2015 Oscars

The Worst Oscars Ever! (At Least in Terms of Hot Takes)

by Matt Singer February 24, 2015 @ 4:01 PM
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One of the few unquestioned highlights of this year’s Academy Awards was the live performance of Best Original Song nominee “Everything is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie. Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island performed, Oprah got her very own LEGO Oscar, and Will Arnett moaned about darkness and no parents while wearing Val Kilmer’s Batsuit from Batman Forever. It was a great moment, but one that was totally out of touch with the spirit of the evening. According to almost every pundit and critic, everything was decidedly not awesome about the 87th Oscars.

Watch How the LEGO Oscar Trophies Were Made

by Mike Sampson February 23, 2015 @ 7:32 AM
The LEGO Movie may not have been nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2015 Oscars, but one of the highlights of the show was still the performance of “Everything is Awesome” by The Lonely Island with Tegan & Sara. During the song, dancers from the stage came down into the audience and handed out LEGO Oscar trophies to Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Oprah, who was really excited.

Oscars 2015: The Best and Worst Moments From This Year’s Show

by Matt Singer February 23, 2015 @ 12:11 AM
At long last, the Oscars are in the books for another year. As usual, the Academy Awards made for a night full of memorable moments, great speeches, and huge disappointments. (You deserved better, Boyhood.) Here now, the highs and lows of Oscars 2015 — all the things the Oscars got right this year, and all the things they got wrong:

2015 Oscars: Julianne Moore Wins Best Actress for ‘Still Alice’

by Britt Hayes February 22, 2015 @ 10:57 PM
Sony Pictures Classics
While many have been focused on the tight race for Best Actor at the 2015 Oscars, the Best Actress category was just as equally close. But one nominee stood out among the rest: Julianne Moore has just received the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 2015 Oscars for her powerful role in the poignant drama Still Alice.

2015 Oscars: Eddie Redmayne Wins Best Actor for ‘The Theory of Everything’

by Britt Hayes February 22, 2015 @ 10:51 PM
Focus Features
This year’s Best Actor Oscar race was incredibly tight, offering five nominees who delivered absolutely fantastic performances in some of the year’s best and most acclaimed films. The race is now over, as Eddie Redmayne has won the 2015 Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in The Theory of Everything.

2015 Oscars: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Wins Best Director for ‘Birdman’

by Britt Hayes February 22, 2015 @ 10:46 PM
Fox Searchlight
This year’s Best Director race ultimately came down to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s crafty work on Birdman, and Richard Linklater’s masterful work over the course of 12 years on Boyhood. Tonight, the Academy honored Iñárritu, presenting him with the award for Best Director for Birdman at the 2015 Oscars.

2015 Oscars: Idina Menzel and John Travolta Meet at Last

by Jacob Hall February 22, 2015 @ 10:41 PM
Last year, John Travolta took the Oscar stage to introduce Idina Menzel so she could perform “Let It Go” from Frozen. What should have been a very simple, teleprompter-aided introduction quickly became a Big Deal when Travolta stumbled over his words. Instead of “Idina Menzel,” Travolta said “Adele Dazeem.” An internet meme was born and everyone added another great John Travolta joke to their repertoire. The 2015 Oscars decided to revisit that memorable flub and the results were weird, awkward, and yeah, pretty funny.

2015 Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Segment Pays Tribute to Robin Williams, Mike Nichols and More

by Jacob Hall February 22, 2015 @ 10:20 PM
For many viewers, the Oscars are are chance to snark and make fun of everything that happens on stage (and can you blame ‘em?). But then the “In Memoriam” segment comes around and reduces even the most cynical person to puddle of bubbling tears. The 2015 Oscars “In Memoriam” is no different, offering a whirlwind tour through a year’s worth of beloved people who passed away. Get ready ... it’s about to get a little dusty in here.

2015 Oscars: Patricia Arquette Wins Best Supporting Actress for ‘Boyhood’

by Britt Hayes February 22, 2015 @ 9:06 PM
IFC Films
The Best Supporting Actress category was a tough one to predict this year, with five wonderful nominees all delivering some of their most vibrant work to date. But tonight the Academy recognized Patricia Arquette, giving her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 2015 Oscars for her moving performance in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood.