oscars 2016

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

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

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

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