academy awards

A Treasure Trove Of Hollywood History On The Redesigned Oscars Website

Oscar fever is traditionally a seasonal affliction, but not anymore. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just redesigned its website and added a veritable goldmine of archival clips and pics from its gigantic permanent collection that goes way beyond the awards themselves.

Everything You Need To Fake Your Way Into An Oscar Nominee's Entourage

The Academy Awards: that wonderful yearly event when we collectively celebrate the accomplishments of talented, beautiful people. They’re nothing like you, and they’d never be caught hanging with you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get yourself into their crew.

Oscar Losers Get Free Trip To Space

Jesse Eisenberg – not an Oscar winner. However! As part of his Hey sorry, no hard feelings goody bag from the Academy, he’s getting a $US200,000 free trip on Virgin Galactic – along with all the other losers. [NYP via Hairpin]

Why Was James Franco Staring At His iPhone During The Oscars?

Probably-stoned Oscars host James Franco and his giggly, unbearable sidekick Anne Hathaway: mediocre. But whilst bombing, Franco couldn’t keep his mitts off his iPhone – he first appeared on stage gleefully gripping it. So what’s he doing with the thing?

The Best GIFs From The 10 Best Picture Nominees

Haven’t seen all 10 Academy Award Best Picture nominees yet? Never fear! I strongly suggest you base your Oscar pool picks purely on these exemplary GIFs. [MTV via TDW]

Steve Jobs Trades Turtleneck For Tuxedo At The Academy Awards

CNET thinks they’ve snagged a photo of Apple CEO Steve Jobs schmoozing at the Academy Awards. Does this mean the iPad’s going to make a last minute appearance in those outlandish $US85,000 gift bags? Updated: It’s him.

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