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Academy Awards

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  • Turns out John Travolta's Oscars face-touching of Idina Menzel was planned

    Turns out John Travolta's Oscars face-touching of Idina Menzel was planned
    Another Oscars, another viral John Travolta moment. But unintentional it was not: The "Pulp Fiction" star's manhandling of singer Idina Menzel's face was indeed planned, even if it didn't come off that way. The 61-year-old star's latest misstep with...
  • Red Carpet Green Dress campaign launches new collection with party

    Red Carpet Green Dress campaign launches new collection with party
    In celebration of earth-friendly fashion, Suzy Amis Cameron hosted her sixth annual Red Carpet Green Dress party, sponsored by Audi and upscale eco e-boutique luxandeco.com, at the Chateau Marmont on Thursday. Guests at the pre-Oscars event included...
  • Zendaya slams 'Fashion Police' host for 'ignorant' comment about hair

    Zendaya slams 'Fashion Police' host for 'ignorant' comment about hair
    Zendaya has fired back at E! "Fashion Police" co-host Giuliana Rancic for saying that her dreadlocks on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday probably smelled "like patchouli oil or weed." The "Shake It Up" alum was among the selected celebrities critiqued...
  • After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

    What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out. The lack of non-white contenders for major acting awards this year became a focus on the day Oscar nominations were...
  • 'Birdman' director Alejandro G. Inarritu plunges into new risks

    'Birdman' director Alejandro G. Inarritu plunges into new risks
    Filmmakers coming off a big Oscar win tend to take a year or more to sift through their options. Ang Lee, who won the director Oscar in 2013, still hasn't started shooting his next film. But "Birdman's" Alejandro G. Iñárritu — winner on Sunday...
  • 'Birdman' tops Oscars defined by advocacy, originality

    Hollywood is smarter than you thought. Whether by design or chance, the 87th Academy Awards elegantly and subtly shifted the tone of the season from a reductive fixation on snubs and fact-checking to a positive celebration of original filmmaking and...
  • Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees

    Oscars 2015: Diversity onstage stands in stark contrast to nominees
    When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the Oscar nominations in January, the absence of any minority group nominees in the acting categories — for only the second time since 1998 — triggered a backlash of criticism...
  • Oscars 2015: Governors Ball hits the spot with ravenous guests

    Oscars 2015: Governors Ball hits the spot with ravenous guests
    Unlike the Golden Globe Awards, the Academy Awards serves no catered dinner, so guests have to make do with snacks provided at the bar. Solange and her husband, video director Alan Ferguson, hung out munching on bags of trail mix for a large portion...
  • John Legend's Oscar remarks about slavery, incarceration are true

    John Legend's Oscar remarks about slavery, incarceration are true
    When musicians John Legend and Common won an Oscar on Sunday night for their song "Glory" — featured on the soundtrack for the movie "Selma" — Legend made a bold statement in his acceptance speech. "Selma is now, because the struggle for...
  • Rory Kennedy feted for 'Last Days in Vietnam' documentary

    Rory Kennedy feted for 'Last Days in Vietnam' documentary
    The event: She may have lost out in the Oscars race, but Rory Kennedy, director of the nominated documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” was the guest of honor last Friday at Dom Perignon's fourth annual pre-Oscars luncheon. The crowd: Kennedy...
  • Oscars speeches filled with political activism, pet issues

    Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy's choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for "Selma." But while there were plenty of references to racial justice during the ceremony — drawing...