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Jennifer Lawrence (AKA everyone’s fantasy BFF) spoke with the press after her Best Actress Oscar win and was, obviously, wonderful. Lawrence’s perpetual goofy sarcasm and flat refusal to engage in any media nonsense make her a favorite not just of the Academy, but of us all. Who else could trip up the stairs on the way to retrieve an Oscar and, by doing so, make us love her even more? Since her first Oscar nomination for Winter’s Bone, Lawrence's endearingly frank personality has made her one of our favorite people. Read More
OK. We get it. Seth MacFarlane is super audacious and doesn't give a crap who's offended by his comedy. A lot of the time, we love him for it. But seriously, what was with all the sexist nonsense at last night's Academy Awards? It seemed like every other punchline out of his mouth was engineered to be as smugly degrading toward women as possible. And it wasn't just sexism—for good measure, he sprinkled in some racism and homophobia, as well. Read More
Today the Oscars producers released the final list of presenters and performers for the February 24th broadcast. Apparently there’s going to be a celebration of movie musicals featuring Jennifer Hudson from Dreamgirls, Catherine Zeta-Jones representing Chicago, and basically the entire cast of Les Misérables. As long as Anne Hathaway doesn’t debut her own tearful rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” this should be an all-around win. Read More
I’ve seen most of the nominated films, watched the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, and now the pressure is on for The Academy Awards on Sunday. This year’s nominees are filled with phenomenal women with diverse ages, looks, and levels of experience in the business. The category that is perhaps the most conflicting for me is Best Actress. Who do we root for: 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, 86 year old Emmanuelle Riva, up-and-comer Jennifer Lawrence, Bin Laden headhunter Jessica Chastain, or two-time nominee Naomi Watts? My pick is Jennifer Lawrence. Read More
                             Amid all the glitz and glamour of Sunday night’s 84th Annual Academy Awards, the ceremony touched on a serious issue that affects women when it honored the new Pakistani documentary Saving Face. Pakistani Director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and co-director Daniel Junge took home an Oscar for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for the film. The 40-minute documentary explores the horrible acid attacks perpetrated on over 100 Pakistani women per year. Read More
It’s officially time to get excited for the Oscars! With the list of 2011 Nominations announced yesterday, many of the incredibly talented individuals on the list are expressing their gratitude, excitement, and renewed/and/or/reaffirmed faith in their career path. Of course there are the nominees we all called, such as Natalie Portman and Nicole Kidman, both for Best Leading Actress in Black Swan and Rabbit Hole, respectively, but we were otherwise disappointed by a noticeable lack of female presence in most general, non-gender specific categories. Read More

So Long, Billy Crystal

BY Mary S in TV

Not only have the holidays arrived, but the equally glittery awards-show season lurks just around the corner. Say goodbye to the classic comedian host, though, because word on the street's (meaning, of course, the internet) that Anne Hathaway and James Franco will be MCing instead. Both are potential 2010 Oscar nominees- James Franco for that movie where he has to cut off his own arm, and Hathaway for Love and Other Drugs, the movie which she promoted on this romance-novel esque Entertainment Weekly cover. (I wanted to paste James Franco's face over Jake's, but it seemed like a lot of work. Read More

Women Make Movies

BY Claire Hamilton in Arts

  There’s already a buzz around this year’s Academy Awards. Not only is there a woman’s name in the boys club category of Best Director (only the fourth time a female director has featured in that list – go Kathryn!).. but there’s a nomination in the Documentary Feature category which is definitely one to watch. Which Way Home was made by Rebecca Cammisa with help from the organization Women Make Movies. The film follows unaccompanied migrant children as they journey through Mexico to the U.S. on a freight train they call "The Beast". Read More