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Oscars producers ask for thank you list in advance to end gushing speeches

The Guardian - ‎16 hours ago‎
The tickertape may or may not include the word “God”, but it will certainly include the words “Meryl Streep”, as it was revealed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body who organise the Oscars, are taking steps to limit the time ...
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Oscars 2016: Winners to submit thank-you lists in advance to stop gushing speeches

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Oscar acceptance speeches as you know them are about to radically change. Long-winded speeches from winners, which almost always include breathless thanks to colleagues and family, will now have to be approved by Academy Award producers.
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Sylvester Stallone Says He Considered Boycotting the Oscars

ABC News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Sylvester Stallone, a best supporting actor contender for "Creed," made headlines by saying he was open to the idea of boycotting the upcoming Oscars ceremony, due to the all-white field of acting nominees. He said he left it up to "Creed" director ...
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Oscars to Introduce Scrolling List of Thank Yous to Prevent Long, Boring Acceptance Speeches

Us Weekly - ‎9 hours ago‎
Julianne Moore accepts the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for "Still Alice" onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
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Kate Winslet won't be boycotting the Oscars - ‎1 hour ago‎
Oscar nominee Kate Winslet said she has no plans on boycotting this year's ceremony as she is rooting for her "closest friend" Leonardo DiCaprio to finally take home an Academy Award.
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The $200000 Oscars Gift Bag: The Business Of Vibrators, Breast Lifts And More Absurd Swag

Forbes - ‎16 hours ago‎
After the upcoming Oscars, Distinctive Assets, a company for backstage award show product placement, will give each of the 25 acting and directing nominees and the award ceremony host a gift bag valued at roughly $230,000.
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Oscars 2016: A look inside the £150000 goodie bag

BBC News - ‎22 hours ago‎
As well as a gold statuette, and the biggest honour the acting world has to bestow, all this year's Oscar winners will leave with a goodie bag worth more than £130,000.
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The Oscars thank-you scroll: Will it liven up the show?

Entertainment Weekly - ‎17 hours ago‎
Each year, the producers in charge of the Oscar telecast implore, cajole, practically beg the Oscar nominees to ditch the long list of thank yous and speak from the heart if they win.
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The Oscars' weird new speech rule: awesome or embarrassing?

HitFix - ‎10 hours ago‎
Inside Out scribe Pete Docter revealed something strange in an Oscar nominee roundtable with New York magazine: a new way for winners to express thanks for people and organizations they can't fit in their speech.

The Oscars #SoWhite Class Pic ... Where's The Weeknd? - ‎16 hours ago‎
Go ahead and try to find The Weeknd among the 155 nominees. Looking ... looking ... looking ... looking ... Before you go blind -- here's the answer key.
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Alicia Vikander Reveals Her Special Date to the 2016 Oscars Who May Even Get a Shout-Out on Stage

E! Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
When it comes to Oscar Sunday, there's a lot for nominees to think about. Sure, there's the fashion that will be seen by viewers all around the world.
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This Is the Printable Oscar Ballot You Need For Your Viewing Parties

POPSUGAR - ‎8 hours ago‎
When the Oscars take place on Feb. 28, the little gold men will go home with a handful of deserving actors after all the votes are counted.

Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Leo, and More Toast the Oscars - ‎16 hours ago‎
Oscar night might be a few weeks away, but that isn't stopping the nominees from having a little fun in between. Yesterday at the Beverly Hilton, stars of the screen including Jennifer Lawrence, Saoirse Ronan, and Rooney Mara joined directors Steven ...
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Has Rooney Mara Selected a 2016 Oscars Gown? "I Haven't Tried Any on Yet," She Admits

InStyle - ‎12 hours ago‎
Her gown of choice for this year's Oscars is still up in the air. “I haven't tried any on yet, actually,” she admitted.

20 Behind-the-Scenes Moments From Oscars Past

Vulture - ‎21 hours ago‎
Tom Cruise and Suri at the Oscars in 2007. Photo: Art Streiber. For the last 15 years, Art Streiber has documented Hollywood's biggest stars on their biggest night.
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The Oscars have a new plan to prevent boring acceptance speeches this year

Mashable - ‎10 hours ago‎
BEVERLY HILLS, California - Who couldn't do with more entertaining Oscar speeches? A list of film credits will scroll beneath Oscar-winners' acceptance speeches during this year's telecast, a move meant to encourage speakers to focus on something more ...
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Oscars 2016 nominees pose for class photo – video

The Guardian - ‎13 hours ago‎
Leonardo DiCaprio, Lady Gaga, Matt Damon and Rachel McAdams were among the attendees at Monday's annual Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills.
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The Oscars should learn from Beyoncé's political performance

New York Post - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Of course from the moment the Oscars were declared “#sowhite”, the broadcast's politics were already in motion. Myriad African-American celebs are threatening to boycott the evening while host Chris Rock has made clear he'll “go there” early and often.

2016's Oscars Class Photo: 8 Points of Interest

Vulture - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Today in Hollywood, many of Hollywood's most melanin-deficient stars came out for the annual Oscar nominees luncheon, a delightful chance for A-list actors to rub shoulders with less-famous, behind-the-scenes nominees who make very charming decisions ...

Liz Garbus and Deniz Gamze Erguven on Oscars Diversity and Being the Only Nominated Female Directors

Variety - ‎13 hours ago‎
With the media eye trained on a lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations this year, one notable fact is that only two female feature directors were on the list: Liz Garbus (Netflix documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?