One of the West Memphis Three: From prison to Oscars
February 26th, 2012
06:38 PM ET

One of the West Memphis Three: From prison to Oscars

As "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" director Joe Berlinger phrased it on the red carpet for the Academy Awards Sunday, it certainly wasn't "a typical day for a documentary maker, or a guy who was in prison seven months ago."

The guy Berlinger's referring to is Jason Baldwin, one of the West Memphis Three who was released from prison after 18 years last August, and the subject of Berlinger's "Paradise Lost 3" documentary with Bruce Sinofsky.

All three arrived at the Oscars on Sunday, with Baldwin especially taken aback by the transition his life has taken.

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Filed under: Awards Season • Oscars 2012
A sheepish Wolf(e) in fancy clothing
February 26th, 2012
05:22 PM ET

A sheepish Wolf(e) in fancy clothing

Oscar Sunday is here, and both the stars and the folks who cover them are busy getting ready for the swanky ceremony.

I’ve covered eight years of red carpets now, noting countless fashion hits and misses in the process, but this year I'm joining the well-dressed fray thanks to a ticket to attend the Academy Awards and the Governor’s Ball.

I felt like Charlie with the golden ticket to Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, but there was a problem: The wrinkle for me lay in the dress.

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How a little black Oscars dress went green
Valentina Delfino, Missi Pyle and Birgit Muller pose during a fitting.
February 26th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

How a little black Oscars dress went green

Of all the outfits that will be worn on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, the one Missi Pyle will be wearing may arguably become one of the most influential. That's because the chic little number could set a new eco-friendly trend.

The gown is the winner of the third annual Red Carpet Green Dress design contest, a competition dreamed up by Suzy Amis Cameron (the wife of "Avatar" and "Titanic" director James Cameron), an ardent environmentalist.

Pyle, who co-stars in the best picture nominee “The Artist,” told CNN she committed to wearing the gown even before seeing the finished version.

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