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Friday, February 15, 2019

Dear Gossips,

We are now inside ten days until the Oscars. Earlier this week the Academy confirmed its second round of presenters including Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Laura Dern, Samuel L Jackson, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, and more.  Read Full Intro

Richard E Grant: Oscar’s newest fanboy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 8, 2019 21:01:22 February 8, 2019 21:01:22
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Award season’s best fanboy is a role typically occupied by Timothee Chalamet – at least it was last year and for part of this year. And it’s not even an official “role” since we only made it up for Timmy. Still. There was a vacancy, since Timmy is not nominated for Oscar. Full Story

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Dear Gossips,

The Academy officially confirmed yesterday what was already common knowledge: the Oscars will not have a host. This after Karey Burke, the new president of ABC Entertainment (ABC airs the Oscars) spoke at the TCA, addressing media questions about this year’s show.  Read Full Intro

Bradley was embarrassed 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 6, 2019 16:34:14 February 6, 2019 16:34:14
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Bradley Cooper was in New York yesterday, continuing to campaign for Oscar for A Star is Born, and sat with Oprah for an interview. The quote making headlines today is about the “snub”. I’m putting that in quotes because… well… let’s get to what he said first.  Of not being nominated for Best Director, here’s how Coop described it, per E! News: "I was not surprised. Full Story

Lady Gaga, the nominee

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 5, 2019 17:14:07 February 5, 2019 17:14:07
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As people say about the Oscars Nominees luncheon, everyone is a winner. There are no losers (yet). Here’s Lady Gaga, the Oscar nominee, at the event yesterday in Louis Vuitton. We’ll come back to the fashion in a minute. This is about the experience, about the fact that she truly reveled in the experience of being there, one of the most exclusive invitations in the business. Full Story

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Award season Spike

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 5, 2019 15:58:13 February 5, 2019 15:58:13
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The Oscar nominees’ luncheon happened yesterday in LA. It was a full day of campaign stops as The Hollywood Reporter also hosted an event and the AARP held their annual Movies for Grownups Awards. Spike Lee made the rounds. And it reminds me of a question he was asked on the red carpet at one of the awards shows a couple of weeks ago: does award season get old for you? Or something like that. Full Story

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JRod: Oscar night? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 4, 2019 20:44:14 February 4, 2019 20:44:14
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The Academy today announced its first round of Oscar presenters. It’s a pretty good list. And remember, there’s been some presenter drama as the Screen Actors Guild called out the Academy a few weeks ago for supposedly trying to sabotage their presenters list Full Story

Gaga & Bradley: the screen test

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2019 16:19:35 February 1, 2019 16:19:35
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Even though the Oscar nominations were announced last week, actual voting for the Oscars doesn’t begin until February 12. The voting period starts two days after the BAFTAs and the Grammys. It lasts a week and ends the Tuesday before the Oscars. Which means there’s still a lot of time to campaign. Full Story

All 5 Songs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2019 14:51:42 February 1, 2019 14:51:42

It was reported last week that Oscar producers only intended to have two of the five Oscar-nominated songs performed on the broadcast: “All The Stars” and “Shallow”. Full Story

The only two Oscar songs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2019 16:59:53 January 25, 2019 16:59:53
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The Oscar nominations happened on Tuesday and the Academy is now moving forward, after several weeks of controversy over hosting and presenter drama, trying to turn the story around as we get closer to the big show. Now another headline that might be problematic – Variety is reporting Full Story