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Oscars 2011: Don't Expect Many Esperanza Spaldings

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As a whole, the night should be entertaining, drawn-out predictable fun. Here's my take on how the night will play out in all categories.

Desperately Seeking Sorkin

Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danielle Berrin

I had this fantasy about Aaron Sorkin. It's probably only natural that I should want to know him, because, after all, he is the most intelligent and...

Oscars Recipe: The Social Network Salted Red Bull Granita

Tori Haschka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tori Haschka

Through next week, Victoria Haschka will be rolling out a menu for an Oscars feast on HuffPost Food, offering an original recipe inspired by each of t...

The Movies Are Not All Right

Iqbal Brainch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Iqbal Brainch

While The Social Network was certainly an entertaining movie, was it indeed the best movie of the year? When I think about Best Picture of the year, I feel the bar has to be raised.

Aaron Sorkin To Guest Star On '30 Rock'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Aaron Sorkin is returning to NBC. If only very briefly. Sorkin, who, with NBC, had tremendous success with his political drama "The West Wing," wil...

'Social Network' Named Best Film By LA Critics

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Facebook drama "The Social Network" was picked as the year's best picture Sunday by the influential Los Angeles Film Critics Assoc...

Theo Spielberg

Trent Reznor Talks Academy Awards | Theo Spielberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Trent Reznor is one of the most innovative musical and technological personalities of the last 20 years. Recently he has been thrust into the Hollywoo...

PHOTOS: 'Social Network' Wins Big At The Writers Guild Awards

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The sci-fi smash "Inception" and the Facebook drama "The Social Network" took top screenplay honors Saturday night at the Writers ...

Attention, Oscar Whiners: Get Over It!

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

OK, that's it - I'm officially tuning out all further Academy Award whining, prognosticating, analyzing, deconstructing and every other kind of Oscar ...

Dear Hollywood: Thanks for Image Boost. Love, Mark Zuckberberg

Danielle Berrin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danielle Berrin

Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old CEO of Facebook, took on a Warholian idea -- that anybody could be famous -- and created a Web site that allows users...

Mindful Social Networking: Going Online Without Losing Your Mind

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

Enter the social network. Is it the greatest tool for connection and camaraderie the world has ever seen? Or is it a dangerous time-suck, isolating us in bubbles of anxious voyeurism? Well, it's both.

King George VI Vs. Mark Zuckerberg

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

For months it seemed as if The Social Network was the odds on favorite to win an Oscar for Best Picture. Then, something changed. Now it's a horse race with The King's Speech. How did that happen, and why?

DVDs: Aaron Johnson Kicks Ass in Nowhere Boy

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's a pretty dreadful idea: a biopic about John Lennon as a teenager. But the result -- Nowhere Boy -- is pretty darn good, if flawed.

Oscar Nominated Films: Does the Truth Matter?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

Should filmmakers take some historic liberties in their narratives, and, if they do, should the Academy care when giving out its honors?

SAG Awards: Who Won The Big Battle?

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "The King's Speech" won the best-actor trophy Sunday for Colin Firth and a second honor for its overall cast at the Screen Actors ...

'The King's Speech' Shocks 'The Social Network'

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Tom Hooper pulled off an upset win Saturday for the top film honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards for his British monarchy t...

What Sort Of Book Wins An Oscar? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Unsurprisingly, several of the Best Picture nominees were adapted from books. Adaptations have historically done well at the Academy Awards, with over...

Instant Runoff Voting at the Oscars: Choosing Best Picture of the Year

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Richie

RV is a terrific way to handle more than two choices -- both because no Oscar voter is going to be able to "trick" the system with insincere voting and because it upholds majority rule.

A Guide to the Oscars From Kids Off the Couch

Sarah Bowman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

The Oscar nominations were announced this week! It's time to do your homework to get ready for the 83rd Academy Awards.

The Big Difference Between the Real Sean Parker and the Justin Timberlake Portrayal

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Henry Blodget

Unlike the real-life Sean Parker, who was horrified by the movie's portrayal, I was not concerned the movie would wreck his reputation. But there is an important difference between the Sean Parker in the movie and the real one.

PHOTOS: Oscar Best Picture 2011: Who Should Win?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As Hollywood readies for Sunday night's Academy Awards, movie fans around the world wonder who will take home the Oscar for Best Picture. 'The Social ...

What Oscar Noms Got Right

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Oscars come around so late in the process that it's like electing a prom queen... after the seniors have graduated and moved away to college.

Oscar Picks and Predictions: A Year of Few Surprises

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This field of 10 illustrates how movies that would once have been judged just solid are now praised to the skies. To my mind, the Best Picture nominees that meet the historical standard number five.

Oscars 2011 Nominations List

Huffington Post/AP | HuffPost/DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting...

I (Heart) The Fighter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Last week's retrospective of David O. Russell's career had me thinking of a new category: Movie with the Biggest Heart. The Fighter may vie with Toy Story 3, but in the end would topple all contenders.