Unsurprisingly, There Are a Lot of Mixed Reactions to This Year's Oscar Nominations...
One bright spot in a year so filled with sadness, loss, and defeat is Jackie Chan, who received an honorary Oscar at the 8th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday. Jackie Chan has spent the last 50 years and more than 200 movies jumping through windows, across buildings, and in between the rungs of ladders, just so we ingrates can smile for a couple of minutes. He's a planetary treasure, and it's just so nice to see him rewarded.
In addition to Chan, other honorary Oscars were given to editor Anne V. Coates of Lawrence of Arabia fame, casting director Lynn Stalmaster (the first casting director to win an Oscar), and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Read more about the awards at Variety.
Twitter was very proud Jackie Chan, which, honestly, warms my heart.
Admit it, unless you're a really big movie fan you probably didn't watch all of the Oscars. That's why we're here to sum up all the most important parts. From Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning that Oscar to memes about Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY winning that Oscar... we've got it all.
Most people don't have time to watch every single Oscar nominated movie, even if you just stick to the nominees for best picture. However, EVERYONE has time for puppies. That's why you'll be glad you watched this video where puppies have replaced the stars in every nominee for best picture.
The video description introduces it just like a segment at the Oscars.
It takes a lot of bricks to build the best movies of the year... Here are the Oscars 2016 Best Picture Nominees in Lego: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight.
Why hasn't this become a real Academy Award category yet?
The official Walking Dead Twitter account started by creating The Walking Dead versions of Oscar nominated films. Then other people caught on and it spiraled out of control like a mysterious pathogen that causes people to become reanimated corpses when they die.
The Tumblr blog Don't Call Me Oscar is run by photographer Maggie Storino. These adorable recreations of the Best Picture nominees are not just cute, they can tell the future. Storino told Mashable, "A little known fact about 'Don't Call Me Oscar' is that it's a good predictor of the Oscar winner; since we've been on Tumblr, the photo with the most notes has won Best Picture 3 out of 4 years."
In Leo's Red Carpet Rampage you are asked to put Leonardo DiCaprio's fate in your hands to finally win that Oscar. Gameplay is pretty easy to understand, but it's harder than it looks.
You'll have to dodge photographers, outrun Eddie Redmayne (and other nominees) and complete a series of nearly impossible minigames such as "Find the Black Nominee", "Write Your Acceptance Speech" and "Act Harder".
At times you'll even have to dodge Lady Gaga.
Okay, to be honest, the game isn't very hard, but it's one heck of a ride.
Earlier in the week,Stacy Dash, Fox News contributor and former best friend to Cher Horowitz, said award shows like the BET Awards and Image Awards shouldn't exist. Amid ongoing Oscars controversy, Gabrielle Union was asked for her opinion on Stacy Dash's comments about the BET Awards earlier in the week. Union responded with "Who is Stacy Dash?"
Here's the clip of Stacy Dash in question:
Who has time to watch all the movies nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars just to keep up with pop culture? For the record, that's 17 hours and 29 minutes that could be spent aimlessly surfing the internet. If you want to stay relevant with your cinephile friends that badly, these honest posters are all you need.
It’s encouraging to know that years of hard work as an actor or filmmaker could one day get you a free orange Gatorade.
New Media Rockstars decided to see how people would react to someone carrying a (fake) Oscar around the streets of L.A.
It seemed to work out pretty well for the guy. He ended up getting free movie tickets, food, drinks and was pretty much allowed to go and do whatever he wanted.
“You got an Oscar, thats your ID,” said a bouncer when he tried to get into an exclusive party.
Watch and cringe as everyone tries to take pictures with him and his award despite not knowing who he is or what he “won” it for.
Some people even claim they saw his speech.