12 Years a Slave defeated Gravity to make Oscar history as the first film made by a black director to win Best Picture in the the 86 years that the Academy Awards have existed. Incredibly, the Oscar favorite, Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D space drama Gravity lost out on the evening’s biggest award even though it did sweep a total of 7 awards by the ceremony’s end.
Just why this year’s 86th Annual Academy Awards is so important is a bit of a mystery; as unfathomable as to why Ellen Degeneres and instant updates by the host, and by everyone attending the Oscars, has repeatedly broken Twitter. Certainly the much loved talk show host, who has returned after a seven year break from hosting the show; as Ellen herself said, “Gosh to think that they’ve invited me back so soon,” is a definite crowd pleaser.
Jonah Hill is having a Driving Miss Daisy deal, just without Morgan Freeman or Jessica Tandy. Admittedly, the story sounds great at first. 30 year-old actor/writer/comedian is so desperate to work with the legendary Martin Scorsese, and Leonardo DiCaprio, that he agrees to work for scale. After taking a huge cut to his salary, he is then rewarded with an Oscar Nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Ever since the film Gravity hit cinemas it has been all about Sandra Bullock, now it is George Clooney in the spotlight, finally. The 52 year-old film star must have felt as cold as his stranded character in the space film. Floating around in the freezing cold and ignored by all those Bullock fans who love what his co-star did in their film.
Apparently a zombie escapee from Brad Pitt’s World War Z got lost on Thursday when he wandered onto the set of Michael Bay’s latest set for Transformers four. At least that was how Bay described his attacker on the day.