In an embarrassing (but still adorable) gaffe, the Oscar statuette presented to producer Simon Egan for his work on The King’s Speech got badly dented when Egan’s 15-month-old daughter Lara dropped it. It was the morning after the awards, with the crew relaxing at a rented Hollywood Hills home, when Lara’s little hands slipped. “I saw that horrific moment where the statue just fell,” her father said, “and it didn’t fall on the grass — it fell on the concrete. The horror was evident on everyone’s face as they all went, ‘oh s***.’” More
Topic: Oscars 2011
It made a huge splash over the summer; it sparked many a heated debate, both in the world and on the internet; it made a soul-wrenching “BRRRRRRRRRRRRRWWWWWWWWW” noise that we all felt coming up through the floor from miles away… There can be no denying that Inception was one of 2010′s Important Films. Innovative in myriad ways, it’s one of those movies that film students will undoubtedly study for years to come. And yet, there’s an issue, and that issue’s name is Oscar. Though Inception took many of the technical awards this year (as well it should have), after Sunday’s ceremony, it will now join the ranks of such films as A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist, Jaws, Star Wars, E.T., District 9, and countless others: all well-made, well-written, gripping, smart films that stood little to no chance at the “serious” awards like Best Picture. Why? It’s a science fiction film. Again: Why? Try this: When you get down to it, sci fi films are mostly about ideas, and therein lies the problem. More
How do you feel about this? 16-year-old Justin Bieber and 18-year-old Selena Gomez shared the penthouse suite at a hotel for the Oscars. (Us Magazine)
Natalie Portman refused to wear Christian Dior gown to the Oscars and says, “as an individual who is she will “not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way.” (Jezebel)
Banksy‘s film Exit Through the Gift Shop may not have won the Best Documentary Film prize at last night’s Oscars, but this spot-on Enter Through the Stall Door spoof video is a really great consolation prize. More
Last night’s big winner at the Oscars was The King’s Speech, with the film picking up Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (Colin Firth). But you know what’s way better than awards? Champagne. Geoffrey Rush may have lost out to Christian Bale for the Best Supporting Actor trophy, but he did score some special King’s Speech custom champagne, so I think it’s a safe bet he ended up having a pretty good night. More
In case you missed the Oscars, we’ve found a way to keep you in the loop. Here’s the full list of the 2011 Oscars winners. (People)
The only drug Charlie Sheen is on is “Charlie Sheen” … or so he claims. Here’s a video clip of Charlie’s upcoming ABC interview, which premieres on Tuesday, March 1, on ABC. (Perez Hilton)
In the weeks leading up to the Oscars, Helena Bonham Carter was on a rampage. But she wasn’t battling to win votes for her nominated category. She was just wandering around town saying charming things and making us fall in love with her. And last night was no different.
The jury’s still out on whether James Franco succeeded as an Oscars host. But he definitely had some great digital footage behind the scenes. From the moment he walked up on stage to the end of the show, James was tweeting, videoing and generally sharing his night with the world.
Here are some of the highlights. More
We’re not quite sure whose idea it was to invite Kirk Douglas to present at the Oscars this year, but his time on stage during the Best Supporting Actress Oscar was definitely the most memorable performance so far.
The question is this: Was his stand up bit on stage tonight a long plotted method of getting back at the Academy for not giving him a real Oscar any of the three times he got nominated? Let’s find out! More
You guys, the Oscars are on! We’re live-tweeting the show over at Crushable’s Twitter feed if you’re into that sort of thing. So far, we’ve noticed a weird trend of Hollywood’s women clad in white wedding gowns. Is this The Bachelor? Last actress standing gets to marry Oscar. Good luck, Halle, Hailee and Nicole! More
Ricky Gervais was banned from The Oscars. Not really, but he won’t be watching. And will be doing us all a favor by refraining from snide commentary. Hopefully. (THR)
The Oscars are Sunday night. And in case you are a movie buff – or happen to know someone who is – you are likely to throw a few dollars into an Oscar pool this weekend. Getting the most answers … More
Whether you’ll be partying it up or sitting home alone on your couch, take some time out of your Oscar watching this Sunday night to join Crushable and our friends at BettyConfidential as we host an Academy Award-themed party on Twitter!
After the red carpet wraps up, and Anne Hathaway and James Franco have finished dancing and singing during their big opening number (we’re guessing), we’ll kick off our Twitter party at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST. For the next hour, (until 10 pm EST) join BettyConfidential and Crushable to answer questions, chat with fellow guests and — here’s the best part — you could win win big prizes just by participating. More