Archive for 'Academy Awards'

 

Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Diahann Carroll, legendary and pioneering star of television and motion pictures, has died of cancer. Carroll’s daughter Suzanne Kay confirmed the news with various news outlets October 4. READ MORE

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It’s safe to say that Chris Rock stole the night with his opening monologue response to the controversy hashtag #Oscarssowhite. READ MORE

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Just weeks after their “Best Original SongGolden Globe win, Grammy Award winning rapper/actor Common and Grammy Award winning singer John Legend will be on hand at this year’s Academy Awards to perform and hopefully take home a statue!

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Ellen Degeneres to Host the Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres will take the Oscar stage as host for the second time!  She is scheduled to host the 2014 Academy Awards.

 

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Mary J. Blige Tweets About Oscar Snub : Fans Speaks

Mary J. Blige says she’s sad that her song “The Living Proof” from the film “The Help” didn’t pick up an Oscar nomination on Tuesday. The R&B superstar was on “Live with Kelly” yesterday promoting the movie as a co-host with the lovely Kelly Ripa (I watch every morning).  After the show Mary sent out a tweet after the nominations were announced saying that it “feels like the Academy is being mean” by only nominating two songs.

Mary added that she remains “thankful” to all the “true fans.” “The Living Proof” was looking to be a nominee for Best Original Song.

 

 

 

While there are usually five nominees, this year the Academy only selected two songs for the category.

 

 

 

 

 

Bret McKenzie’s “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” made the cut, as did Sergio Mendes’ “Real in Rio” from the film “Rio.”

 

 

 

The 84th Academy Awards will take place on February 26th and air live on ABC. Here’s her video “The Living Proof”…

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Eddie Murphy Steps Down From Hosting The Academy Awards

Actor Eddie Murphy has stepped down as the host for the Academy Hosts. While there is no clear reason as to why he has released a statement saying,

First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.

Apparently though, some other things went on behind the scenes. Read inside to catch the drama. READ MORE