According to the Kickstarter's data, there was $274 billion collected last year (+238 percent from 2011). In comparison, VC's invested $26.5 billion in 2012 (-10 percent from 2011). Do you see the difference?
After the Oscar winners accept their awards and deal with the TV people, they come to the Press Room and answer questions from the written press, radio and international media. Here are my five favorite backstage comments of the night.
This is a film of slant lights and gray finickiness that always recalls, in every slight gesture, both the inconclusive happy world outside and that of the youthful past, even as it threatens every moment to erupt into absolute darkness and hostility.
In "Paul Williams Still Alive," the documentary about the popular 1970s singer/songwriter -- and Johnny Carson cut-up -- Paul Williams, we see the mus...
Until a few years ago, Oscar envelopes were functional, but a bit frumpy. Enter Marc Friedland, a designer who could be considered the Diana Vreeland of invitations, cards, mailers, stationery, and envelopes.
Let's be honest -- you don't really want to gorge yourself while watching your favorite fit celebrities strut their stuff on the red carpet. It's a surefire way to feel not so good about yourself. But you can watch the Oscars in style while keeping it skinny.
It's the most wonderful time of the year... and I'm not talking the Andy Williams kind. I LOVE the Oscars.
Host your own glam-filled, Hollywood-inspired Oscar bash at home, with tasty cocktails an easy to assemble meal, fun and games, and you're sure to be on the ballot for the best host in a "Zero Fail Mission."
When Meryl Streep took home the Best Actress award for The Iron Lady last year, some commentators called it a "lifetime achievement award," implying that she beat out the competition more due to her body of work than her performance in that film.
This issue isn't your average cash-in-on-Oscar-fever special edition. It's a labor of love, and it reflects the HuffPost team's peculiar take on the Academy Awards: seductive yet infuriating, glamorous yet grubby, essential yet ultimately meaningless.
If you think the Oscars are useless, self-congratulatory occasions, think again. They are big business. The rest of it seems now to have everything to do with that thing we sometimes deplore -- and call -- fashion.
Nothing in Hollywood goes according to script, especially at the Oscars. This year the pundits polled by Gold Derby say Lincoln will win Best Picture, Director (Steven Spielberg), Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones).
While these predictions focus more on mainstream movies, it is not necessarily the ones dominating the main categories: Life of Pi leads in three, Zero Dark Thirty in three, Anna Karenina in two, and Lincoln in only one.
85 percent of winners came in the top two in nominations, and 93 percent of the winners at least made bronze. So should you go ahead and fill out your Oscar ballot with Lincoln or Life of Pi, this year's runner-up with 11 nominations?
Thirteen Oscarologists are backing Lincoln, compared to 10 for Argo and one for Silver Linings Playbook.
Branching out from politics and economics, I have been examining Oscar predictions over the last few weeks. While I approach the science of predictions the same way for both political elections and the Oscars, there are some key differences.