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Olivia de Havilland, star of Gone with the Wind, dies at 104 | Film | The Guardian

Olivia de Havilland was so much more than ‘the fragrant queen of the Hollywood costume drama’, as described in The Guardian Olivia de Havilland, the fragrant queen of the Hollywood … Continue reading

07/27/2020

13 Oscar Records That Could Be Shattered This Sunday

Damien Chazelle, Ryan Gosling and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the folks who could make history on Sunday Source: 13 Oscar Records That Could Be Shattered This Sunday

02/25/2017 · 7 Comments

I’m an Arab actor who’s been asked to audition for the role of terrorist more than 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars, I’m done | The Independent

I’ve worked as a professional performer in the UK since the age of 12 – and my Arab heritage has pitted me against some pretty awful racial profiling in the … Continue reading

02/25/2017 · 2 Comments

Thoughts: Oscar Nominations and Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards – MovieBabble

Early Tuesday, the Academy released their nominations for the Oscars that will air on February 26th, 2017 on ABC.  With the release of the nominations comes predictions for what the … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 2 Comments

The History Girls: Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons: Hollywood’s Killer Queens by Catherine Hokin

Christmas may be over but for movie buffs, fashion lovers and celebrity spotters, the tinsel is still well and truly sparkling. The Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the Oscars: awards season … Continue reading

01/25/2017 · 2 Comments

Taxi Driver: Insights into Martin Scorsese’s Early Masterpiece | Seroword

On the 21 April, the cast of Taxi Driver will reunite for its 40th anniversary with a screening and panel at the Tribeca Film Festival. This week however, the then-rising … Continue reading

04/11/2016 · Leave a comment

During WWII, the Only Men Getting Plastered for Oscar Night Were the Statuettes | Atlas Obscura

“Boy, it’s heavy!” Those were the opening words of Faye Dunaway’s acceptance speech when she won the Best Actress Oscar for Network in 1977. Estelle Parsons expressed the same sentiment at the beginning … Continue reading

03/01/2016 · 1 Comment

Oscars 2016: Winners Announced at 88th Academy Awards | Variety

In an upset victory, newspaper drama “Spotlight” won best picture at the 88th Academy Awards over heavily favored survival epic “The Revenant.”  The drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation into … Continue reading

02/29/2016 · 4 Comments

Let’s celebrate the silent movie stars who founded the Academy Awards! | Movies Silently

The Academy Awards will kick off tomorrow night and so this seemed like a perfect opportunity to remind everyone that the organization was founded almost a year before Al Jolson … Continue reading

02/27/2016 · 1 Comment

Oscar-Winner Sandy Powell Costumes The Stars : NPR

British costumer Sandy Powell already has three Oscars, and now she’s been nominated for two more. This year she’s up twice for best costume design: one for Cinderella — with … Continue reading

02/25/2016 · 3 Comments

Review: ‘Brooklyn’ | Writing Suzanne

With the BAFTAs recently passed and the Academy Awards fast approaching, Brooklyn is set to be a firm favourite with the judging panel and audiences alike this year. Up for … Continue reading

02/21/2016 · Leave a comment

Oscars 2016: Charlotte Rampling says diversity row is ‘racist to white people’ | Film | The Guardian

Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling has claimed the current campaign to boycott the 2016 Academy Awards over claims of a diversity deficit is racist to white people. Rampling, 69, is up … Continue reading

01/22/2016 · Leave a comment

Happy 81st Birthday Shirley MacLaine

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is Shirley MacLaine’s 81st birthday .I love her in “Trouble With Harry” and “Sweet Charity” and “Postcards from the Edge” and “Terms of Endearment” and “Steel…

04/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Oscar Winners 2015: Complete List

02/23/2015 · Leave a comment

Archive • The Glamour, The Glitz, The War • Kate O’Toole

Originally posted on Rogues & Vagabonds:
Kate O’Toole @ Colm Henry 1995 Background When I’m not working either on stage or on location somewhere, I live in grand seclusion at the…

02/22/2015 · Leave a comment

Aplomb, sangfroid, nudity… David Niven and The Oscars®…

BEGUILING HOLLYWOOD The streaking incident became Hollywood lore overnight, and even now is widely cited as one of the Oscar’s most memorable moments, thanks in part to Niven’s quick riposte … Continue reading

02/20/2015 · Leave a comment

Jason Statham Calls for Stunt-Actor Oscar Category – TheWrap

British action star often does his own stunts and knows how hard the job truly is Jason Statham hopes to stoke a growing fire under the Academy of Motion Picture … Continue reading

03/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive • The Glamour, The Glitz, The War • Kate O’Toole

Background When I’m not working either on stage or on location somewhere, I live in grand seclusion at the end of a remote peninsula in Connemara, in the same area where I … Continue reading

01/06/2014 · 2 Comments