Oscar Ambush: Elinor Burkett Crashes the Stage

If you watched the Oscars, you might have noticed a very odd woman’s acceptance speech for Best Documentary Short. Here’s the story: ‘Music By Prudence’ is a documentary directed by Roger Ross Williams. Elinor Burkett was originally a producer on the film, but she was sacked due to “creative differences.” Because she had already done some work on the film prior to being sacked, the Academy had to give her a producer credit. At the time of the Oscars, she and Roger Ross Williams were no longer speaking. Technically, only one person was supposed to give an acceptance speech for the film. It’s not clear if it was decided in advance by the Academy that Williams would give the speech. However, Williams sprinted to the stage first and began his speech. He was then ambushed by Burkett. Burkett claims that Williams’ mother tried to trip her with a cane so that she could not reach the stage. Insane. Watch the moment ensue below.

Why Did George Clooney Look so Pissed at the Oscars?

I got a question today asking me what was wrong with George Clooney at the Oscars. I agree that he was noticeably pissed, which is interesting because he seemed to be in such a good mood before walking the red carpet.  Apparently, my friend and I are not the only people that noticed.  His people have released a statement, saying that he was under the weather, and the show can get a little long and boring.  Personally, I don’t buy it.  Fast forward to 5:41 to see Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin’s exchange with Clooney.  

Oscar Winner List

Best Picture – Hurt Locker
Best Director – Kathryn Bigelow (Hurt Locker)
Best Actress in a Lead Role – Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side)
Best Actor in a Lead Role – Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Mo’Nique (Precious)
Best Animated Feature Film – Up
Best Art Direction – Avatar
Best Cinematography – Avatar
Best Costume Design – The Young Victoria
Best Documentary Feature – The Cove
Best Documentary Short – Music By Prudence
Best Film Editing – Hurt Locker
Best Foreign Language Film – The Secret in their Eyes (Argentina)
Best Makeup – Star Trek
Best Original Score – Up
Best Original Song – Crazy Heart
Best Sound Editing – Hurt Locker
Best Sound Mixing – Hurt Locker
Best Visual Effects – Avatar
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – Precious
Best Writing (Original Screenplay) – Hurt Locker

[Info via Cnmnews]

The John Hughes Tribute at the Oscars Made me Cry Hysterically

Well, this is embarrassing.  I loved the John Hughes tribute so much I found myself crying.  After all, he made so many of my favorite films of all time.  Curly Sue, Pretty in Pink, Home Alone, The Breakfast Club, and the list keeps on going.  Watch it below.  I have to warn you though – you may cry too.

That Guy From ‘Only You’ Just Won an Oscar

I’m not sure if I am the only person on the planet that loves the Robert Downey Jr. and Marisa Tomei film ‘Only You.’ Well the guy in the film that played Bonnie Hunt’s Husband ‘Larry,’ just won an Oscar for ‘The Cove.’ Way to go Fisher Stevens! I don’t know about you, but I am popping in my ‘Only You’ DVD and watching it again.