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Jerry Seinfeld Wanted Chris Rock to Parody Oscars Slap in ‘Unfrosted’

Jerry Seinfeld Wanted Chris Rock to Parody Oscars Slap in ‘Unfrosted’

[ad_1] Jerry Seinfeld wanted Chris Rock to parody Will Smith slapping him at the 2022 Oscars for his Netflix movie Unfrosted. While appearing on Dana Carvey and David Spade’s podcast Fly on the Wall this week, Seinfeld said he initially wanted to cast Rock in the role as the host of the Bowl & Spoon Awards, which eventually went to Cedric the Entertainer. “We shot that right after the Will Smith slap,” Seinfeld said. “I was going to have somebody come up on the stage and have Chris punch ’em out as they got there.” However, Rock “wasn’t up to perform” the parody of the incident. “He was a little shook from that event,” Seinfeld explained. “That was what that scene was going to be, but Cedric saved the day.” When Seinfeld asked Spade and Carvey if they thought the scene would’ve been funny with Rock, the hosts confirmed that it didn’t need the comedian. “Without the Will Smith thing, I think it’s funny. There’s still kind of a residual darkness around that moment,” opined …

Jerry Seinfeld asked Chris Rock to parody Will Smith Oscars slap in ‘Unfrosted,’ but Rock was still ‘shook’

Jerry Seinfeld asked Chris Rock to parody Will Smith Oscars slap in ‘Unfrosted,’ but Rock was still ‘shook’

[ad_1] Jerry Seinfeld revealed during a recent interview on the “Fly on the Wall” podcast that he wanted Chris Rock to parody the infamous Oscars slap in his feature directorial debut “Unfrosted,” which recently premiered on Netflix. The issue was that Seinfeld filmed the comedy movie not long after the March 2022 Oscars, and Rock was allegedly feeling too “shook” to be able to perform in the movie. “The other thing I wanted to do that I almost did was Chris Rock was going to be the emcee of the Bowl & Spoon Awards — and we shot that right after the Will Smith slap,” Seinfeld explained. “I was going to have somebody come up on the stage and have Chris punch ’em out as they got there.” “Unfrosted” is loosely based on the true story of the creation of Pop-Tarts. Set in 1963, it tracks the rivalry between cereal companies Kellogg’s and Post as they compete to have the breakfast pastry hit the market first. Seinfeld stars in the movie opposite Melissa McCarthy, Jim Gaffigan, Max Greenfield, Hugh …

‘It was terrifying – but screw it’: the director who had to disown her film to qualify for the Oscars | Film

‘It was terrifying – but screw it’: the director who had to disown her film to qualify for the Oscars | Film

[ad_1] The director Amanda Nell Eu has always been a bit of a rebel, she says over video chat from her home in Kuala Lumpur. “When I was a teenager, I was sometimes labelled a monster by my parents and teachers. I probably wasn’t the most obedient child.” Now Eu has turned the horrors of puberty into an actual horror movie. Tiger Stripes is her feature debut, a funny and political film with a whopping air punch of girl power. Set in a conservative Muslim school, it mixes body horror with Mean Girls energy and a sprinkle of Malaysian folklore. Eu cast her trio of leading girls during lockdown, putting adverts on Instagram and searching through TikTok profiles: “Schools were shut, everything was shut.” Zafreen Zairizal plays 12-year-old Zaffan, a rebel who is constantly yanking off her headscarf and daringly wears a bra to school. Zaffan’s body is changing: hairs sprout and spots erupt. Then, when she becomes the first girl in class to get her period, she’s ostracised by her two best friends. “You’re …

Annual Member Survey Shows Record Levels of Approval

Annual Member Survey Shows Record Levels of Approval

[ad_1] The present incarnation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has received a ringing endorsement from its members, according to the results of an annual member survey shared by the Academy with its members on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Eighty-seven percent of members have a positive feeling about the Academy and 84 percent of members gave the most recent Oscars telecast a positive rating, levels of approval never before attained in the history of the survey (which was previously conducted in 2020, 2022 and 2023, and which was conducted this year in the immediate aftermath of the Oscars). To some degree, these results may be reflective of a period of relative calm for the Academy after years of drama — from #OscarsSoWhite to Envelopegate to “The Slap Heard Round the World,” not to mention a global pandemic and an industry-wide strike. But beyond the general “feelings” questions, the data suggests that members are also satisfied with the specific operations and mission of the Academy. For instance, members seem aligned with the …

Emma Stone Wants You To Call Her “Emily”

Emma Stone Wants You To Call Her “Emily”

[ad_1] Emma Stone has two Oscars, two Golden Globes, and countless iconic roles. She just wants one more thing: for people to call her by her actual, birth name. Born Emily Jean Stone in 1988, the actor said in 2017 that she was compelled to choose a different moniker as a teen. “My real name is Emily Stone, but when I started acting, that name was already taken by another actress, so I had to come up with a different one.” (Actors’ union SAG-AFTRA requires each member to have a unique working name.) “For a 16-year-old, picking a new name is an interesting prospect.” But “Emma” wasn’t her first choice. A look at Stone’s IMDB page shows that her early aughts credits, for appearances on shows such as Medium, were under the name “Riley Stone.” That lasted about six months, she said in an interview with W. “I did a guest spot on Malcolm in the Middle, and one day they were like, ‘Riley! Riley!’ and I had no idea who they were talking to.” …

Nicole Kidman’s drastic appearance change – and how it won her an Oscar

Nicole Kidman’s drastic appearance change – and how it won her an Oscar

[ad_1] Nicole Kidman has frequently been considered one of the top actors of her generation ever since she broke into the mainstream with ’90s classics like Days of Thunder, Batman Forever, and To Die For. In 2002, the now 56-year-old star received her first shot at acclaim when she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for Moulin Rouge, and just the following year, won for The Hours. However, while much of the discourse surrounding her nomination and eventual win centered on her talent, a lot of it zeroed in on one major transformation – the nose. VIDEO: Nicole Kidman’s latest Oscar-nominated transformation for “Being the Ricardos” The decision was costume maker Ann Roth’s to provide Nicole with a prosthetic nose to not only transform her into English author Virginia Woolf for the 2002 Stephen Daldry film, but to conduct a de-glamming of sorts. At the time, the process of a traditionally beautiful actress “de-glamming” was a major trend that permeated the Hollywood machine and Oscar races, from Charlize Theron in Monster to …

Emma Stone Reacts To Rumor She Called Jimmy Kimmel A ‘Prick’ At The Oscars

Emma Stone Reacts To Rumor She Called Jimmy Kimmel A ‘Prick’ At The Oscars

[ad_1] Emma Stone is finally addressing her recent viral moment at the Oscars. The Poor Things star is used to being on camera but had no idea she got caught reacting to a joke about it during the ceremony, that her inaudible comment went viral — or led online sleuths to speculate she called host Jimmy Kimmel a “prick” for it. After a Poor Things montage aired as part of the broadcast, Emma appeared annoyed when the evening’s host joked: “Those were all the parts of Poor Things that we’re allowed to show on TV.” In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on Wednesday, however, she cleared things up. “Did he upset me?” Emma asked her interviewer, The Curse co-star Nathan Fielder, who clarified that “some people” thought she had insulted Jimmy. “No! I didn’t call him a prick,” she said. “What did I say? I didn’t call him a prick. I wasn’t upset with him at all. I’ll have to look that up.” Jimmy Kimmel Bruce Glikas via Getty Images “I’m near-unoffendable,” Emma …

Emma Stone reacts to reports she called Jimmy Kimmel a vulgar word at the Oscars

Emma Stone reacts to reports she called Jimmy Kimmel a vulgar word at the Oscars

[ad_1] Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse Loughrey Get our The Life Cinematic email for free Emma Stone has denied calling Jimmy Kimmel a “pr***” after the Oscars host joked about her film Poor Things. The actor, 35, went on to win the Best Actress prize at this year’s Academy Awards for her starring role as Bella Baxter in the surreal comedy from director Yorgos Lanthimos. At the start of the evening, Kimmel had shown a short compilation of clips from the film before joking, in reference to the film’s frequent sexual depictions: “Those were all the parts of Poor Things we’re allowed to show on TV.” Footage then captured Stone turning to say something to her husband, Dave McCary, and fans later speculated that she had muttered the word “pr***”. Asked about the moment by The Hollywood Reporter, Stone said: “No! I didn’t call him a pr***.” She added: “What did I say? I didn’t call him a pr***. I wasn’t upset with him …

Oscars 2025 Changes Rules, Special Awards, Campaign Protocols

Oscars 2025 Changes Rules, Special Awards, Campaign Protocols

[ad_1] As the film awards industrial complex reemerges from a brief hibernation following the 96th Oscars and begins thinking about the 97th, which will take place on March 2, 2025, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences‘ board of governors has announced updated awards rules and campaign promotional regulations — as well as changes to some of the special honors that are presented at the organization’s annual Governors Awards ceremony and its annual Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony. Here is a brief overview of what’s changing… The Academy is taking on a more prominent role in the fight to save movie theaters Per usual, films will have to be released during the 2024 calendar year to be eligible — but the means by which they must be released will change slightly from recent years. As the pandemic continues to subside, drive-in theaters will no longer be a means of qualification for Oscars eligibility. Instead, films can only qualify by screening for one week in a brick-and-mortar theater in Los Angeles County, New York City, the …