Spotlight' Wins the Oscar for Best Picture Spotlight' Wins the Oscar for Best Picture
- March 01, 2016

You're damn right Hollywood is racist. The audience at Hollywood'sDolby Theatre seemed uncertain how to respond to that line, mixing silence, murmurs and a smattering of applause. " The Revenant ", with three wins, came in second. Much of the record was likely by people who were ecstatic about the actor finally winning an Oscar after six previous Academy Award nominations for What's Eating Gilbert Grape , The Wolf of Wall Street , Blood Diamond , and The Aviator . (more...)
Five of the best lines from Chris Rock's Oscars monologue
- February 29, 2016

No one with a job tells you to quit", he continued. I thought about quitting, I thought about it really hard. " They're not going to cancel the Oscars because I quit, you know?" In a separate agitation, Mark Ruffalo, who is nominated in the best supporting actor category for his role in " Spotlight ", joined survivors of paedophile priests in a protest outside downtown LA's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, hours before attending the Academy Awards. (more...)
Why Did The Oscars Bring Out Stacey Dash? Why Did The Oscars Bring Out Stacey Dash?
- February 29, 2016

The former actress-turned-Fox News favorite's comments concerning systemic racism, #BlackLivesMatter, and a multitude of issues plaguing the African American community have kept Dash's name under intense scrutiny. She later wrote a blog post on Patheos.com explaining how she thinks the #OscarsSoWhite controversy is "lame, because black people should not demand that every segment of society who watches movies be reflected in the number of Oscars given to actors and actresses". (more...)
Uninspired 'Gods of Egypt' is a convoluted mess of filler CGI
- February 29, 2016

Studio insiders say the company's exposure on the $140 million budget is limited to $10 million after foreign presales and hefty Australian tax credits, but that doesn't include $35 million to $40 million in marketing costs. It cost $23 million to make. But that still lands far below early hopes for the major-budget film. But the Open Road film looks to be a little slower out of the gate than expected, with a weekend gross of $6.1 million that notches it at sixth place for the weekend. (more...)
Oscars take the stage amid race outcry Oscars take the stage amid race outcry
- February 28, 2016

Will it face " Spotlight " or " The Big Short " in a showdown for Best Picture? The 2016 Oscars - the 88th Academy Awards - has been mired in controversy with high-profile stars opting to boycott the event due to a lack of diversity. (more...)
Oscar 2016, London shows support to Leonardo DiCaprio
- February 28, 2016

Bing's big prognostications follow below. Spotlight got the DGA award and The Big Short has the PGA. They say there's no such thing as a sure-fire victor on Oscars night, but Leonardo DiCaprio might as well quit Hollywood and take up rhythmic gymnastics if he fails to bag the best actor prize for his grueling turn in "The Revenant". (more...)