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WATCH: Stop The Standing Ovations

Posted 02.28.2012 | Comedy

When "Conan" writer Deon Cole watched Octavia Spencer win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday, he was happy for her. But there was...

This Year's Oscar Movies Inspire Travels

Doris Gallan | Posted 04.28.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

In years when we can't afford to travel, we can still journey for a couple of hours for the price of a movie ticket. We can go to Paris, England, New York, Los Angeles, Sweden -- anywhere we please and enjoy a story, the scenery, and the music. All this without the cost, hassle and jet lag of a trip.

Maggie Furlong

Inside Kelly Ripa's First Oscars Special

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

Kelly Ripa had a very Hollywood weekend -- fresh off a week of shooting "Live! With Kelly" on location in Hawaii, she and her crew stopped off in L.A....

'The Help' Brings Domestic Workers Wage Campaign To Spotlight

Posted 02.27.2012 | Impact

For the millions of domestic workers who leave their families behind for jobs that don't even pay minimum wage, Octavia Spencer's Oscar win was a boon...

Actress Jessica Chastain Has The Help to Get Her Award Noms

Brad Balfour | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

When actress Jessica Chastain attended the Sundance Film Festival more than a year ago, making the rounds for the film Take Shelter, she spoke on a pa...

Real-Life 'Help' Celebrate The Oscars

Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment

On Sunday, Octavia Spencer won an Oscar for her portrayal of a maid in "The Help," a result that certainly pleased a group of people that had gathered...

Will The Help's Oscar Revive Interest in The Long Walk Home?

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Peter Dreier

In contrast to The Help, The Long Walk Home shows African-American maids as active participants in the civil rights struggle -- and remains a much more uplifting and hard-hitting movie about the plight and pluck of black domestic servants confronting racism.

Octavia Spencer's Win Inspires Lots Of Twitter Love

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 02.27.2012 | Women

When a teary Octavia Spencer stepped up to the microphone to accept the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, it was hard not to get swept up i...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Tears Into 'The Help'

Posted 04.27.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry spent a lengthy chunk of her Saturday show on one of the things that has troubled her most in the past year: the success ...

PHOTOS: Viola Davis' Winning Style

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices

We’ve got Viola fever! Although the talented actress is no newbie, Viola Davis has literally taken Hollywood by storm this year with her breakou...

Ron Dicker

Botox Costs How Much For Oscar Night?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.26.2012 | Business

Sunday's Academy Awards are all about celebrating art, the highfalutin will tell you. It's about the mastery of a medium that has enthralled us for ge...

How Much Does an Oscar Win Really Matter to Your Netflix Queue?

John Lopez | Posted 04.25.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

For every nominee who bursts into tears onstage, offstage there's four more gritting their teeth into dust and repeating "It's an honor just to be nominated" while hatching plots to leak sex tapes of the winner to TMZ.

2012 Oscar Drinking Game

Posted 02.24.2012 | Women

As anyone who has ever made it through the less riveting parts of the Oscar broadcast knows, alcohol can be helpful. But if you prefer to imbibe with ...

Amy Lee

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: The One Thing Jessica Chastain Will Never Do On The Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 02.23.2012 | Style

Jessica Chastain has walked the red carpet plenty of times in her career, but her biggest stroll to date will be this Sunday, when the nominated starl...

Oscars Introduce Best Supporting Product Category

James Napoli | Posted 04.24.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

Viewers of this year's Academy Awards will see the coveted gold Oscar statuette handed to a company that did the best job of gracelessly shoehorning its product into an otherwise perfectly adequate movie scene.

#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.

Did 'The Help' Cause A 'Social Awakening'? Discussing The Best Picture Nominee With A Jackson, Mississippi Native

The Huffington Post | Katie Calautti | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment

Oscar "for your consideration" campaigns are nothing new, but Disney's take on marketing its Oscar-nominated film, "The Help," might make you pause. W...

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...

What Parents Need To Know About This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents

The 2012 Oscar nominations are chock-full of family-friendly films. From the magic of Martin Scorsese's Hugo to the swashbuckling adventure of Puss in...

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.

PHOTOS: Designers Guild Awards: See All The Nominees

The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles

The costume designers behind Ryan Gosling's scorpion jacket in Drive, Mia Wasikowska's period pieces in Jane Eyre and Emma Stone's Southern belle styl...

Oscars Recipe: 'The Help' Chocolate Pie

Tori Haschka | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Tori Haschka

The social structures of 1960's Jackson Mississippi may be difficult for modern audiences to swallow, but this pie isn't. It's a dessert that also plays an important role in the film.

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...

43rd NAACP Image Awards: Red Carpet Stars (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.19.2012 | Black Voices

All of black Hollywood (short of Denzel and Halle) stepped in style last night for the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. Color ruled ...