After the weeks of party planning, debating picks for the Oscar pools, and filling out Oscar Bingo cards, the winners have been decided, the plastic cups and streamers are being cleaned up, and the Academy Awards are officially over. After an evening that saw two movies (Hugo and The Artist) collect almost every award available, we're sure there are many out there experiencing a little "Oscar hangover" today. So, while the afternoon coffee is being brewed, we'll share a few moments to help ease that ringing bell that was a night of Oscar celebration.
First, before everyone moves on to predicting the movie that will win the gold next year, what about the movies and actors that didn't get nominated this year? JoBlo has compiled a video tribute to several deserving nominees in their "Snubbed 2012: An Oscar Tribute," including performances from actors Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender (amongst others), and everything associated with the action-thriller Drive. watch the videos >> Posted 02.27.12 by Ryan
Hugo and The Artist were the big winners at tonight's 84th Annual Oscars — and Angelina Jolie's right leg, which gained a twitter account and more than 4,800 followers before the awards ceremony ended.
We've got the complete list of 2012 Oscar winners here. Watch Hollywood Dailies Monday at 5:30 PM ET for full Oscars coverage, including analysis from Reelz movie experts Richard Roeper and Leonard Maltin, and our Fashion Fanatics: Academy Awards special at 7 PM ET. ReelzChannel is Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and available on your cable system. See the full list of 2012 Oscar winners >> Posted 02.26.12 by reelz
Update:Apparently, being a dictator means you get your way. According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Sacha Baron Cohen is invited to attend the Oscars this year dressed as Admiral Gen. Shabazz Aladeen. "We're thrilled to have him and he'll be on the red carpet dressed as The Dictator," said Oscar producer Brian Grazer.
If the Academy thought Sacha Baron Cohen wouldn't make a spectacle out of him not being allowed to attend the Oscars in character, they obviously haven't seen Borat or Bruno.
After being told he couldn't attend the Oscars dressed as Admiral Gen. Shabazz Aladeen, the character from his upcoming The Dictator, Cohen released a video from Aladadeen giving the Academy an ultimatum.
I am outraged at being banned from the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Zionists (Sciences). While I applaud the Academy for taking away my right to free speech, I warn you that if you do not lift your sanction and give me my tickets back by 12 p.m. on Sunday, you will face unforeseen and unimaginable consequences. watch both videos >> Posted 02.24.12 by Chris
Just in time to help you make those picks in your office Oscar pool, Reelz movie expert Richard Roeper is here with his predictions in all 24 Academy Award categories — including the more obscure sound mixing and best documentary — in one race-to-the-finish clip. After that check out his more detailed looks at the Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories and the odds-on favorites in each. watch Roeper's Oscar predictions >> Posted 02.23.12 by reelz
If Deadline's breaking news is correct, this year's Oscars is sure to have one less entertaining character — or is that two? — in attendance... All apparently because they didn't approve of a Red Carpet fashion choice.
The site reports that Academy of Motion Picture Arts has pulled actor Sacha Baron Cohen's tickets from Sunday's awards ceremony. The move means that the star, who's not only an Academy member and one of the stars of Best Picture nominee Hugo, isn't even allowed on the Red Carpet outside. The ban is in reaction to word that Baron Cohen planned to strut the carpet in his full The Dictator costume.
With the evening already promising to be a bit more stuffy, we'd like to point you to our 2012 Oscar BINGO cards. Posted 02.22.12 by reelz
Back by popular demand, Billy Crystal... And our Academy Awards BINGO. Print out a set for your Oscar party and watch as they enliven your living room. Use them as a way to ignore that friend who saw only two movies in 2011 (X-Men: First Class and Harry Potter) yet has an opinion on every movie up for best picture. We can’t guarantee every one of these events will happen, but we have a sneaking suspicion you won’t have much difficulty using these cards for a game of Blackout BINGO.
Get the 10 BINGO Cards + Markers >> Posted 02.20.12 by reelz
The 2012 Oscar nominations are out and with no surprise, The Artist continues its awards streak, picking up nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director (along with six other noms). Hugo actually leads with 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Directing for Martin Scorsese.
Despite being the highest-grossing movie of the year (and highly praised by critics), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 got shut out of the main nominations and was nominated for again only technical awards, including Best Visual Effects. Interesting note — the Harry Potter franchise has yet to win a single Oscar. This year, only 9 movies were nominated for Best Picture instead of 10. It's possible Harry Potter could have snagged that 10th nomination.
Jennifer Lawrence announced the nominees along with Academy President Tom Sherak at the headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 84th Annual Oscars will be televised on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 26, with Billy Crystal hosting.
Tune in to Hollywood Dailies for full coverage of the upcoming awards show, as well as the full red carpet season. see the full list of Oscar nominations >> Posted 01.24.12 by reelz
Is it really already awards season? You bet your ballot it is. Today, the Critics' Choice nominations were announced, and all the usual suspects are in the running for Best Picture, including Hugo, The Tree of Life, War Horse, and The Descendants. A few dark horses also garnered noms, including the polarizing Drive and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, which really hasn't had much presence yet this award season.
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards winners will be announced live on VH1 on January 12th, and Reelz will be there on the red carpet with live coverage from the Hollywood Palladium with hosts Sam Rubin and Jessica Holmes starting at 6pm ET and 3pm PT. more nominations >> Posted 12.13.11 by Chris
Hugo, Academy Award–winning director Martin Scorsese's latest movie, opened last weekend in fifth place, not bad given that it opened in half the number of theaters compared to its competition. In fact, while Paramount is planning a wider release to start in December, Hugo's opening is the third best for a Scorsese movie, behind just Shutter Island and The Departed.
Based on the 2007 novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Hugo is Scorsese's first foray into a children's story as well as his first time shooting a movie in 3-D, not that he hasn't wanted to use the currently ubiquitous format. Scorsese recently told Deadline that he's wanted to work with it "since I saw my first 3-D film back in 1953, House of Wax." The results have Scorsese thinking that he might use 3-D for his upcoming projects as well. what will scorsese direct next in 3-D? >> Posted 11.29.11 by Ryan
Hugo is shooting for the stars, and doing so with an early positive critic reception (96% on Rotten Tomatoes as of publication). Competing with the other highly anticipated family movies this weekend, The Muppets and Arthur Christmas, Hugo appears to be neck and neck. Maybe having the Scorsese name attached has something to do with it?
"Yes, Hugo is a family film and, yes, your children and your inner child stand to be enraptured, but the family Scorsese really made this for is the 100-year-old tribe of watchers in the dark."— Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Come and dream with me," a filmmaker pleads in Martin Scorsese's exquisite fantasy Hugo, offering an invitation that's clearly extended from Scorsese himself."— Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"This isn't a stuffy exercise for movie buffs. It's a real and touching story, full of childlike wonder."— Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Hugo is big, and it exists mainly to dazzle, but its storytelling ambitions are more modest. I enjoyed it more than many a later Scorsese picture."— Michael Phillips , Chicago Tribune
"Recognizes the fragility of youth while affectionately saying, 'Believe it or not, kids, your parents had lives before you came along. And they went to the movies too.'"— Matt Pais, Red Eye
See more Hugo reviews Posted 11.22.11 by reelz