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What if John Travolta read the names of the Best Picture nominees?

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:30 on 06 Mar 2014
What if John Travolta read the names of the Best Picture nominees?
We've all had a good laugh at poor old John Travolta for his unfortunate lingual boner at the Oscars - the moment he introduced actress/singer Idina Menzel on stage as "Adele Dazeem", he practically invited the entire internet round to ridicule him. Travolta may have flubbed Menzel's name, but it could have been worse: what if John had been tasked with reading the names of the nine movies nominated for Best Picture? And we all had to just go with it? Let's dare to go to there.

If 2014's Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth

Posted by Ali Gray, Matt Looker, Neil Alcock at 14:30 on 16 Jan 2014
If 2014's Oscar-nominated movie posters told the truth
As soon as I heard today's announcements for the 2014 Academy Awards, I opened up Photoshop and whipped up these 15 mildly amusing honest poster alternatives in five minutes flat, because I'm just that talented. Seriously. These didn't take a month, no matter what you've heard. Off the cuff humour, each and every one. And that's the truth.

Oscar shock as Hollywood names film about Hollywood Best Picture

Posted by Ali at 06:00 on 25 Feb 2013
Oscar shock as Hollywood names film about Hollywood Best Picture
I'd say I didn't see it coming, but I totally called this back in June 2011. Something tells me we'll see the return of Awesome Drunken Ben Affleck for one night only. 'Gratz, Argo guys. Arguys.

Liveblog: The 85th Annual Academy Oscar things

Posted by Matt at 20:00 on 24 Feb 2013
Liveblog: The 85th Annual Academy Oscar things
Because writing down quick thoughts and opinions about things as they happen is preferable to typing up a well-reasoned and cohesive article the next day.

Let's all play the Seth MacFarlane Oscars Bingo game!

Posted by Matt at 08:00 on 21 Feb 2013
Let's all play the Seth MacFarlane Oscars Bingo game!
"Wow, Seth MacFarlane is hosting the Oscars! That's exciting - he's so edgy. What a refreshing and original choice". Well, you say that now, but wait until he fights a guy in a chicken suit on stage for 15mins.

Creator of The Cleveland Show to host the Academy Awards

Posted by Ali at 17:55 on 01 Oct 2012
Creator of The Cleveland Show to host the Academy Awards
Seth MacFarlane to host the 85th Academy Awards? I wonder if he'll use the occasion as an excuse to sing showtunes?

Mandatory Oscar post is mandatory

Posted by Ali at 21:00 on 27 Feb 2012
Mandatory Oscar post is mandatory
It's the day after the Oscars, which really should mean we're free to talk about anything BUT the Oscars, but no. Oscar talk is still on everyone's lips. Ho hum. Here's my mandatory Oscar post, including my mandatory thoughts on last night's awards, and some mandatory funny pictures. Mandatory.

A new cultural high for The Shiznit

Posted by Ali at 23:08 on 25 Feb 2012
A new cultural high for The Shiznit
Apparently the UK's foremost critical thinkers on film have nothing better to do than discuss our truthful movie posters on BBC2's The Review Show. Tsk! And they didn't even read out our full web address on the air or run our URL across the bottom of the screen complete with our donation hotline!

Ten things I learned from the annual Oscar nominee photo

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 08 Feb 2012
Ten things I learned from the annual Oscar nominee photo
It's my favourite time of year: the day when all 1,084 Oscar nominees gather together for their annual photo, then rush the all you can eat buffet in an attempt to get the best chicken nuggets from the dinner lady. Meryl Streep has become exceedingly efficient at it.

Well, at least one good thing came from the Oscar nominations...

Posted by Luke at 19:36 on 24 Jan 2012
Well, at least one good thing came from the Oscar nominations...
A single nomination for Drive, three nominations for Transformers: Dark of The Moon, bugger all for Shame; whatever your interpretation of the Academy's choices, I hope you're all as excited about the following realisation as we are...
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