For the second year in a row, Penn Law’s website has been nominated for a Webby, the “Internet’s highest honor” (which is a real life thing). A Webby is apparently the “leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet” and not what we imagine fans of Charlotte’s Web call themselves. Last year, Penn Law won the People’s Voice Webby Award in the Law category so basically they are killing it. Even we have to admit, the site it pretty. Look at the colors, the scrolling columns, and the tabs- so many tabs! No wonder why they are the ONLY law school nominated in the Law Category. Penn Law, keep doing you, and if you want to support, vote here.
Yale Drama School may have the flawless Best Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong’o as an alumna, but Penn has cause for celebration this post-Oscar Monday. (Maybe not as much cause as Lupita’s brother, though, who got in on the ultimate selfie of all time.)
A big congratulations to Morgan Neville (C’89), director and producer of “20 Feet From Stardom,” the hit film about backup singers that won an Academy Award last night for Best Documentary! His speech was perhaps overshadowed by the legendary Darlene Love, a subject of the movie, slaying an impromptu musical performance, complete with standing-O – but as you can see above, Neville couldn’t be happier. (This went down before John Travolta slayed the iconic Idina Menzel’s name, in a bad way.) Mazel tov, Morg – you join the ranks of our Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winning alumni.
If you don’t live under a rock, you know tonight marks the 84th Annual Academy Awards Ceremony. Can’t wait until Thursday to get some more Street action? Join us at 7:00 p.m. for our second annual Live Blog of the Oscars.
Street will be dishing it out on fashion and films, while also letting our readers give some of their own feedback. Don’t miss out! See it all here at 34st.com.
Well, looks like Penn’s most legally-questionable alcohol delivery startup (what isn’t a startup these days?) finally collapsed, probably because the whole business scheme “broke tons of laws” and “didn’t have a liquor license” and stuff. Looks like you’ll have to get your booze from one of Pennsylvania’s Prohibition-era state-run liquor stores. Sorry, y’all. Pronto, where you at?
In any case, the site indicates that PennDelivers will still be delivering groceries and other items. Snore. Welp, better stock up now for tomorrow.
We like drinking games. We also like getting fancy. Tomorrow marks the 84th annual Academy Awards, otherwise known as the perfect opportunity to do both (without having to deal with SPORTZ–ew). Whether you’re into movies or just looking at sexy people, we recommend you do so to the tune of shots on shots on shots. Plus, what better way to prepare for Spring Break, which, holy tits, is like one week away WUT? Anyway, back to business. Here are the five simple rules that will have you on the floor before you get the chance to spot even a single nip slip:
Sure, the Oscars last night were a showcase of talent, creativity, and the top artistic genius across the film industry. But all of that pales in comparison to the main event of award season: our Penn edition. Join us as we highlight the films around campus we’ve had to suffer through all year. They made us laugh. They made us cry. They made us question reality. Without further ado, we present the winners in the following categories:
Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music Video, Worst Video, Oldie But A Goodie and Best Overall Video.
To the results!
As bloggers (and Tweeters!) and people who hope to one day be employed, we will most definitely be checking out a talk about “New Media’s Impact on Non-Political Journalism” tonight, given by New York Times columnist David Carr. You should too, because new media is exciting, there will be free food, and most importantly, this guy is really awesome! We’ll let the press release prove it:
David Carr writes a column for the Monday Business section of The New York Times which focuses on media issues including print, digital, film, radio and television. He also writes for the Media Decoder blog, a showcase for The Times’s extensive media coverage and a window on how the business of connecting with consumers is changing in the digital age. During awards season he writes a daily blog called The Carpetbagger about the Oscars. In addition, he appears in weekly videos that put a New York spin on the red carpet season.
Street‘s resident film mavens, Julie Steinberg and Jess Spiegelman, have provided us with a comprehensive — and amusing — liveblog of last night’s Oscar ceremony. Whether you watched or not, Julie and Jess’s insights are good for your health.
0:03: Hugh Jackman is singing about human excrement to Kate Winslet. She laughs, but looks kind of uncomfortable.
0:05: Jeez, Anne Hathaway sings too? That girl is annoyingly awesome.
0:19: Penelope Cruz talks about how she used to stay up late to watch the Oscars as a little girl in Spain. The whole Kodak theater says, “Awwwwwww.”
0:23: Any Tina Fey-tigue we might have had is gone. Her presentation with Steve Martin is perfection.
0:31: Slumdog Oscar #1, for Best Adapted Screenplay.
0:32: Someone at the Oscars has a wicked sense of humor: cutting to Angelina while Jennifer Aniston is presenting? Awwwwkward. Read the rest of this entry »