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Here Are The Winners From The 2015 SAG Awards

A big night for "Birdman," "OITNB," and women of color

Last night I spent the evening reading, writing, and watching one of my favorite movies of all time (it was a Rust and Bone kind of night), so I missed all of the excitement from the SAG Awards. I’m a little bummed because, judging from some of the acceptance speeches I’m seeing, it looks like I missed out on a fun night. And when I went on Instagram and saw some of those red carpet looks (from the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Camila FRIGGEN Alves, Reese Witherspoon, and others) I couldn’t help but get psyched. I won’t miss you next year, SAG Awards! Promise! So as I catch up with more YouTube clips, click inside for a list of winners! Birdman and Orange is the New Black both had a big night.
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The First Black Academy Awards President Calls For More Diversity At The Oscars

AKA Why I love Cheryl Boone Isaacs

I just saw a tweet sent out from Bloomberg Business using the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, and I was once again reminded of the power of Twitter. The Academy Awards usually reflect a huge lack of diversity in Hollywood and the filmmaking world in general. Chris Rock’s Hollywood Reporter essay keeps coming to mind. People don’t expect a ton of diversity when the nominations are announced, but this year there were some glaring omissions (mainly with the cast and director of Selma, a Best Picture nominee), and people are recognizing this as the least diverse Oscar nominations we’ve had since 1998. I remember glowing and tingling with pride when, in 2013, Cheryl Boone Isaacs became the first African-American President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and I was hoping it meant, well, some kind of change. And maybe it does. Isaacs is using her platform to (carefully) speak out about how the Oscars can change. Click inside for more.
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The 2015 Academy Award Nominations Have Been Announced

'Boyhood' leads the way, Snubs galore

It seems like every time the nominations for the Academy Awards are announced, one ore two glaring snubs seem to get a lot of attention after the dust settles on announcement morning. Today, in the wake of the announcement of this year’s Academy Award nominations, all I seem to see are the glaring snubs. No actors of color received nominations in any of the acting categories. The brilliantly entertaining animated film The LEGO Movie was completely overlooked in the Best Animated Feature category, actors like Amy Adams (Big Eyes), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nighcrawler) and Jennifer Aniston (Cake) were not nominated for awards this year and no female directors received noms — so, sorry Angelina Jolie (Unbroken). The very excellent Boyhood managed to secure the most nominations this year and it looks like American Sniper, with its many nominations (including Best Picture, Best Actor for Bradley Cooper and Best Adapted Screenplay for Jason Hall) may have a good Oscar night this year. Click below to see the full list of 2015 Oscar noms and see if your faves of the year managed to score nominations. More »

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Madonna Confirms That She Will Perform At The Grammy Awards Next Month

Along with AC/DC, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and more

Last month, in one of the first interviews she gave after a number of her unfinished demo songs were leaked online, Madonna teased that she might be performing at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Last night, ahead of the official announcement by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Madonna announced officially that she will be performing at the Grammy Awards next month. Following her announcement on social media, NARAS announced that AC/DC, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and Eric Church are among the first performers confirmed — along with Madonna — for the Grammys this year. More »

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Watch: Here Is The Brilliant Bill Cosby Joke That Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Made At The Golden Globes Last Night

"Sleeping Beauty just thought she was getting coffee with Bill Cosby"
Pills and Pudding Pops

Last night, as promised, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made joking reference to the numerous allegations that Bill Cosby drugged/assaulted/raped various women over the past 30 years (allegations which have come to the forefront in recent months) during their opening monologue as hosts of The Golden Globe Awards last night. While humorous, I guess Tina and Amy‘s joking about the rape/assault allegations isn’t really all that different from Bill Cosby‘s decision to joke about the allegations at his comedy show over the weekend. Is one joke better than the other? I dunno. Their pudding pops-inspired Cosby joke can be watched in the embed above and their full 10 minute-long monologue speech can be watched in full below. Have another look at Tina and Amy‘s jokes and let me know what you think below. More »

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‘Transparent’ And ‘Boyhood’ Win Big At The 2015 Golden Globe Awards

Also, there were some great acceptance speeches

One reason I scramble to see a bunch of movies at the end of the year is so that I can try to make sense of awards season. I still haven’t seen some of the big winners from last night, and many of the nominees, but I was happy to see that some personal favorites well-deserved recognition. Boyhood and Transparent were two productions that moved me in big ways, so congrats to them, and to all of the winners! Also, I think Showtime’s The Affair really came through and surprised everyone. Click inside for more!

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The 2015 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Was Pretty Intense

Come ON, Jessica.

My biggest beef with Jessica Chastain is that she completely distracted me from Kerry Washington tonight. I was posting a photo of Kerry hitting the Golden Globes red carpet on my Facebook, when I saw someone else had posted one of Chastain. It was distracting…ly flawless. Damn you, Chastain. You win, again. And again. My other favorites from the red carpet—and there are many—include Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek, Chrissy Teigen, Diane Kruger (OMG the slayage), and Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren on the red carpet is definitely one of my favorite things in life. Peep the gallery for more!

P.S. I’m torn… but I kind of like Zosia Mamet‘s look too. Your thoughts???

[Photo Credit: Getty]

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Watch: Here Is A Live Stream From The Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet

Courtesy of Yahoo! Style
Red Carpet Live Stream

The 2015 Golden Globe Awards are nearly upon us but before the trophies are handed out in grand style tonight, a who’s who of celebrities will be making their way down the red carpet as they make their way into the venue for the big show. Yahoo! Style has provided a live stream feed of tonight’s red carpet that you watch via the embed above starting at 2PM PT (5PM ET). I understand the feed will remain active for a post-show broadcast as well. The Golden Globes is the first of the really big award shows of the season and it all gets started in just a few hours time.

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Chris Evans Escorting Betty White Up The Stairs At The People’s Choice Awards Is The Only Thing At All Worth Talking About The People’s Choice Awards

A real life superhero

Last night, at the People’s Choice Awards, actor Chris Evans came to the aid of actress Betty White when she was announced as the winner of the Favorite TV Icon award and had to climb the steps to reach the stage to collect her trophy. Evans, who himself won the award for Favorite Action Movie Actor, was seated near Betty and didn’t think twice when her name was called … she stood up and he jumped to her side to lend her a helping hand … and arm. As you can see below, it was a very sweet moment from a pretty forgettable awards show. More »

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Watch: Neil Patrick Harris Wants You To Resolve To Watch Him Host The Academy Awards Next Month

"Let's be realistic"
"It's that time of year"

Last week, Neil Patrick Harris released the first promo video for his upcoming hosting gig for the Academy Awards next month. Last night, he released a second promo for the Oscars that is themed around new year’s resolutions. NPH lists the top 3 resolutions with one of them being to watch him host the Academy Awards, obvs. Click the embed above to watch and don’t forget to tune in to watch the Oscars on ABC on February 22.

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