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'Eleven' - A Brilliant Exposé of a Dark, Disturbing Topic

Pamela Glasner | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

If you've had any up-close-and-personal experience with the subject matter of Eleven, you may not imagine that 'transfixed' would be your reaction. But the story line is so well-conceived and so well-executed I'd say chances are pretty good it will be.

Nightcrawler: Why Jake Gylenhaal Deserves Best Actor

Khanh Ho | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts
Khanh Ho

The true genius of Gyllenhaal's character is the way that his dialog -- his narration -- is relentlessly constructed around the language of American boosterism. It is the language of Dale Carnegie, of Benjamin Franklin.

Matthew Jacobs

One Of These 20 Men Will Probably Win Best Actor

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing e...

The Exact Moment All The Biggest Stars Won And Lost At The 2014 Oscars

Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

Because some of their reactions were pure joy. Others, just ... salty. See all of the big reveal moments in a HuffPost Entertainment original interact...

Oscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards

Adam Banner | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Banner

No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.

Creative Entertaining: Host an Oscar Party

Rana Florida | Posted 04.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

What better way to take in all that high-wattage entertainment, the victory speeches, the red carpet gowns, and the spectacle than by inviting some friends over for a high style affair in your own home?

What This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films Say About Women

Holly L. Derr | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Holly L. Derr

Only two of the nine films nominated for Best Picture are genuinely about women, and the difference in how women's bodies are treated in those films versus the other seven is telling.

Why Leo Doesn't Deserve the Oscar

Kristy Crocetto | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Kristy Crocetto

The question then remains: should a great actor receive an Oscar, not for the role he is nominated for, but because he has been passed over time and again?

Vintage Photos Of The Best Actor And Actress Nominees

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

Without a doubt, the 10 actors and actresses nominated for Academy Awards in 2014 have plenty experience in front of the camera. A few of them (Le...

Stars React To Oscar Nominations

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The Oscar nominations have arrived! "Rush" star Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced ...

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...

Check Out The Full List Of Oscar Nominations

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

"American Hustle," "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" are the top nominees at 86th annual Academy Awards. "Rush" star Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Mot...

The Best Actor Nominees Are...

Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The nominees for Best Actor at this year's Academy Awards were announced Thursday, Jan. 16, honoring some of the hottest names in film. Christian ...

One Of These 16 Men Will (Almost Definitely) Win Best Actor

Mike Hogan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Hey Chris, you're the one who suggested devoting this week's FYC column to the bloated ranks of Best Actor contenders for next year's Oscars. Counting them up, we have no fewer than 16 possible nominees. So instead of our usual back-and-forth, I thought it might be fun to lay down racetrack odds on each actors' chances of making it to the Final Five. Let the games begin?

When the Hunter Becomes Hunted

Sophia Stuart | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Sophia Stuart

Masculinity is a key driver of the plot. This is a town where men hunt, are given guns before they shave the first down off their cheeks, have families and do everything to protect them. This is a patriarchy of vast bearded men who drink and fight and kill.

This Man Has Been Winning For Quite Some Time

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.21.2013 | Style

Winning Best Actor or Best Actress at the Academy Awards is one of the biggest honors that can be bestowed upon anyone in Hollywood. The award has lau...

WATCH: The Best Actor Nominees

The Huffington Post | Eva Hill | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment

This Sunday, Feb. 24, the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles, Calif., and the coverage is already heating up. How m...

In What Years Did an Actor Receive Two Academy Award Nominations in a Single Category?

Quora | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Aaron Ellis, Just Another Movie Geek To date, eleven actors have achieved the rare feat of e...

Celluloid Patriotism in the United States of Oscar

H. Alan Scott | Posted 04.21.2013 | Comedy
H. Alan Scott

I'm a gold star film fan. I see it IN. THE. THEATER. Movies, though popular worldwide, are very much an American art form. Hashtag PATRIOTISM. Do I even have to tell you that Oscar season is my favorite time of year?

Who Is the Greatest Actor Amongst Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, and Jack Nicholson?

Quora | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John Gibson, Restaurateur Unquestionably, Day-Lewis. Imagine that you're at a party and...

All-Time Oscars: The 10 Best Supporting Actors in History

Jon Eig | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

I'm not going to predict or select or analyze this year's winners. Leave that for the "critics" and "pundits." This year, I'm picking the All-Time Oscars. Today, I'll offer a set of nominees for Best Supporting Actor (of all time!).

Are Awards Shows Sexist?

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Do Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Helen Mirren really need a category just for women – a singular kind of affirmative actio...

What You Will Not See in Zero Dark Thirty

Jan Lisa Huttner | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Jan Lisa Huttner

People who think that Zero Dark Thirty shows that the torture of Ammar leads in some direct way to the capture of Bin Laden are simply wrong. That just is not part of the story Bigelow is telling.

Your Best Dramatic Actor, According To The Globes

Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment

Daniel Day-Lewis is your 2013 Golden Globe winner for Best Actor in a Drama. Day-Lewis was awarded at Sunday night's broadcast. The "Lincoln" star ...

Your Best Actor, Drama Winner

Posted 01.14.2013 | Entertainment

The Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama was awarded Sunday night in Los Angeles, with Daniel Day-Lewis taking home the honor. The "Lincoln" star...