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Academy Museum Campaign Gets $50 million From Cheryl and Haim Saban

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces a landmark donation of $50 million from philanthropists Cheryl and Haim Saban. This commitment—the largest gift to the Academy Museum Campaign—brings the museum’s fundraising success to $288 million, nearly 75% of its $388 million goal. In recognition of their generosity, the May Company Building will now be named […]

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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 the Academy has its big plastic tent covering the plush walkway. Probably the …Running in Real Time: #Oscar Live UpdatesPatch.comInto every Oscars, a little rain […]

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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 Slave,” “Philomena,” “Nebraska” and “Her.” CBS News. Shares.7 of Oscars Most Memorable Acceptance SpeechesCelebuzzOscar Week video: Breaking down the best actor categoryNewsOK.comOscars 2014 preview and […]

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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 tradition. This year’s Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen …17 fun facts about the Academy AwardsUSA TODAYEllen DeGeneres hopes ‘to make people […]

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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 Awards: Oscar Bingo. You can play right here on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Or, click the “Print a Card” button at the bottom […]

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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 86th Academy Awards, she’ll have one goal in mind. “My intentions are to make people happy,” …17 fun facts about the Academy AwardsUSA TODAYLos Angeles […]

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Jennifer Lawrence wins Most Beautiful; Leonardo DiCaprio scoops Most … – Apun Ka Choice

Apun Ka ChoiceHollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence have got the top honours in an online poll by a beauty retailer. Actress Jennifer Lawrence and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who are up for Oscars, have scooped the most beautiful and most attractive …Give All the Awards to Lupita Nyong’o for Her Inspirational Speech About BeautyTIMEJennifer […]

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Oscars 2014 nominee screenings in Denver: Where to catch the hard-to-find ones – Denver Post

Oscars 2014 nominee screenings in Denver: Where to catch the hard-to-find onesDenver PostYou’ve done it again. Waited to the last minute to catch the contenders for the 86th Academy Awards. (The ceremony airs Sunday at 5 p.m. on ABC). You had your reasons: movie time spent with the kids at “Frozen” or “The Lego Movie,” […]

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Oscars Predictions For 86th Academy Awards: “12 Years A Slave” To Win

It’s Oscars Predictions for 86th Academy Awards time! This blogger’s oscars predictions strategy has been to avoid what should win (which is a matter of opinion, anyway), and look at which movie is most likely to win. Focusing on oscars awards precursors has been a habit, but the last year has thrown a wrench into […]

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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 Dior) but it’s the expressions she makes—whether she’s photobombing or just holding a normal …Jennifer Lawrence’s Best Facial Expressions From The 2014 Awards SeasonHuffington PostAnd […]

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Academy Awards Will Stream Live Online – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comAttention, Oscars obsessives on-the-go: This Sunday’s broadcast of the 86th Academy Awards will be available to stream live online and through mobile devices. But there’s a catch (or two): Viewers must subscribe to one of eight specific cable companies …ABC to live stream Academy Awards telecast on limited basisLos Angeles TimesThe Academy Awards Will Stream […]

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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 a Grammys circa 2011 with “The Moon Song,” which is what “Her” will …How One Winner Changed The Academy AwardsKUOW News and InformationACADEMY AWARDS: Listen […]

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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 final take on how the ground has shifted beneath favoured nominees.Oscar predictions 2014: Critic’s picks for best picture, more major racesNewsdayOscar horse race to be […]

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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 the number of theaters running the film when Academy Award nominations …Oscar Disconnect: Top Box Office Movies Earned 4x More than Nominated MoviesNewsBusters (blog)The Busy […]

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Academy Awards acceptance speeches should be more than thank-yous – Los Angeles Times

Academy Awards acceptance speeches should be more than thank-yousLos Angeles TimesSunday night, a happy cohort of entertainment folks will have their careers sprinkled with fairy dust at the 86thAcademy Awards. And, as happens every year, too many of them will clutch their Oscars and bore an audience of many millions with totally … …read more […]