Count University of Southern California communications professor Stacy Smith among the Oscar viewers surprised on Sunday night when Best Actress winner Frances McDormand used the kicker of her barn-burning acceptance speech to introduce the viewing public to the phrase “inclusion rider.” But unlike much of the home audience Googling the phrase, Smith was was well acquainted with the idea—even if she wasn’t ready for McDormand to employ it.
If there’s one thing Oscar presenters can be sure of this year, it’s that the winners’ envelopes will be easier to read than a large-print edition of Reader’s Digest. “This is what the envelope will look like,” stage manager Gary Natoli told presenter Eva Marie Saint, 93, at Oscar rehearsals at the Dolby Theatre Saturday afternoon, handing over a thick black envelope with a category name in a font large enough to see from the front row.
The king of the world’s court was sorely lacking a tailor. At the Oscar ceremony in 1998, Titanic won 11 Academy Awards and tied Ben-Hur for the most wins by a single film in history. Director James Cameron had a lot on his mind that night at the Shrine Auditorium, an evening that was the culmination of years of grueling, nonstop work. With a crew of thousands, a cast of hundreds, and the backing of two studios, his film was among the last honest-to-goodness Hollywood epics of the 20th century.
There is a @LUZZOSBK opening in Studio City walking distance from my house! My days of tolerating ‘good’ LA pizza are over. And don’t even @ me with your ‘But this place IS good’ suggestions, friends, because I’ve tried it and you’re wrong. 🍕 🍕
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".