Jose Canseco's Oscar Night Tweets, Illustrated

We've long believed Jose Canseco's Twitter account to have transcended his Earthly realm. (In other words, it's possible somebody else is doing most of the tweeting.) That doesn't mean those tweets aren't still occasionally funny when provided with some context. Here, then, is what Jose Canseco was watching last… » 2/25/13 5:30pm 2/25/13 5:30pm

Seth MacFarlane Wasn't The Worst Oscar Host Ever: In Defense Of A Boob

For Seth MacFarlane's critics, Sunday night was supposed to be the moment we finally got to see the guy get his comeuppance. A "billion" viewers around the world, one of the most prestigious gigs in all of entertainment: As Oscar host, this was his chance to justify his swiftly, perhaps inexplicably, rising star. Or,… » 2/25/13 10:45am 2/25/13 10:45am

Oscar Week: Why Midnight In Paris Should Win Best Picture

Tim Grierson and Will Leitch will be writing regularly on Gawker and Deadspin about movies, starting this week. Yesterday and today, to wrap up the week, we're showering love on our favorite films that are up for Best Picture. Yesterday, Tim Grierson took up the case of The Descendants. Today: Will Leitch argues why… » 2/24/12 11:34am 2/24/12 11:34am

Oscar Week: Why The Descendants Should Win Best Picture

Tim Grierson and Will Leitch will be writing regularly on Gawker and Deadspin about movies, starting this week. Today and tomorrow, we're going to shower love on our favorite films that are up for Best Picture. First up, why we'd be happy if The Descendants won the Oscar. Follow Grierson & Leitch on Twitter for more… » 2/23/12 2:20pm 2/23/12 2:20pm

The Hater's Guide To The 2012 Academy Awards

Ah, the Academy Awards. To give you a firm understanding of just how awful the Oscars are, consider this: This is the only entity in the universe that considers the inclusion of Billy Crystal to be an act of salvation. If they told you they were going to try and fix all the gaping plot holes of The Walking Dead by… » 2/23/12 9:08am 2/23/12 9:08am

Oscar Week: In Defense Of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Tim Grierson and Will Leitch will be writing regularly on Gawker and Deadspin about movies, starting this week. We begin with defending the indefensible: praising the Oscar-nominated movie everyone seems to hate. Today, why you're wrong for hating Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Follow Grierson & Leitch on Twitter » 2/22/12 3:05pm 2/22/12 3:05pm