Oscars: Cameron Diaz, “Moneyball” and “The Artist” in today’s Oscar news – AWARDS ALLEY
By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: What’s that? You’re heading into the weekend without the latest Oscar news? Unheard of. We’re here to help. We only have a few more weekends of awards news before the big ceremony on Feb. 26. Soak it in! Let’s run through the top Oscar headlines as Friday draws to a close:
– Cameron Diaz is the latest high-powered celeb named as a presenter at this year’s ceremony. She joins Tom Hanks. Halle Berry, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez and the cast of “Bridesmaids” as the announced presenters. Plenty more to come …
– Move over Oprah Winfrey! This year, Kelly Ripa will host a very special edition of “Live!” from the Kodak Theatre the day after the Oscars. I wonder if any of her guests will have slept yet?
– What happens when a major star like Jessica Chastain meets a veritable icon like Meryl Streep? I love hearing about celebs getting flustered in the presence of other celebs.
– In a perfect world, Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” would be this year’s Best Picture frontrunner. EW’s Dave Karger explains why.
– The voices inside Jeff Wells’ head tell him the Academy is conspiring against “The Artist” star Jean Dujardin. You read that right.
– Coincidentally, the Weinstein Co. decided not to advertise on Wells’ site in Phase Two.
– And finally, is “The Grey” this year’s first legitimate Oscar contender?
Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:
– Harvey Weinstein
– The cast of “The Artist.”
– Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”
– Bennett Miller talks “Moneyball.”
– Producer Jim Burke for “The Descendants.”
– Sir Ben Kingsley and Chloe Grace Moretz for “Hugo.”
– Tilda Swinton for “We Need to Talk About Kevin.”
– David Fincher, Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara on “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
– Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for “The Help.”
– Tate Taylor for “The Help.”
– Woody Harrelson for “Rampart.”
– Gavin O’Connor for “Warrior.”
– Gary Oldman and Colin Firth for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.”
– Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody for “Young Adult.”
– Steve McQueen for “Shame.”
– Glenn Close for “Albert Nobbs.”
– Seth Rogen and Will Reiser for “50/50.”
– Producer Grant Heslov for “The Ides of March.”
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