The Academy Awards broadcast Sunday evening (and into Monday morning) was the best in years. In fact, it was the best it could possibly be — given the circumstances. But it will never be a great show until the Academy decides who it is producing it for: its members or the general public. Of the 3 billion or so people who watched, I’m gonna guess not more than 11 civilians care about costume design or make up or art direction or cinematography.
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Sandra Bullock wears Oscar statuette-inspired gown among fashion-forward looks Sandra Bullock dressed the part at Sunday’s Academy Awards: She wore a gleaming, metallic, slim-fitting gown that seemed fashioned after the Oscar statuette itself. The dress was a winner, making the best actress one of many who stepped up their style on what is considered Hollywood’s most important runway … Continue reading Bullock wears `Oscar' gown, other stars take risks
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jeff Bridges won a best actor Oscar on Sunday, his first ever Academy Award, for his role in “Crazy Heart” as a drunken country singer who finds redemption. Bridges, the brother of Beau Bridges and the son of screen star Lloyd Bridges, was previously nominated for an Oscar four times but had never walked away with the … Continue reading Jeff Bridges wins best actor Oscar in "Crazy Heart"
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood amped up the lights and colors at the Oscars on Sunday as leading ladies like Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz and Zoe Saldana donned shimmering metallic gowns to celebrate the big night. The red carpet had less of the restrained elegance of other awards shows this season, and more edgier — and sometimes shocking — choices. “We saw a … Continue reading Stars take fashion risks at amped up Oscars
Iraq war drama “The Hurt Locker” is set for for an Oscars shoot-out with science-fiction epic “Avatar” Sunday as the movie industry descends on Hollywood for the 82nd Academy Awards. The streets around the Kodak Theater had been cordoned off and the red carpet had been rolled out as organizers fine-tuned preparations for Sunday’s showbusiness spectacular, which gets under … Continue reading Scandal-tainted 'Hurt Locker' favorite for Oscars