The 80th Annual Academy Awards has settled into the late-February time frame that the awards show has now used three times — in 2004, ’05 and again this year. Next year’s ceremony is set for Feb. 24, the last Sunday in February, said Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis, who announced the 2008 Oscar calendar Wednesday.
Oscars: March 2007 Archives
Chicago native Terrence Howard tells ContactMusic.com he snubbed the Oscars (despite being announced early as a presenter) to avoid all that fake smiling and posing. "You see people learning to smile on cue, to laugh on cue and to wear what they're supposed to wear. You start off as a celebrated artist and you end up as a celebrity. I don't want to be a celebrity."
Meanwhile, "Little MIss Sunshine" star Toni Collette skipped the big gig to concentrate on, er, her music career.
Edward Copeland on Film is riled about a common inaccuracy being reported throughout the media. That is: Al Gore did not win an Oscar. HIs director did.
LOS ANGELES — Maybe you didn't get to see all of the Oscars. You can always catch the good stuff on YouTube, right?
Wrong. Variety reported that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has asked YouTube to take down all unauthorized clips from last Sunday's show.
Everyone guffawed when Chicago's Jennifer Hudson appeared on the red carpet wearing a perfectly fine brown Oscar de la Renta dress ... with a crumpled King Tut-meets-"Star Trek" bolero jacket on top. The New York Post's Page Six column reports on the power struggle between two designers that continued up to moments before Hudson was to hit the carpet. A more detailed report is posted at The Envelope, with one source dishing this hilarious account of the tug-of-war: "When Andre found out she was going to wear Cavalli, not Oscar, he totally queened out and started screaming about how he was responsible for getting Jennifer on the March cover of Vogue, how she owed him, and she had to wear the Oscar de la Renta or he would look like a fool." As we learned in "The Devil Wears Prada," it's always the fault of some horrid editor at Vogue.
Yes, the lessons learned from this year's Oscars are already being used to forecast who'll get nods for next year's awards. USA Today looks at who's got the best shots at the gold. It's also a good heads-up for the hot films coming later this year.