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What You Need To Know About Last Night’s Oscars Debacle

Many viewers were left wondering about the sequence of events that led to the initial erroneous declaration of ‘La La Land’ as the Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards Sunday instead of the real winner, ‘Moonlight’. The Onion breaks down what you need to know about this fiasco.

Brad Pitt Sidelined 6 To 8 Weeks With Red Carpet Toe

LOS ANGELES—Saying doctors strongly recommended that he stay off the injured foot, representatives for Brad Pitt confirmed to reporters Sunday that the actor was sidelined six to eight weeks with a case of red carpet toe.

The Onion’s 2017 Oscar Picks

The 89th Academy Awards features a more diverse slate of film and actor nominees than in past years, though the ceremony could still field #OscarsSoWhite criticism. Here are The Onion’s picks for who should take home the coveted Oscar statuettes:
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Original Kermit Donated To Smithsonian

Last week, Jane Henson, widow of Jim Henson, donated 10 Muppets to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, including the original Kermit. Here are some of the other things donated to the museum in the past six months:

  • Original bar napkin script of Unfit For Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry
  • Pelt of third Benji, to complete collection
  • Preserved snowball hurled at Santa Claus during halftime of the Dec. 15, 1968 Philadelphia Eagles game
  • Cup, chewing tobacco used by Lucille Ball
  • Sunglasses case of recent Smithsonian patron Melinda St. Clair
  • The arm that the hand from The Addams Family came off of
  • Some of the lesser-known letters from the original Wheel Of Fortune
  • Nearly complete skeleton of adult male Don Knotts
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