- Yahoo! Movies staff | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Thu 21 Feb, 2013 5:07 AM IST
The dating habits of Hollywood's Oscar hunks are both alarming and refreshing once viewed under Master Matchmaker Steve Ward's microscope.
Guess which Oscar nominee has the love life that fits the description of "a modern Bruce Wayne." Hint: He has dated a slew of celebrity A-list women, and was once married to a television star.
But there's one celebrity bachelor who bests that Bruce: It's George Clooney. He's been dating in Hollywood for 30 years, and his little black book is filled to the gills. His longest relationship to date… was with a pig (which he got while in a relationship with Kelly Preston — longtime wife of John Travolta).
As for the guy who earns the title "Mr. Perfect" -- that honor goes to Ben Affleck. Watch the video to see why Ben is best and learn more about the dating habits of these Oscar hotties.Read More »from Surprising ex-flames of Oscar stars: George Clooney, Ben Affleck and others
- Adam Pockross | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Thu 21 Feb, 2013 4:08 AM IST
Who’s got the time to watch every Oscar contender? Heck, who’s got the time to read full reviews about every Oscar contender? Since we live in a time-crunch society, and since 140 characters seems to be a highly digestible serving size of information, we present this year’s Best Picture contenders, continuing with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in "Silver Linings Playbook," summed up in three short and sweet Tweets.Read More »from Three Tweets: #SilverLiningsPlaybook summed up in brief
Adele’s hit “Skyfall” is the heavy favorite to win the Oscar for Best Song on Sunday. It was a top 10 hit, the movie was a blockbuster and Adele is the hottest thing going in pop music. As if that’s not enough, last year was the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, a milestone that will be saluted on the Oscar telecast. How can another song compete with all of that?
“Skyfall” is vying to become the first song from a Bond film to win the Oscar. “Live And Let Die,” “Nobody Does It Better” and “For Your Eyes Only” were all nominated, but lost.
If “Skyfall” wins, Adele will become only the 12th woman in Oscar history to win for Best Song. Adele, 24, collaborated on the music and lyrics with Paul Epworth, with whom she also co-wrote “Rolling In The Deep.”
Another woman is in the running for Best Song this year. Bombay Jayashri wrote the lyric to “Pi’s Lullaby” from Life Of Pi. But this seems to be Skyfall’s year.
Here’s a complete list of the first 11 women to win the biggest prize in movie music. They’re listed in chronological order.Read More »from Women who have won the Oscar for Best Song
Sony Picture Classics
Straight off, "No" is one ugly movie. Shot on a grainy 1980s U-Matic video camera with a muddy gray-and-brown color palette, the Oscar-nominated flick by director Pablo Larrain is not going to win you over with pretty pictures.
Of course, the movie takes place in a very ugly period in history: the waning days of Augusto Pinochet's brutal regime. No Chilean needs to be reminded that the military strongman seized power in 1973 following a CIA-led coup and then brutally crushed all dissent. Yet what made sense back during the realpolitik of the '70s became an embarrassment in the late '80s when the Soviet Union was gasping its last breath. Bowing to international pressure, Pinochet grudgingly allows a referendum on his reign to go forward in 1988. A yes would give the mustached generalissimo another eight years in power. A no, in theory, would not.
Enter Gene Saavedra (aRead More »from Indie Roundup: ‘No’
- Danny Bowes | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Thu 21 Feb, 2013 2:31 AM IST
Emad Burnat (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
The first Palestinian filmmaker ever to be nominated for an Academy Award, Emad Burnat, was almost prevented from attending the ceremony. The director of “5 Broken Cameras” was arriving at the Los Angeles International Airport on February 19th with his wife and children, when he held for several hours of questioning and almost deported. Burnat was only released after fellow documentarian, and past Oscar winner, Michael Moore intervened.
Moore, on Twitter, claimed that Burnat had been detained because the immigration officials refused to believe that a Palestinian could be nominated for an Oscar, and accused the filmmaker's official invitation, which he presented when asked, was counterfeit. Only after Moore called Academy officials, who brought lawyers in to deal with the situation, was Burnat finally released.
Burnat's film, “5 Broken Cameras,” made in collaboration with Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi, is about that very occupation, chronicling the peaceful resistance Burnat's villageRead More »from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Emad Burnat nearly deported
- Yahoo! Movies staff | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Thu 21 Feb, 2013 1:54 AM IST
This Sunday night, we're guaranteed to get a wide variety of reactions from winners. Some will steel themselves and deliver eloquent remarks about the importance of acting and history (looking your way, Mr. Day-Lewis). Others will be in so much shock that getting to the stage will prove difficult. There will be tears, high fives, hugs and fist pumps. And maybe - just maybe - a bespectacled Italian man will joyously climb across the audience. Either way, Oscars greatest emotional outbursts will be immortalized in the most irreverent way possible: Internet memes. Nominees take note, any of the following responses will guarantee you a place in GIF history.
1992: Jack Palance
The 73-year-old won Best Supporting Actor for his role in "City Slickers" and proceeded to show the world that even in his advanced age, no one should ever mess with Jack Palance.Read More »from Memorable Oscar-winning celebrations in fist-pumping, ugly cry GIFs
- Mark Deming | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Thu 21 Feb, 2013 1:47 AM IST
Oscar host Seth MacFarlane (Photo: Matt Petit/AMPAS)
There's a long-standing tradition at the Academy Awards -- at the end of the night, after hours of waiting, the winner of Best Picture is finally announced. After a brief acceptance speech, the show's producers and host then scramble to end the program as quickly as humanly possible. But this year is going to be different.
For the 2013 Oscars telecast, producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan promise to close out the program with a splashy musical number featuring host Seth MacFarlane and singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth. It should be a fitting closer to a show dedicated to the close relationship between music and the movies.Read More »from Crass meets class: Seth McFarlane to sing big finale at Academy Awards
- Thelma Adams | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Thu 21 Feb, 2013 1:33 AM IST
Photo: Summit/Weinstein/Columbia/Fox Searchlight/Sony Pictures Classics
Four days before the Oscars, and what was once a two-woman best-actress race between Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty") has had a major hiccup. Lawrence now leads the pack. Chastain has tumbled. And, surprise, "Amour" octogenarian Emmanuelle Riva could take the Oscar in a last-minute upset. Meanwhile, Naomi Watts ("The Impossible") and Quvenzhané Wallis ("The Beasts of the Southern Wild") don't stand a chance. Here's the dish from our virtual roundtable:Read More »from Best-actress virtual roundtable: Jennifer Lawrence leads , potential for Emmanuelle Riva upset
- Mark Deming | Yahoo! Movies Oscars Blog – Thu 21 Feb, 2013 1:28 AM IST
Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell (Photo: WireImage)
Jennifer Lawrence and filmmaker David O. Russell are looking to make lightning strike twice.
Their first collaboration, "Silver Linings Playbook" proved to be both a box office hit and an awards season darling. The movie is up for eight Academy Awards this Sunday, including a likely Best Actress trophy for Lawrence and directing and screenwriting nominations for Russell. So it's not terribly surprising that Lawrence has signed on to Russell's next project "The Ends of the Earth."Read More »from Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell will be together for ‘The Ends of the Earth’