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Oscars 2012

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...

Last Year's Winners To Present At The Oscars

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | Celebrity

LOS ANGELES -- All four acting winners from last year's Academy Awards are returning to this weekend's Oscars as presenters. Organizers say Colin Fir...

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.

Oscars Recipe: 'Moneyball' Truffled Popcorn Balls

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

Since truffle oil still carries a ghost of the truffle's flavor these treats nicely ape Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane's philosophy of making cheap things work harder for you.

PHOTOS Dear Oscar Nominees, Please Wear This

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

The Oscars are almost upon us and we are bursting with excitement. This year the nominees are diverse in age and size -- hurray! -- which we are hopin...

WATCH: Conan Re-Enacts 'The Help'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Comedy

With the 2012 Academy Awards mere days away, people are scrambling to squeeze some last minute movies into their schedules so they'll be familiar with...

Lucas Kavner

The One Forum Iran And Israel Can Play Nice In

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

On Sunday, the films "A Separation" and "Footnote" will compete against one another in the Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards. Though th...

19 Beauty Blunders In Oscars History

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

On Hollywood's big night, we can always expect our favorite stars to step out wearing timeless looks. From the classic red lip to smokey eyes to the c...

Movie Versus Book: Oscar Nominee 'The Descendants'

Posted 02.22.2012 | 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 ...

'Jane Eyre' Costume Designer On Mia Wasikowska's Corset

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.03.2012 | Style

Although it not the first time Michael O'Connor has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design, the Brit confesses he was "like a chi...

A Mom's Oscar Cheat Sheet

Liz Kozak | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

I wish I could call up every single person who told me, "Sleep while you can!" and inform them that their advice was terrible. I wish I had used all that nap time to go to the movies, because I miss it a whole lot.

WATCH: The All-Time Best-Dressed At The Oscars

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Some people watch the Oscars because they love the movies, others, because they love the movie stars. And some people watch it just for the fabulous f...

Oscars Recipe: 'Midnight In Paris' Coq Au Vin

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

This Coq au Vin is exactly the kind of dish that could get me out of bed at midnight. The taste takes you straight to Paris.

Oscars Recipe: 'Hugo' Twice Baked Cheese Soufflés

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

his Boursin soufflé does not stand in for Hugo because a baguette with Boursin cheese is the classic picnic to take on a train. It's more about the alchemy that happens when you combine the right things.

Oscars Recipe: 'The Descendants' Poke

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

This archipelago of cucumber slices and diced fish gives us the taste of paradise, without having to get on a plane. It's a version of poke; ; the classic Hawaiian dish found in most pupus.

Sacha Baron Cohen Attending The Oscars In Character?

Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment

The station inspector from "Hugo" is not going to be happy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sacha Baron Cohen is looking to inject a little comed...