oscars 2016

  • 'Fences' Star Viola Davis Will Submit for Best Supporting Actress, Not Best Actress, at the Oscars

    Viola Davis has twice been nominated for an Academy Award — for supporting actress for 2009’s Doubt and for lead actress for 2012’s The Help. While she’s yet to bring home a gold statuette, she’ll likely again vie for Oscar glory early next year, courtesy of her upcoming December drama Fences, in which she stars opposite Denzel Washington in an adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 play. ...

  • 'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler Declines to Accept Academy Invitation

    He has yet to send in his acceptance letter, and sources tell THR he’s not interested in becoming a member. In June, the Academy announced it had invited 683 new members — among them Nate Parker, Michael B. Jordan, Idris Elba, America Ferrera, Regina King and Cary Fukunaga — to join the Oscars- granting organization.

  • 'Furious 7' Director James Wan Expected Oscar Nomination for Keeping Paul Walker Alive

    Vin Diesel thought Furious 7 deserved to win Best Picture at the Oscars, a statement that was largely laughed off despite the sequel’s monster box-office haul. Director James Wan agreed that “See You Again” was snubbed by the Academy, but he took larger issue with the film being left out of the Best Visual Effects category, particularly for what VFX house Weta Digital was able to accomplish in seamlessly keeping Walker’s character Brian O'Connor “alive” until the film’s poignant end. “One was for the song, and the other one was for the visual effects.

  • Jennifer Garner Shares Surprisingly NSFW Story About Fitting Into Her Oscars Gown

    Jennifer Garner got a respite from questions about her divorce and her Vanity Fair tell-all when she sat down with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday to promote her upcoming faith-based film Miracles From Heaven.

  • The Academy's Newest Diversity Moves: Three Takeaways (Analysis)

    THR's awards analyst writes that the Academy appears to be tiptoeing away from the most controversial aspects of its response to #OscarsSoWhite — and notes that one-third of its board members will face a referendum on their actions when elections take place in July.

  • UPDATE: Academy Apologizes for Asian Jokes on Oscars

    Letter to AMPAS seeks answers after “Oscars show was marred by a tone-deaf approach to its portrayal of Asians” 

  • Smarty-Pants Girl Scouts Capitalize on Leonardo DiCaprio’s Love of Trefoils

    Leonardo DiCaprio is helping the Girl Scouts sells treats. Back in my day, I went door to door all over my neighborhood selling Girl Scout Cookies with my sash, cookie sheet, and a strong love for Samoas. Today’s scouts are far savvier — from the San Francisco girl unloading her haul outside of a medical marijuana dispensary to now, some Long Island, New York wizzes using Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio as a marketing tool.

  • Jada Pinkett Smith Oh So Vaguely Addresses Chris Rock’s Oscars Diss

    Jada Pinkett Smith Jada Pinkett Smith boycotted the Oscars. Well, she’s at least familiar with the joke Chris Rock made at her expense during his monologue. During the ceremony, host Chris Rock joked that, “Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited!” Jada wasn’t the only member of the Smith family Chris Rock took aim at during the ceremony.

  • Heidi Klum on Her Oscars Dress: ‘I’m Not Afraid to Take Risks’

    Heidi Klum isn’t afraid to take fashion risks on the red carpet, even if she ends up on the worst dressed list. 

  • What to Stream: Brie Larson's Other Oscarworthy Performance

    After picking up the best actress Academy Award for her performance in Room, Brie Larson has quickly become a household name. In Short Term 12, Larson plays a supervisor in a home for at risk youth. Along with starring a future Oscar winner, this film showcases Rami Malek, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for the hit show Mr. Robot, and Keith Stanfield, who you can find in just about everything right now.

  • That Adorable Asian Kid Didn't Know She'd Be the Butt of Chris Rock's Oscars Joke — and Neither Did Her Mom

    By E. Alex Jung, Vulture One of Chris Rock’s most controversial jokes from Oscars night wasn’t about systemic racism in Hollywood; ironically enough, it was a crack against Asian people. In a bit similar to the one he did the first time he hosted the Oscars, Rock brought out three Asian kids as the “dedicated, accurate, and hard-working” accountants “Ming Zhu, Bao Ling, and David Moskowitz” of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Then, he joked, “If anybody is upset about this joke, just tweet about it on your phone, which was also made by these kids.”

  • Lady Gaga Got Matching Tattoos With Sexual Assault Survivors From Emotional Oscars Performance

    The singer and those who joined her on stage at the Academy Awards got matching ink to show their solidarity.

  • 'Mad Max' Costume Designer Jenny Beavan on Her Oscar Win, Her Outfit, and That Viral Clip

    Jenny Beavan accepts the award for best costume design for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ at the Oscars on Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. One of the bigger viral videos to come out of Feb. 28’s Oscar ceremony was a Vine viewed over 37 million times (see below) that captured the audience’s response — or lack thereof — when Mad Max: Fury Road costume designer Jenny Beavan walked down the aisle of the Dolby Theatre to accept her award from presenter Cate Blanchett.

  • Ask the Stars: Ever Do a Movie Stunt You Wish You Hadn't?

    Charlie Sheen, J.K. Simmons, Andie McDowell, Maggie Grace, and more told us about movie action scenes that gave them second thoughts

  • Of Course Tom Hardy Has Tom Hardy on His Phone Case

    Perhaps the most important thing to come out of this year’s Oscars is a photo of Tom Hardy snapping a selfie with his "The Revenant" co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, and his wife, Charlotte Riley. If you’ll look closely, you can see that Tom Hardy’s iPhone case is emblazoned with a photo of himself.

  • Sacha Baron Cohen Says He Did His Ali G Gag Without the Oscars' Permission

    Sacha Baron Cohen has never been a stickler for Academy Awards protocol. Four years ago, he walked the red carpet as General Aladeen, his character in the movie The Dictator, and dumped the (alleged) ashes of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-il all over Ryan Seacrest during E!’s live red carpet show. When the Oscars tell Sacha Baron Cohen he’s not allowed to do something, do you think he’s really going to listen?

  • 'Spotlight' Praised by Vatican Newspaper After Oscar Win

    ‘Spotlight’ won the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday night, and two articles in 'L'Osservatore Romano' the next day praised the film centered on a Boston Globe investigation of clerical sex abuse

  • Lady Gaga Recalls Rehearsing Oscars Performance With Sexual Assault Survivors

    One of the highlights of Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony was Lady Gaga’s powerful performance of “Til It Happens to You,” in which she was joined on stage by a group of survivors of rape and sexual assault. The song, which Gaga co-wrote with Diane Warren, was for The Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assaults on college campuses. Gaga, a survivor of rape herself, was joined by a group of survivors who all bore slogans on their arms which they raised in defiance as the performance’s climax.

  • A Teen Dream! Henry Cavill Brings His 19-Year-Old Girlfriend to the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    Henry Cavill and Tara King made their red carpet debut at Sunday’s Vanity Fair Oscar party. The blue tights-wearing star of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," 32, made his red carpet debut with his university student girlfriend, Tara King, at the premiere Hollywood event on Sunday night. Asked what he and King talk about, considering their age difference, he replied, “Everything.

  • Stars React to Chris Rock’s Performance as Host of the Oscars

    Chris Rock hosted the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday night and didn’t hold back when it came to addressing the controversy surrounding the lack of African-American nominees in the running for this year’s awards.  The Insider With Yahoo caught up with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars after the show and they revealed how they thought the comedian handled the elephant in the room. “He killed it,” Charlie Sheen praised. “His monologue was a masterpiece.”

  • Free the Tootsies: Stars on How Their Stilettoed Party Feet Feel at the End of a Hollywood Fete

    Shoes can make or break an outfit, which is why the fancy footwear spotted on Hollywood red carpets can often garner more attention than the outfits themselves. But while an actress may look like a towering goddess in a pair of four-inch designer heels, how will her feet feel at midnight? We decided to investigate the different levels of pain we imagine celebs endured during the red-carpeted road to Oscars and asked the ladies — as well as a few men — about a subject they may previously only have discussed with their stylist and podiatrist. Free the tootsies

  • Leo Finally Won His Oscar; These Hollywood Stars Are Now the Most Deserving

    The Internet blew a great sigh of relief Sunday when Leonardo DiCaprio finally came away with an Oscar for his performance as Hugh Glass in The Revenant. Now that the Hollywood star has earned his statue, who’s next? There are several deserving performers who have yet to come away with a win — Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Ryan Gosling, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Harris, Ed Norton, and Will Smith being some of the most notable.

  • Sylvester Stallone Responds to Oscar Upset on Instagram

    Sylvester Stallone in ‘Creed’ (Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) In one of the biggest upsets at Sunday’s Oscars, Creed star Sylvester Stallone lost in the Best Supporting Actor category to Mark Rylance from Bridge of Spies. Stallone has never won an Academy Award — the first Rocky won Best Picture and Director in 1977, but nothing for Stallone’s screenplay or performance — and who knows if he’ll ever get another chance? But don’t worry, you guys, because Sly is just fine, and he let the world know on Instagram today. 

  • Sam Smith Responds to Criticism Over His Oscar Speech

    Sam Smith accepts his Oscar for Best Original Song with Jimmy Napes (Photo: Getty Images) There’s something that happens whenever Sam Smith opens his mouth: something ill-informed, at best, comes out. This happened once again Sunday night when, while accepting the Oscar for Best Original Song, Smith claimed to be the first openly gay person to accept an Oscar, a fact that is demonstrably not true. In his speech, Smith was citing an article by Ian McKellen which pointed that no openly gay actor had every received an Academy Award. A distinction which McKellen pointed out lightly on Twitter.

  • 10 Oscar Nerd Facts From the 2016 Academy Awards

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s big win for The Revenant was the most buzzed-about (and most Tweeted-about) moment of the 2016 Oscars. But it won’t make any non-social media-related record books. If you’re an awards nerd like us though, you might appreciate these 10 historical stats from Sunday’s show:

  • Stars Geek Out at the 2016 Oscar Parties

    There’s no question: Were we to attend the Oscars, at least one thing (more like one thousand things) surely would set us off and send us straight into fan geek mode. But apparently we’d be in great company. After sifting through the countless social posts made by stars as they hung out backstage at the Academy Awards or hit the parties, everyone seemed to be geeking out here and there about someone (or something).