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Barbra Streisand will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast

Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24. Streisand last sang the love theme from “A Star Is Born” on the March 28, 1977 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen”[...]

Oscar nominations have many of us scratching our heads this morning…

What a crazy morning. As Oscar tends to do, they delivered their annual “WTF?” but instead of them inserting their nominees, they took out the nominees. Insane. Simply insane. My reactions to the nominees are below: Best Picture • Amour • Argo • Beasts of the Southern Wild • Django Unchained • Les Miserables • Life of[...]

Oscars: Jitters building for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master starring Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman

HollywoodNews.com: The second half of the year is upon us. The race is about to heat up with big Oscar hopefuls coming down the pike. Our John Foote will be in attendance at the Toronto International Film Festival and many films will be unveiling themselves to critics alike.[...]

Oscars®: “Bridesmaids” cast will present at the 84th Academy Awards®

HollywoodNews.com: Six actresses – Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig – from the hit comedy “Bridesmaids” will be presenters at the 84th Academy Awards, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today. McCarthy received her first Oscar® nomination this year for[...]

Oscars: Best Actor nominee Gary Oldman on the subtleties of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: After more than three decades spent crafting some of the most memorable characters in film history, Gary Oldman earned his first Oscar nomination on Tuesday. Stop for a minute and say that out loud. Gary Oldman’s first Oscar nomination. I mean, really, Academy. What took you so[...]

Oscars: “The Fighter” editor Pamela Martin on David O. Russell, “Raging Bull” and her first nom

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: You never can tell when that first Oscar nod will arrive. So on the morning that nominations for the 83rd annual Academy Awards were announced, Pamela Martin admits that she was in bed with the TV off. “When I heard my husband’s cell phone ping at 6 a.m.,[...]

Ethiopia has their first Foreign Language Oscar® contender with “The Athlete”

HollywoodNews.com: Those of us who were around at the time will recall the most memorable moment of the Rome Olympics in 1960. An unknown Ethiopian barefoot marathon runner, Abeba Bikila won the Gold, becoming the first black African to win any kind of Olympic gold. He did it again in[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Paltrow shows her “Country” roots at CMAs

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Gwyneth Paltrow received a standing ovation last night at the CMAs after performing “Country Strong,” the theme song from her upcoming movie. Among those standing in ovation? Nicole Kidman,[...]

Sandra Bullock setting up marital drama at Warner Bros.

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Have you ever heard the famous bit of homespun Texas wisdom, “You dance with the one who brung you?” Bet Sandra Bullock, who has adopted the Lone Star state, knows it, so it makes sense to learn the actress is sticking with Warner Bros., the studio that[...]

Peter Jackson confirmed as “Hobbit” director

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Breaking news! They actually got Peter Jackson, of all people, to direct “The Hobbit!” What’s that? You already knew that? Like, from a year ago. No, no. That was a rumor. It was never confirmed. First it was Guillermo Del Toro, but he left. And then there was[...]
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