Oscar Coverage: 83rd Academy Awards Red Carpet Views

We’re so excited that Mingle Media TV Network got to be on the Red Carpet at this year’s Oscars. It was an amazing experience and one that we have been sharing with you this past week. We have some videos to share with you but thought I’d share some eye candy with you from some of the photos.

Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo

Yes – I am posting some of my favorites up – but you can chime in and let us know which were your favorites on the Red Carpet.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Very gracious and spoke to almost all the press on the carpet… Celine Dion!

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Love Christian Bale – but not the beard… a girl can dream, can’t she?

Christian Bale
Christian Bale

LOVED the King’s Speech and so happy the best actor went to Colin Firth… oh and I love him too.

Colin Firth
Colin Firth

Thought Gwyneth Paltrow Rocked the red carpet in this liquid silver dress…

Nicole Kidman was talking to all the press – so sweet.

Anne Hathaway looked amazing. Love RED.

Jennifer Lawrence – rocked the red and looked flawless.

Melissa Leo – what can I say – next time…. FRAK is the word! Congrats to her for winning!!

Hugh Jackman – do I really need to say it? So hot.

Mark Wahlberg – you will always be Marky Mark to me in that underwear ad… and you have tapped into your talent and I’m sure you’re mom is so proud of you (and Donnie – he rocks too).

Finally – Reece Witherspoon – you are so beautiful – loved your dress!!

Okay – wait for the video – cause you know that’s how we do it…

Stay tuned.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

 

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

 

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

 

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

 

 

 

 

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

“The Walking Dead” Walks Away with 6 Saturn Award Nominations

Why did we pick this as the lead into the post? Well, for one, we’re big sci-fi geeks here at Mingle Media TV and two we loved AMC’s “The Walking Dead” series! Congratulations to Frank Darabont for receiving 6 nominations! We got to speak with Michael Rooker, who was one of the characters (living) that you loved to hate this week at the Italia Film Festival at Grauman’s Theatre. Here’s a little about what he had to say:

So if you’re not familiar with The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films – well, you’re in for a treat as this is their 37th Annual Saturn Awards nomination announcement and leading the charge is Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller “Inception” with 9 nominations. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow at the Oscar’s as Inception is also nominated for Best Picture.

More nominee’s are: Overture/Relativity Media’s “Let Me In” and Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” downloaded 7 nominations apiece, Clint Eastwood’s thought-provoking “Hereafter” received 6, while “Alice in Wonderland,” “Black Swan,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Shutter Island” earned 5 nominations each .

Warner Bros. Pictures leads the pack with 23 nominations from 6 films, including “Clash of the Titans,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Hereafter,” “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” “Splice,” and “Inception.”


Also with strong showings were Paramount (lead by “Shutter Island,” and “Iron Man 2″) and Walt Disney Studios (lead by “Tron: Legacy,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Toy Story 3″) with 16 and 14 nominations, respectively.
Fox Searchlight and Universal earned 10 nominations apiece, followed by Overture/Relativity Media (7),  20th Century Fox (6), Summit Entertainment (5), DreamWorks Animation and Marvel Films (each with 4), while Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures and Sony Pictures scored 3 nominations each.
Of Special note, is Kino Lorber’s release of Fritz Lang’s ground-breaking 84-year-old classic, The Complete Metropolis” which was nominated for Best International Film and Best Music.
TV Categories
In the television categories, Frank Darabont’s zombie-drama “The Walking Dead” (AMC) came to life with 6 nominations.   “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Lost” (ABC) and “Fringe” (Fox) tied with 5 nominations.  “Leverage” (TNT), “True Blood” (HBO) earned 4 apiece, followed by “Dexter” (Showtime) and “V” (ABC) with 3 and  “The Closer” (TNT), “Smallville” (CW), and Spartacus: Blood and Sand” (Starz) with 2.

About the Academy

The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize genre entertainment.  Over the years, the Academy has expanded their reach to include other film genres.  The organization also recognizes excellence in television and home entertainment.  Robert Holguin presently serves as President of the 39 year old organization.

The 37th Annual Saturn Awards will take place this June in Burbank, California.

Behind The Red Carpet: Road to the Oscars from the RNSH Style Hollywood 83rd Academy Awards Beauty Suite

Our coverage of the first Oscar’s gifting suite for Day 2 of Behind the Red Carpet: Road to the Oscars

Mingle Media TV Network and Kristyn Burtt were invited to come out to the The L’ Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills today for the special unveiling of the one-of-a-kind, Black Swan handbag created by Timmy Woods, celebrity handbag designer.

Timmy Woods Celebrity Handbags: One-of-a-Kind Black Swan Handbag

Timmy Woods Celebrity Handbags: One-of-a-Kind Black Swan Handbag

As with most gifting suites, celebrities are pampered and get beauty treatments in preparation for the big night as well as bejeweled by celebrity jewelry designer, Amyn the Jeweler.

Celebrity Handbag Designer TIMMY WOODS has created a one of a kind BLACK SWAN handbag that she will be unveiling along with celebrity ballerina’s Nadya and Golden Koscuik who train stars such as Penelope Cruz, Emmy Rossem, Brittany Murphy to name a few film stars. PLUS THE LEGENDARY HANSENS CAKES BEVERLY HILLS along with Amyn the Jeweler from Jewlery on 7th will unveil the most expensive baby cake ever made in honor of Ms. Natalie Portman’s baby.

Timmy Woods Celebrity Handbags

Timmy Woods Celebrity Handbags

Celebrity gifting suites are not just about the celebrities, for the past 15 years, (RNSH founder) Neal and his wife have produced the most talked about gifting suites and have selected as this year’s charity, ONEMAMA, a non-profit organization, www.onemama.org to receive a donation of $15,000.00 from their gifting suites. OneMama is helping impoverished women deliver babies safely and receive proper media care & bringing medical care to pregnant women in Africa, Women in late term pregnancy travel by foot in Africa for miles in order to give birth with a midwife they trust. At times a single midwife nurtures all of the mothers and infants of an entire community this quite literally being one mother for all “ONEMAMA.” OneMama’s pilot program in Uganda consists of a building, solar medical clinic where midwives can provide safe post and prenatal care to their patients as well as teach about family planning OneMama will reach 250 communities around the globe in the years to come. As celebrities come to the RNSH suite they will be helping bring attention to ONEMAMA by signing ONEMAMA T-shirts which the organization will auction off.

Style Hollywood (RNSH) Academy Awards Ultimate Beauty Suite

Style Hollywood (RNSH) Academy Awards Ultimate Beauty Suite

We’d like to thank the Roger Neal Style Hollywood Academy Awards Beauty Suite for the invitation. For video interview coverage of this event, please visit the Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV.

You’re Invited to Send Your Questions to be Answered on the Oscar’s Pre-show “Oscars Red Carpet Live”

If you’re a social media user i.e. Twitter – then be sure to follow @TheAcademy and if you’re on Facebook – LIKE their page http://www.facebook.com/TheAcademy. Then submit your questions via Twitter or Facebook for possible inclusion in the “Oscars Red Carpet LIVE” show right before the 83rd Academy Awards show on Sunday. Fan questions, answers and photos will be posted throughout Oscar Night® on Oscar.com, the Academy’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.

So who’s gonna get the questions you ask? Robin Roberts from Good Morning America, Tim Gunn from Project Runway (and Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne), Krista Smith the West Coast editor for Vanity Fair and Maria Menounos a special correspondent for Access Hollywood.

If you want to ask a specific question on Twitter to one of the above co-hosts then tweet your questions using the celebrity name with hash tags #ask #Oscars. It will be interesting to see how the outsourced service of collecting and selecting Facebook posts and tweets go, as there will be millions watching and who knows how many tweeting and Facebooking!!

Oh, the company who is doing the outsourced social “curation” is called Mass Relevance out of Austin TX. Check them out online – they have an interesting story and what looks like a high powered tool to help large events harness the conversations about them.

More about “Oscars Red Carpet Live”  - it’s a 90-minute show providing viewers with an expanded red carpet experience featuring interviews with nominees, presenters and guests as well as behind the scenes glimpses into the Oscars® on the ABC Television Network at 4 p.m. PT.

JD / MMTVN Producer at the Kodak Theatre

JD / MMTVN Producer at the Kodak Theatre Checking out the Prep for the Oscars

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Did I mention – Mingle Media TV Network will be covering from the Red Carpet at the Kodak Theatre? Oh, well, here’s our producer, JD, at the Theatre yesterday after picking his credentials up – doesn’t he look excited?? Wait til you see him in a tuxedo from Elite Tuxedos in Westwood.

In Honor of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar History

The Oscar statuette is the copyrighted property of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the statuette and the phrases "Academy Award(s)" and "Oscar(s)" are registered trademarks under the laws of the United States and other countries.

The Oscar Statuette

Officially named the Academy Award® of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar, however, the origins of which aren’t clear. A popular story circulating about the nickname was that Margaret Herrick, Academy librarian, thought it resembled her Uncle Oscar and then the Academy staff began calling it Oscar. It wasn’t until the the sixth Awards presentation in 1934, that Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky actually used the name in his column in reference to Katharine Hepburn’s first Best Actress win. The Academy didn’t officially use the nickname until 1939.

Oscar stands 13 1/2 inches tall and weighs a robust 8 1/2 pounds. The design of the statuette has never changed from its original conception however the base did change until 1945 when that became standardized.

First Oscar Presentation

Just after the movies started being “talkies” the first Academy Awards were handed out on May 16th 1929 in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with 270 people in attendance.

The Academy President, Douglas Fairbanks, handed out the statuettes.

Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks

Fairbanks was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). He was also a very astute businessman, and was a founding member of United Artists. Back then the award recipients knew 3 months ahead of the ceremony. However, that changed as the next decade the newspapers were given advance notice for publication the night before at 11 PM before the awards. This changed again and in 1940 the LA Times announced the winners ahead of the approved time so the Academy adopted the sealed-envelope system and this is the method of announcing the winners that are used today.

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

The Academy Awards started out at banquet affairs but with the increased attendance and WWII made it impractical as the presentation ceremonies moved to a theatre setting. The 16th Academy Awards was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and was covered by network radio to be broadcast overseas for American GIs. The Awards move from Grauman’s to the Shrine Auditorium to the Melrose Avenue Theatre and then moved to the Pantages Theatre.

It was on March 19, 1953 that the Academy Awards was first televised with Bob Hope as a master of ceremonies and was broadcast on NBC-TV and radio network. In 1961 the Awards moved to Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and changed to ABC-TV Network.

Color broadcasts started in 1966 and from 1971 – 1975 NBC-TV carried the broadcasts again. The Awards show moved back to ABC-TV in 1976 and will continue through 2014 under the current contract. (HOT NEWS: just in today 2/24/2011: ABC just received an extension to their contract for another six years through 2020.)

Kodak Theatre

Kodak Theatre

There were more venue changes from 1969 going from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the LA County Music Center until 1987 when they returned back to the Shrine Auditorium. The venue switched back and forth between these two sites over the next twelve years and have been held at the Kodak Theatre since 2002.

Statuettes Awarded

The first year there were 15 statuettes awarded (14 to men and one to Janet Gaynor, Best Actress). The second year it was reduced to seven but thereafter the number of winners and categories grew steadily. In 1934 the Academy signed with Price Waterhouse to tabulate and ensure the secrecy of the results. This years ballots are going to be tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (new name adopted in 1998).

There were only three times that the Academy Awards did not go off as scheduled:

  • 1938 Floods – Delayed the ceremony one week
  • 1968 Postponed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr who had been assassinated
  • 1981 Postponed 24 hours due to the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan

One more fun fact – attendance at the Academy Awards ceremony is by invitation only and no tickets are available for the public.

Follow Mingle Media TV’s Oscar coverage here at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

Hollywood Boulevard Closure Tonight 10 PM to Prepare for Oscar Prep

JAMES FRANCO, ANNE HATHAWAY

James Franco, Anne Hathaway Hots of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

To prepare for this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards with the construction of press risers, installing fan bleachers and the pre-show stages along the Oscar red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning tonight at 10 p.m. reopening at 6 a.m. Monday only to close again at 10 p.m. and stay closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

If you’re new to LA, and use public transportation to get around, you need to know that the MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 26, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 28 and then it will resume it’s regular schedule.

It’s not just the roads that get closed down, it’s also the side streets and sidewalks. You can get details of the closures from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices, at Navigate Hollywood.com, and on the Academy’s website at www.oscars.org/closures.

Be sure to save the date for this years Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

 

Street Closures for the Oscars

Street Closures for the Oscars

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.

Who’s Your Pick for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards? Who Will Win an Oscar?

We wanted to share the OFFICIAL online Oscar ballot with you and a link where you can vote online for your choice for this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Just click here and go to this link and click on each of the 24 categories to make your selections. Happy voting!click to pick your oscar choice

83rd Academy Awards, Oscar Envelope

83rd Academy Awards, Oscar Envelope

About this year’s official Oscar envelopes and announcement cards:

Marc Friedland was selected to design new envelopes and announcement cards bearing the names of Oscar winners at the 83rd Academy Awards.

And the Oscar goes to

and the Oscar goes to ...

 

Imagine the suspense as the presenters are standing their with the official envelope – ready to open it and announce…

“and the Oscar goes to…”

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out: OSCAR ALL ACCESS

Oscar All Access is a new premium service that gives Oscar fans the ultimate view of Hollywood’s biggest night starting with the Red Carpet and then after at the Governor’s Ball. The price is $4.99 and will get you behind the scenes access including their new “360 cam” technology where you can direct your own Oscar experience with just the touch of a mouse. Click here to find out more about this new experience for uber fans!

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.