the oscars

So What Happened to A Star Is Born?

Let's just get this out of the way: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are obviously going to be fine. Despite having a rough go of…
Israel Daramola / February 25, 2019

Common and John Legend Win Best Original Song Oscar for ‘Glory’

The awards keep rolling in for John Legend and Common. After earning a Golden Globe for "Glory," the two have officially won a Best Original…
Rachel Brodsky / February 23, 2015

Watch Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island Perform ‘Everything Is Awesome’ at the Oscars

Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island took the Oscars stage Sunday night to perform their nominated LEGO Movie song, "Everything Is Awesome." Opening with a LEGO-animated sequence, the…
Rachel Brodsky / February 23, 2015

‘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 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

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

Paul McCartney’s Nirvana Reunion, Taylor Swift, Jay Z, Lana Del Rey Make Oscars Best Song List

About a year ago, Paul McCartney sent the music media into a tizzy when he was quoted saying he would lead a "Nirvana reunion." And then…
Marc Hogan / December 17, 2013

Can an Oscars Song Nominees Concert Restore the Academy’s Music Cred?

The Academy Awards have had a complicated few years when it comes to acknowledging the role of music. (And that's not to get started on…
Marc Hogan / July 11, 2013

Pharrell Williams Adds Some Swing to the Academy Awards

As a teary-eyed Octavia Spencer exited the Hollywood and Highland Center stage, in her hand, the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance as Minny,…
Brandon Soderberg / February 29, 2012

The Oscars’ Five Most Confusing Moments

The 84th Annual Academy Awards welcomed back Billy Crystal in what, in retrospect, was clearly an enormous white flag of surrender. You want relevance? You…
Eric Alt / February 27, 2012

Oscar Nom Jesse Eisenberg on His Fave Band: Ween!

If you call Jesse Eisenberg a Weenie, he'll have no choice but to agree with you.
SPIN Staff / February 7, 2011