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Oscar Predictions: How Accurate Was the Math?

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Sunday evening was a fantastic night if you're a fan of Argo, Seth MacFarlane, James Bond or movie musicals. But it was an equally great night if you're a fan of movie math.

Saving Lincoln: A Movie of, by and for the People, Made Possible by New Media and 150-Year-Old Photographs

Salvador Litvak | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Salvador Litvak

Why recreate the Civil War world when it's already been photographed by pioneers like Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner? I would use their photos as my sets!

Romany Malco Recreates Oscar-Nominated Best Actor Performances (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

To round out our Academy Awards-themed week, actor Romany Malco ("Weeds", "40 Year-Old Virgin," "Think Like A Man") performs monologues from this ye...

Oscarmania! (Or Not): A Political Stew on Light Simmer

William Bradley | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Even before Jack Nicholson introduced the first lady of the United States to present the award for best picture, this year's Oscars had developed an unusual political cast to it, both in personalities and in substance.

Hollywood's Big Night

Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment

The 85th annual Academy Awards were held Sunday and it was a big night for "Argo," "Lincoln," and "Les Miserables." "Lincoln" began the night with ...

STILL TOO SOON?

Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

Memo to Oscar host Seth MacFarlane: it's still too soon for Lincoln assassination jokes. In an arguably tasteless reference to the fact that the ma...

QUICK FIX

Posted 02.24.2013 | Celebrity

What goes around comes around: A month and a half after Joseph Gordon-Levitt resourcefully fixed Anne Hathaway's dress, Sally Field came to his rescue...

Why I Didn't Really Like 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Jess Coleman | Posted 04.26.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Since when were movies considered a reliable source, comparable to the many books and primary sources we have at our disposal? My college professors would never accept "J. Edgar" as a scholarly source for a history paper, just as they will never accept "Zero Dark Thirty" as a serious piece of historical evidence.

Oscar's Dilemma

Murray Fromson | Posted 04.26.2013 | Entertainment
Murray Fromson

I believe for the first time in Oscar history, it should not be surprised if the best film of 2012 is handed both to Steven Spielberg's Lincoln and Ben Affleck's Argo.

Live Updates From The 2013 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

It's time for the Oscars' 2013 ceremony! The 85th annual Academy Awards, with coverage beginning on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST, takes places at the Dolby Th...

Oscar Predictions on the Move!

David Rothschild | Posted 04.26.2013 | Entertainment
David Rothschild

In category after category significant movement in the likely winner provides a window into the power of certain events that occurred on the road to the Oscars.

Daniel's First Oscars

Posted 02.24.2013 | Entertainment

Sunday evening's Academy Awards won't be Daniel Day-Lewis' first rodeo. Lewis first hit the red carpet at the Oscars in 1990, when he took home th...

Steven Spielberg's Big Campaign

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 04.25.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Giant coffee table books, iPod Shuffles, signed letters from directors, even "Lincoln" turkey roasting pans. That's just some of t...

5 Ways To Win Your Oscar Pool

Mike Hogan | Posted 04.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

After five months of speculation both outlandish ("The Master" for Best Picture!) and not so outlandish ("Argo" for Best Picture!), the Oscars are one day away. All that's left is the tired cliche about the shouting. We've made our Oscar predictions already, so now it's time to help those loyal readers who find themselves participating in Oscar pools on Sunday night. (Print your ballot here.) Ahead, five left-field picks that could help you secure glory in the living room and the office.

Just A GIF Of Lincoln Taking A Selfie

Posted 02.22.2013 | Comedy

Move over, Spielberg. There's a new defining portrait of Abe Lincoln. (via Reddit)...

Why I'm Rooting for Tommy Lee Jones

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
The Zinn Education Project

In the 2012 movie Lincoln, Stevens is cast as the radical whom Lincoln must tame to ensure passage of the 13th Amendment. This is Hollywood drama. The ardent abolitionist was as cagey a politician as Lincoln, and needed no persuasion to support his life's goal.

Put a Face on It

Anna Deavere Smith | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Anna Deavere Smith

An unusual number of films nominated for Oscars this year deal with real people, real histories, and real dilemmas. Artists brought the tools of big screen virtuosity, humor, beauty and sometimes brutality to images fished from the real world. At the same time, critics and members of the casual public asked that filmmakers be guardians of fact and responsible for the impact of their fiction. Interestingly, this movement dovetailed into calls for Hollywood to speak up about its role in gun violence. That artists are called to be more responsible and "true" is a tip of hat to their power. At this moment, the arts revealed our national politics, our ills and our triumphs. Could arts do yet more to influence our politics?

11th Hour Contrarian's Take on the Oscar Noms

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Angela Bonavoglia

Okay, it's late, I know, but I've finally seen most of those Oscar-nominated films and I've got some questions for those judges.

Oscar Odds

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

How about the acting awards? Most critics, as well as my numbers, agree that Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence are the favorites, but let's dig deeper to learn some more interesting facts.

And The Oscar Goes To Stories Of Loss And Hope..

Greg Garrett | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Greg Garrett

Great stories make us feel as though we are not alone, and these stories offer us the opportunity to enter into stories of great suffering -- and to cultivate the fervent belief that suffering will somehow, someday, pass.

The 2013 Academy Awards (More or Less)

Spencer Green | Posted 04.22.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Welcome to the 2013 Academy Awards, a celebration of rich, attractive people applauding! Tonight, we honor filmmakers unafraid to tell us that slavery was bad and that bipolar people can enter dance contests if they're really hot.

This Year's Best Picture Nominees Made A Lot Of Mistakes

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The scene: Tehran's Mehrabad airport, January 1980. Six U.S. diplomats, disguised as a fake sci-fi film crew, are about to fly to fre...

Celluloid Patriotism in the United States of Oscar

H. Alan Scott | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

I'm a gold star film fan. I see it IN. THE. THEATER. Movies, though popular worldwide, are very much an American art form. Hashtag PATRIOTISM. Do I even have to tell you that Oscar season is my favorite time of year?

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty Win WGA Honors

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The win for Argo over Lincoln in the Adapted category further bolstered notions about what may happen next week at the Oscars for Best Picture.

Mississippi Finally Ratifies Amendment Banning Slavery

Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Mississippi lawmakers have officially ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which banned slavery in 1865. One hundred forty-eight years...