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Oscar Nominees

Huffington: The Oscar Issue

Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment

In a special Oscar edition of Huffington, we tackle the perennial question: How to fix an award show everyone loves to hate. After canvassing an exhau...

REVIEW: 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Emma Seligman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Teen
Emma Seligman

What do you get when you put a master of suspense, a tour de force of acting and the most fascinating true story of the last decade together? The answer is "Zero Dark Thirty."

5 Things To Know About the Oscar Nominees

Helen Marie Groothuis | Posted 03.17.2013 | Teen
Helen Marie Groothuis

It's that time of year again, when Hollywood pays tribute the best in cinema. There's no question that 2012 was a stellar year at the box office, but how did it translate in the eyes of the eyes of the Academy?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Philippe Falardeau on Monsieur Lazhar

Dan Persons | Posted 06.13.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar finds finely-shaded drama in a venue that has defeated many a filmmaker: a classroom full of children.

Top 7 Most Charitable Oscar Nominees

Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact

For some of the Oscar nominees, getting recognition for stellar acting performances isn’t the only mark of great achievement. Making a difference...


Posted 02.26.2012 | Celebrity

Perhaps pre-Oscars buzz surrounding Best Picture nominee "The Artist" is only right in a year where its nominees are tried-and-true Hollywood veterans...

Amy Lee

Oscars 2012: Best Actress Category Recognizes Physically Transformative Roles | Amy Lee | Posted 02.24.2012 | Home

Five women in five very different roles make up the Best Actress category at the Oscars this year. But four of them share one thing: Each had to trans...

Oscar Nominee On Leaving Mexico For U.S. Acting Career

The Huffington Post/AP | By KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 02.24.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- Demian Bichir learned an important lesson when he left his native Mexico to launch a U.S. acting career and ended up working in a Mex...

A Fast and Furious Look at the Oscars

Lawrence Shulruff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment
Lawrence Shulruff

Spicing up the broadcast would be a quick fix -- It's time to add some new award categories. So Hollywood, take note: These recommendations could be the cure for that after-party hangover.

Losing an Academy Award: The End

Rick Schwartz | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

People I do business with every day, people who are allegedly my friends -- completely avoid me. I'm talking "see-me-and-make-a-hard-left-turn-into-the-cocktail-waitress" avoid. This fascinates me in a morbid kind of way, so I purposely begin to seek these people out.

ReThink Review: Undefeated -- Why Sports Matter

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Oscar-nominated documentary Undefeated follows a season in the life of the Manassas High School football team. But as is true of any great sports story, it really isn't about the final score.

Oscars Made Easy: 'The Tree Of Life'

Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment

"The Tree of Life" Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography What's It About: Considering one of the film's stars had no c...

The Long Road to Peace -- and a Short Film Nomination

Terry George | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Terry George

Our film The Shore is the story of one small act of reconciliation, yet it mirrors the courageous achievement of the people of Northern Ireland, Protestant and Catholic, who after 800 years of division and bloodshed came together to talk and make their peace with one another.

Losing an Academy Award: The Aftermath

Rick Schwartz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

As you near the roped-off section where the Big Winners gloat, you suddenly devise a really solid, well-conceived plan -- grab their statues and run for the exits. Have your name engraved over theirs later. Deny you were ever at the party in the first place.

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Rooney Mara Attend The Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon

Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment

The only thing better than being nominated for an Academy Award? A free lunch, of course! Monday afternoon in Beverly Hills, this year's Oscar nominee...

Oscar-Nominated Short Celebrates Books & It's an App, Too! (Video)

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.07.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

In addition to books, the Louisiana-based children's author and filmmaker William Joyce was inspired by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton and The Wizard of Oz when writing this film that was nominated for an Academy Award as an animated short.

Who Is the Best Young Actress of Her Generation?

Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

Back in January, New York Times scribe Adam Sternberg, using a metric based on Academy Award-nominated performances, including actual acting nominatio...

The Oscar Bounce: What's An Oscar Nomination Worth At The Box Office?

The Huffington Post | Gary Susman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

The much vaunted Oscar bounce ain't what it used to be. Within the last decade, a movie nominated for Best Picture could expect to see its grosses ...

What Happens to the Losers?

Rick Schwartz | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

With all the upcoming fanfare over this week's Academy Awards nominations, it might be worth noting that most of these talented, wonderful people will have one thing in common in roughly four weeks. They'll all be losers.

The 2012 Oscar-Nominated Book Adaptations

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Books

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish The 2012 Academy Award nominees were announced this morning, and the winners are: books! Eleven literary adaptation...

Why Does the Academy Hate Leo?!

Margaret Menefee | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Margaret Menefee

Well, the list is out. Thus beginning the exciting road to what is the biggest night for Hollywood. But much of my enthusiasm was lost when I realized who was missing -- begging one very obvious question: WHY DOES THE ACADEMY HATE LEO?!

Is 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close' The Worst Reviewed Best Picture Nominee Ever?

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

The review collection site, Rotten Tomatoes, was launched in 1999, and has since become a go-to site for film criticism. And in the last ten years, no...

Major Changes Coming To Academy Awards

Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment

This year, the biggest Oscar surprise may come on nomination day. Or maybe it won't. And to the Academy in charge of these things, that's the entire p...

2011 Oscars Live Blog (VIDEO)

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Una LaMarche

It's Oscar time! Otherwise known as the most wonderful night of the year, when even those of us who aren't foot fetishists become transfixed by something called ShoeCam, and everyone claps for a montage of dead people!

Oscar Nom Ruffalo Makes Sure We Know The Kids Are All Right

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Though the 43-year-old vet can play the nastiest of characters, he does best with the guys who care -- like his portrayal of Paul in The Kids Are All Right.