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The Carpetbagger’s 2014 Oscar Predictions – New York Times

New York TimesFor the first time in years, even the most seasoned awards watchers are sweating the best-picture race, an unusually tight contest that could end with either Alfonso CuarĂ³n’s space epic, “Gravity,” or Steve McQueen’s period drama, “12 Years a Slave,” as the …Soggy Weather Could Spill Onto Oscars Red CarpetNBCNews.comDistinctly different Oscar nominees […]

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Oscars 2014: The 18 Things You’re Most Likely to See at This Year’s Academy … – Moviefone

MoviefoneThe Golden Globes let children of Hollywood stars pass out the statuettes. At the Academy Awards, however, that duty goes to student filmmakers who competed for the honor by submitting their own projects. Not sure if this is another sop to youth appeal …Oscars 2014: Winners, Speeches, Videos and LIVE Updates for the Academy …PolicyMicA […]

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Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNearly three-quarters of a century before the film “12 Years a Slave,” a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939’s “Gone With the Wind …Oscars: 6 Things We Can’t Wait To SeeAccess HollywoodOscar fashion: Hits […]

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Oscars pit gravitas of ‘Slave’ against pull of ‘Gravity’ – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – To historian Brenda Stevenson, a scholar on American slavery, “12 Years a Slave” is a masterful cinematic work that achieves more than any other film on slavery, so worthy that she plans to screen it in classes at her university, …Academy Awards 2014: Nominees before they were famousNew York Daily NewsTop […]

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Oscar Disconnect: Top Box Office Movies Earned 4x More than Nominated Movies – NewsBusters (blog)

Oscar Disconnect: Top Box Office Movies Earned 4x More than Nominated MoviesNewsBusters (blog)But just one (“Gravity”) of the top 10 box office films was nominated for Best Picture. Some of the other Best Picture nominees read like caricatures of liberal and licentious Hollywood products. There’s the anti-Catholic “Philomena.” “The Dallas … …read more Source: Movie […]

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Oscar Nominated Documentary ‘The Square’ Takes on Political Life of Its Own – TIME

Oscar Nominated Documentary ‘The Square’ Takes on Political Life of Its OwnTIMEEarlier this month, Ukrainian protesters braved sub-zero temperatures in Kiev’s Maidan square and saw a dubbed version of the movie. The viewing took place amid escalating tensions between the opposition camped out in Maidan—the Ukrainian word for … and more …read more Source: Kiev […]

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Predicting the Oscars 2014: Insiders’ knowledge put to the test – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — It’s that time again, time to pull out the ballots and read the tea leaves and see who’s going to take home the trophies at Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards. Will it be “12 Years a Slave”? Leonardo DiCaprio? “Let It Go” from “Frozen”? Oscar forecasting is …Oscars 2014: For many, ’12 Years […]

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Could ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ mark end of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar drought? – Greensboro News & Record

Greensboro News & RecordActor Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for three other Academy Awards, starting with a supporting actor bid for playing a teen with autism in the 1993 drama “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” This year, with his Oscar nomination for “The Wolf of Wall Street …Global Green party kicks off Oscar weekEl Paso Inc. […]

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Is This The Year Leonardo DiCaprio Is Finally Honored With An Oscar? – Contactmusic.com

Contactmusic.comDespite being nominated for an Academy-Award three times before, Leonardo DiCaprio has never been victorious, but many believe his most recent portrayal in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is enough for the 39 year-old to earn an Oscar for Best Actor. Leonardo …MEET THE REAL WOLF OF WALL STREETBoston.comOscars predictions: McConaughey, DiCaprio battle for Best […]

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Box-Office Preview: Can ‘Son of God’ Crucify ‘Non-Stop’? – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterHowever, Christian films aren’t as easy to track, hence Son of God could open anywhere between $14 million and $30 million, according to box–office observers. If it comes in on the high end, it could beat Oscar weekend’s other new entry, Liam Neeson …Mark Burnett on ‘Son of God’ Box Office: ‘A Billion People […]

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No respect: Why the Oscars ignore films about young people – CNN

CNN(CNN) — When people talk about the cinematic geniuses of the 1980s, one name invariably comes up — John Hughes. For young people growing up then and even today, the writer-director’s name conjures up memories of unforgettable films. From “Sixteen …Porn Stars Predict Who Will Win The Academy AwardsTIMEBiggest hurdle for Oscar contenders is getting […]

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National Enquirer apologizes over Philip Seymour Hoffman ‘gay lover’ story – CNN

CNN(CNN) — The media got it wrong when it came to reporting about actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, the late Oscar winner’s friend said Wednesday in an exclusive broadcast interview on CNN’s “New Day.” Not only did the reporting inaccurately depict …Philip Seymour Hoffman libel suit settledMiamiHerald.comPhilip Seymour Hoffman’s friend settles libel suit, creates playwriting […]

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Academy Awards 2014 Preview: Jared Leto is sure thing for Best Supporting … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsBut it’s also due to the fact that Leto’s turn is a classic Oscar role, containing echoes of John Lithgow in “The World According to Garp,” William Hurt in “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and Jaye Davidson in “The Crying Game.” PHOTOS: ACADEMY AWARDS …Jared Leto Invites Mom to the Oscars, Shares […]

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Oscars 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio and a series of unfortunate Oscar years – NDTV

NDTVLeonardo DiCaprio is one of the most famous and beloved members of the twilight zone peopled by actors whose greatness is acknowledged and celebrated by everybody except the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Just like Peter O’Toole (who …Luxury Oscar envelopes almost as prized as statuettesUSA TODAYOscar 2014 Best Editing Prediction: ‘American Hustle’ […]

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Statsgasm: Final Predictions for the 86th Academy Awards, Pt 1 – Awards Daily (blog)

Statsgasm: Final Predictions for the 86th Academy Awards, Pt 1Awards Daily (blog)Welcome to the final episode of Awards Daily’s Statsgasm for the 2013 Oscar season. We are now in the home stretch, and it’s time for everyone fill out their ballots and enter their pools. If you haven’t done so already, do enter AD’s Predict […]

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Back to Basics: Why the Academy Awards Should Return to the Music Center – LA Magazine (blog)

LA Magazine (blog)Oscar night used to be cinema’s coolest cocktail party—not a glitzy PR campaign. For those golden years the Academy should thank the Los Angeles Music Center, the opulent performance space that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Designed by … …read more Source: Academy Awards News From Google

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Racial barriers still hold back Hollywood’s black talent – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES Feb 25 (Reuters) – When Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won the best-acting Oscar categories and Sidney Poitier was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2002, the night was a watershed for black actors in Hollywood.Oscars 2014 food: Celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night with dishes inspired by …The OregonianThe Oscar Envelopes Take How […]

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Academy Awards 2014 Preview: Cate Blanchett is all but certain to win Best … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFor the past six months, that’s described Cate Blanchett and her presumed Best Actress win for “Blue Jasmine” at Sunday’s 86th annual Academy Awards. It is, however, a tradition that comes with limits, since it not only makes the idea of competition …Going for the gold at two big Oscar night parties […]

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CBS orders ‘Odd Couple’ pilot starring Matthew Perry – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Odd Couple may get another life, this time with Friends veteran Matthew Perry playing Oscar Madison. CBS Tuesday ordered a pilot of the classic comedy, which is based on Neil Simon’s story of mismatched roommates. The tale of messy Oscar and …Matthew Perry’s ‘Odd Couple’ remake gets pilot orderEntertainment WeeklyMatthew Perry’s ‘Odd Couple’ […]

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Oscar Quotes: 15 Memorable Sayings From Past Academy Awards Acceptance … – International Business Times

International Business TimesThe 86th Academy Awards that will air March 2 has already been the target of predictions, rumors and potential upsets. Before you take your seat on the couch to catch the red carpet preshow, below are 15 of the best quotes from past acceptance speeches … and more …read more Source: Academy Awards […]