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Lady Gaga ceases to amaze me! After taking the MTV Video Music Awards by storm with eight victories the diva was caught wearing this number. What do you think? do you love it or hate it?
Who knew there would be drama at the Oscars? Last night we got a glimpse into the bad blood that has been going on between the Best Documentary Short filmmaker winner “Music by Prudence” and his producer. Director Roger Ross Williams was so excited to win that he ran down to the stage to begin his acceptance speech when the producer Elinor Burkett pulled a Kanye West moment and took the mic from Williams!
“The man never lets the woman talk,” she said. “Isn’t that just the classic thing?”
Burkett never gave the mic back to Williams! in an interview with Salon.com the very rude Burkett attempted to give her side of the story.
“What happened was the director and I had a bad difference over the direction of the film that resulted in a lawsuit that has settled amicably out of court. But there have been all these events around the Oscars, and I wasn’t invited to any of them. And he’s not speaking to me. So we weren’t even able to discuss ahead of the time who would be the one person allowed to speak if we won. And then, as I’m sure you saw, when we won, he raced up there to accept the award. And his mother took her cane and blocked me. So I couldn’t get up there very fast.”
Wait…Wait..did she just say Williams mother tried to trip her with a cane?? OMG!! that is hilarious. But my question is why did Burkett feel entitled to give the acceptance speech? The director owns it not you boo.
Burkett even had the never to try to blame it on Williams:
“He won’t talk to me! This whole week, there have been events thrown by the International Documentary Association, and he hasn’t passed any of the invitations on to me.
The movie was my idea. I live in Zimbabwe. Roger had never even heard of Zimbabwe before I told him about this. And you know, I felt my role in this has been denigrated again and again, and it wasn’t going to happen this time.”
Roger Ross Williams is not believing a word Elinor Burkett says. Salon.com interviewed him too.
Williams on Elinor thinking that she found the movie’s story.
No, not at all. The truth is that she saw the band perform [in Zimbabwe], and told me about that, and then I opened up a dialogue with the [King George VI School & Centre for Children with Physical Disabilities] school and went on my own – which you would’ve heard about in my speech — and spent $6,000 going to Africa shooting myself. And when people expressed interest in the film, I asked her to come on board. And then I regretted that decision. Then she sued.
Williams on Burkett pulling a Kanye West at the Oscars:
“She did! She pulled a Kanye. And it’s a shame, because this is such positive, happy film.”
And for the record Williams said his mom is 87 years old and she never used her cane to block Burkett.
It would have been nice if Elinor stayed in her damn seat and didn’t ruin Roger Ross Williams’ moment. What you think? Is it ever fair to interrupt a speech at the Oscars? We are glad that Roger was a gentleman.
We must say the men last night looked gorgeous. It was all about the bow-tie and some accessories–like a hot wife or girlfriend. We loved the pictures of Lenny Kravitz with his daughter Zoe, Ryan Reynolds, Tyler Perry, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Ford, Gerard Butler, Matt Damon, Taylor Lautner, Anthony Mackie, Sam Worthington, Ryan Seacrest, and Zac Effron.
Browse through the gallery of 2010′s Best Dressed Men at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
There were some that rocked the red carpet for the 82nd Annual Academy Award show while other were pure misses. Take a peek of Sandra Bullock, Zoe Saldana, Meryl Streep, Kathryn Bigelow, Charlize Theron, Anna Kendrick, Penelope Cruz, Sigourney Weaver, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gabourey Sidibe, and many more. Let us know who you think was the belle of the ball!
Sandra Bullock who won for Best Actress in the movie The Blind Side gave a touching, funny, and gracious speech. Bullock portrayed a mother who takes in a homeless teenage boy and pushes him to greatness. Sandra teared up when she thanked her own mother in particular for pushing her to be the best actress she could be by practicing her art. Take a look at Sandra Bullock’s Oscar acceptance speech.
Let’s give it up for Mo’Nique, Sandra Bullock, and Kathryn Bigelow for winning big last night.
Mo’nique picked up the Best Supporting Actress crown for her portrayal of Mary Jones in the independent film Precious. Mo’Nique was criticized for not doing all of the regular Oscar junket. Here was her response backstage:
“Through this journey and process — and I’m sure some of you are sitting in this room right now — some reporters wrote, ‘Someone needs to teach Mo’Nique a lesson. Someone needs to tell her how this game is played.’ And I am very proud to be part of an Academy that says, ‘We will not play that game. We will judge her on her performance and not on how many dinners she attended and how many pictures she took. It’s on the screen.’”
Monique is the fifth African-American woman to win the Oscar with the trailblazers–Hattie Mcdaniel “Gone With The Wind” (1940), Jennifer Hudson “Dreamgirls” (2006), Whoopi Goldberg for “Ghost” (1990). Halle Berry is the only black woman to win the honor for “Monster’s Ball,” in 2001. Seven black men have won acting Oscars.
Sandra Bullock who starred as Leigh Ann Tuohy in The Blind Side gave a wonderful acceptance speech for winning the Best Actress was still beaming backstage during her thank you speech. According to EW: Sandra was asked about the Razzie she won Saturday night for her role in the movie All About Steve, and the actress, who actually showed up at the ceremony to accept the statue, said she plans to keep her Oscar and Razzie next to each other.
“They’ll sit side-by-side in a nice little shelf somewhere,” Bullock said. “Well, the Razzie maybe on a different shelf, a lower shelf.”
You gotta love a girl like that! I think the only other actress to attend the Razzies was Halle Berry.
Kathryn Bigelow the kick ass director of The Hurt Locker made Oscar history last night by being the first female to ever win the coveted Best Director. Bigelow said:
“I hope I’m the first of many.. “I’d love to just think of myself as a filmmaker, and I long for the day when a modifier can be a moot point. But I’m ever grateful if I can inspire some young, intrepid, tenacious male or female filmmakers and have them feel that the impossible is possible.”
Our hats are off to all of you women!
With the Oscars just a day away we decided to look at the actresses and actors who made a impact on the movies we saw but just didn’t make the cut.
Let’s start off with the independent film The Hurt Locker starring Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie. This movie was fantastic but it was shocking to see that Mackie who played the role of Sargeant JT Sanborn so well was not considered for an Oscar, Golden Globe, or even a Spirit Award. We are just over the moon that Anthony was nominated by Online Film Critics, Black Reel Awards and the NAACP Image Awards for best supporting actor so take that Mr. Academy.
Emily Blunt on the other hand was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award BUT no nod from the Academy boo hoo for them at least we can see her in 2010 starring in Gulliver’s Travelers, Wolfman, and the Adjustment Bureau.
Viggo Mortensen starred in the movie The Road which had a limited release in November 2009 so that it could be considered for a Oscar nomination too bad it didn’t work. Mortensen was seen as a contender for the Best Actor spot, especially when he was nominated for the Critics’ Choice nomination but he was left out in the cold.
Other actresses and actors who won’t be getting an Oscar tomorrow are: Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds), Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds), Julianne Moore (A Single Man), Marion Cotillard (Nine), Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), Tobey Maguire (Brothers), Michael Stuhlberg (A Serious Man), Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones),
We hope next year we can see these talented actors/actress at the Oscars!
So, the 52nd Annual Grammy Award Show took place this past Sunday and I loved every minute of it! from the Michael Jackson tribute to his mini 3D movie, and of course Pink‘s bangin’ performance. I have one complaint and it was for Taylor Swift‘s performance. After Swift beat out some pretty tough competition like Lady Gaga and Beyonce for Album of the Year I was shocked to hear her sing completely and I mean completely off key for her performance with Stevie Nicks. I also thought during her performance why the hell is Stevie Nicks playing backup singer to Swift???
While I love Taylor because she is so cute and not jaded by this whole success thing I don’t think she deserved the most coveted musical award of the year. I am also thinking that Mr. Kanye West had alot to do with her success. As much as I thought that Kanye was a complete asshole for disrupting her speech at the MTV VMA’s I think what he said NOW was true! Beyonce should have won.
So excited this morning to hear the announcement of the 2010 Oscar nominations. No surprise that Avatar and The Hurt Locker are leading the way. Mo’Nique, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges,Meryl Streep, and Christoph Waltz could all be walk home with an Oscar. The Oscar telecast will air on ABC on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 8 p.m. EST. In the meantime check out some of the Oscar nominations.
“Avatar” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
“The Blind Side” Nominees to be determined
“District 9” Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham, Producers
“An Education” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
“The Hurt Locker” Nominees to be determined
“Inglourious Basterds” Lawrence Bender, Producer
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, Producers
“A Serious Man” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Producers
“Up” Jonas Rivera, Producer
“Up in the Air” Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman, Producers
Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges in “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney in “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth in “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman in “Invictus”
Jeremy Renner in “The Hurt Locker”
Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon in “Invictus”
Woody Harrelson in “The Messenger”
Christopher Plummer in “The Last Station”
Stanley Tucci in “The Lovely Bones”
Christoph Waltz in “Inglourious Basterds”
Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock in “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren in “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan in “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Meryl Streep in “Julie & Julia”
Actress in a Supporting Role
Penélope Cruz in “Nine”
Vera Farmiga in “Up in the Air”
Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Crazy Heart”
Anna Kendrick in “Up in the Air”
Mo’Nique in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
“Avatar” James Cameron
“The Hurt Locker” Kathryn Bigelow
“Inglourious Basterds” Quentin Tarantino
“Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Lee Daniels
“Up in the Air” Jason Reitman