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Live Updates From The 2013 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment

It's time for the Oscars' 2013 ceremony! The 85th annual Academy Awards, with coverage beginning on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST, takes places at the Dolby Th...

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.

Steven Spielberg's Big Campaign

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 04.25.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Giant coffee table books, iPod Shuffles, signed letters from directors, even "Lincoln" turkey roasting pans. That's just some of t...

Kerry Wishes Affleck, Argo 'Good Luck'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2013 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry sent well wishes to actor and director Ben Affleck ahead of the 2013 Academy Awards. Affleck's film "Argo" is nominat...

5 Ways To Win Your Oscar Pool

Mike Hogan | Posted 04.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

After five months of speculation both outlandish ("The Master" for Best Picture!) and not so outlandish ("Argo" for Best Picture!), the Oscars are one day away. All that's left is the tired cliche about the shouting. We've made our Oscar predictions already, so now it's time to help those loyal readers who find themselves participating in Oscar pools on Sunday night. (Print your ballot here.) Ahead, five left-field picks that could help you secure glory in the living room and the office.

Good News For 'Argo'

AP | Posted 02.23.2013 | Entertainment

PARIS -- "Amour" and "Argo" are taking home prestigious prizes – and Kevin Costner may be taking home a horse – after a French film award ...

Canada Ambassador Slighted By Argo

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — Canada's former ambassador to Iran, who protected Americans at great personal risk during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, said Friday...

Exiting Argo

Setareh Danesh | Posted 04.24.2013 | World
Setareh Danesh

This absence of Iranian voices in Argo is mirrored in the real world of 2013 as a different wound is growing in Iran -- a wound about which most Americans hear very little.

Inside The Wired Origins Of 'Argo' | Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

The climax of the movie "Argo" takes place at the airport in Tehran. Six Americans, having hidden in Iran for three months, are taking this one chance...

Why I Won't See Argo

Melody Moezzi | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Melody Moezzi

I've heard great things about Argo -- that it's a gripping, well-acted and well-directed, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Still, as a proud and patriotic Iranian-American, I can't bring myself to see it.

Will There Be An Upset On Oscar Night?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment

Oscar season kicked off in January of 2012 when "Beasts of the Southern Wild" wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival. Thirteen months later, "B...

Put a Face on It

Anna Deavere Smith | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Anna Deavere Smith

An unusual number of films nominated for Oscars this year deal with real people, real histories, and real dilemmas. Artists brought the tools of big screen virtuosity, humor, beauty and sometimes brutality to images fished from the real world. At the same time, critics and members of the casual public asked that filmmakers be guardians of fact and responsible for the impact of their fiction. Interestingly, this movement dovetailed into calls for Hollywood to speak up about its role in gun violence. That artists are called to be more responsible and "true" is a tip of hat to their power. At this moment, the arts revealed our national politics, our ills and our triumphs. Could arts do yet more to influence our politics?

Watch Oscars Predictions Smackdown: HuffPost vs. Gold Derby Editors

Tom O'Neil | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Tom O'Neil

Call it Oscars Armageddon -- our final, fiercest battle of derby season. HuffPost editors Michael Hogan and Chris Rosen and I have clashed over predictions often during the previous months, but no one is vanquished -- yet.

6-Year-Old Judges Oscar-Nominated Movies By Their Posters | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents

I had my opinionated first-grader examine all nine posters for the Best Picture category and give her take on what she thought they were about (and yes, one of them starred fairies).

Can Anything Stop 'Argo'?

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Nominations morning last month revealed major surprises for the Academy Awards, promising one of the most wide-open campaigns ever...

Oscar Odds

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

How about the acting awards? Most critics, as well as my numbers, agree that Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence are the favorites, but let's dig deeper to learn some more interesting facts.

The Argo Effect

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I greatly enjoyed the movie when I saw it last fall. However, the question that arises whenever a film like this, ostensibly based on true events, hits the public sphere is exactly how true "true" is, and how much license should we allow creative-types to, well, create.

At Restaurant Daniel for the Oscars: Forget Walking the Red Carpet

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York
Regina Weinreich

In New York on Oscar Sunday, the red carpet will be more than a runway for hopefuls in borrowed gowns and glitter.

This Year's Best Picture Nominees Made A Lot Of Mistakes

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The scene: Tehran's Mehrabad airport, January 1980. Six U.S. diplomats, disguised as a fake sci-fi film crew, are about to fly to fre...

DVDs: Skyfall, Argo and Other Oscar Hopefuls Ready to Watch

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The problem, unfortunately, is with the casting and the sprawling nature of the novel which doesn't condense well into a film. This same team making a ten-hour miniseries would unquestionably produce a better work. But for me Keira Knightley and especially Aaron Taylor-Johnson are not right.

2012 Oscar Predictions

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

I have created a statistical model to predict the Oscars, using numerical data from critic scores, other awards shows, and guild awards over the past 15 years.

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty Win WGA Honors

Wyatt Closs | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The win for Argo over Lincoln in the Adapted category further bolstered notions about what may happen next week at the Oscars for Best Picture.

Argo Oscar Yourself: My Bold Predictions For This Year's Academy Awards

Jon Chattman | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Still not over it... Eddie Vedder wasn't even nominated for this. Whenever I place my son down to sleep - beit at night or for a daytime nap - I ge...

Why the Oscars Hate Comedy (Unless They Don't)

Mark Juddery | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

As we move closer to the Oscars, I've had the usual feeling of deja vu. Almost without fail, entertainment writers write the same articles during awards season, all leading up to "Hollywood's night of nights".

Can 'Silver Linings Playbook' Win Best Picture?

Mike Hogan | Posted 04.20.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

I still don't see "Silver Linings" gaining the kind of momentum it would need to call "Argo" back to the runway (only one more week of this metaphor, Chris, I swear!), but the campaign could help Russell win Best Adapted Screenplay and even Best Director.