This episode of GeekScholars Movie News beings by recapping the biggest event in Hollywood—The Oscars. Listen in as the hosts discuss the winners, surprises, and memorable moments from the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Hit the jump to learn which Hollywood rumors are gaining some buzz. Hit play above if you’re already sold and want to listen! Continue reading 2014 Oscars Recap, Ghostbusters 3, Minecraft, Matrix Sequels, Non-Stop Reviewed
In a remarkably bland evening, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won three Oscars®, including Best Picture and Supporting Actress, Lupita Nyong’o; Gravity won seven, including Best Director, Alfonso Cuaron, and a host of technical awards, and Dallas Buyers Blub took three including Best Actor, Matthew McConaughey, and Supporting Actor, Jared Leto. Disney’s Get a Horse was upset in the Animated Short Category, while Frozen won Best Animated Feature and Best Song.
Ellen DeGeneres was, in effect, the anti-Seth MacFarlane, with an uninspiring, watered down monologue and only one or two genuinely funny bits during the ceremony – but she does make a cute, orange Glinda. For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.
It has been a very good year for movies – and that has been reflected in the nine movies nominated for Best Picture at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Sure there a lot of movies that could/should have been chosen to fill a tenth nomination slot (Fruitvale Station, Much Ado About Nothing, to name two), or strengthen the Best Foreign Language Film category (The Grandmaster, Stalingrad, to name two) – but overall, this year’s quality has been well represented across every category.
In any event, I’ll let Michelle make predictions for the biggest night of the year for film and give you my choices for tonight’s awards. So, let’s get started.
If you’re not going to be near your TV on Oscar® Sunday this weekend, you can watch it online or on your mobile device. ABC has announced that the full preshow and ceremony will be live-streamed on Watch ABC. As well, the Academy and Disney/ABC Television Group’s Digital Media team are also unveiling the talent line up for their Emmy® Award-winning Oscar second screen experience, The Oscars Backstage, which will also be streamed this year to all viewers – regardless of whether they are verified — via WATCH ABC.
Follow the jump to the press release for more details.
The producers of the 86th Annual Academy Awards®, Craig Zadon and Neil Meron, have released the complete list of stars who will present Oscars® at the awards show on Sunday. It’s a star-studded list that ranges from Amy Adam to Naomi Watts.
Check out the list following the jump. Ellen DeGeneres host the 2014 Oscars® live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 2nd on ABC.
Daniel Day-Lewis, who won the Best Actor Oscar® last year for Lincoln, will present an award at this year’s 86th Academy Awards® hosted by Ellen DeGeneres on ABC March 2nd.
The press release follows the jump.
Pharrell Williams was more than a presence at the 2014 Grammys and now it has been announced that he will perform his Oscar®-nominated song, Happy, on the Oscars®. One can only hope he chooses more appropriate headgear.
The 86th Academy Awards®, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air live on ABC, Sunday, March 2nd.