• Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph really want you to think they hosted the Oscars

    Sunday night’s Oscars got some comedic help from Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, and Amy Poehler. The Saturday Night Live alumni kicked off the hostless Academy Awards with an upbeat tone and quick pace on a night that featured lots of music and minimal bits. After the original host, Kevin Hart, stepped down from the gig amid controversy over old tweets, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed that

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    Eighth Grade is my favorite Oscars snub

    We need to talk about this year’s biggest Oscar snub: Eighth Grade. If you haven’t seen Eighth Grade, it is a coming-of-age comedy written and directed by Bo Burnham. It is a sweet, honest, heartwarming, and funny take on growing up that is masterfully written and directed. I am not the only one who thinks this. The film received rave reviews, including a 99% score on Rotten Tomatoes. A lot

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    Here are the Oscar nominees…if The Academy respected comedies

    The Oscars don’t respect comedy. Full stop. The Academy rarely nominates comedies for the prestigious award. A non-musical comedy film hasn’t won Best Picture since 1977’s Annie Hall, but there was a slight uptake in the 1950s and 1960s when movies like Tom Jones, The Apartment, and Around The World in 80 Days all won Best Picture. 1930s romcoms like You Can’t Take It With You and It Happened One

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    Oscar nominees: Melissa McCarthy nominated for Best Actress, Worst Actress in the same year

    Melissa McCarthy is nominated for an Oscar. Again. The Oscar nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning by funny people Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. McCarthy, who is also nominated for a Razzie Award this year for the Happytime Murders, will hope to take home the Oscar for Best Actress. The actress took a dramatic turn portraying real-life fraudster Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive

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    Kumail Nanjiani, Tracee Ellis Ross to announce Oscar nominees Tuesday morning

    Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross will host the 2019 Academy Awards…nominee announcements bright and early on Tuesday, January 22. The pair will announce the Oscars nominations live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles, at 8:20 a.m. ET/5:20 a.m. PT. Set your alarms and your coffee timer now! The nominations will be available on The Academy’s digital platforms and local broadcasters. Tiffany Haddish crushed last year’s presentation

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    Kevin Hart apologizes (again) on SiriusXM show (Videos)

    Kevin Hart makes what will hopefully be the final commentary we hear about what…well, you all know. The comedian made another apology Monday night on his SiriusXM radio show Straight from The Hart following his appearance on Ellen. The show aired on Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio channel 96. “I will say this, and I want to make this very clear. And I’m going to say it just in case you

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    Deadline: Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars; Academy secretly tapping multiple pseudo-hosts

    Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars this year—that’s the final answer according to a Saturday night Deadline report. Speculation swirled that Hart would reclaim the prestigious hosting gig following a surprise appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday. Ellen DeGeneres revealed during the interview that she spoke to the Academy and that they would love for him to still host. It’s worth noting that the ceremony’s producers have yet to

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    Ellen DeGeneres: Kevin Hart should host the Oscars (Video)

    Kevin Hart will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday and it seems he has the endorsement of the daytime talk show host. This will be his first major TV appearance since his withdrawal last month from hosting the Oscars. The Night School comedian was pushed to give up the hosting dream job after old homophobic tweets resurfaced hours after the Academy tapped their new emcee. The producers of

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    The Case for Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland from Oh, Hello To Host the Oscars (No, Seriously.)

    The hunt for a new Oscars host is back on and, apparently, no one in Hollywood wants the gig. For a hot second, it seemed as though Kevin Hart would host the awards ceremony until negative backlash erupted over past tweets featuring homophobic slurs. Now the hunt has resumed and, over the weekend, the Twitter account for Oh, Hello has been claiming that Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland (played by

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    Who’s left to host the Oscars? (List)

    Once Kevin Hart was announced as next year’s Academy Awards host, the internet dug up old homophobic tweets leading to a mess of controversy. Last night, the Get Hard star announced that he would be stepping down as this year’s Oscar host. Now the Academy is back to square one. Picking a host for the 2019 Oscars has been a difficult task. The Hollywood Reporter published a viral take on

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    Kevin Hart withdraws from Oscars gig in impassioned Instagram video; apologizes to LGBTQ community

    Kevin Hart will not host the Oscars in 2019. The Night School star withdrew from the job mere days after being selected for the prestigious—but possibly least wanted—gig in all of Hollywood. Hart made the announcement on social media late Thursday night. The blockbuster comedian fell under intense scrutiny from the LGBTQ community after old tweets of his surfaced using homophobic slurs as well as more recent interviews addressing the

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    Kevin Hart’s homophobic past is catching up with him

    Kevin Hart is in hot water for some homophobic tweets coming back to haunt him. Earlier this week, it was announced that Hart will host the 2019 Oscars. Shortly after the announcement, Twitter started shining a light on tweets, mostly from 2009-2011, where the Night School star made homophobic comments and used anti-gay slurs. Aside from comedian’s habitual use of the word fag, Hart also talks about his son and

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    Kevin Hart is your 2019 Oscars host

    Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards. The blockbuster comedian confirmed his newest job in an Instagram post Tuesday evening. Hart called hosting the Oscars “the opportunity of a lifetime” and thanked his family, friends, and fans for their support. Hart is a great selection by the Oscars’ producers. In addition to being one of the biggest movie stars out there, the Night School actor has already worked on

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    Eddie Murphy’s Mr. Church Oscar bid: Will end up urinating on stage if Academy waits too long

    Eddie Murphy is gunning for Oscar gold, accidentally. Critics are buzzing that the 35-year Hollywood veteran’s latest role in the drama Mr. Church, is his best shot at the gold since he was nominated for Dreamgirls in 2006. But Murphy says it’s kind of a happy coincidence. “I was literally not even thinking about movies at all, other than writing. I wrote a bunch of stuff, but I wasn’t reading anything,”

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    Mo’Nique: Lee Daniels blackballed me after Precious Oscar win

    We all remember Mo’Nique, right? The standup badass turned sitcom star turned serious movie actress turned dark horse Oscar winner? Yeah, about that Oscar win… turns out it may not have been the career jolt for Mo’ that it normally is for others. Which explains why we haven’t heard or seen much of her since she took home the little gold bald man in 2010 for Best Supporting Actress in

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