Joan Rivers was left out of the Oscars' In Memoriam segment. The actress and comedienne died last September aged 81 but was omitted from the annual rollcall of the most notable Hollywood stars who have passed away in the last year during the ceremony on Sunday evening (22.02.15). Kelly Osbourne, who hosted alongside Joan on TV show 'Fashion Police', was left outraged that the late star was ignored. She tweeted her shock at the snub following the section, which featured tributes to Gabriel Garcia Márquez,Maya Angelou, Mickey Rooney, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall at Los Angeles' Dolby Theater last night. She wrote: ''Am I missing something or was @Joan_Rivers really left out of the #Oscars memorials? (sic)'' Although she was most well known for her TV work, Joan featured in a number of films including 'Rabbit Test', 'The Swimmer', 'The Muppets Take Manhattan', »
A number of recognizable people were surprisingly left out of this year's "In Memoriam" segment during the Oscar telecast. Meryl Streep presented the video montage at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, which paid tribute to the many film-industry figures who died in the past year, including Robin Williams, Richard Attenborough, Lauren Bacall, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hoskins and Mike Nichols. However, some notable names were omitted from the list, including the following five individuals. Read More Oscars 2015: Joan Rivers Snubbed by "In Memoriam" Tribute Elaine Stritch The Broadway legend, who also played Alec Baldwin's character's mom on 30 Rock, appeared
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Jennifer Hudson has honoured the biggest talent in movies who have passed away at this year's Oscars ceremony.
The singer took to the Dolby Theatre stage with a heartfelt performance of 'I Can't Let Go' during the ceremony's traditional in memoriam segment.
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"This is for all the people who shared their talents and lives with us. We are forever changed," the 33-year-old said.
Meryl Streep introduced the in memoriam, saying: "What ever role they played in movie-making, the films that they were part of made us laugh and think, and cry, and consider life with fresh eyes.
"They tickled us, raised our spirits when we needed it, challenged our minds and shocked our complacencies. Through their work they shared a piece of their soul, and so we will miss them »
87 years into the ceremony, the Oscars are still unabashedly about the movies. Host Neil Patrick Harris along with Anna Kendrick performed a whizzbang ode to “moving pictures” in perfect Broadway musical style. And despite the fresh songwriting that seemed to give a nod to last year’s winners for Frozen and “Let it Go”, it couldn’t help but feel familiar and traditional in the grand scheme of the Oscar ceremony: glad-handing, nostalgia and pageantry.
But for a moment, Jack Black turned this musical montage on its head. Black interrupted Nph’s song to shoot a knowing eye to all of the above, as well as the sequels, superhero movies and reboots that flood the studios year after year. It was a rare moment of the Academy looking outward at the rest of the world when this year’s crop of nominees (which Harris joked was an opportunity to recognize the “best and whitest… »
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That’s a wrap on awards season!
From those predictable winners (we’re looking at you, J.K. Simmons), and Will Arnett’s scene-stealing Batman in the “Everything is Awesome” number to the fashionable red carpet couples and the tears we’re still shedding over Robin Williams in the gorgeous In Memorium reel, the Oscars have come and gone for another year.
Neil Patrick Harris’ hosting skills may have fallen flat at times, but Patricia Arquette’s impassioned acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress had the entire audience on their feet, including fellow nominee Meryl Streepwho jumped out of her seat in a show of support worthy of another Oscar nomination. Whiplash and The Grand Budapest Hotel were the night’s top winners, but it was Birdman that took home the top prize of Best Picture.
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Hollywood greats were honored in the Oscars' annual "In Memoriam" reel, but one person's photo was noticeably absent: Joan Rivers. Rivers - who died in September at the age of 81 after she stopped breathing during a throat procedure - was also not included in the recent Grammys memorial. Many know her for her antics on E!'s Fashion Police and the sharp humor in her 2010 documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work. But Rivers, per IMDb, boasts 38 acting credits to her name in a career that spans 63 years. She had roles in everything from Spaceballs to Iron Man 3 and »
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The Academy Awards’ “In Memoriam” segment offered an egalitarian salute to a broad range of industry figures who died during the past 12 months.
The segment presented by Meryl Streep gave equal time to Golden Age legends and below-the-line veterans. In a departure from past years, there were no clips for any of the more recognizable names but rather a series of stylized photo illustrations. Academy officials have long urged attendees to avoid giving the impression that the tribute is a popularity contest by holding applause until the end.
The segment opened with Mickey Rooney followed by director Paul Mazursky and was applause-free, as far as telecast viewers could discern, in the Dolby Theater until the final image of director Mike Nichols flashed on screen.
Joan Rivers was a notable omission from the on-air list. The comedian who died at 80 in September had a limited film resume, to be sure, but »
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Sing it, Jennifer Hudson. The Oscar winner brought down the house at the 2015 Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, where she belted out the tune "I Can't Let Go" from Smash. Swapping her yellow Romona Keveza red carpet dress for a glittery black gown and gorgeous diamond earrings, the 33-year-old stunner sang her heart out on the giant stage, letting her killer vocals steal the spotlight. Meryl Streep introduced the in memoriam segment, which remembered talented actors such as Robin Williams, James Garner, Mickey Rooney, Maya Angelou, Misty Upham and many more. Photos: 2015 Oscars: Instagrams & Twitpics "As we reflect »
It's a wonderful night for Oscar... Oscar Oscar... Who will win? Wrong host. Neil Patrick Harris is MCing Sunday (February 22) night's Academy Awards, which is coming down to a "Birdman"/"Boyhood" showdown for the big prize. Thanks to The Guilds, we're all expecting a "Birdman" victory, but could there be exciting upsets in store? Click through, follow along and join (or start) the conversation below... 8:25 p.m. Et. That's a lot of Red Carpet coverage. My favorite moment was Terrence Howard playing "American Idol" nerd with Ryan Seacrest. 8:28 p.m. Really, ABC? You don't need a critical citation to call "American Crime" "an extraordinary new drama"? Well, if you say so yourself! 8:30 p.m. Let's Go! 8:30 p.m. Neil Patrick Harris rises onto the stage like a fire-free phoenix. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest," he says, helping people playing Oscars Bingo at home. 8:31 p. »
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The Oscars 2015 In Memoriam segment paid tribute to a lot of late great stars we lost this past year, including Robin Williams, Mike Nichols, Lauren Bacall, Edward Herrmann, Mickey Rooney, and Maya Angelou. At least one familiar face was notably missing, however — that of Joan Rivers, who died in September following complications from an outpatient surgery. Rivers, 81 at the time of her death, never won an Oscar, but was a staple on the red carpet and a legend in Hollywood. She also appeared in [...] »
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Show host Harris signs off with a chirpy, “Buenos noches!”
Sean Penn walks on. It’s time for the big one. Best film. Will it be Birdman or Boyhood? It’s Birdman! The movie ends the night tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel on four Oscars. Inarritu, referring to his pal Alfonso Cuaron who enjoyed success with Gravity at last year’s show, says, “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” Slightly more seriously, Agi also calls on his fellow Mexicans to help build a strong future for his beloved country. Wow, a good night for Birdman and a surprisingly barren one for Boyhood. Pirates indeed, Ethan Hawke, but glorious pirates.
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A night before Hollywood celebrates the best in film at the Academy Awards, the Golden Raspberry Awards dole out their own anti-Oscars to the year's worst movies and acting performances. Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas were the big winners at the 35th annual Razzies, held last night at Los Angeles' Ricardo Montalban Theater, picking up the evening's most unwanted awards.
★★★☆☆ With 39 features to his name, each as unique and innovative as the next, there are few American directors who come close to matching the prolific career of Robert Altman. Ron Mann would go one step further, describing Altman's films as distinctively "Altmanesque", a term he spends 95 minutes attempting to define in his latest documentary, Altman (2014). An affectionate exploration of Altman's life, Mann invites a wealth of this maverick filmmaker's best known collaborators and contemporaries to discuss his legacy, including the late Robin Williams, The Long Goodbye star Elliot Gould and Inherent Vice (2014) director Paul Thomas Anderson - who simply describes Altman with one word: "inspiration".
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A giant drug-taking Oscar statue has appeared in Hollywood, ahead of the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday (February 22).
The art piece by street artist Plastic Jesus shows a giant Oscar award snorting cocaine off a red carpet.
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The statue was placed on the corner of Hollywood and La Brea, on the edge of where the street will be closed for the upcoming award ceremony.
Plastic Jesus told BuzzFeed: "My piece is intended to highlight general cocaine and drug use not only in Hollywood, but around the world."
He continued: "I picked the Oscars because you often hear about A-list celebs who go to rehab or have drug-related breakdowns, but you don't hear about producers or writers or electricians, who are also affected.
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The secret to a great Oscars telecast is not a perfect set of winners or speeches; it's the fabulous Oscar presenters who really carry the whole thing. Presenting is a thankless task. You're given stale TelePrompter feed to read, and you probably spend more time onstage than most of the sputtering winners. You're doomed to be boring unless you try one of the five methods of Awesome Oscar Presentation we've outlined below. We hope this year's presenters take a hint from these wonderful podium moments. 1. The F. Murray Abraham method: Compliment the hell out of the winner Here's F. Murray Abraham dramatically presenting Best Actress at the 1986 ceremony. Watch as he drums up excitement with florid descriptions of each nominee and concludes by giving Geraldine Page an unprecedented compliment: "This is the greatest actor in the English language!" 2. The Sophia Loren method: Utter jubilation Roberto Benigni's hammy theatrics are a bit polarizing, »
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Mo'Nique's interview with The Hollywood Reporter is filled with interesting tidbits: reflections on Robin Williams; her deep connection to Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar; and more. But the topic on everyone's lips is Mo'Nique's claim that Lee Daniels told her she has been "blackballed" in Hollywood, and that's why she hasn't scored major roles since her Oscar win for Lee's movie Precious in 2010. "I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago," she explained. "And he said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you've been blackballed.' And I said, 'I've been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?' And he said, 'Because you didn't play the game.' And I said, 'Well, what game is that?' And he gave me no response." In the discussion that follows, Mo'Nique actually suggests why she's been shut out of roles, although »
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