Tag: Oscars 2011
The 2011 Oscars just got a lot more interesting. Not sure if it's funnier though; I'll get back to you on that.
The Academy Awards are at last over. Over the past week TMP has been providing you with coverage from the event with in depth analysis on the biggest nominees, a look at the myths and spectacle that surrounds the Oscars themselves, and of course feature a liveblog of the event. Just in case you missed any of our great articles we've got them all listed here, including the full list of all the winners.
Awards season is always exciting, but nothing compares to the frenzy that is the Oscars. The Oscars is a celebrity mecca where stars schmooze and primp and bling to the nines. It’s an event where stars usually compete in a good natured fashion to win Oscar gold while trying to eclipse one another, all the while smiling through teeth bleached so white one needs sunglasses to obscure the glare. There’s also a lot of Oscar myths and superstition aplenty.
Through the buzz, avid viewers will hear entertainment correspondents gush over baby bumps and speculate about the mythical luck having a baby on board can bring. Next, murmurs of the two pronged Dreaded Oscar Curse begin to stir soon after the Academy rolls up the Red Carpet. The first myth is the one that supposedly befalls actresses who win an Oscar at the pinnacle of their careers only to lose their love life. The second and the most fearsome Oscar fable is flunking after winning an Oscar. Was winning that first Oscar a fluke? is the inevitable question rolling off wagging tongues if an Oscar winner’s next role is less than Oscar worthy. And then there is my theorization over the uncanny phenomena I like to call 6 Degrees of Tom Cruise. What’s that you say? It’s my examination of the serendipitous link between the bizarre occurrences of actresses who have been Tom Cruise’s sweethearts and the fact that they seem to go on to win a golden statue on Oscar night. One thing’s for sure, it just wouldn’t be Oscar if some curioser and curioser things weren’t going on.
The Academy Awards have been called the biggest night in Hollywood for 86 years. But honestly, it's not because of the awards; it's because of the celebrities. Seeing Christopher Nolan in the same room as David Fincher is always a treat, even without the alcohol of the Golden Globes. A bunch of celebrities giving awards to each other well simultaneously trying to outdo each other is always worth a little entertainment. And some people get little prizes to. I've made it a tradition for the last two years to watch the Oscars and, at the same time, deliver a bunch of non sensical tweets about everything going on. This is an act called "livetweeting." But this year, I decided to force this opon all you TMP readers. This is called a "liveblog." You're welcome. Anyways, join me Sunday night at 6 PM EST/4 PM PST for the beginning of the festivities (a.k.a the crappy Red Carpet ceremony). See you then!