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Academy Award Nominees

The Academy Awards: Which Movies Will Win, Which Should Win, and Which I'll Probably Get Around To Watching

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.26.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The Academy Awards are meaningless. Well, okay, they're not "meaningless." They give Joan Rivers something to do. But because a movie wins "Best Picture" does not mean it's the best picture.

No One Has Really Seen The Oscar Nominees

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Feb 23 (Reuters) - It may be one of the best years in recent memory for high-quality Hollywood film, but two-thirds of Americans have y...

An Open Letter to the Academy Award Nominees

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.25.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

We don't hate you because you're famous. We don't hate you because you're rich. We don't hate you because you're beautiful. (I'm talking to you, Bruce Dern.) We hate you because of your crappy acceptance speeches. Well, that and because you're famous.

Our Full List Of This Year's Academy Award Nods

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The Academy Award nominations are here! Oscarologists have spent weeks debating who will take home the nods, which were announced this morning (Jan. 1...

Semper Fabulous: Diahann Carroll

Yvonna Russell | Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Before Halle was nominated, Kerry Washington got Scandalous, Mrs O. made the List and Beyonce was bootylicious, Diahann Carroll blazed the trail.

Oscar Predictions on the Move!

David Rothschild | Posted 04.26.2013 | Entertainment
David Rothschild

In category after category significant movement in the likely winner provides a window into the power of certain events that occurred on the road to the Oscars.

Which Post 50 Actors Were Nominated For Oscars?

Posted 01.10.2013 | Fifty

Nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards were announced this morning, and the list proved that -- in Hollywood -- age is just a number. Two nominees...

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...

Unexpected Musical Delights

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Once you've experienced Chico & Rita (a sumptuous, exotic animation feature), you'll have no doubt why it was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 84th Academy Awards.

A Fast and Furious Look at the Oscars

Lawrence Shulruff | Posted 04.23.2012 | Entertainment
Lawrence Shulruff

Spicing up the broadcast would be a quick fix -- It's time to add some new award categories. So Hollywood, take note: These recommendations could be the cure for that after-party hangover.

Losing an Academy Award: The End

Rick Schwartz | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

People I do business with every day, people who are allegedly my friends -- completely avoid me. I'm talking "see-me-and-make-a-hard-left-turn-into-the-cocktail-waitress" avoid. This fascinates me in a morbid kind of way, so I purposely begin to seek these people out.

10 Things You Don't Know About Jonah Hill

CELEBUZZ! | Posted 02.19.2012 | Celebrity

Comedic actor Jonah Hill took on his first dramatic role in Moneyball last year, and now he’s a first-time Oscar nominee. What a stroke of luck and ...

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...

The Long Road to Peace -- and a Short Film Nomination

Terry George | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Terry George

Our film The Shore is the story of one small act of reconciliation, yet it mirrors the courageous achievement of the people of Northern Ireland, Protestant and Catholic, who after 800 years of division and bloodshed came together to talk and make their peace with one another.

Losing an Academy Award: The Aftermath

Rick Schwartz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

As you near the roped-off section where the Big Winners gloat, you suddenly devise a really solid, well-conceived plan -- grab their statues and run for the exits. Have your name engraved over theirs later. Deny you were ever at the party in the first place.

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Rooney Mara Attend The Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon

Posted 04.07.2012 | Entertainment

The only thing better than being nominated for an Academy Award? A free lunch, of course! Monday afternoon in Beverly Hills, this year's Oscar nominee...

Who Is the Best Young Actress of Her Generation?

Posted 04.02.2012 | Entertainment

Back in January, New York Times scribe Adam Sternberg, using a metric based on Academy Award-nominated performances, including actual acting nominatio...

The Oscar Bounce: What's An Oscar Nomination Worth At The Box Office?

The Huffington Post | Gary Susman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment

The much vaunted Oscar bounce ain't what it used to be. Within the last decade, a movie nominated for Best Picture could expect to see its grosses ...

What Happens to the Losers?

Rick Schwartz | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Rick Schwartz

With all the upcoming fanfare over this week's Academy Awards nominations, it might be worth noting that most of these talented, wonderful people will have one thing in common in roughly four weeks. They'll all be losers.

The 2012 Oscar-Nominated Book Adaptations

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Books

By Margaret Bristol for Bookish The 2012 Academy Award nominees were announced this morning, and the winners are: books! Eleven literary adaptation...

Are The Oscars Irrelevant? Awards Ignore A New Generation

Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jordan Zakarin

I'm going to make an outrageous Oscars prediction, and it has nothing to do with the winners. When the 89th annual Academy Awards air, the most coveted viewership demographic will be watching anything but the Hollywood awards show.

Inside Job's Charles Ferguson Wins Oscar, Airs Frustration with Obama

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Ferguson spoke with me about his new film, Obama's disappointingly silent reaction to it and why he feels this president has an even stricter "with us or against us" policy than his predecessor.

Spotlight On Oscar Best Picture Nomination Locations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Following the release of "Slumdog Millionaire" (2009's Best Picture Oscar winner) and India's subsequent boom in tourism, it's no question - movies tr...

"Ajami": A Film to Challenge the Israeli and Palestinian Narratives?

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

Hitting US theaters today is Ajami, Israel's contender at this year's Academy Awards, which has also been garnering praise at Cannes and other interna...

A Single Man: The Cinema of Beautiful Death

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

Too bad A Single Man was overlooked as an Oscar best picture contender. This movie deserves your viewing for Firth's magnificent performance in a wrenching yet life affirming story of love and loss.