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Oscars 2012

The Most Ridiculous Musical Performances In Oscars History

Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment

Fact: Gwyneth Paltrow and rap group Three 6 Mafia once performed -- though (unfortunately) not together -- during the Academy Awards ceremonies (Paltr...

Can a Mexican Actor Win An Oscar This Year?

Cosima Cabrera | Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Cosima Cabrera

This year Demián Bichir from Mexico received best actor Oscar nominations. While Bichir deserves to win, it is unlikely perhaps because Oscar voters are 94% Caucasian and Latinos are less than 2% of the Academy's voting members.

The Nominees for the Best Performance of Gender Are...

Jill Dolan | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
Jill Dolan

The year celebrated by the 2011 Academy Awards was one of rigid political identities -- the one percent vs. the 99 percent, the perennial Democrats vs...

Why Is The Artist So Favored in the Oscars This Year? What Makes the Movie So Special?

Quora | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment

The film speaks to some part of us that, while enjoying and utilizing all of the technology and fast-paced changes in our world, perhaps still appreciates and longs for something that feels simpler and more pure.

Making Undefeated

Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin

Our hope in making Undefeated was that the personal stories of three high school football players and their volunteer coach would at least start a conversation that may lead to answers to some of our most difficult problems.

What To Watch: TV Picks For Feb. 20 - 26

The Huffington Post TV Canada | Stephanie Earp | Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

Lights Out - Monday February 20, 10 PM ET, FX Canada/FX Though this show is just debuting in Canada, it's already been cancelled by FX stateside, so ...

Oscars Recipe: 'Tree Of Life' Chicken Scotch Eggs

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

For a few of us disbelievers, the true appeal in the film lies in the fact that its natural food pairing is a Scotch Egg.

The Youngest Oscar Winners In History

Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment

This year, Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. However, the film's two young stars...

Win Your Oscar Pool With Moviefone's Awards Night Pool Picker: Best Supporting Actress

Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment

It's Oscar week here at Moviefone and than can mean only one thing: Awards Night Pool Picker! Here's your chance to let Huffington Post executive ente...

The Biggest Upsets in Oscar History

Posted 04.21.2012 | Entertainment

According to the popular consensus, "The Artist" is going to win every major award at the Oscars this year, including Best Picture. However, there's a...

Polish Folk Art Society Defends Name Of 'Oskar' Award

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 04.21.2012 | Home

WARSAW, Poland — Few would confuse the glitz of the Academy Awards with a ceremony held by a folk arts society in Poland, but Hollywood doesn't ...

Win Your Oscar Pool With Moviefone's Awards Night Pool Picker

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.21.2012 | Entertainment

It's Oscar week here at Moviefone and than can mean only one thing: Awards Night Pool Picker! Here's your chance to let Huffington Post executive ente...

Study: Oscar Voters Are Mostly White Men

AP | Posted 04.20.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A study of Academy Awards voters has found that it's not a very diverse group that hands out Hollywood's highest honors. The Los ...

In Praise of Meryl Streep

Kirsty Lang | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsty Lang

People either love or hate Maggie Thatcher, but they are rarely indifferent to her. It's a testimony to Meryl Streep's abilities as an actress that almost everyone who has seen The Iron Lady is united in the belief that it is a career-defining performance.

Oscars 2012: Cirque du Soleil In, 'Breaking Dawn' Stars Out

Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment

The Muppets may be at the Oscars this year, but another fan favorite will be absent: According to E!, the stars of "Breaking Dawn" (probably) won't be...

Where Is Jessica Biel's Engagement Ring?

Posted 02.17.2012 | Celebrity

Forget the golden statues. Our eyes will be glued to a different accessory come Oscar night: Jessica Biel's engagement ring. Since the news broke ...

Muppets To Present At Oscars

Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment

In case you thought the Oscars had completely jumped the ship, the Academy Awards have just announced that Kermit and Miss Piggy will be at this year'...

Oscars Planning A Very Special Addition

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 04.18.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Aerialists, acrobats and contortionists from Cirque du Soleil are among the guests at this year's Academy Awards. The three-minut...

'Inside Comedy': Billy Crystal Talks About The Stress Of Hosting The Oscars

Posted 02.17.2012 | TV

Billy Crystal will be hosting the 2012 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26 and on "Inside Comedy" (Thurs., 11 p.m. EST on Showtime) he opened up abo...

The Weepiest Oscar Speeches In History (VIDEO)

Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment

"You like me!" shouted a hysterical Sally Field, after winning an Oscar for "Norma Rae." "Right now, you like me!" Winning an Oscar is every actor's d...

Seth Rogen's Oscar Pick: 'I Voted For 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.''

Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment

Don't try to tell Oscar voter Seth Rogen that "The Artist" is the best picture of the year. "I honestly thought that 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost P...

Actor-Turned Nun To Wear Habit At Oscars

Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion

Nearly 50 years after leaving Tinseltown to become a cloistered Benedictine nun, Mother Dolores Hart, who starred in films alongside the likes of Elvi...

Uggie Skipping the Oscars?

Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment

In your required Uggie news of the day, Reuters is reporting that the breakout non-human star of "The Artist" will not appear at the 84th annual Acade...

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...

What Routine Should Uggie Do With Billy Crystal At The Oscars?

The Huffington Post | Katie Calautti | Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment

Our own Mike Ryan may be "so over" Uggie from "The Artist," but plenty of others are waiting with baited breath for the adorable Jack Russell terrier ...