Academy Awards

The Weeknd, Pharrell Booked For Oscars Ceremony Amidst Racism Protests

The Oscars deservedly caught a lot of flak for the lack of diversity among the nominees in major categories this year, and it looks like…
James Rettig | January 28, 2016 - 2:28 pm

Antony, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Lady Gaga Nominated For Oscars

We could see Antony Hegarty win an Oscar this year. When this year's Oscar nominees were announced this morning, one of the big surprises was…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2016 - 8:58 am

Oscars Nix Best Song Performances

The show's producers said none of the nominees were invited to sing at the March 7 awards ceremony. Randy Newman's totally wry and bemused about…
jessica | February 17, 2010 - 11:10 am

Lykke, Jarvis, Karen O, Jack White, Brüno Vie For 2010 Oscars

The Academy has selected 63 songs that will contend for Best Song nominations for next year's ceremony, and among them are songs not written by…
Scott Lapatine | December 17, 2009 - 1:00 pm

U2, Nick Cave (But Not Anvil) Among Oscar Hopefuls

The little-documentary-that-could The Story Of Anvil, about the band that was like a "real life Spinal Tap" right down to having a drummer named Robb…
Amrit Singh | November 20, 2009 - 11:14 am

Slumdog Won Best Original Song, Seven Other Oscars

Videogum liveblogged and livetweeted the Academy Awards last night, including the red carpet pre-show and Barbara Walters special, and Gabe did not kill himself. Success!
Scott Lapatine | February 23, 2009 - 2:10 am

Peter Gabriel Drops Out Of The Oscars

The self-proclaimed "old fart" had agreed to perform his award-nominated Wall-E song "Down To Earth" until he was told he'd have to cut it to…
Amrit Singh | February 13, 2009 - 12:06 pm

Once’s Indie Rockers Win 2008 Best Song Oscar

As far as predicting Best Song awards go, there's little conventional wisdom to rely on aside from Randy Newman probably being nominated, and a song…
Amrit Singh | February 25, 2008 - 10:25 am

The Academy Would Really Like To Recognize The Songs Of Enchanted

Our look into Jonny Greenwood's odds at winning the Oscar started by presciently realizing, "first he'll have to get nominated." Of course we figured he…
Amrit Singh | January 22, 2008 - 12:24 pm

A Look Into Jonny Greenwood’s Odds At An Oscar

Now that the momentary hyperventilation at the prospect of Thom & Co. visiting your town has subsided, we move onto the next Radiohead topic of…
Stereogum | January 9, 2008 - 6:21 pm

Comedians At The Oscars

Did anyone make it through last night's Oscar telecast? Pretty sure we knocked out sometime after the Best Sound Engineering In A Foreign Musical award,…
Stereogum | February 26, 2007 - 9:36 am

The Academy Would Like To Recognize Randy Newman … Again

This morning, The Academy announced its nominations for the 79th Annual Oscars and, much to the surprise of nobody, Randy Newman got a nomination! Not…
Stereogum | January 23, 2007 - 4:00 pm

Oscar’s Making His Picks

We're already commiserating over this year's Grammy nods, but it's never too early to get unexcited for the Oscar nods for Best Original Song. Relevance…
Stereogum | December 11, 2006 - 2:01 pm