By Nestor U. Torre
Our occasional notes on dubious TV awards have elicited the ire of some readers, who see nothing wrong and everything right in viewers’s groups citing what they feel is good work on the tube. Great, but why do the many new TV awards groups’ verdicts vary so much? Whatever happened to objective, reliable and consistent standards for outstanding performance?
Conan O’Brien will be serving up buckets of golden popcorn.
By Ruben V. Nepales
Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez made history on Sunday evening at the 86th Academy Awards when he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, won the best song award for “Let It Go,” the worldwide phenomenon from the huge animated feature hit, “Frozen.”
Crime caper “American Hustle” suffered one of the worst shutouts in Oscars history on Sunday after failing to win any awards despite its 10 nominations.
Here is the complete list of winners at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday:
Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama “12 Years a Slave” best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Matthew McConaughey has won the Academy Award for best actor for his performance as a desperate and determined AIDS patient in “Dallas Buyers Club.”
Cate Blanchett has won the Academy Award for best actress for her bravura performance as a fragile socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine.”
Alfonso Cuaron has won the Academy Award for best director for the visually groundbreaking lost-in-space spectacle “Gravity.”
Newly minted Oscar winner Jared Leto delighted journalists on Sunday by promptly inviting reporters to fondle his coveted statuette.
Ellen DeGeneres delighted her Oscars audience on her return to hosting duties at the Academy Awards on Sunday, reeling off a string of one-liners to earn critical plaudits.
First-time winners Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto took supporting acting honors, while the 3-D spectacle “Gravity” amassed a force of technical awards in an Oscar ceremony punctuated by politics, pizza and photo-bombing.