Oscars: Rain predicted for 86th Academy Awards as final ceremony preparation … – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukRain has been predicted for the red carpet shenanigans of the upcoming 86th Academy Awards. The latter stages of this week have seen downpours in LA and as a precaution…

Oscars 2014: Take our Best Picture poll – CBS News

CBS NewsNominees for Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards, clockwise, from top left: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “12 Years a…

Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars’ return to tradition mark a TV win? – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMarch 1, 2014, 5:00 a.m.. They’ve tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is…

Oscars 2014: Play bingo and more games while watching the Academy Awards – The Post-Standard

Oscars 2014: Play bingo and more games while watching the Academy AwardsThe Post-StandardAnd our friends at The Star-Ledger have shared a game for everyone to play while watching the Academy…

Oscars Party Guide: 7 Must Haves for Your Academy Awards Bash – E! Online

E! OnlineIt’s almost time for the Academy Awards! To celebrate the star-studded occasion, invite some friends over and kick off Oscar Sunday with your own at-home viewing bash. For tips…

Emmy Rossum Isn’t Scared of Fashion Critics on Oscar Dress – Just Jared Jr.

Just Jared Jr.Emmy also opened up about her Oscar parties dress: “I feel really good about my choice so far. I don’t care about that [fashion critics]. I just pick…

Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – Washington Post

Washington PostLOS ANGELES — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of anticipation. That…

Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ Worth Its Weight in Gold – ABC News

ABC NewsFor a movie to win the Oscar for Best Picture is, of course, an honor. But what’s it worth at the box office? To find out, IBISWorld, an industry…

Oscar contenders pull their weight – Quad City Times

Quad City TimesThe depth of the Academy Awards’ Best Picture nominees makes it tough to pick a probable winner from the pool. Remarkably, while three contenders — “Gravity,” “12 Years…

Ellen DeGeneres hopes ‘to make people happy’ as Oscars host – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsEllen DeGeneres talked to Robin Roberts about the ‘delicate balance’ of hosting the Oscars. When Ellen DeGeneres takes the stage on Sunday as the host of the…

Oscars: What to watch out for – BBC News

BBC NewsThe voting is over. With only one day to go, here’s a look at what this year’s Oscar race could throw up. The Best Picture race is tougher to…

Los Angeles police brace for the Academy Awards – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesIt takes a small army to get Hollywood Boulevard ready for its biggest party of the year: Streets are closed. Lights are set up. Rain canopies are brought…

How Oscar campaigning got political – BBC News

BBC NewsWhen the trophies are handed out at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony they will ostensibly go to those who’ve displayed excellence in the eyes of the membership of the Academy…

‘Barry’ Simon’s grandiose MSA charity event boosted by Bill’s Murray-ment – Las Vegas Sun (blog)

‘Barry’ Simon’s grandiose MSA charity event boosted by Bill’s Murray-mentLas Vegas Sun (blog)Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman (L) and former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman (R) pose for a…

Academy Awards 2014 Preview: ‘Gravity’s’ Alfonso Cuarón likely headed for new … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOscar-watchers and movie fans notice the times when the Best Director winner doesn’t match up with Best Picture. It seems wrong, and out of sync. (When directors…

Cate Blanchett’s Fashion Choices – New York Times

New York TimesBACKGROUND Ms. Blanchett, 44, an Australian, is the rare star to command the utmost respect on both the silver screen and the red carpet. She won several awards…

Check Out Every Best Actress Academy Awards Gown Since 1929 in This … – E! Online

E! OnlineWow! An infographic showing all of the gowns worn by Best Actress winners at the Academy Awards over the years has been created by Mediarun Digital. The awesome image…

18 Jennifer Lawrence Faces We Need to See at the Oscars – Elle

ElleOne thing we’ve come to look forward to during awards season is seeing Jennifer Lawrence’s face on the red carpet. It’s a lovely face in and of itself (just ask…

Oscars 2014: Who will win the Academy Award for best original song? – Reverb (blog)

Reverb (blog)That said, like “Her” itself, it’d be a deviant selection for an Oscar, especially considering U2 and the Lopez’s strong, more traditional entries. Still, the Academy Awards could pull…

<b>Oscars</b> in Party Mode, a Few Days Early – NYTimes.com

By By MELENA RYZIK LOS ANGELES – With Oscar Sunday comes Oscar Party Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Oh and Saturday, too. The flurry of congratulatory activity leading up to…

Oscars 2014: 10 of the all-time best Academy Awards ceremony moments – The Guardian

The GuardianThis is perhaps my favourite Oscar moment ever, and it is from last year: the 85th Academy Awards in 2013. Tellingly, it does not take place up on stage,…

Oscars 2014: how to be just cynical enough to pick the winners – The Guardian

The GuardianEach week before the Oscars, which take place on Sunday, Guardian film reviewer Tom Shone has been breaking down the likely winners at this year’s Academy Awards. Today, his…

Liam Neeson’s ‘Non-Stop’ Battles ‘Son of God’ for Box Office Glory – Variety

Liam Neeson’s ‘Non-Stop’ Battles ‘Son of God’ for Box Office GloryVarietyA pair of saviors battle for box office glory during Oscar weekend, with Universal’s Liam Neeson action-hero pic “Non-Stop” expected…

CTV to Live Stream Academy Awards – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterTORONTO — Canadians will be able to watch the Academy Awards online for the first time ever on Sunday, after the CTV network agreed to unlock the live stream…

Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleLOS ANGELES (AP) — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of…

Oscar Ballot: Vote for the Academy Award Winners! – Variety

VarietyDespite critics’ predictions, we won’t really know the winners of the 2014 Academy Awards until host Ellen DeGeneres and lots of big-name presenters hit the stage of the Dolby Theatre…

Do Oscars matter at the box office anymore? – MarketWatch

MarketWatchMaybe once, but now box–office success depends on a myriad of factors: which movie you’re talking about, who made it, when the studio released it and whether the studio expanded…

Academy Awards show advertising retains a golden aura – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times… are rare in Hollywood — except when it comes to Oscar. During Sunday’s telecast of the 86th Academy Awards, McDonald’s Corp. is set to make its 23rd…

Oscar odds – Las Vegas bookmaker updates his board – SportingNews.com

Oscar odds – Las Vegas bookmaker updates his boardSportingNews.comLAS VEGAS — The last time we talked with Wynn Las Vegas sports book director John Avello about his mock Oscars odds,…

Academy Awards: What do voters look for in a film? – BBC News

BBC NewsOn Sunday night winners of the 86th Academy Awards will be announced in 24 categories. Two Oscar voters – a film director and a sound man – talk about…

Charlize Theron Lays on Sean Penn's Shoulder at Pre-<b>Oscars</b> Party <b>…</b>

By Just Jared Charlize Theron Lays on Sean Penn’s Shoulder at Pre-Oscars Party! Charlize Theron cozies up to her boyfriend Sean Penn while attending a party to celebrate Pharrell Williams…

2014 Academy Awards Predictions – Harvard Press

Harvard PressLupita Nyong’o (left) is a choice for Best Supporting Actress in “12 Years a Slave.” The movie is a favorite for Best Picture, and the screenplay is up for…

17 fun facts about the Academy Awards – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNumber of spokes the reel has: 5 for the 5 original branches of the Academy (writers, technicians, producers, actors and directors). 8. Number of Oscar statuettes created for the…

‘Non-Stop’ and ‘Son of God’ could challenge reign of ‘Lego Movie’ – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe latest Liam Neeson thriller and a New Testament retelling could finally knock over “The Lego Movie” during Oscar weekend as the 3-D animated hit continues to build…

Academy Awards Hall of Shame: Worst Oscar dresses of all time – New York Daily News

Academy Awards Hall of Shame: Worst Oscar dresses of all timeNew York Daily NewsGwyneth Paltrow, 2002. Gwyneth Paltrow showed up to the Academy Awards in 2002 looking like she did…