Academy Awards

Former Black Flag Bassist Kira Roessler Won an Oscar Last Night

The Academy probably doesn't even realize that they awarded a former member of Black Flag last night. Kira Roessler, who played bass with Henry Rollins…
Dan Weiss / February 29, 2016

Ennio Morricone Wins First Best Original Score Oscar for ‘The Hateful Eight’

Italian composer Ennio Morricone won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on Quentin Tarantino's 2015 Western, The Hateful Eight. It's Morricone's…
Rachel Brodsky / February 28, 2016

Dave Grohl Covers the Beatles for Oscars’ In Memoriam Montage

Following sets from Best Original Song nominees the Weeknd and Sam Smith, Dave Grohl made a special appearance at the 2016 Academy Awards, covering the…
Rachel Brodsky / February 28, 2016

The Weeknd Croons His Way Through ‘Earned It’ at the Academy Awards

Fifty Shades of Grey might've cleaned up at the Razzies yesterday, but the soundtrack got some love at the Academy Awards, and the Weeknd was on…
James Grebey / February 28, 2016

Sam Smith Performed ‘Writing’s On the Wall’ at the 2016 Oscars

Update: He won. Watch his... charming acceptance speech below. Sam Smith performed his Oscar-nominated song, "Writing's On the Wall," tonight at…
Rachel Brodsky / February 28, 2016

ANOHNI Will Boycott the 2016 Oscars

Despite being one of the five artists nominated for Best Original Song at the 2016 Academy Awards, ANOHNI will not be attending the show this Sunday,…
James Grebey / February 25, 2016

Oscar 2016 Best Original Song Nominees: Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, the Weeknd, and More

The Academy Award nominations for this year's Best Original Song have just been announced, and they include recent Golden Globe winner "Writing's On the Wall"
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2016

Academy Award Best Original Song Shortlist: Ellie Goulding, the Weeknd, Eminem, and More

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, have revealed the 74 songs that are eligible to be nominated for…
James Grebey / December 11, 2015

Every Oscar Winner for Best Original Song, Ranked

It was 1935 when Con Conrad and and Herb Magidson took home the first-ever Oscar for Best Original Song: "The Continental," from the Fred Astraire…
Andrew Unterberger / February 19, 2015

Oscars 2014 Online: Stream the Music, Watch the Show

The Oscars are right around the corner and this year's show features a whole lot of music. We've assembled a crack guide to the songs,…
Chris Martins / February 27, 2014

Oscars Underdog Zachary Heinzerling on Keeping Beyonce’s Secrets

Cutie and the Boxer is one of the best movies up for an Academy Award this Sunday that you likely haven't seen, a documentary — now…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / February 27, 2014

Owen Pallett on Scoring Sex Music (for a Phone)

Owen Pallett was on his way to New Zealand to tour with the Arcade Fire when he found out he'd been nominated for an Academy…
Harley Brown / February 26, 2014

Oscars 2014 FAQ: There’s Music at the Academy Awards This Year!

The 86th Academy Awards are Sunday, March 2, and this year there's a bunch for music fans to sort through ahead of the big night.
Marc Hogan / February 25, 2014

40 Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music

Got us a movie, we want you to know! Roxy Music records and easy access to drugs aren't the only things that make people want…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2013