed or surprised you most about the 85th Oscars!
Let’s hear it, people!
UPDATE: Lots of interesting comments! Let’s start!
[Pop Bitch] Which VIP betting company were over the moon when they signed an Academy Award winner as a client, but are markedly less so now that he’s racked up a six-figure loss that he is unable (or unwilling) to cover?
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[Blind Gossip] The 85th Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, February 24 at 4:00 pm PST on ABC.
For those of you who are not familiar with the Academy Awards voting process, here is a very brief description of how it works:
Each member of the Academy (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) belongs to one of 15 “branches” (e.g. the Directors branch). The members of each “branch” make nominations only within their branch (e.g. Directors nominate other Directors for “Best Director”). Then, once the nominees are selected by each branch, the entire membership votes for the winner.
You might think that if an Academy Member votes for a film, that they have actually seen the film. You might think that they select a Best Actress based on who they think gave the best performance that year. You might think that they can only vote for one film for Best Picture.
If you think those things, you would be wrong. This is Hollywood, people! Things don’t work in such a straightforward way.
With that in mind, here is an interesting [Read more…]
[New York Magazine] BG Note: This interesting story by writer Kate Van Syckle is about one of the producers who is nominated for an Academy Award this year.
Watching major sporting events, I always wonder what happens to the losers’ hats. By the end of the Super Bowl, the winning coach is covered in ice, his quarterback is grinning in a “World Champions” cap, and somewhere, I imagine, a team of waterboys are scrambling to hide the unused hats designed in case the other guys won.
I imagine something similar happens to famous people’s exes, the woman next to the man — until she wasn’t. And somewhere, languishing in a closet full of unknown hats, there’s a pile of women discarded by ambitious men. (And vice versa.) They’re the unknown Mia Farrows, Jennifer Anistons, and Taylor Swift dumpees. But because Taylor Swift won’t write a song about them, they will simply be forgotten. [Read more…]
[Village Voice] Which Oscar winner tried to take her kids backstage to meet the stars of a show they’d just seen, but was completely unrecognized by security, who told her she could just wait by the stage door like everyone else? (She huffed and replied, “Well, it’s just that I’m an actor, too” before actually announcing her name in hopes of gaining quicker entrée. Yes, she went there. Still, no dice.)