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Oscar Nominations 2013

When Will the Oscars Give Them Their Props?

Scott Glosserman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment
Scott Glosserman

Directors shoot two things, for the most part: their actors and their props. This, in my mind, makes the prop master one of the director's very most important assets. It's high time that we recognize them, formally.

Hollywood's Take On Grief

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

From Les Miserables to Silver Linings Playbook to Flight, death and grief are major themes in this year's Oscar nominated films. The film makers and writers must be applauded for daring to expose viewers to such intimate portrayals of the grief process.

The 10 Best Things Female Oscar Nominees Have Said This Awards Season

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.22.2013 | Women

In the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards, which air Sunday Feb. 24, every news outlet has been busy interviewing the Oscar-nominated actresses. T...

'Beasts Of The Southern Wild': Making The 'Little' Movie That Got 4 Oscar Noms

Posted 02.22.2013 | OWN

It's the little movie that could, and now it's nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted S...

Mallika Rao

How To Fix The Oscars | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.07.2013 | Entertainment

On February 15, 2010, at the annual luncheon for Oscar nominees, producer Bill Mechanic delivered a simple message: stick a cork in it. “We want you...

Laura Prudom

Jessica Chastain Talks Childhood Dream | Laura Prudom | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment

Click to enlarge! On a typically balmy Los Angeles morning, a number of 2013 Oscar nominees attended the Academy Awards' annual luncheon at the Bev...

What You Will Not See in Zero Dark Thirty

Jan Lisa Huttner | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Jan Lisa Huttner

People who think that Zero Dark Thirty shows that the torture of Ammar leads in some direct way to the capture of Bin Laden are simply wrong. That just is not part of the story Bigelow is telling.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This was the week of the Big Snub. In Hollywood, Oscar voters turned their backs on Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, long considered locks for a Best Director nomination for their work on Argo and Zero Dark Thirty respectively. In Cooperstown, steroid era superstars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were snubbed for the Baseball Hall of Fame -- along with the entire rest of the eligible field. The question now is, will snub fever make its way to Washington? Will Chuck Hagel, and the fresh ideas he'd bring to the Pentagon, be snubbed? How about the gun proposals Joe Biden will be announcing on Tuesday? And will Jack Lew, President Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary, continue that department's long tradition of snubbing Main Street in favor of Wall Street? It's a reminder that what is rejected is often more important than what it selected. Especially in Hollywood and D.C.

Weeklings!: Worst Oscar Nominations Ever? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Louis Virtel

In this edition of Weeklings!, I uncover the Academy's idiocy with splintering detail -- even though I have an insane, eternal obsession with the Oscars. Love you, AMPAS! Even if you truly enjoyed Silver Linings Playbook.

How Much Is An Oscar Worth?

Katy Hall | Posted 01.11.2013 | Entertainment

This time of year, critics and Hollywood insiders tend to ask whether the Oscars still matter, pointing out that the awards often don't reflect popula...

The Motherf--ker in Charge: National Board of Review/Academy Award Nominations

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.12.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Who knew host Meredith Vieira could swear like a trucker, or imagine herself at 59 as a dead Pussy Galore?

Why The Academy Passed On Kathryn Bigelow

Jan Lisa Huttner | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Jan Lisa Huttner

Zero Dark Thirty was nominated for Best Picture. Mark Boal, the screenwriter, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. Jessica Chastain was nominated for Best Actress, so it seems the only individual successfully swiftboated this year was director Kathryn Bigelow.

Why Does The Academy Hate Leo?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

Another year, another Oscar snub for teen-heartthrob-turned-serious-actor Leonardo DiCaprio. "Django Unchained" netted nominations for Quentin Taranti...

11 Book Adaptations That Got 2013 Oscar Noms

Zoë Triska | Posted 01.10.2013 | Books

Oscar nominations for 2013 were announced this morning, and this is clearly a great year for book adaptations. Five of the nine Best Picture nomina...

PHOTOS: Emma Stone Sets The Bar High For 2013 Oscars Fashion

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.10.2013 | Style

There's no way we could ever look this good at 5:30am.

SHOCKING Surprises & Snubs At The 2013 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

The 2013 Oscars were not without some major surprises. From Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicole Kidman to Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow, some of awards sea...

2013 Academy Award Nominations Are Here

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

The 2013 Academy Award nominations were announced bright and early Thursday morning, with Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone doing the honors. A numbe...

The Nominations Are Here!

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

The Oscar nominations have arrived. The 85th annual Academy Awards will be handed out on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles. "Ted" director and star Seth MacFa...

Academy Award Nominations

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

The nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning. "Argo," and "Django Unchained" and "Lincoln" were among the movies re...

Academy Awards Nominations Are Here

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced Academy Award nominations for 2013 on Thursday, setting the stage for cinema's biggest night. Heavy pre-a...

Oscar Nominations Are In

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

The Oscars honored "Lincoln," "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty," among other films, with Academy Awards nominations on Thursday. Actress Emma Stone and...

Oscars 2013 Nominations Announced

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

The nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards were announced on Thursday. "Lincoln," "Argo," and "Zero Dark Thirty" were among the movies receiving nods. ...


Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

The stage is set for Hollywood's biggest night. Oscar nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, with Seth MacFarlane an...

The Academy Awards Nominations Are Here

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

The Academy Awards nominations are here. The 85th annual Oscars ceremony will take place on Feb. 24. Seth MacFarlane, who directed "Ted," is set to...

Nominees Announced For Academy Award For Best Cinematography

Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment

The nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning and the Best Cinematography category has some major movies up for the awar...