Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 3, 2014 12:29AM ET
As expected, Cate Blanchett won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Blue Jasmine. And she did thank her director, Woody Allen.
Mar 3, 2014 12:00AM ET
One name missing from the Oscar's "in memoriam" segment was Sarah Elizabeth Jones, a crew worker killed last month while working on the Gregg Allman biopic.
Mar 2, 2014 11:24PM ET
The highlight of the night so far was Lupita Nyong'o winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress
Mar 2, 2014 10:42PM ET
Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres joked earlier on in the broadcast that she was buying pizza for the audience. When she really did the A-listers in the front rows seemed to be genuinely excited about it.
Mar 2, 2014 10:12PM ET
Oscar host basically brought all the stars together for a selfie at the show and possibly broke the Internet.
Mar 2, 2014 10:08PM ET
Men's fashion does not get paid much attention during awards season, except when Pharrell sports a funky hat. E! News correspondent Ryan Seacrest does his best to change this every year.
Mar 2, 2014 10:08PM ET
An Italian restaurant in Washington state is getting swamped with phone call votes meant for American Idol and no one knows why.
Mar 2, 2014 9:05PM ET
Pharrell, wearing his now signature hat, got the usually staid Oscar audience moving during the his performance of nominated song "Happy."
Mar 2, 2014 8:59PM ET
Ellen DeGeneres is back hosting the Oscars after a brief seven year break, and her opening monologue was pretty perfect.
Mar 2, 2014 8:36PM ET
For the second year in a row, Hollywood's visual effects artists picketed the Oscars to protest the negative trends in the industry.
Mar 2, 2014 7:35PM ET
It's still early on the red carpet, but nominee Lupita Nyong'o already has the best look you'll see tonight.
Mar 2, 2014 7:18PM ET
We're watching E! until our brains melt and coming to you with all of the ridiculous moments from the Oscars red carpet.
Mar 2, 2014 5:00PM ET
They say it never rains in Southern California, but those out on the Oscars red carpet realize that's not exactly the case.
Mar 2, 2014 4:39PM ET
As Oscar day turns to Oscar night, the quest to watch every single Oscar nominee is completed. If you look at it a certain way.
Mar 2, 2014 1:45PM ET
Liam Neeson is the immovable object fighting an unstoppable force, again, or something. After beating terrorists (twice!) and wolves, he moved on to fighting against space and time and audiences followed.
Mar 2, 2014 11:41AM ET
It felt like -6 degrees outside when Jimmy Fallon kept his promise to take the Polar Plunge into Lake Michigan this morning. Walking out of the water in a suit and tie, he looked traumatized.
Mar 2, 2014 11:02AM ET
After an entire month off, the kids at Studio 8H welcomed us back into their home without Seth Meyers for the first time in over a decade.
Mar 1, 2014 3:40PM ET
The birthdays of Justin Bieber and Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) represent a perfect division between two generations.
Mar 1, 2014 11:28AM ET
The Boss opened his show in Auckland last night with an acoustic cover of the mega-hit "Royals" by the Grammy-winning New Zealander Lorde.
Feb 28, 2014 6:29PM ET
When cheer uniform company Rebel Athletics announced that the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders would be making a special appearance at the NCA All-Star Nationals competition Friday night, some weren't happy.
Feb 28, 2014 5:26PM ET
The Wire has the answer for your Oscar malaise: an alternative Oscar ballot, featuring nominees only from films that received zero Oscar nominations. This is your anti-establishment, seedy bar basement, punk-rock Oscar ballot.
Feb 28, 2014 5:17PM ET
Looking for Oscars counter-programming? You got it. Sunday marks another one of those days all too frequent television apocalypses, wherein the programming options are endless.
Feb 28, 2014 3:33PM ET
What happens when we put the Wire staff to voting on the Oscar ballot, and then tallied up the votes according to the Academy's preferential-voting process?
Feb 28, 2014 2:34PM ET
Our official, definitive, and decisive predictions for who will win at Sunday's Academy Awards.
Feb 28, 2014 1:45PM ET
On Sunday night, you're going to have to choose your preferred variety of June Squibb.
Feb 28, 2014 1:16PM ET
As we gather round the boob tube with our blankets and popcorn and meticulously filled out ballots to enjoy the Oscars, professional critic Donald Trump will offer an alternative to the intelligent, funny Twitter commentary and for your second screen attention.
Feb 28, 2014 1:10PM ET
On Thursday, Spotify announced that "Wake Me Up" by Swedish disc jockey Avicii is the song that has been streamed the most times in its short history. That is so very disappointing.
Feb 28, 2014 12:58PM ET
Thanks in part to the weird PR war over which spring Bible film — Son of God or Noah — is the most Biblical of all, Darren Aronofsky's Noah will now display an "explanatory message" on all of its marketing materials.
Feb 28, 2014 11:33AM ET
Orphan Black was the best show of 2013 that you probably didn't watch, and now there are a ton of exciting teasers for season two that should encourage you to get on board.
Feb 28, 2014 11:30AM ET
Jeopardy's reigning champion Arthur Chu has become a major story over the past weeks with his aggressive strategy, game theory, and abrasive-to-viewers tactics. But after Thursday night's utter domination, he is definitely one of the Best Ever.