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Sam Smith Calls His Oscars Performance the ‘Worst Moment of My Life’

Sam Smith took home an Oscar after his performance last night, but it doesn't sound like he enjoyed himself. "It was the worst moment of my…
Anna Gaca / 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

Sam Smith Wins Best Original Song at the 2016 Oscars for ‘Writing’s on the Wall’

Update: Backstage after his win, Sam Smith was told he was not, in fact, the first openly gay person to receive an Oscar. "S**t!" he swore, adding,…
James Grebey / February 28, 2016

Watch Lady Gaga’s Stunning Performance of ‘Til It Happens To You’ at the Oscars

After being introduced by Vice President Joe Biden (who walked onto the Hollywood stage to the tune of the Indiana Jones theme), Lady Gaga performed her…
James Grebey / 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

How Lady Gaga Could Beat Sam Smith at the 2016 Oscars

When the Academy Awards announced this year's Best Original Song nominees this morning, the only mild surprise was the exclusion of Furious 7 tearjerker/chart-topper "See You Again" —…
Brennan Carley / January 14, 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

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

The Dude From the New Radicals Is Now an Oscar Nominee (But Never Stopped Being Awesome)

As usual, discussion surrounding this year's crop of Best Original Song nominees at the Oscars is centered around the big names: How great is it…
Andrew Unterberger / January 15, 2015

Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Invited to Join Oscars Academy

Eddie Vedder and Pharrell Williams are among this year's new invites to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As noted Wednesday, the…
Colin Stutz / June 26, 2014

Oscars Implement New Music Rules to Prevent Electioneering

Academy Awards organizers are implementing new rules for the Oscars' music categories in order to prevent any unfair electioneering moving forward. The decision comes following…
Colin Stutz / June 25, 2014

Watch Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel, and the Roots Take ‘Let It Go’ to Class

Frozen's inspirational hit "Let It Go" won the Oscar for Best Original Song on March 2, but now its cultural ubiquity has really been confirmed.
Marc Hogan / March 4, 2014

Oscars’ 2014 Ratings Beat Everything the Past Decade Except Sports

The Oscar for Best Original Song went to Frozen's indomitable "Let It Go," but the people behind the Academy Awards must be feeling a bit…
Marc Hogan / March 3, 2014

‘Bono! Bono!’ Hear U2 Singer’s Awkward Post-Oscars Interview

After U2's "Ordinary Love," which they performed at the Academy Awards last night, lost the Best Song Oscar to Frozen's "Let It Go," Bono headed…
Marc Hogan / March 3, 2014

‘Frozen’ Hit Wins Oscar for Best Original Song

And the Oscar goes to Frozen's "Let It Go." The Disney-minted chart-topper was given the trophy for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards.
Kyle McGovern / March 3, 2014

Oscars Performances 2014: Watch Pharrell, Karen O and Ezra Koenig, U2, and More

Pharrell Williams kicked off the Oscars performances with a dancing-filled take on his "Happy (above), from Despicable Me 2 but also set for his solo…
Marc Hogan / March 3, 2014

Owen Pallett Is Great Outdoors and Indoors With Brian Eno in Two Videos

Owen Pallett is in the midst of an embarrassment of musical riches. Last night, at the first Oscars Concert, he and Arcade Fire's Will Butler…
Marc Hogan / February 28, 2014
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