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Oscars 2012

Why I Still Love The Oscars

Lori Fradkin | Posted 04.25.2012 | Women
Lori Fradkin

The thing about watching the Academy Awards is it's only partially about watching the awards. Ask them what I served at my party and they will answer without hesitation. Cupcakes.

11 Oscar Predictions to Help You Win Your Pool

Ken Furer | Posted 04.25.2012 | Comedy
Ken Furer

Hollywood's biggest night is almost here. That's right ... the domestic release of Mirror Mirror! But also, the Oscars. Here are 11 predictions that are sure to help you win your Oscar pool.

Oscars 2012 Trivia: How Well Do You Know The Female Nominees?

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 02.24.2012 | Women

With the Academy Awards fast approaching, you've probably studied up on the movies and the performers. But how well do you know the actresses who made...

This Oscar Season, We're Seeing Red

Mark Held | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Mark Held

During this time of the year here in Los Angeles, everything stops for the Oscars. At least for some of us. Greece? Spain? Italy? You must be talking about a foreign film nomination, not the economic crises. Los Angeles is a film industry city.

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Penelope Ann Miller Talks Harvey Weinstein, Botox

HuffingtonPost.com | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 02.24.2012 | Celebrity

Penelope Ann Miller loves having been part of the Oscar-nominated film "The Artist" and is proud that she didn't have to alter herself to do so. "T...

Movies Without Oscar's Endorsement

Bill Augustin | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Bill Augustin

There were some fantastic movies that came out last year that didn't get any Academy Award nominations. Here are five that are all available on DVD or streaming online and totally worth checking out.

PHOTOS: Best Oscar Dresses Of All Time!

Posted 02.24.2012 | Style

We'll be glued to our televisions on Sunday night to see what all the leading ladies are wearing to fashion's most important night of the year: the Os...

Oscar Preview: Your Winning Ballot (Plus the Best Movies Of 2011)

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

OK, the Academy Awards are Sunday night. It will be long, a little dull, people will be glad to have Billy Crystal back after a long break and the big awards will go mostly to the movies that everyone expects. But someone has to win the Oscar pool and why shouldn't it be you and me?

Who Are The Greenest 2012 Oscars Nominees?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Leader | Posted 02.24.2012 | Green

On Sunday, February 26th, the best and brightest in Hollywood will don their haute couture and make their way down the red carpet to be acknowledged f...

Stila's Red Carpet-Ready Compact

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Ever since I was a little girl, I've been mesmerized by really pretty mirrors. Maybe my infatuation with Belle's magic mirror in Disney's "Beauty and ...

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Oscars 2012: Best Actress Category Recognizes Physically Transformative Roles

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

PHOTOS: 'Oscars For Animals' Spotlight Extreme Creatures

Posted 02.24.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/24/2012 07:23 AM EST on LiveScience Movie stars will soon be walking the red car...

A Brief History Of Meryl Streep's Oscar Losses

Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment

With 17 nominations, Meryl Streep is the most lauded actor in the history of the Oscars. She's also working on 29-year losing streak: the last time St...

12 Great Gay Reasons To Watch The Oscars

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The glamour! The A-list stars! The after parties! These are just three of the many reasons the Academy Awards are often jokingly referred to as "th...

9 Dazzling Oscar Night Menus

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

We bow to the over-the-top fizzy silliness that is Oscar night by offering up not one but nine menus -- one for each Best Picture nominee -- for whatever festivities you have planned.

How To Throw An Oscar Party

Menuism | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Menuism

The Academy Awards highlight some of the greatest films of the year, calling for a fabulous party to celebrate. With so many glamorous stars and award-worthy films as inspiration, the party possibilities are endless.

The Secret Room You Won't See At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Dickson Wong | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Architectural Digest tapped interior designer Waldo Fernandez to create the Oscar's green room for the 2012 Academy Awards. It's everything you would ...

Sacha Baron Cohen's Admiral General Aladeen Responds to Being 'Banned' From Oscars

Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment

How many pun-filled dictator jokes can Sacha Baron Cohen fit in a minute-and-a-half video? A lot, apparently. After rumors surfaced that Cohen was ...

Academy Awards 2012: Animated Shorts

David Wallechinsky | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

I have to recuse myself from giving objective opinions of this year's animated shorts nominees because one of them is so close to my heart that I'm not a proper judge of the others. First, here's a look at the other four.

Movie vs. Book: Oscar Nominee 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Books

For each of this year's five Academy Award-nominated films that began as paperbound stories, we've found one reviewer who has only read the book, and ...

WATCH: Oscar Nominees Share '3 Words' With 'Good Morning America'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Celebrity

Oscar Sunday is quickly approaching and emotions are swirling for those up for the coveted golden statues. "Good Morning America" reached out to a nu...

Oscar Memories: What Will You be Thinking When You Watch the Academy Awards?

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Nancy Wurtzel

When I was a kid growing up in Central Minnesota, I was totally obsessed with the Oscars. I loved the statues, the dresses, the drama -- even the long acceptance speeches. It was a spectacle that took me out of my rural, small-town life, and I relished every single minute.

In Making Undefeated, Directors Defy Odds and Get an Oscar Nom

Brad Balfour | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Undefeated tells of young men who dare to dream dreams that might surprisingly come true. Just like these two relative newcomers who, in getting this Oscar nom, also have real insight into what it takes to achieve the unexpected.

'Hugo' Costume Designer On Chloe Moretz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" is nominated for more Academy Awards this year than any other film, including nominations for Best Picture and Best Costume D...

#BeTheHelp on Oscar Night

Gayle Kirshenbaum | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Gayle Kirshenbaum

This year, there will be Oscar parties where The Help's Aibileen and Minny won't be the only domestic workers in starring roles.