Posts tagged "oscars"

Every Oscar Winner for Best Original Song, Ranked

It was 81 years ago when Con Conrad and and Herb Magidson took home the first-ever Oscar for Best Original Song: "The Continental," from the…
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

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

U2 and Karen O Confirmed, Of Course, to Sing at 2014 Oscars

Karen O and U2 are bound for the Oscars stage. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman and Irish titans have been announced as performers for the…
Kyle McGovern / February 13, 2014

Queen Elsa Herself Booked to Perform ‘Let It Go’ at the Oscars

In Frozen, Snow Queen Elsa is pressured into suppressing her powers, but on March 2, the actress who voices her will at last get to…
Chris Martins / February 11, 2014

Pharrell Will Get ‘Happy’ at the 2014 Oscars

Pharrell Williams won three Grammys last month. At the awards ceremony, he performed alongside Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk, and Nile Rodgers; his hat invaded online…
Marc Hogan / February 4, 2014

Academy Awards Revoke Best Song Nomination for ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’

Call it the David Brooks bump. Two days after being name-checked by The New York Times columnist who once smoked pot but now favors it…
Marc Hogan / January 30, 2014

What the Hell Is ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ and How Is It Up for a Best Song Oscar?

When the Academy Awards announced the 2014 Oscar nominees for Best Original Song, one name stood out as, well, different. U2, Karen O, Pharrell, a…
Marc Hogan / January 16, 2014

U2, Karen O, Pharrell Lead Oscar 2014 Best Song Nominees

The 86th annual Academy Awards are shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent years for music fans. After nominating only two…
Marc Hogan / January 16, 2014
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