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Watch Live: 2016 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage

The 87th annual Academy Awards don't officially begin until 8 p.m. Et on ABC (with red carpet arrivals starting at 5:30 p.m.), but there is plenty of live coverage to be seen online before then. This year's awards are hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and presenters will include Channing Tatum, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o and many more.
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Here Are the 2015 DGA Awards TV Nominees

After announcing the nominees for best film direction yesterday, the Directors Guild of America revealed the slate for TV direction in dramas and comedies today.

"Game of Thrones" seeks to add to its trophy haul for David Nutter's direction of the season 5 finale, "Mother's Mercy," which won an Emmy last September. But HBO's epic fantasy series will be challenged by the series finale of "Mad Men," directed by creator Matthew Weiner.

On the comedy side, "Transparent" will vie with the usual suspects, "Veep" and "Silicon Valley." Here is the full list of nominees:

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Michael Engler

Downton Abbey, "Episode 8" (PBS)

Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland, "The Tradition of Hospitality" (Showtime)

David Nutter

Game of Thrones, "Mother's Mercy" (HBO)

Steven Soderbergh

The Knick, "Williams and Walker" (Cinemax)

Matthew Weiner

Mad Men, "Person to Person" (AMC)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series

Chris Addison

Veep, "Election Night" (HBO)

Louis C.K.

Louie,
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New Awards Season Rules: Would more nominees help solve the Oscars' diversity problem?

  • Hitfix
New Awards Season Rules: Would more nominees help solve the Oscars' diversity problem?
Excuse us if we go out on a limb here, but something tells us the collective brain trust at The Academy is glad this awards season has mercifully come to an end. After an incredibly diverse 86th Academy Awards ceremony, where "12 Years a Slave" took Best Picture, a Mexican filmmaker won Best Director, Lupita Nyong'o earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar and John Ridley won Best Adapted Screenplay, the Oscars appeared to take a step back in 2015. It wasn't just that "Selma" was snubbed in a number of major categories. The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag became a historical footnote that will haunt the Academy for years (and, trust, it will be back again if the public wills it). But it had more to do with all white nominees in the acting categories than just "Selma" itself. This also brought to light that it was yet another year without a female nominee in the Best Director category,
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Oscars 2015 Earns Lowest Ratings Since 2009

Oscars 2015 Earns Lowest Ratings Since 2009
While the 87th Academy Awards turned out to be a big night for movies like Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, which tied for the most Oscar wins with four apiece, the telecast was the lowest-rated Academy Awards ceremony since 2009. 36.6 million viewers tuned in last night, which marks a 18% drop-off from last year's 86th Academy Awards. The show, which ran nearly a half-hour past its scheduled three-hour time slot, averaged a 10.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, a 17% drop from last year's ceremony and the worst since 2008.

These are not the final numbers, however, since tomorrow's final figures are expected to increase. Last year's telecast hosted by Ellen DeGeneres was the most-watched ceremony since 2000. The show ran from 8:30 Pm Et to 11:48 Pm Et, with the 3-hour-18-minute ceremony still nowhere close to the all-time longest ceremony, the 2002 Oscars that ran a whopping 4 hours and 22 minutes. Still, the extended run
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Oscars 2015 Earns Lowest Ratings Since 2009

Oscars 2015 Earns Lowest Ratings Since 2009
While the 87th Academy Awards turned out to be a big night for movies like Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel, which tied for the most Oscar wins with four apiece, the telecast was the lowest-rated Academy Awards ceremony since 2009. 36.6 million viewers tuned in last night, which marks a 18% drop-off from last year's 86th Academy Awards. The show, which ran nearly a half-hour past its scheduled three-hour time slot, averaged a 10.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, a 17% drop from last year's ceremony and the worst since 2008.

These are not the final numbers, however, since tomorrow's final figures are expected to increase. Last year's telecast hosted by Ellen DeGeneres was the most-watched ceremony since 2000. The show ran from 8:30 Pm Et to 11:48 Pm Et, with the 3-hour-18-minute ceremony still nowhere close to the all-time longest ceremony, the 2002 Oscars that ran a whopping 4 hours and 22 minutes. Still, the extended run
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11 Lessons from the Oscars Flubs, Snubs and Legos

  • The Wrap
11 Lessons from the Oscars Flubs, Snubs and Legos
The 87th Academy Awards may have gone largely as expected, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t learn some lessons on Sunday night. For instance: 1. Oscar voters really loved a Sundance movie … just not the one we thought they loved. Going into the show, the conventional wisdom had “Birdman” in a tight race with Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” for Best Picture, and that Linklater had a real shot at Best Director, Patricia Arquette had sewn up Best Supporting Actress and Sandra Adair was a shoo-in for Best Film Editing. Arquette won, all right, but Linklater lost to Alejandro G. Iñárritu,
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5 Best and Worst Moments of Oscars 2015

5 Best and Worst Moments of Oscars 2015
The stars of the silver screen gathered at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood last night for The 87th Oscars ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Birdman emerged as the night's big winner, taking home four Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu), Best Original Screenplay (Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicol&#225s Giacobone) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), with The Grand Budapest Hotel also taking home four Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design and Best Original Score. It was a rare year where all eight of the Best Picture nominees ended up taking home at least one award apiece, but for many viewers, the awards themselves weren't talked about nearly as much as the speeches, musical performances and other segments from the ceremony, which ran more than a half-hour longer than its allotted three-hour time slot.
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5 Best and Worst Moments of Oscars 2015

5 Best and Worst Moments of Oscars 2015
The stars of the silver screen gathered at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood last night for The 87th Oscars ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Birdman emerged as the night's big winner, taking home four Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu), Best Original Screenplay (Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, Nicol&#225s Giacobone) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), with The Grand Budapest Hotel also taking home four Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design and Best Original Score. It was a rare year where all eight of the Best Picture nominees ended up taking home at least one award apiece, but for many viewers, the awards themselves weren't talked about nearly as much as the speeches, musical performances and other segments from the ceremony, which ran more than a half-hour longer than its allotted three-hour time slot.
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How did In Contention do with our 2015 Oscar picks?

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How did In Contention do with our 2015 Oscar picks?
The 87th Academy Awards are finally over. Now that we've all had a chance to try and rid ourselves of our massive celebratory hangovers, let's tackle the most important question of the day: How did Kristopher Tapley and Gregory Ellwood do with their 2015 Oscar predictions? We're so glad you asked because we were curious, too! It turns out that Tapley is the co-King of the Oscar pundits. He predicted 20 out of the 24 categories, matching Kyle Buchanan of Vulture. Ellwood predicted 17 correctly, tying him with Mark Harris of Grantland, but behind Glenn Whipp of the La Times and Steve Pond at The Wrap (but also ahead of a lot of other famous bylines). Let's take a moment and see where we both scored and where we failed miserably, because we expect we'll never live it down. Animated Short Greg - Correct Kris - Correct Live Action Short Greg - Wrong Kris
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The Oscar Ratings Are In, and They Don’t Look Good

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The Oscar Ratings Are In, and They Don’t Look Good
With only one major hit among the best picture nominees, the Nielsen ratings for last night’s Oscar ceremony predictably took a major hit versus last year's. Sunday’s roughly 220-minute telecast was the least-watched Academy Awards since 2009, drawing an average audience of 36.6 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen data. Ratings for the Neil Patrick Harris–hosted event were down about 15 percent from 2014’s preliminary tune-in estimate of 43 million viewers. Among adult viewers under 50, the show suffered a similar percentage decline, falling to an estimated 10.8 rating (compared to a preliminary 12.9 last year with Ellen DeGeneres). But historically, the demo ratings were more disturbing than the overall ratings: Only 2008’s kudos, hosted by Jon Stewart, appear to have notched a lower adults under 50 rating since Nielsen began tracking such things in the early 1990s. On the bright side, even at reduced levels, the Oscars still drew
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Oscars Drop by 6.4 Million Total Viewers, a 6-Year Low

  • The Wrap
Oscars Drop by 6.4 Million Total Viewers, a 6-Year Low
The 87th Academy Awards pulled in 36.6 million total viewers on Sunday night — 6.4 million fewer from 2014’s 10-year high, comparing fast nationals to fast nationals. In final numbers, 2014’s Oscars rose to 43.7 million viewers, which was 7.1 million more viewers than last night’s show can currently boast. Sunday’s telecast hit a six-year low in total viewers. Also Read: Twitter and Facebook Users Agree: Top Oscars Moment Goes to Lady Gaga These Oscars received a 10.8 rating in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic, based on Nielsen’s fast national ratings. As per usual, the show was TV’s top entertainment telecast overall since last year’s Academy Awards,
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Will Arnett Performs 'Lego Batman' Song at Oscars 2015

Will Arnett Performs 'Lego Batman' Song at Oscars 2015
One of the more memorable performances during last night's 87th Oscars telecast was the Oscar-nominated song "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, performed by Tegan and Sara, Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island. The performance had a number of other surprise guests, including QuestLove from The Roots, The Lego Movie composer and Devo singer Mark Mothersbaugh and even Batman himself, as portrayed by Will Arnett.

Of course, Will Arnett voiced Batman in The Lego Movie, but he actually sang a few lines from his hilarious Batman song in the movie called "Untitled Self Portrait," which was intertwined with "Everything Is Awesome." The "Untitled Self Portrait" song could be heard in the Batwing during Batman's introduction in The Lego Movie. After the performance, The Lego Movie director Chris Miller revealed that the actor actually wore Val Kilmer's Batman suit from the 1995 movie Batman Forever during the Oscars.

While the
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Will Arnett Performs 'Lego Batman' Song at Oscars 2015

Will Arnett Performs 'Lego Batman' Song at Oscars 2015
One of the more memorable performances during last night's 87th Oscars telecast was the Oscar-nominated song "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie, performed by Tegan and Sara, Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island. The performance had a number of other surprise guests, including QuestLove from The Roots, The Lego Movie composer and Devo singer Mark Mothersbaugh and even Batman himself, as portrayed by Will Arnett.

Of course, Will Arnett voiced Batman in The Lego Movie, but he actually sang a few lines from his hilarious Batman song in the movie called "Untitled Self Portrait," which was intertwined with "Everything Is Awesome." The "Untitled Self Portrait" song could be heard in the Batwing during Batman's introduction in The Lego Movie. After the performance, The Lego Movie director Chris Miller revealed that the actor actually wore Val Kilmer's Batman suit from the 1995 movie Batman Forever during the Oscars.

While the
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Oscars 2015: All 7 Musical Numbers with Lady Gaga, Common & More

Oscars 2015: All 7 Musical Numbers with Lady Gaga, Common & More
The 87th Annual Academy Awards were held last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California, and, as expected, there were a number of notable musical performances throughout the evening. All of the nominees for Best Original Song performed at the awards ceremony, but there were also a number of surprises as well, including host Neil Patrick Harris's opening musical number, where he enlisted the help of Anna Kendrick and Jack Black, along with Lady Gaga's tribute to the classic musical The Sound of Music, which ended with a surprise appearance by Julie Andrews, who presented the award for Best Original Score.

In case you missed the ceremony last night, or want to relive these performances all over again, we have all of the musical numbers right here. The Best Original Song contenders were "Lost Stars" from Begin Again, performed by Adam Levine and Maroon 5, "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie,
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Oscars 2015: All 7 Musical Numbers with Lady Gaga, Common & More

Oscars 2015: All 7 Musical Numbers with Lady Gaga, Common & More
The 87th Annual Academy Awards were held last night at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California, and, as expected, there were a number of notable musical performances throughout the evening. All of the nominees for Best Original Song performed at the awards ceremony, but there were also a number of surprises as well, including host Neil Patrick Harris's opening musical number, where he enlisted the help of Anna Kendrick and Jack Black, along with Lady Gaga's tribute to the classic musical The Sound of Music, which ended with a surprise appearance by Julie Andrews, who presented the award for Best Original Score.

In case you missed the ceremony last night, or want to relive these performances all over again, we have all of the musical numbers right here. The Best Original Song contenders were "Lost Stars" from Begin Again, performed by Adam Levine and Maroon 5, "Everything is Awesome" from The Lego Movie,
See full article at MovieWeb »

Oscars 2015 Recap: ‘Birdman,’ Julianne Moore & Eddie Redmayne Win Top Honors [Complete Winners List]

The 87th Academy Awards honored the best in movie making Sunday night inside Hollywood’s Kodak Theater. Oscars 2015 Recap Birdman, which stars Michael Keaton as an actor looking to make a comeback with a turn on the Broadway stage, earned the Best Picture Oscar. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Best Director Oscar, as well […]

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Oscars 2015: Best and Worst Moments

Aside from The Walking Dead and HBO’s trio of comedies, Girls, Togetherness, and Looking, there was a severe lack of new episodes from some of our favorite TV shows last night, but it was all for good reason, as much of America’s attention was directed to the biggest film event of the year: the Oscars, which aired on ABC. The 87th Academy Awards, which were hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (who starred alongside the Oscar-nominated Rosamund Pike in David Fincher’s latest film Girl Gone), were a mixed bag, a night filled with many memorable speeches and deserving winners but also a lot of missed jokes and a running time of over thirty minutes longer than the scheduled telecast, meaning that the show didn’t end on the East Coast until after midnight. Since there were so many high and low points throughout the show, let’s recap
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Early Ratings: Oscars Dip 10 Percent, Hit 4-Year Low

  • The Wrap
Early Ratings: Oscars Dip 10 Percent, Hit 4-Year Low
The 87th Academy Awards on ABC ran quite long Sunday night, and the late show’s early ratings reflect dwindling viewer interest — at least when compared to recent years. The 2015 Oscars telecast averaged a 25.0 household rating/38 share per the overnight 56 metered markets measured by Nielsen. That rating is down 10 percent from last year, hitting a four-year low. In the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic, the Academy Awards delivered a 14.2/36 last night per Nielsen’s local people meter. Also Read: 23 Best & Worst Oscars Moments of 2015 (Photos) Combined with the red carpet pre-show during Sunday’s primetime (7-11 p.m. for ABC, CBS and NBC,
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2015 Oscars Photos from the Red Carpet to the Stage

2015 Oscars Photos from the Red Carpet to the Stage
The 2015 Oscars are over, and we have more than 3000 photos from the epic event! Last night, the triumphant winners accepted their awards at the legendary Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood as the 87th Annual Academy Awards aired live, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. This morning, we finally know who took home the biggest prizes, and those that lost Oscar. Now, we can relive all the best and worst moments from the red carpet to the stage and beyond.

It was a big night for Birdman, which took home the Oscar for Best Picture and for Best Director. Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu was able to give an epic speech, which you can see in the photos below. But Birdman wasn't the only movie that walked away a winner. This year's Oscars celebrated quite a few popular films, with The Grand Budapest Hotel and Whiplash taking home more than
See full article at MovieWeb »

2015 Oscars Photos from the Red Carpet to the Stage

2015 Oscars Photos from the Red Carpet to the Stage
The 2015 Oscars are over, and we have more than 3000 photos from the epic event! Last night, the triumphant winners accepted their awards at the legendary Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood as the 87th Annual Academy Awards aired live, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. This morning, we finally know who took home the biggest prizes, and those that lost Oscar. Now, we can relive all the best and worst moments from the red carpet to the stage and beyond.

It was a big night for Birdman, which took home the Oscar for Best Picture and for Best Director. Alejandro Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu was able to give an epic speech, which you can see in the photos below. But Birdman wasn't the only movie that walked away a winner. This year's Oscars celebrated quite a few popular films, with The Grand Budapest Hotel and Whiplash taking home more than
See full article at MovieWeb »
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