My favorite moment from this year's Oscars was watching Mark Andrews, the director of Brave, accept the award for Best Animated Feature Film while wearing a kilt. I support the idea of men having more choices when it comes to dressing, and I too am a kilt wearer.
The Oscars may have been tasteless, but the twits who reviewed the Oscars were almost uniformly without taste. The proper response to Seth MacFarlane -- and this may be the professional response we in fact encountered -- is envy.
Unlike most of our peers, some of us don't really care about the red-carpet pageantry, or even about the nominees. We care more about all the stuff they get for free.
Dame Shirley Bassey sang the title number from Goldfinger, and Adele sang the current Bond theme, "Skyfall." There was even a rare appearance by the incomparable Barbra Streisand, but perhaps my favorite performance of the night came from Jennifer Hudson.
Seth MacFarlane did it! We won't be grabbing our pitchforks and torches -- he turned the 85th Oscars into the best in years. Nothing was off limits for the Family Guy creator.
For the next time you find yourself receiving an award, learn some lessons from this year's Academy Award acceptance speeches.
Seth MacFarlane is a very, very funny guy, I love his TV shows, but sometimes what might seem funny in your head or even in your living room might better go unsaid.
In category after category significant movement in the likely winner provides a window into the power of certain events that occurred on the road to the Oscars.
After five months of speculation both outlandish ("The Master" for Best Picture!) and not so outlandish ("Argo" for Best Picture!), the Oscars are one day away. All that's left is the tired cliche about the shouting. We've made our Oscar predictions already, so now it's time to help those loyal readers who find themselves participating in Oscar pools on Sunday night. (Print your ballot here.) Ahead, five left-field picks that could help you secure glory in the living room and the office.
With Denzel Washington nominated in the best actor category for his role in Flight, Naomi Watts up for best actress in The Impossible and Life of Pi on the nominee list for best picture, movies that feature travel are in the running.
Our core team of mathematicians here at The Soup has developed an algorithm for the speech, which was written the moment nominations were announced, then rehearsed tirelessly to appear off-the-cuff.
I take you back in Academy Awards history through the gayest achievements in film. Everyone from Scarlett O'Hara to Harvey Milk comes up. I go everywhere. So strap on your gigantic pantaloons, Katharine Hepburn, because we have a lot of ground to cover.
To counteract how spoiled we've become with four-day workweeks, we've decided that the only way to get through this weekend is to really super-load it. Buckle up and get ready for fun. Keep reading to find out what it means to indulge in a Cock Fight this weekend...
If there is an underlying theme to all five, it is that, with all of the negativity in the world, there are still a lot of unheralded heroes out there who are trying to help others just because it's the right thing to do.
Unlike last year, this year's set of live action shorts nominees are on the serious side with the notable exception of one and a half comedies, which, as usual, I prefer.
Since it's Oscar Season, we asked some of our contributors what their favorite food scenes in movies are. We'd love to hear what your favorite food scene is in a movie and why!