Despite toxic masculinity, the real Oscar winners were…

It was the slap that took center stage at the 94th annual Oscars ceremony— and the world at large—  in which Will Smith publicly assaulted Chris Rock. And now today, Will Smith has been banned from any Academy event for 10 years. Smith will be 63 before he can attend another Oscars. After two weeks … Continue reading “Despite toxic masculinity, the real Oscar winners were…”

Oscar co-hosts react to the Slap

On Sunday, March 27, 2022, the 94th Academy Award ceremony was marred by an altercation between nominee and now Oscar winner Will Smith and presenter Chris Rock. The comedian inexplicably went off script and made an insensitive crack about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith and her shaved head. Pinkett Smith is especially sensitive about the … Continue reading “Oscar co-hosts react to the Slap”

Gallery: GRIOT Oscars After Party hosted by Cedric the Entertainer

Reel 360 News managed to get around Tinseltown Oscar night. First, we started at the glamorous Jonathan Baker Oscar Viewing Party, then spent some time with Oscar-winning Wylie Company and finally ended up at the dope AF GRIOT Gala Oscars After Party, which was celebrating diversity and inclusion in the industry. Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and … Continue reading “Gallery: GRIOT Oscars After Party hosted by Cedric the Entertainer”

Gallery: Valerie Beverly Hills is glam location for pre-Oscar Gifting Lounge

Last weekend was The Oscar Bowl in LA. Reel 360 was out and about with the celebs as they prepared to get glammed up for Hollywood’s big night. Saturday afternoon, we found ourselves at Luxury Experience & Co and exclusive Valerie Beverly Hills as they presented a luxury gifting lounge honoring nominees and presenters during … Continue reading “Gallery: Valerie Beverly Hills is glam location for pre-Oscar Gifting Lounge”

Photo Gallery: Jonathan Baker’s Oscar Party brings Hollywood glamour back

And where did the Reel 360 team watch the infamous Will Smith Slap Sunday night during the Academy Awards? It was at the exquisite home of Jonathan Baker. The producer/director hosted an exclusive Oscar viewing party at his Beverly Hills home, Baker Manor, the former residence of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. The glam event … Continue reading “Photo Gallery: Jonathan Baker’s Oscar Party brings Hollywood glamour back”

Reel 360 interviews VFX Oscar Winner Paul Lambert about Dune

Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert won the Oscar for “Best Visual Effects” on Sunday evening for the critically acclaimed film Dune. Having won the Oscar in 2018 and 2019 for Blade Runner 2049 and First Man, Lambert snagged his third Oscar to date after recently taking home the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects and the VES Award for Outstanding … Continue reading “Reel 360 interviews VFX Oscar Winner Paul Lambert about Dune”

CODA becomes first streaming service film to win Oscar for Best Picture

Remember before the “Slap Heard ‘Round the World,” there was actually an award show going on? And it was going pretty great. Produced by Will Packer, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out the gold statuettes known as Oscar for the 94th time. Coda, produced by Apple TV+, became the first film … Continue reading “CODA becomes first streaming service film to win Oscar for Best Picture”

Hollywood prepares for the biggest Oscar night in two years

The 94th Academy Awards are back at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, after a more intimate downtown gathering (at Union Station) due to pandemic restrictions last year. This has been really good news for the many businesses that profit due to Tinseltown’s biggest night. With red carpet events being back in full force, the fashion/jewelry industry is … Continue reading “Hollywood prepares for the biggest Oscar night in two years”

INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Jonathan Baker talks about Oscars, old Hollywood

In advance of director/producer/hotelier Jonathan Baker’s highly anticipated Oscar Viewing Party 2022, Indie Entertainment Media has unveiled its special awards issue, featuring an exclusive cover shoot themed “Oscar Is A Woman” featuring Baker and top international model Erika Stasiuleviciute. The special photo essay celebrates female filmmakers and artists… with a touch of Old Hollywood glamour. … Continue reading “INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Jonathan Baker talks about Oscars, old Hollywood”

Getty Images gives up and coming Black photographer access to Oscars

This Sunday,  Getty Images and LA-based independent creative agency Crown + Conquer is providing one up-and-coming photographer with the opportunity of a lifetime: access to the 94th Oscars red carpet. Last fall, Getty Images and Crown + Conquer came together to concept and launch a first-of-its-kind editorial internship program that would give one successful applicant … Continue reading “Getty Images gives up and coming Black photographer access to Oscars”

94th Oscars feature first live performance of nominated Encanto song

Encanto cast members Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitan and Diane Guerrero, along with Becky G and Luis Fonsi, will perform We Don’t Talk About Bruno from nominated film, Encanto on the 94th Oscars, show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced today.  This will be the first live performance of the song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is nominated for Best Original … Continue reading “94th Oscars feature first live performance of nominated Encanto song”

Wylie Co. celebrates ECD Paul Lambert’s Oscar nom for Dune

Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert has scored his third “Best Visual Effects” Oscar nomination for the critically acclaimed film Dune, after having won the Oscar in 2018 and 2019 for Blade Runner 2049 and First Man, respectively. An Executive Creative Director at Wylie Co., Lambert recently took home the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects … Continue reading “Wylie Co. celebrates ECD Paul Lambert’s Oscar nom for Dune”

NuContext produces this year’s Oscar campaign

In light of celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, one of the industry’s leading woman-owned and managed entertainment marketing companies — NuContext headed by Founder/EP Angela Guice — produced this year’s unprecedented Oscar promotional campaign for ABC Entertainment Marketing. The campaign, featuring Amy Schumer, Regina Hall & Wanda Sykes. , highlights the widely talked about topic — … Continue reading “NuContext produces this year’s Oscar campaign”

94th Oscars adds Halle Bailey, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Combs as presenters

Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan today announced additional presenters for the 94th Oscars.  The star lineup includes Halle Bailey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perry and Tracee Ellis Ross.  Previously announced Oscars presenters include Ruth E. Carter, Kevin Costner, Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga, John Leguizamo, … Continue reading “94th Oscars adds Halle Bailey, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Combs as presenters”

Oscar-winner William Hurt passes at 71

Somber news for a Sunday. Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt, star of the Oscar-winning star of Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Big Chill, and Lost in Space, has died. His son, Will, told The Hollywood Reporter and Gerry Byrne, Hurt’s friend, confirmed the death to Variety. Hurt was 71. “It is with great sadness … Continue reading “Oscar-winner William Hurt passes at 71”

Mila Kunis, Wesley Snipes, John Travolta join Oscar presenters

Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan today announced the next wave of star presenters headed to the stage for the 94th Oscars.  The lineup includes Daniel Kaluuya, Mila Kunis, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes and John Travolta.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Previously announced Oscars presenters include Ruth E. … Continue reading “Mila Kunis, Wesley Snipes, John Travolta join Oscar presenters”

Wolfgang Puck and Ghetto Gastro collab for Oscars Governors Ball

Chef Wolfgang Puck and Wolfgang Puck Catering will return to create the menu for this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscars celebration, which will immediately follow the 94th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27.  The team will collaborate on menu items with Bronx-based culinary collective Ghetto Gastro.  Merging food, fashion, music, … Continue reading “Wolfgang Puck and Ghetto Gastro collab for Oscars Governors Ball”

Oscars will go with three hosts for 94th event

Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will host the 94th Oscars, show producer Will Packer announced today.  This will be the first time hosting the ceremony for each of them.  The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. “This year’s show is all about … Continue reading “Oscars will go with three hosts for 94th event”

Power of the Dog leads 94th Oscar nominations with 12

Emmy-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, The Help) and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, The High Note) announced the 94th Oscar nominations this morning. While Belfast, Dune (10 nominations) and West Side Story leads the pack of films, the top dog honors literally belong to the top dog, Jane Campion’s intense western, The … Continue reading “Power of the Dog leads 94th Oscar nominations with 12”

Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions

So, it comes down to this. Two hundred seventy-six feature films are eligible for a 2021 Oscar nomination, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced. Tomorrow at 5:18 AM PST, 7: 18 AM CST and 8:18 AM EST, Emmy-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, The Help) and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, The High Note) will host the announcement … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Oscar nomination predictions”