231 posts categorized "OSCARS"

Mar 13 2023
Zander Murray On Struggling With Being Gay + Ivermectin Influencer Dies + A Daniel Sticks Up For Drag At The Oscars + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: She claims January 15 is her birthday, but also wants you to believe she's 72.

BELOW: Keep reading for a gay rugby star, Oscar highlights, gay genes and more ...

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Oscars 2023: Loved The Show & The Winners — But That In Memoriam Was Death Warmed Over Comments (0)


The Oscars really got it mostly right this year. I personally would have preferred Paul Mescal or Colin Farrell for Best Actor, but among the frontrunners, I was fine with Brendan Fraser, who sucked in the abysmal The Whale, but seems a nice fellow.

Perhaps the only award I just can't abide is ignoring All the Beauty and the Bloodshed for Best Doc.

That said, good show, and heart-warming winners.

One thing that jumped out at me, since I'm obsessed with dead celebrities, is how few made it into the In Memoriam this year. There were so many gasp-inducing exclusions that I quickly realized, after Lenny Kravitz stopped playing, that the Academy must have decided not to have a full In Memoriam at all, and will likely direct all bitching to their site, where they do, in fact, honor everyone (except killer Robert Blake, and I think they left Sacheen Littlefeather off because of her ancestry kerfuffle).

It's the cry more! strategy.

But even so, for fuck's sake, these 23 people were egregiously overlooked:

Joanna Barnes (realllly top-drawer), Ricou Browning (last surviving Universal movie monster), Pat Carroll (they included a commercial for The Little Mermaid on the live telecast but excluded dead Ursula?!), Carole Cook (boobies!!!), Charlbi Dean (she was in a Best Picture nominee — this year!), Melinda Dillon (Spielberg is RIGHT THERE), Bert I. Gordon (honoring Jamie Lee was enough genre for one telecast?), Gilbert Gottfried (Aladdin), Anne Heche (could she have died more memorably?!), Hugh Hudson (he directed Chariots of Fire, yet they remembered Vangelis), Marsha Hunt (she lived to be 104!), Leslie Jordan (as with Heche, his death was at the forefront of many viewers' minds), Robert Morse (genius), Nehemiah Persoff (Some Like It Hot! Yentl!), Eileen Ryan (Sean Penn's mom!), Tom Sizemore (everyone's uncle knows who he was), Paul Sorvino (Mira Sorvino's dad!), Stella Stevens (didn't fellow Poseidon passenger Carol Lynley get left out of it when she died, too?), Topol (it's fucking Topol!), Barbara Walters (her interview specials), Fred Ward (it's fucking Fred Ward!), David Warner (226 credits, for fuck's sake!), Cindy Williams (American Graffiti!).

There are others, but those are the ones that surprised me the most.

Mar 12 2023
Underwear Models, TikTok Thirst Trips & Mitzi Gaynor + Bailout? What Bailout? + Pence Turns (A Li'l On Trump) + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Jason Beghe hits 63.

BELOW: Human thirst traps, Pence admits Trump nearly got him kilt and more ...

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Mar 02 2023
Michael B. Jordan For Calvin Klein + Daniels Take On Jennifer Coolidge + Oscar Bait + Chaka Khan Rages + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: He never fails to blow up IG — happy belated 49th to Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

BELOW: Keep reading for Michael B. Fine, Everything Jennifer All at Once, southern rep longs for the days of lynching and more  ...

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Feb 27 2023
Superstud Of The 20th Century + Musk Defends Blatant Racism + DeSantis Bans Gender Studies + Woody Harrelson Goes Anti-Vaxer On SNL + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: The late Elizabeth Taylor was born 91 years ago today. Kim Novak is still with us at 90.

BELOW: Keep reading for dead meat, why DeSantis is as evil as Trump, why Musk is more evil than both and more ...

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Feb 23 2023
Orlando Bloom's Nips + Vintage Jockstrap Pals + Justice For Scott Johnson + Immersive Restaurant Journey Opens In NYC + P!nk Th!nks She's Polarizing + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)
@brauhala Backstage with #ArianaDebose, getting ready to do the thing at the BAFTAs. 🥳 #bafta #baftas #angelabassett ♬ original sound - Benjamin Rauhala

ABOVE: Ariana DeBose is, cat-like, saying: “I meant to do that!” re her campy BAFTAs opening. (Still bizarre she deleted socials. It wasn't that deep! It was bad, but in a fun way. Sounded like this.)

BELOW: Orlando Bloom's tits 'n' pits, vintage jockstrap fun, justice for Scott Johnson and more ...

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Feb 22 2023
Paul Mescal & Jeremy Strong Flash Leg + Dylan Mulvaney Celebrates + George Election Interference Foreperson Is ... Interesting + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: One of the best showbiz books EVER. Buy it here.

BELOW: Covers to make you uncover and touch yourself, another person with HIV cured, Dylan Mulvaney celevbrates and more ...

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Feb 20 2023
Ariana DeBose's BAFTAs VOGUE Rap Was ... Something Comments (0)

At Sunday's BAFTAs, Oscar winner Ariana DeBose performed a cringeworthy rap that name-checked the high-profile nominees, who were shown white-knuckling it through the whole thing:

It was reminiscent of — but of course could never eclipse — THIS:

@boyculturedotcom #snowwhite #roblowe#camp ♬ original sound - Matthew Rettenmund/BoyCulture

Speaking of the BAFTAs, there were quite a few surprises. Critics a couple of years ago decried the lack of nominees of color when there are always so many deserving contenders. Well, this year, not one but TWO frontrunners — Ke Huy Quan and Angela Bassett — were bested by white counterparts. (All were brilliant.)

For me, the biggest surprise was that veteran Colin Farrell couldn't fend off Austin Butler for Best Actor. If he can't win a BAFTA, he sure as hell will not win an Oscar for The Banshees of Inisherin. It seems guilds and perhaps people in general are obsessed with biopic performances. I guess that's why Bradley Cooper finally said FUCK IT and signed up to play Leonard Bernstein.

Full list of winners HERE.