renner-johansson300
Front Must Match The Back
Monday, February 28 by

The tuxedo didn’t help him keep his cool.

oscar-ass300
2011 Oscars Live Blog
Sunday, February 27 by

As is tradition (so what if it’s only the second year?), we’ll be live blogging the crap out of the 2011 Academy Awards.

james-franco-general-hospital
Multiple James Francos Converge On ‘General Hospital’
Friday, February 25 by

“Oscars” James Franco meets Art Gallery James Franco meets Evil “General Hospital” James Franco.

ricky-gervais
Banksy Will Be Welcomed To The Oscars Before Ricky Gervais Will
Thursday, February 24 by

Yesterday, purported comedy writer Bruce Vilanch took a swipe at Ricky Gervais when questioned about the comic’s recent Golden Globes hosting appearance. So how does Gervais respond? By wiping his dirty boots all over Vilanch’s silly t-shirt collection.

bale-globes300
Road To The Oscars: Rest Of The Nominees
Wednesday, February 23 by

Let us wind down our Oscar coverage and pick our favorites for the lesser-cared-about categories so we can turn our attention to more important matters, such as which Oscar gowns to dress our cats in on The Big Night.

oscar-cheat-sheet300
Partner Plug: Oscar Cheat Sheet Ups Your Odds
Tuesday, February 22 by

The dapper gents over at Made Man put together a slick infographic that’ll help you win your 2011 Oscar pool.

director-showdown300
Road To The Oscars: Best Director Showdown
Wednesday, February 16 by

This week we shackle our Best Director contenders together by the ankles, slather them in honey, toss them in the bear cage with an 800 pound grizzly and a pair of bolt cutters to see who among them has the will to survive.

banksy_charlie_brown300
Banksy’s Drawing Crap On Walls In Hollywood Now
Wednesday, February 16 by

Banksy really wants that Oscar. So much so that he’s willing to visit the Sunset Strip.

road-oscars-best-actor300
Road To The Oscars: Best Actor Showdown
Friday, February 11 by

It’s time for the men to grease up and battle it out for the shiny bald gold dude.

oscars-best-actress300
Road To The Oscars: Best Actress Showdown
Thursday, February 3 by

This week we throw our Best Actress contenders into the Thunderdome, arm then with cudgels and see who among them has the fortitude to grab blood-smeared victory.

black-swan-oscar300
Road To The Oscars: ‘Black Swan’
Friday, January 28 by

It was visually stunning and contained ballet sequences impressive enough that I can say so without having to punch something lest my masculinity be called into question.

Screen shot 2011-01-27 at 1.23.57 PM
Natalie Portman Way Less Hot In Lego Form
Thursday, January 27 by

Alex Eylar created ten Lego dioramas depicting each of the nominees for the Best Picture Academy Award.

oscar-300
10 Truthful Oscar Nominee Reactions
Tuesday, January 25 by

This isn’t the Golden Globes, people. This is the Academy Awards (a.k.a. the real deal). But just because the awards are real doesn’t mean the reactions from the nominees will be. That’s why we’ve spent all morning running said reactions through our patented B.S. translator.

nolan-fire300
The Biggest Oscar Disses
Tuesday, January 25 by

The 2011 Academy Award nominations have been announced, and while I agree with most of the choices, I can’t help but notice a few talented individuals seem to have gotten snubbed.

2010-OSCAR-NOMS-300
2011 Oscar Noms Are Here!
Tuesday, January 25 by

It’s really just a thrill to be nominated. Unless you’re M. Night Shyamalan. Then it’s a miracle.

kings-speech-oscar300
Road To The Oscars: ‘The King’s Speech’
Thursday, January 20 by

In this week’s column we’ll take a look at the Oscar prospects of T-t-he K-k-k-ing’s S-p-p-peech. And now that I’ve gotten that easy gag out of the way let us get down to brass tacks.

inception-oscar
Road To The Oscars: ‘Inception’
Thursday, January 13 by

Inception was easily one of the most talked about movies of 2010, thanks to its mind-bending visual effects and an ending that left many viewers scratching their heads like a scabies-afflicted hobo with a flea nest in his dreadlocks.

social-network-oscar300
Road To The Oscars: ‘The Social Network’
Thursday, January 6 by

Hello, Junkies! Ronnie Pudding here, once again participating in the state parole board’s work release program by taking a look at the front runners for the 83rd Academy Awards and writing about it on the internet.

franco-hathaway-thumb
James Franco & Anne Hathaway To Host/Banter On 83rd Oscars
Monday, November 29 by

Actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been set to host/read Bruce Vilanch jokes on the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

You Stay Classy, Elinor Burkett a.k.a. Kanye-Lady
Monday, March 8 by

"I interrupt this speech to put my fist in my mouth!"The strangest moment at last night's Academy Awards (besides whatever was coming out of Sean Penn's mouth) was when Music by Prudence director-producer Roger Ross Williams bolted to the stage to accept the best documentary short statue. At first I thought he ran because he was seated in the nosebleeds, but it soon became clear that he was running for his life when a crazy drunk lady bum-rushed the stage. Turns out that lady was Elinor Burkett, a once-producer on the documentary who had removed herself from it over a year ago and not sitcom star Marcia Wallace as I had originally believed.Get the he said, she said from Salon after the jump.

2010 Oscar Live Blog
Monday, March 8 by

Wheeeeew, did you guys catch that Oscar thing last night?! What a thing that was, huh? Not so much? Well if you didn't read along with our live blog while you were watching I can understand why you might not have had any fun. But hey, that doesn't mean you can't read it now and laugh your head off from the nostalgia. Last night will be a night we'll all remember for a VERY long time. Wait, a woman won something right?Check out the winners here, and read our "hilarious" live blog below!  SJ Oscar Live Blog

2010 Academy Awards Winners
Monday, March 8 by

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards have come and gone with no real big upsets. Here's a quick recap but you can also check out our live blog for a play-by-play of the night.The Hurt Locker took home Best Picture as well as snagging the Best Director prize for Kathryn Bigelow. Not to mention Best Original Screenplay for Mark Boal.Jeff Bridges finally won the Best Actor prize that has been waiting for him for his portrayal of Bad Blake in Crazy Heart.Sandra Bullock was surprised to see she edged out Meryl Streep to win Best Actress for The Blind Side.The supporting categories went to Cristoph Waltz and Mo'Nique.Though James Cameron was beat by a girl, Avatar won three prizes – Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Visual Effects.A round of congratulations are in order for all of the winners as well as the nominees who went home empty-handed. It's a thrill just to be considered and I think we all can agree that the real loser of the night was Ben Stiller.CHECK OUT THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS AFTER THE JUMP…

James Cameron: I Am a Fan of Jokes
Thursday, March 4 by

He's oozing sense of humor. James Cameron has weighed in on the decision to cancel a Sacha Baron Cohen Avatar skit from Sunday's Oscars in order to spare the director's feelings. He tells E!:"I don't know anything about that … I don't produce the Oscars. If they want to poke fun at 'Avatar' Sunday, that's okay by me." Show co-producer Bill Mechanic denies the allegations and comments:"It was a little too MTV for everyone."Oh right. This year's Oscars are about respect and gravitas and not fun party vibes. I forgot about that. I guess that means awards DJ Joel Madden won't be playing Diddy's "I'll Be Missing You" over the celebrity death montage. (Vulture) 

Oscar Blushes at Sacha Baron Cohen’s Controversial Sketch
Wednesday, March 3 by

At one point, Sacha Baron Cohen was being considered to host this year's Oscars but was deemed too unpredictable to get the gig. Now we have word that he's also been dropped as a presenter for fear that he might offend James Cameron.Cohen's plan was to take the stage dressed as a pregnant Na'vi who would accost the director Maury Povich-style about the bun he had squirted into her oven. Show co-producer Bill Mechanic knows Cameron pretty well and vetoed the sketch because he was worried the director would be incensed enough to walk out on live television.What's the big deal? It's a goofy sketch for an awards show produced by a guy who knows the lyrics to Miley Cyrus songs. Why take it so seriously? It's not like Cohen was going to position his taint on Cameron's chin. Bill Mechanic must really think so little of James Cameron. You hear that, Cameron? Bill Mechanic intimated that you're a bitch. FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! (Vulture)

15 Oscar Category Additions for 2010
Tuesday, March 2 by

We firmly believe that the Oscars would benefit from adding a few wild-card categories every year. You know, mix it up. Keep it fresh. Here are a few possibilities, including  nominees. If you have more, post them in the comments section. And don't forget to follow our Oscar liveblog HERE starting 8pm Eastern, 5pm Pacific this Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. Sunday. Best Alien Performance Neytiri – "Avatar" Gallaxhar – "Monsters vs. Aliens" Nero – "Star Trek" Chrisopher Johnson – "District 9" Lil Wayne – "The Carter"   Best Abusive Parent

Road to Oscar: Rest of the Nominees
Wednesday, February 24 by

 

Road to Oscar: Best Actor Showdown
Wednesday, February 17 by

Last week we threw our Best Actress contenders into the Thunderdome where they battled with claw hammers and whaling harpoons for the honor of taking home a Shiny Gold Dude. …

10 Worst Oscar Best Pictures of All Time
Tuesday, February 16 by

As awards season heats up, I want to remind you not to take things so seriously. No matter what wins Best Picture, all the other nominees, and even the snubbed favorites, continue to exist. You’ll always be able to enjoy whatever movies you liked. In fact, years from now people might laugh at the Best Picture winner. I looked back over Oscar’s history and picked out some of the more dubious winners, certainly movies that wouldn’t be on any “Best of Anything” lists today.10) Ordinary People

Road to Oscar: Best Actress Showdown
Tuesday, February 9 by

Today we pit our top contenders for the Best Actress Oscar in the metaphorical pudding pool for a bikini-clad, chocolate-treat-slathered Battle Royale from which only one shall emerge the victor. …

Road to Oscar: Cameron vs. Bigelow
Tuesday, February 2 by

BEST DIRECTOR SHOWDOWN This year’s Oscar nominations have been announced, which means it’s time to take the frontrunners from each category and throw them into the Thunderdome where they’ll wage…