Category Archives: Oscars

Saturday, February 23, 2019

What Will Be The Watercooler Talk At Work After The Oscars? And I Hope It Is

Breaking Drift
This week on The Score – Who will win this year’s Oscars? 
By Rick Sincere
February 23, 2019

Bette Midler: What Will Be The Watercooler Talk At Work After The Oscars?

What Will Be The Watercooler Talk At Work After The Oscars?

This Sunday night, February 24, Hollywood presents the movie industry’s top awards, sponsored since 1928 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). I sat down with The Score’s film critic, Tim Hulsey, about who might win the Oscars and what we’ll be talking about Monday morning.

Our discussion bounced around from College of William and Mary alumna Glenn Close, nominated for the seventh time for her role in The Wife, and Rami Malek, nominated for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, to the surprising late-career first nominations for director Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman, which Tim describes as the “wokest” of the Best Picture nominees) and screenwriter Paul Schrader (First Reformed). In between we talked about Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Black Panther‘s box office take ($1.3 billion and counting), and the nominees for screenplay and cinematography, and whether Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white memoir Roma, produced by Netflix, can win Best Picture or Best Director. ...  Read More

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Oscars 2019: How to Watch and Stream the Academy Awards – And The Nominees Are…

The 91st Academy Awards air live this Sunday, February 24th

Bette Midler and Lady Gaga to perform at the Oscars

Mister D: I didn’t know Lady Gaga’s song was nominated for an Oscar…you know, the one about her personality!!! My goodness me, Mama getting nasty! (I jest, I kid, I crack myself up!)

The 91st Academy Awards are finally upon us, and if you’re looking to stream the Oscarsonline, we’ve found a couple easy ways for you to watch the show for free.

Netflix’s Roma leads the pack with 10 nominations, including a Best Picture nod, while Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born is up for eight Oscars, including Best Actor for Cooper, Best Actress for Gaga, Best Supporting Actor for Sam Elliott and Best Original Song for “Shallow.” Bohemian Rhapsody has five nods, including Best Picture, and a Best Actor nomination for Rami Malek, while Green Book earned five nominations as well. ...  Read More

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bette Midler will sing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” At The Oscars

Variety
Bette Midler will sing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” At The Oscars
By JON BURLINGAME
FEBRUARY 16, 2019 

Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Oscar ceremonies on Feb. 24, Variety has learned.

Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The song, by Shaiman and his lyricist partner Scott Wittman, is one of five nominees for best original song.

The Academy teased this on Jan. 31 by tweeting, “SPOILER ALERT: It will be performed by a surprise special guest.”

This was in the aftermath of a Variety report about the original plan, which was to perform only two of the five nominated songs (“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” and “All the Stars” from “Black Panther”). The backlash resulted in the Academy’s decision to perform all five nominated songs, including the one from “Mary Poppins Returns.” ...  Read More

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Photo: Bette Midler and James Caan in a scene within a scene in For The Boys – 1991

Photo: Bette Midler and James Caan in a scene within a scene in For The Boys - 1991
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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Famous Actors Who’ve Surprisingly Never Won An Oscar

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Famous Actors Who’ve Surprisingly Never Won An Oscar
Irina
Gonzalez
Nov 21, 2018

Bette Midler in The Rose

Mister D: Just curious, but is there anybody that disagrees with who is on this list? Is there somebody you would add to it? The only one that really jumped out of the group for me was Meg Ryan. I agree she’s cute, good in her roles, have nothing against her, but I just don’t think she belongs here.

As awards season arrives each year, Hollywood and its fans wait to learn what stars are going to snag the golden statue this year and what movie is going to take home the big prize. However, for some A-list actors, that Oscar statuette has been elusive for years. ...  Read More

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kevin Hart’s Out! Who the Oscars should now pick to host

New York Post
Who the Oscars should now pick to host
By Robert Rorke
December 11, 2018

Oscar Hosts: Hugh Jackman or Bette Midler?
Who will be the next Oscar Host?

Mister D: The Academy has asked Bette Midler to host probably a thousand times by now, but she has always said “no.”  She has referred to it in the past as a “career suicide” gig.  But, as Bette has aged, she’s gotten much bolder, so maybe there’s a chance? I know…the Academy should offer to make a huge donation to NYRP! That’ll do it!

Who Should Host The Oscars?

The Kevin Hart Oscars hosting controversy is just the latest scandal to haunt the bedeviled Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences — and to knock ABC’s reputation farther into the basement. ...  Read More

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