Weekend News Roundup! An Award A Day


Happy Monday! Here’s our compendium of pop-culture news you may have missed while you were doing more important things over the weekend.

 Whiplash was (deservedly) the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival this year, taking home both the Grand Jury Prize and U.S. Dramatic Competition Audience Award. The film, which stars Miles Teller as an ambitious aspiring jazz drummer and J.K. Simmons as his teacher/torturer, was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics two days after its premiere. Get ready for the J.K. Simmons for Best Supporting Actor Oscar campaign. [Thompson on Hollywood]

• Jonah Hill hosted SNL. His buddy Leonardo DiCaprio stopped by for a Titanic reenactment. Nice elbow patches, Leo. [E!]

• Queen Latifah married a bunch of people at the Grammy Awards, the world’s most romantic wedding location. Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell, Rihanna, JT, Vampire Weekend, Imagine Dragons, and Gary Clark Jr. won some awards. Miley Cyrus stuck out her tongue. Pharrell wore a questionable hat. [MTV]

• Ride Along
continued to dominate the box office with $21.2 million. I, Frankenstein disappointed with $8.3 million. Don’t worry, we still love you, Bill Nighy. [BOM]

• Zach Braff and Mitt Romney sat next to each other on the plane back from Salt Lake City. (Danny Glover was on our plane.) [Page 6]

• Shia LaBeouf’s proposal for a gallery show called #IAMSORRY leaked. It is ridiculous. [THR

• The Director’s Guild of America (or the DGA) also hosted an awards ceremony this weekend, with the top prizes going to Alfonso Cuaron, Steven Soderbergh, Vince Gilligan, and Jehane Noujaim. [EW