James Franco and Anne Hathaway were not halfway through their academy awards opening monologue when the tweets started flying.
Either way, the 2014 academy awards should be an interesting experiment.
Enter: Elie Saab Haute Couture (2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards) and Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture (2008 academy awards).
The 2014 academy awards was all set to be the first Oscars broadcast available for livestreaming.
Yes, the grotesque pamper-athon of excess that is the run-up to the academy awards is under way.
When Barbara Tfank dressed Uma Thurman in a Prada dress at the 1995 academy awards, she changed red carpet dressing forever.
At the academy awards this year, a smiling 16-year-old Rachel Mwanza walked down the red carpet in a colorful Ankara dress.
The voting body for the academy awards is routinely dismissed as “old, white, and male”—and therefore out of touch and uncool.
Then, suddenly, two of her films were nominated for academy awards.
But catering expressly to either group would be, as the academy awards producers have learned, a huge mistake.
Prizes given annually in Hollywood by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for excellence in film performance and production. The symbol of the award is a small statue called an Oscar. The academy's top awards are for best picture, best director, best actor and actress, and best supporting actor and actress.