February 20, 2008 |
VANITY FAIR'S cancellation of its legendary Oscar party dramatically changes the landscape of Hollywood's most glamorous evening for the first time in years. When editor Graydon Carter threw his first Academy Awards viewing and post-party at Morton's in 1994, he wanted to inherit the uber-hosting mantle of the late talent agent Swifty Lazar. Instead, he did Swifty one better -- Carter practically eliminated the competition. Vanity Fair has been such a magnet for A-listers that studios don't even bother to compete anymore and throw pre-Oscar parties instead.
March 2, 2014 |
Stars have been trotting out for the Academy Awards since 1929. On this rainy Oscar Sunday, we looked back as far as 1945 to see how often the awards have been affected. Check out our graphic below showing rainfall at the Academy Awards. Real-time coverage of the Academy Awards 2014 @AmyTheHub
March 18, 2003 |
Here in Beverly Hills, amid the gurgling fountains of wealth and luxury, the world's most famous women come in disguise, during off hours, by private elevator, using false names, to fight the good fight against the one thing that money can't buy: time. In the weeks before the Oscars, the entertainment industry's biggest night of the year, it's the dermatologists and plastic surgeons they seek -- anxious to look younger, slimmer, more beautiful than usual.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1999
Was that the Academy Awards or the Democratic National Convention? LELAND HAMMERSCHMITT Ojai
March 1, 2014 |
The Oscars have almost arrived! Broadcasting live at 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST) Sunday on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, the 86th Academy Awards will recognize achievements in the film industry from 2013. Vying for the all-important best picture are " 12 Years a Slave ," " American Hustle ," " Captain Phillips ," " Dallas Buyers Club ," " Gravity ," " Her ," " Nebraska ," " Philomena " and " The Wolf of Wall Street . " FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2014 Unlike most years when Hollywood insiders have a clear idea of who will take home an Academy Award, this year the race for best picture is quite close.
March 8, 2010 |
The 82nd Oscars most likely will not win an award for smoothest-running show. More than a few stumbles clouded the gala ceremony, drawing angry tweets and complaints from viewers. Many noted that Farrah Fawcett was omitted from the "in memoriam" tribute saluting Hollywood figures who have died in the last year. Veteran film critic Roger Ebert noticed the snub almost immediately. "No Farrah in the memorial," he tweeted. "They have a lot of 'splaining to do." The night's most surreal moment came during the presentation of the short documentary award to "Music by Prudence," about an African singer who has been successful despite her crippling disability.