Happy Friday, friends! There’s gonna be a lot of Oscar love today, starting with this flashback to the 2006 red carpet. There’s a lot of meh, a lot of pockets, a baby Amy Adams, and a Heath Ledger heartbreaker. (Go Fug Yourself)
Speaking of historical awesomeness from Oscars past, has there ever been a better pairing than Madonna and Michael Jackson? (Lainey)
Thandie Newton wore a shirt listing the names of black women who have been killed by the police in America. Her explanation for it, and for how important the film industry is in changing our collective view of black women (both modern and historical), is a powerful message. (LG)
Amy Adams was going to elope in Las Vegas but got too drunk. Too drunk for Vegas? I didn’t know that was a thing. (Celebitchy)
Is this the greatest pregnancy announcement ever?
My brilliant daughter made this to announce she is expecting their first baby. I'm so excited!! pic.twitter.com/9gWVwSOM9t— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 20, 2016
More Oscars stuff! I’d never realized that this weekend is, historically, a garbage dump for terrible movies. (Film Experience)
There are a lot of questionable entries on this list of the best dressed Oscar attendees of all time, but oh my god Bette Davis. Any dress that isn’t that dress and any human that isn’t her is just doing life wrong. (Mashable)
This major key Imperial March is basically the musical equivalent of telling Darth Vader to “smile more.”
Under all that beard, The Walking Dead’s Jesus is going to be awfully familiar to a lot of you anglophiles. (Uproxx)
How does Ted Cruz look like so many things? How is this possible? (BuzzFeed)
This engineer who worked on the Challenger mission has spent 30 years hating himself, overwhelmed with guilt. Warning: this will break your heart. (Washington Post)
One more: a brutally honest response to those Brutally Honest Oscar Ballots. (THR)
Emmalita did not intend to read Act Like It by Lucy Parker in one morning, but a short expletive filled rant from Mrs. Julien, which is usually convincing enough, along with reviews by Ellepkay, Scootsa1000, alwaysanswerb, and Malin told her it would be worth it. Turns out it was! This many Cannonballers can’t be wrong. (Cannonball Read 8)
Happy Friday! Get out there and make a friend this weekend! Preferably one who will let you read out loud to them as much as you want and never complain about it.