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Remember the viral video of a kid in the bathtub reciting Jack Nicholson’s famous courtroom scene from A Few Good Men? It was pretty damn impressive for a five-year-old boy — so much so that Jimmy Kimmel asked the budding actor to be on his talk show. This time, young Sruli memorized Matthew McConaughey’s monologue in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. In the scene, the character instructs Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort how to enter a world of greed and power. Sruli stumbles over a few lines (geez, we can’t expect perfection), but the talented brainiac does a fine job and even gets the actor's hand gestures correct — right down to McConaughey’s quirky humming, chest thumping. Watch a dazzled little boy...
- Alison Nastasi
The Academy Awards last night celebrated the acting achievements of Hollywood's finest, with Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong'o among those ending the night with a little gold man in their possession.
But we feel that it's wrong the stars aren't rewarded for their ability to entertain us off the screen as well as on, so we've come up with our own award - the DS Oscar for Most Entertaining Celebrity - to be presented to the person who gave the best performance at last night's event - and we want you to pick the winner.
Oscars 2014 poll: Was Ellen DeGeneres a hit as host?
And the nominees for DS's Most Entertaining celebrity are...
Jennifer's Oscars was relatively tame compared with last year, when she gushed about McDonalds on the red carpet, tripped on the way to collect her award, flipped off the press room and got hit on by Jack Nicholson, »
Another year, another Oscar ceremony in the books. Once the booze wears off from Matthew McConaughey’s final “Alright, alright, alright,” of our year in film, we can get down to the really important part of the Oscars and start second-guessing the winners. Sunday night is all about rewarding actors and filmmakers for their hard work in the past year. Monday morning is reserved for the art of tearing down our sacred idols, convincing our coworkers that we always thought American Hustle was a little overrated or that Dallas Buyers Club was more than just a Philadelphia knock-off. And somewhere in the middle of all these conversations, someone will ask about Leonardo DiCaprio. When will the poor guy ever win an Oscar? Last month, Esquire ran a story on Leonardo DiCaprio titled “The Moment Leonardo DiCaprio Became a Man.” In a throwaway line intended to highlight his perpetually boyish good looks, his »
- Matthew Monagle
First, take some time to digest the fact that the pop starlet and the comedy legend were even in the same room together. Then, imagine Selena Gomez posing for photos when you see a much older man sneak into the picture...
Don't worry, it's not some "old dude" with a thing for the young star (ahem, Jack Nicholson) -- it's just Bill freakin' Murray!
That was the scene last night as the two stars entered the uber exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the Oscars ceremony. Murray was clearly just having some fun with Gomez (whose shocked reaction you can see below) and probably figured his legions of fans would love it. Yes, we do.
Related: Bill Murray Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Monuments Men' Star »
- Jonny Black
What was the biggest Oscars shocker? There weren't that many of them! Everything basically went according to script at moviedom's top award. While we like to be right about our predictions at these things, a good surprise can keep the show exciting. • Will Smith presenting Best Picture struck me as odd. While Smith is a two-time Oscar nominee, why is he presenting the biggest award of the evening? That honor is usually reserved for someone with a very high standing in the industry like Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Denzel Washington or Tom Hanks. I think it's safe to say that Will Smith is not on that level. • The victory by "Mr. Hublot" as Best Animated Short was the biggest jawdropper among winners. Only one of our experts saw it coming: Ed Douglas (Comingsoon). All others had predicted "Get a Horse!" • Omg! The audience actually was quiet and respectful during the In Memoriam presentation. »
“It’s impossible to tell you what I’m going to do except to say that I expect to make the best movie ever made.” – Stanley Kubrick, Oct. 20, 1971.
There are few unrealized projects in the history of cinema more tantalizingly fascinating than Stanley Kubrick’s planned feature about Napoleon. Even in 1967, at the time of its initial pre-production (the first time around), it seemed like a potentially great idea. But now, looking back with Kubrick’s entire body of work as a reference point, it truly does stand as a project this legendary filmmaker should have been destined to make. Thanks to a mammoth and comprehensive collection of materials fashioned into Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made, edited by Alison Castle and published by Taschen, we can for the first time see how Kubrick prepared for the film and what he had in mind for its ultimate big-screen presentation. »
- Jeremy Carr
Here we are again after the Golden Globes, Mike Fleming and Anita Busch taking on the task of play by play during the most wide-open Oscar race we can remember. Even on the party circuit, industry insiders who usually have a grasp of who’ll walk away with Oscars were evenly torn between Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D masterpiece Gravity and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave. Then again, there were so many terrific films that got Best Picture nominations, and all of them have at least a puncher’s chance at an upset. Related: Oscars: Pete Hammond’s Absolute Final Predictions That includes American Hustle, where David O Russell co-wrote the Best Original Script nominee with Eric Warren Singer and got tour de force performances and nominations for Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Perfs so strong there was no room on the nomination roster for perennial Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
The Oscars have been a whirlwind for Meryl Streep over the past 35 years. With 18 career nominations and three previous acting wins under her belt, Streep is a member of that exclusive three-timers club of which there are only two other living members: Daniel Day-Lewis and Jack Nicholson. However, there's a unique downside that few ever consider: With her loss for "August: Osage County" Sunday night to Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine"), Streep now has 15 Oscar failures on her hands, extending her record as the biggest loser of all time amongst performers. Hmm, the moniker of Oscar's Biggest Loser doesn't sound quite as glamorous, does it? For non-performers, the industry vet with the most losses on his hands is composer John Williams. Thanks to his loss tonight for scoring "The Book Thief," Williams now has 44 Oscar failures to go along with his five victories. Streep's lo »
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6.91 Iron Man 3
6.16 Man Of Steel
6.14 Despicable Me 2
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6.67 The Heat
6.66 We’Re The Millers
6.59 American Hustle
- Jeff Bayer
We bring you this evening's schedule and last minute predictions – and invite you to watchalong with us
Frock? Check. Speech? Check. Tablecloth? Check. There's a mere five hours to go until red carpet coverage of the 86th Academy Awards starts, and seven until the ceremony. So you should be fully primped and primed for this year's Oscars.
If not, we can help: below is a comprehensive reading list of articles to get you up to speed, plus latest predictions on who'll win the awards.
There is also an invite. We'd like you spend the night with us, following along with - and contributing to - our non-stop coverage of the 86th Oscars from 10pm GMT (5pm Est, 2pm Pst). Here's a brief schedule of the night, in case we can tempt you into accepting.
Ploughing through the reading list below may well take you through to 10:30pm GMT (5:30pm Est, »
Cate Blanchett joined an exclusive club with her victory Sunday night becoming only the 40th person to win multiple Academy Awards for acting. And she got her second Oscar from one of the first 39 -- Daniel Day-Lewis, who won his third Best Actor prize last year for "Lincoln." Blanchett's first Oscar win was in 2004 in Best Supporting Actress for playing the all-time champ Katharine Hepburn in "The Aviator." Her win this year was for Best Actress in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine." Of the 39 other Oscar winners with multiple trophies, 22 are still living: Michael Caine, Daniel Day-Lewis, Olivia de Havilland, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Gene Hackman, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Glenda Jackson, Jessica Lange, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Luise Rainer, Maggie Smith, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Christoph Waltz, Denzel Washington, and Dianne Wiest. All of these but de Hav »
The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday evening, and we're counting down the minutes!
We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you a few of the best (and craziest) Academy Awards facts. From the first Best Actor winner to the "one dollar" Oscar rule, here are 23 things you (probably) don't know about the Oscars.
1. The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal, who won Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" (1973) when she was only 10 years old. Shirley Temple won the short-lived Juvenile Award at 6 years old.
3. After winning Best Actress for "Cabaret" (1972), Liza Minnelli became (and still is) the only Oscar winner whose parents both earned Oscars. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, »
- Jonny Black
Just weeks after star Johnny Depp was confirmed to star in Black Mass, Warner Bros. has signed on to co-finance and distribute the James 'Whitey' Bulger biopic. The studio is eyeing an October 2015 release slot.
Our report from earlier this month also revealed that Tom Hardy was in talks to co-star as FBI agent John Connolly, a childhood friend of Bulger who helped the gangster get rid of his competition. However, Joel Edgerton, who was initially attached to play Connolly when Barry Levinson was set to direct, has come back to take on the role. Oddly enough, Johnny Depp was also attached to the first incarnation of this project, although he dropped out in May, reportedly because he was holding out for more money. The actor re-entered negotiations in December.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m whipped into a cackling fugue state about the Oscars. I’m in love with the damn Oscars. In fact, I’m suspicious of people who don’t love the Oscars. And here we are with my favorite Oscar countdown to date: the 10 most fabulous Best Supporting Actress-winning performances. Keep in mind this isn’t the same thing as the 10 best Best Supporting Actress performances. I wrote that list years ago and declared Sandy Dennis, Patty Duke, Cloris Leachman, Meryl Streep, and Kim Hunter the supreme supporting ladies. My feelings have not changed. But it’s time to honor the fabulous performances, the supporting actresses who bring whizzbang, panache, sexual superiority, and fun to an occasionally dour category. Here are the 10 most fab winners of my favorite Oscar.
10. Anjelica Huston, Prizzi’s Honor
Is Prizzi’s Honor essential viewing? No. But Anjelica Huston’s thick, »
- Louis Virtel
From Jack leching over Jennifer to John Wayne's farewell and Brando's no-show, these are just some of the greatest moments at the Oscars ceremonies ever
1. When Jack met Jennifer
This is perhaps my favourite Oscar moment ever, and it is from last year: the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. Tellingly, it does not take place up on stage, in the often tense and frozen ritual of the awards ceremony itself, but happens in the cheerful buzz of the post-show melee backstage. This single, endlessly replayed clip probably did more for Jennifer Lawrence's public profile than anything on the big screen.
George Stephanopoulos, the former Bill Clinton aide who later made a career in TV, was conducting on-the-hoof interviews for ABC and had grabbed 22-year-old Lawrence to talk about her best actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook. The »
- Peter Bradshaw
Directed by Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski revealed an exceptional eye for gripping visual design in his earliest films. In those works, like Knife in the Water, Cul-de-sac, Repulsion, Rosemary’s Baby and, somewhat later, The Tenant, most of this pictorial construction was derivative of themes, and subsequent depictions of, confinement, claustrophobic paranoia, and severely taut antagonism. In terms of visual and narrative scope, Chinatown opened things up somewhat, but it was with Tess, his 1979 adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles,” that Polanski significantly broadened his canvas to encompass the sweeping tale of the Victorian era loves and conflicts of this eponymous peasant girl.
Polanski speaks to this distinction during an interview in the newly released Criterion Collection Blu-ray/DVD of Tess. In discussing the film for the French TV program Cine regards, the director »
- Jeremy Carr
As much as we talk about the stats and trends of the Oscars, each year of the awards seems to present us with a new piece of history. This year, Dallas Buyers Club could make history as the first film to win both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a film that did not receive a Best Director nomination. While Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto seem to be locked into their wins, this did provide an interesting jumping off point to look at the recent history of this category.
Here are the films in the past 25 years that have managed a Best Actor and Supporting Actor nomination:
1989: Driving Ms. Daisy – Morgan Freeman and Dan Ackroyd
1993: Schindler’s »
- Terence Johnson
Exactly what film to credit with the success of today’s run of comic book movie blockbusters will vary from one cinephile to the next. Some will say Donner’s Superman deserves the credit, while others will say Tim Burton’s Batman did most of the heavy lifting (after all, it roped in Jack Nicholson for its Joker). Some even give the credit to as late an entry as Blade. And while those three films probably are the most to blame for kicking off this film phenomenon, Sam Raimi’s Darkman, which followed just one year after Burton’s Batman and stars Liam Neeson in its leading role, showed that you didn’t need a major studio to produce a respectable superhero film. Far more low key in spectacle than Batman and closer to the vein of the pulpy 70s action flicks like Death Wish, Darkman is one of those »
- Lex Walker
Unless you're prediction-loving, number-crunching wizard Nate Silver, you probably find statistics pretty boring. But stats concerning the Academy Awards have always been fascinating, mostly because the Oscars are just plain weird, and riddled with anomalies.
The ceremony got its start in the late 1920s, when movies were just making their transition into sound, and early nominees and categories reflected the sheer chaos of those halcyon days of what would eventually become Hollywood's golden age. (Though, of course, any film aficionado worth his/her salt would have a strong opinion about the exact dates that that age entailed.)
As the Oscars tradition continued, the awards became a bit more traditional themselves, settling into a predictable pattern of narratives that have stayed relatively consistent to this day. But there are always idiosyncrasies hiding in the woodwork, and the Academy Awards have them in spades. Here, we've collected some of the most distinctive »
- Katie Roberts
The veteran performer never considered another profession, yet remained a background fixture in films for years. Now, in her ninth decade, the Nebraska star is up for her first Oscar
"I've met Idris Elba," says June Squibb, an edge of giddiness in her voice. "I've met Lupita [Nyong'o] and now we're friends. She's so sweet, a darling girl. I went up to her at a party and said: 'I'm June Squibb and we're in this together so I thought I should introduce myself.' Julia Roberts came and introduced herself to me – she's up for supporting this time around for Osage County." The day before we meet, Squibb went to the nominees' lunch. "All 270 of us got our picture taken together. I was right by Steve McQueen!"
- John Patterson
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