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The scariest movies ever nominated for an Academy Award

Since it’s Halloween (Happy Halloween everyone), I wanted to do something horror centric but also still relating to Oscar in some way. As such, I wanted to take a look at which scary movies, to one degree or another, were embraced by the Academy Awards. Ideally I’d have focused on[...]

Test Your Academy Awards Know-How

By Beck/Smith HollywoodNews.com: The waiting is almost over for Hollywood’s biggest night of the year! With the 84th Academy Awards coming up tomorrow (Feb. 26), it’s time to test your Oscar show know-how. Here’s our Oscar Quiz, with a little gossip, a little trivia and a few blush-worthy moments mixed in: 1) Which[...]

Oscars: Could Glenn Close’s Irish win boost her Oscar profile? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Best Actress nominee Glenn Close could be in for a big Oscar telecast IF there are a large number of Irish voters in the Academy. The Irish certainly took to Close’s performance as a Dublin manservant in “Albert Nobbs,” rewarding the actress with the Irish Film And[...]

Oscilloscope opening Tilda Swinton’s “Kevin” earlier – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Tilda Swinton has been generating a surprising amount of awards heat for her performance as an overwhelmed mother in Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin.” I say “surprising” because the unpleasantness of Swinton’s character – a disinterested parent who may or may not be a[...]

Academy makes major changes to Best Picture race

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For years, there were five Best Picture nominees at the Academy Awards. Two years ago, the category expanded to 10, beefing up the Oscar campaigns of fringe films that had outside hopes of contending but really just acknowledging five additional films that were critically adored and/or embraced[...]

Student Academy Awards: 575 Films in Competition

HollywoodNews.com: 52 entries from 32 countries, along with 523 entries from students representing 136 U.S. colleges and universities, are in competition for the 2011 Student Academy Awards. The competition – now in its 38th year – will culminate in the awards presentation, which will include screenings of the[...]

Oscars: ABC and Academy Extend Oscar Telecast Agreement

hollywoodnews.com: The ABC Television Network’s contract to carry the annual Academy Awards presentations has been extended for six more years, though 2020, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ President Tom Sherak and Anne Sweeney, President of the Disney/ABC Television Group, announced today. “This contract ensures that the Oscar show will[...]

Javier Bardem, Helen Mirren added to Oscars presenter list

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Oscar’s list of official presenters continued to grow, adding former winners and current nominees to the prestigious roster of already announced presenters. Javier Bardem, who is competing in the Best Actor category for his outstanding work in “Biutiful,” will present an award during Sunday’s telecast. So will[...]

Final Oscar® Ballots Mailed to Academy Members

HollywoodNews.com: Final ballots for the 83rd Academy Awards® were mailed today (February 2) to the 5,755 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Completed ballots must be returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 22. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.[...]

Oscars: Javier Bardem, “Winter’s Bone” lead list of Oscar’s pleasant surprises

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Oscar’s Best Picture race has a new frontrunner, it would appear. The 12 nominations for “The King’s Speech” — including crucial nods in key categories such as Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay – means Tom Hooper’s historical drama (and not David Fincher’s Facebook film) is[...]
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