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• Xan Brooks liveblogs the ceremony
• Full list of winners as they're announced
O'Toole was nominated eight times for the best actor Oscar, but was unsuccessful in winning any, though he was partly compensated by being given an honorary Academy award in 2003. His Oscar-night losses included some of his best-known roles, among them Te Lawrence in 1962, the title role in Becket in 1964, and mentally ill aristocrat Jack Gurney in The Ruling Class in 1972, when he was defeated by Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady) and Marlon Brando (The Godfather) respectively. His final nomination came in 2006 for Venus, when he lost »
- Andrew Pulver
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
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Shirley Temple, and Oscar movies: Library of Congress’ March 2014 screenings (photo: Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote in ‘Capote’) Tributes to the recently deceased Shirley Temple and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and several Academy Award-nominated and -winning films are among the March 2014 screenings at the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theater and, in collaboration with the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, The State Theatre, both located in Culpeper, Virginia. The 1934 sentimental comedy-drama Little Miss Marker (March 6, Packard) is the movie that turned six-year-old Shirley Temple into a major film star. Temple would become the biggest domestic box-office draw of the mid-1930s, and, Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Sonja Henie, Don Ameche, Loretta Young, and Madeleine Carroll notwithstanding, would remain 20th Century Fox’s top star until later in the decade. Directed by Alexander Hall (Here Comes Mr. Jordan, My Sister Eileen), Little Miss Marker — actually, a Paramount »
- Andre Soares
Doctor Who's Karen Gillan has been cast in the ABC comedy pilot Selfie, the network announced. The show is loosely based on My Fair Lady, and Gillan stars as Eliza Dooley, a self-absorbed, social-media–addicted woman who accidentally becomes a viral-video star following a public breakup. She hires a marketing expert in the hopes of rehabilitating her image, even though we all know no one actually cares what happens to viral-video stars after, oh, a month. Ain't nobody got time for that, you might say. »
- Margaret Lyons
She will play Eliza Dooley, a social network-obsessed narcissist who has her public image dragged through the mud via a humiliating breakup and an embarrassing viral video. The show follows her as she tries to get back on track, hiring a marketing expert to help restore her standing. The pilot will be written by Emily Kapnek, who created and wrote the successful sitcom Surbugatory.
Gillan became widely known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, and has branched out in Us productions following that success. This summer she will appear in Marvel »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Karen Gillan is set to star in Us sitcom 'Selfie'. The Scottish 'Doctor Who' actress has been snapped up by Us channel ABC to play the lead role in a new comedic take on 'My Fair Lady', according to The Hollywood Reporter. Karen will play self-centred Eliza Dooley, who is so concerned with garnering 'likes' and 'follows' on her various social networking profiles that she fails to notice that she isn't well-liked in real life. Following a humiliating breakup which goes viral on the internet, Eliza garners more social media attention than every before - albeit for all the wrong reasons. The character »
The comedy from "Suburgatory" creator Emily Kapnek is inspired by "My Fair Lady" and features Gillan as Eliza Dooley, EW reports. Her character is more interested in being well-liked on the Internet than in real life and in the pilot, an embarrassing video of Dooley's breakup goes viral and she calls on a marketing expert to help restore her good name online.
Comedy is nothing new to Gillan. She often played a comedic role on "Doctor Who" and has an episode of "Ntsf:sd;SUV::" under her belt as well. »
“Doctor Who’s” Karen Gillan will star in “Selfie,” a pilot from “Suburgatory” creator/executive producer Emily Kapnek about a self-obsessed 20-something who enlists the help of a marketing expert after an embarrassing video goes viral.
Inspired by “My Fair Lady” — Gillan’s character is named Eliza Dooley – the half-hour single camera comedy is produced by Kapnek’s Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television for ABC.
A native of Scotland, Gillan is repped by UTA and Troika Talent Agency in the UK. She also appeared in Adult Swim’s “Ntsf:sd:suv” and has roles in the upcoming films “Oculus” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
ABC’s other comedy pilot orders this season include director Declan Lowney and “Awkward” creator Lauren Iungerich’s “Damaged Goods” and “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is based on chef Eddie Huang’s memoir and comes from “Don’t Trust the B—- »
- Whitney Friedlander
The single-cam comedy, said to be inspired by My Fair Lady, centers on a self-obsessed 20-something woman named Eliza Dooley (Gillan), who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. In the pilot, a video of her very public and humiliating breakup goes viral and she enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Doctor Who alum Karen Gillan is returning to TV. The actress, who next appears in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and Oculus, has been tapped to star in ABC's Emily Kapnek comedy Selfie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Photos: Faces of Pilot Season 2014 The modern take on My Fair Lady is inspired by the musical and tells the story of a self-obsessed 20-something woman named Eliza Dooley (Gillan) who is more concerned with "likes" than being liked. After suffering a public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and suddenly has more social
- Lesley Goldberg
(Warning: This post contains spoilers. If you want to watch the broadcast Monday night on NBC, don't read any further.) Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the gold medal in ice dance Monday, the first Olympic title in the event for the United States. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, the 2010 champions, took silver. Russia's Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov captured bronze. Davis and White won silver in Vancouver, but in the four years since have overtaken the Canadians, their training partners in Detroit. The Americans scored 116.63 points in the free dance to finish with 195.52, 4.53 ahead of Virtue and Moir. »
- The Associated Press
If you're an Oscar stats geek, you should check out the new blog 1:37:1 which responded to the recent debate about whether or not the number of Oscar-nominated films is shrinking due to the expanded Best Picture field with lots of charts. It's fascinating but requires concentration. Then a follow up specifically looking at the acting categories.
All was lost this year for male actors without Best Picture heatThe most interesting finding in the second article is how enormously rare it is for an acting category to feature only performances from Best Picture nominated films. It's happened only 10 times in Oscar's entire 86 year history and 2 of those times were this year alone including, for the first time ever, in a supporting category. That's a disturbing development if you're of the opinion (and you should be) that great performances can happen anywhere including within movies that aren't otherwise popular or great. »
- NATHANIEL R
American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White took home silver at the 2010 Olympics - and this year they have their eyes on the big prize. "We feel really great about everything," White tells People. "We've had a lot of success over the last four years since the Vancouver Olympics and we have a lot of momentum. This year, maybe more than any other year, we feel really confident in all of our material." So since they're feeling so good about their routine, we wondered: what else is on the minds of these two Olympic favorites? Well, they spilled: When to graduate collegeDavis, »
- Kate Hogan
The five-time Dancing champ won't be at the Winter Olympics, but his presence will be felt when Meryl Davis and Charlie White take to the ice Sunday. Along with the two-time world champs and six-time U.S. champs' coach Marina Zoueva, Hough worked on the pair's quickstep and foxtrot in their My Fair Lady-themed short dance that has helped them remain undefeated this season (they haven't lost in 22 months).
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- Joyce Eng
Once Upon a Time has cast a Glinda for its Wizard of Oz story arc. TVLine reports that Sunny Mabrey has been picked to play the Good Witch.
Lifetime has announced that Drop Dead Diva will end with the upcoming sixth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. I just hope another show quickly steps in to fill the upcoming Brooke Elliott shortage on TV.
EW reports that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is set to appear on Shameless as Fiona‘s new boss. Judging from Morgan’s roles on Weeds, Supernatural and Watchmen, I’m already starting a deathwatch for his character.
- Lyle Masaki
It's a big week for the 6-month-old prince - George is off on his first tropical getaway, and we've got the images! Kate Middleton carried the little royal in her arms as she disembarked from a British Airways plane at a Caribbean airport and then transferred to a smaller aircraft. George was decked out in a light-blue outfit and a matching striped hat while Kate went casual in jeans and sneakers. Kate's bearded brother, James, was also spotted on the tarmac, as were a number of security officers and assistants. There was no sign of Prince William, though, who is missing out on the vacation to stay in England and complete one of his courses at Cambridge University. Kate and George are vacationing in Mustique, an island where the Middleton family often visits. Kate and William actually stayed there in February 2012 with Kate's parents and her siblings. George isn't the »
- Lauren Turner
News and notes from all over TV:
- Cinemax's crime drama "Banshee" has been renewed for a third season, the network announced Thursday (Jan. 30). The show is currently airing Season 2 Friday nights at 10 p.m. Et/Pt, as the net grows ever tighter around the man pretending to be Banshee Sheriff Lucas Hood (Antony Starr). Season 3 is scheduled for a 2015 release.
- Jimmy Fallon has lined up his final guests for his tenure on "Late Night." Following three "Best Of" compilations from Feb. 3-5, on Feb. 6 Fallon will welcome Colin Farrell, Chris Pratt and 2 Chainz performing with The Roots. Fallon's last "Late Night" on Feb. 7 will feature Andy Samberg and The Muppets.
- The finale of "American Horror Story: Coven" earned the best Live+Sameday ratings for a finale in the franchise's history, earning 4.2 million total viewers, which is up 85 percent over last year's "Asylum" finale. It also ranked third »
Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich is back on pilot duty with a pickup at ABC for her comedy Damaged Goods, which had a pilot production commitment. It is one of two pilot orders to single-camera comedies from female creators at ABC this morning, along with the My Fair Lady-esque Selfie, by Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek. With Suburgatory not doing well with its rebooted third season, tying a series low last night, is ABC eyeing a successor in Selfie? Both pilots hail from Warner Bros TV, where Kapnek is under an overall deal through her Piece Of Pie Prods. and Iungerich had a script deal. Damaged Goods is described as a comedy about the sexual politics that have changed between men and women in this post-feminist era. Related: ABC Pilots 2014 Inspired by My Fair Lady, Selfie tells the story of a self-obsessed twentysomething woman who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. »
- ERIK PEDERSEN
ABC just picked up two comedy pilots with wildly different summaries. One these potential shows has a hooky title and a description that seems engaging and colorful, the others sounds more like a college elective class. See what you think of these two ideas for new comedies next season, both from talented writers of popular shows: Selfie from writer Emily Kapnek (Suburgatory). Logline: “Comedy inspired by My Fair Lady tells the story of a self-obsessed 20-something woman who is more concerned with ‘likes’ than being liked. After suffering a very public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a »
- James Hibberd
Penned by “Awkward” creator Lauren Iungerich, “Damaged Goods” is a single-cam comedy about the sexual politics that have changed between men and women in the post-feminist era. Iungerich will exec produce the laffer, which marks her first major project since departing her MTV dramedy last summer.
“Selfie” is written and exec produced by Emily Kapnek, and was inspired by “My Fair Lady.” Comedy tells the story of a self-obsessed 20-something woman who is more concerned with social media “likes” than being liked. After suffering a public and humiliating breakup, she becomes the subject of a viral video and enlists the help of a marketing expert at her company to help repair her tarnished image. Pilot will be produced by Piece of Pie Prods. in association with Wbtv.
- AJ Marechal
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