87th Academy Awards

Patricia Arquette Signals New Era of Hollywood Activism at Oscars (watch!)

Patricia Arquette used her Best Supporting Actress Oscar speech to make an impassioned plea for equal pay for women, marking a new era in Hollywood political activism not seen since before the Red Scare of the 1950s. Arquette, 46, drew rousing applause from the audience and caused some celebrities to stand in appreciation. From Miley Cyrus’s “Free the Nipple Campaign” to George Clooney advocating on behalf of Darfur, celebrities have used their star power to publicize pet causes....

Anna Kendrick Wins Grace Kelly Award for Sexy Oscars Glamour (photos!)

Anna Kendrick captured the essence of Golden Era Hollywood glamour and Young Hollywood sensuality in a stunning coral gown by Thakoon. She appeared in the Oscar-nominated film “Into the Woods” and recalled a young Grace Kelly on the red carpet. There is no Grace Kelly award at the Oscars, of course, but if there were, she would have won it hands down. Since her Best Supporting Actress nomination for her breakout role in the 2009 film, “Up in the Air,” with George Clooney, she’s matured into an A-List actress. ...

‘Birdman’ Win, ‘American Sniper’ Loss Sparks Oscar Uproar on Social Media

“Birdman,” the offbeat Alejandro G. Iñárritu film, won Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards today (Feb. 23) and immediately sparked a backlash on social media by fans of “American Sniper,” including ugly racial remarks. The controversy also took on political overtones. Protesters were mostly conservative, pro-military types who were fanned by Fox News and Sean Hannity. Protesters blamed everyone from President Obama to “liberal Hollywood” for what they saw as “American Sniper’s” snub....
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