2016 Oscars

The Season’s Top TV Shows on Twitter Include Walking Dead, Super Bowl and Fuller House

The most-watched show of the 2015-16 season in the 18-49 demo—The Walking Dead—also topped the Twitter TV charts for the third straight year.

The Oscars Draws Its Smallest 18- to 49-Year-Old Audience in at Least 20 Years

Finding out how Oscars host Chris Rock would address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy didn't prove to be enough of a draw for audiences Sunday night. Just 34.4 million total viewers tuned into the 88th Academy Awards on ABC, according to Nielsen's final ratings for Sunday night.

Samsung’s First Galaxy S7 Ads Are Dorky, Endearing and Packed With Perfect Cameos

Today's best celebrity ad appearances include a healthy dose of self-mockery, and Samsung might have just set the bar with its new Galaxy S7 spots from Wieden + Kennedy. Hard to miss during Sunday night's Oscars telecast, the new campaign features three fast-moving and detail-rich ads, anchored by an anthem spot called "Why?" that features a cavalcade of unexpected celebrity appearances. 

How Chris Rock Turned Girl Scout Cookies Into the Oscars’ Biggest Brand Winner

While most people watching Sunday night's Oscars knew host Chris Rock would come up with a hilarious, cutting response to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy—and weren't disappointed—no one expected that he would engineer the

Total Beauty Offers $10,000 to Charity After Mixing Up Black Stars on Race-Fueled Oscars Night

There's never a good time for a beauty site to publicly mix up two of Hollywood's top black celebrities, but last night's Oscars was an especially poor moment. Amid an evening largely defined by frequent racial-inequality discussion, both on stage and online, a site called Total Beauty tweeted an image of Whoopi Goldberg with the caption, "We had no idea Oprah was tatted, and we love it." "@KennyCoble: This tweet is going to live forever, @TotalBeauty. #OscarsSoWhite pic.twitter.com/y2eSdii6w1" wow — Kiki Fox (@iamlegend924) February 29, 2016 Promptly mocked and parodied for the flub, the site deleted its tweet (along with a later post that confused Good Morning America's Lara Spencer for Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte) and posted an apology:

Kohl’s Had an Oscar Night to Remember With Its Funny Lip-Dub Acceptance Speech Ads

A few days ago, Anomaly debuted the first spot in its Kohl's Oscars campaign, which took a snippet of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s 1997 acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor ... and put it in the mouth of a dad who just won the pick of movie night.  On Sunday night, we got to see the other three ads that accompany that one, featuring other acceptance speeches in less sparkly contexts. 

Can Chris Rock Win an Emmy for the Oscars?

Chris Rock's hilarious, poignant opening Oscars monologue was one for the ages, but there's no guarantee that he'll win an Emmy—or even be nominated for one—in September for his work.

Cadillac Ditches ‘Generic Backdrops’ and Other Car Ad Clichés in Its Oscars Spots

Luxury car ads are stuck in a sea of sameness: An SUV plows through the snow; a sedan navigates a twisting mountain road before zooming across a bridge. But Cadillac is ditching those tropes in the ads it's debuting during Sunday's Academy Awards.

How FiveThirtyEight Adapted Its Election Model to Predict the Next Oscar Winners

FiveThirtyEight, the ESPN-owned data-driven news site, has become famous for its accuracy in predicting the outcomes of the past two presidential elections.