Lady Gaga Didn’t Win The Oscar, But She Still Won

By now a thousand think pieces and recaps have been posted online reacting to the Oscars. Some have already moved on and closed the book. By tomorrow morning, the Academy Awards news cycle will be over, and people will be finding new things to discuss.

I, however, have not stopped thinking about Lady Gaga’s performance of “Til It Happens To You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground. It’s a moment that, as a survivor of abuse, I will continue thinking about for the rest of my life.

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Taylor Swift Ignores #FreeKesha To Announce Her New Single

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the tragic situation with Kesha. She was denied by a judge yesterday to leave her recording contract with Sony, and  work away from longtime producer Dr. Luke. This is just one of several suits the singer/songwriter finds herself in, but they all link to her trying to find artistic freedom away from Luke, who she alleges sexually, mentally and emotionally abused her over a period of several years.

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We Need To Talk About Sarah Paulson

Though she’s absolutely killing it on American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson, people know who Sarah Paulson is from her work on the creepy American Horror Story, and rightfully so. What the actress does on that show is so electric, that she can make even the most unwatchable moments (I’m looking at you Freak Show) seem compelling. Even when the show’s Queen Bee Jessica Lange faltered or chewed the scenery just a bit too much, Paulson was always there to reign her, and the show, back in.

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Awards Season Double Standards: The Curious Case Of Leonardo DiCaprio

It seems as if this is the year that Leonardo DiCaprio will win that (seemingly) elusive Academy Awards.

When it was announced that DiCaprio was leading the cast of Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s follow up to Birdman, he surged to the top of everyone’s Best Actor predictions. The fact that Birdman netted the top awards at last year’s ceremony (Best Picture and Director, to name a few) only cemented those chances, it seemed. Contenders have come and gone, but it’s Leo who seems to be destined for a win.

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