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Oscar Scuttlebutt: What are the Odds?

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So now we have the nominations for 2014 Oscar ceremony, but let's face it, some people have better chances than others. Let us face that Christian Bale, as talented as he is, doesn't stand a snowball's chance it heck at winning the best Actor Oscar, even though he's nominated. So, let's eliminate the unlikies, and break it down to who stands the best chance of winning.

The 86th Academy Awards Nominees Are...

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The day is finally here—early this morning, the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced.  Unsurprisingly, American Hustle, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Nebraska were all well-recognized.  Surprisingly, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Butler, Captain Phillips, Saving Mr. Banks, and...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Academy Award Aftermath

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It took awhile but we all officially made it through the 85th Annual Academy Awards. There were a fair share of surprises sprinkled throughout the slightly entertaining broadcast, but now is not the time to gush about how happy we are that some people won. It's time to examine this year's list of winners and reflect on whether or not their wins were, well, deserved to be blunt.

Oscars 2013: Best Picture Winner And Reaction

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There were a fair number of high quality movies that were granted the chance to compete for this year's Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards, and as the Oscar race continued on for months, we saw a number of movies bob their way in and out of first place, but only one could be named the champion of them all.

Oscars 2013: Best Actor Winner And Reaction

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A lot of folks who pay attention to the Academy Awards believed that there was one surefire winner for this year's Best Actor category. Now that's not to say that the other candidates weren't qualified enough to be in the running, but this guy is a masterful actor. But did Academy voters help make the predictions come true or not?

Oscars 2013: Best Actress Winner And Reaction

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It's been a fierce battle, trying to figure out who will win this year's Best Actress Oscar. Unlike our Best Actor category, it's difficult to predict who will be going home with the golden statue. Jennifer Lawrence has been gaining a lot of momentum in the past month, winning one award after another, but there's still four other actresses who can easily take the top spot at this year's...

Oscars 2013: Best Director Winner And Reaction

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Easily one of the most controversial selection of nominees for this year's Academy Awards has to be in the Best Director category. A number of fantastic directors were left out of the running, but those that remained were all well qualified to be in the group. The selection process may have been difficult for the Academy voters, but tonight they revealed which director stood out the most for...

The 85th Annual Academy Award Winners

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It's finally Oscar Sunday, and many of us couldn't be happier. The town of Los Angeles has just been buzzing with anticipation all week as we all quietly make bets over who will win at this year's 85th Annual Academy Awards. Now the winners will finally be announced and we hope there's a couple of upsets in the mix. If the likes of Ben...

33rd Annual Razzie Awards: 'Breaking Dawn Part 2' Leads With 11 Terrible...

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It’s that time of year again—no, not the Academy Awards nominations (that’s tomorrow); rather, it’s time to find out who’s up for a Razzie.  In a time-honored tradition (well, since, 1980), the Razzie nominations, honoring the absolute worst films of the year, are announced the day before the Oscar contenders.  And the 33rd annual Razzie Awards, pinpointing the...

Seth MacFarlane Will Host The Oscars For Some Reason

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Get this—Seth MacFarlane, creator of such animated fare as Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show, as well as the director and writer of the surprise hit Ted, has been named as the host of the 85th Annual Academy Awards telecast next February.  Because if there’s one thing the Oscars need, it’s a series of...

Jimmy Fallon Says He Won't Host The Oscars

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A few days ago funny man Judd Apatow tweeted, "Let @jimmyfallon host the Oscars! Carson hosted the Oscars when they were not on NBC. Kimmel can do it next year." As exciting a notion as it might be to have NBC's late night host go on to host the Academy Awards, that air on ABC, the idea is no longer being toyed with. Jimmy Fallon has confirmed that he won't be hosting the show this year.

Jimmy Fallon In Talks To Host Next Year's Oscars

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Fan of the more fun and light-hearted Oscar ceremonies? Well, in that case we’ve got some good news for you; apparently Jimmy Fallon, host of the infectiously energetic Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, is in talks to host next year’s Academy Awards broadcast, and is sure to bring some laughter, energy and added extra sparkle to the already glittering annual awards...

Sean Young Arrested At Post Oscars Party, Demands Apology From The Academy

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Actress Sean Young was arrested on Sunday night following the Oscars, apparently for trying to enter a post Oscars party that she was not inviting to, in a move which California lawbooks unofficially refer to as “Lindsay Lohaning.”  Now, she’s demanding an apology for the debacle, and threatening a lawsuit.

Billy Crystal Catches Heat For Appearing On The Oscars In Blackface

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After the release of a study which indicates that most Oscar voters are wealthy white men, how smart a play does it seem to feature the host of the Academy Awards, Billy Crystal (a wealthy white man), in a sketch in which he appears in blackface?  Well, it’s a play that the Oscars ran with on Sunday night, and it’s catching a bit of criticism (beneath the cacophony about...

VOTD: Sacha Baron Cohen Pours Ash On Ryan Seacrest At The Oscars

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Because it wouldn’t be Oscar night without a few desperate bids for shameless self-promotion, Sacha Baron Cohen did arrive to the Academy Awards telecast, as he was rumored to do, in full costume and character to promote his upcoming film, The Dictator.  And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences didn’t ban him after all, which led to a briefly...

2012 Academy Awards: And The Oscar Winners Are...

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It’s that time of year again, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences joins together with the Hollywood community to pose on a red carpet, then hand out little gold men to those who have made the greatest achievements in cinema over the past year (I dare you to say that last part aloud without snickering).  Wondering who will nab best picture?  Will George...

ScreenCrave's 2012 Oscars Drinking Game – Cheers!

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The time has come to say goodbye to the films of 2011. Au revoir The Artist, see you on Netflix! No more Michael Fassbender puns, or Octavia Spencer acceptance speeches. So what better way to say goodbye, and celebrate the Oscars, than by toasting Hollywood's cream of the crop with a fun drinking game? We understand that some of these...

Sacha Baron Cohen Releases Video Response About His 'Oscar Ban'

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Yesterday, we reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may revoke comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen’s tickets to the Academy Awards on Sunday if he arrives to the awards ceremony dressed as the titular character from his upcoming film, The Dictator.  And because the news that story generated is just about the best promotion the film could ask...

ScreenCrave's 2012 Oscar Predictions

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The process of Oscar predictions has changed completely over the last twenty years. Where there may have been favorites and hopes before that came with no sense of what could actually happen on Oscar night, blogging has turned the award ceremony into a stats game, where there are way fewer surprises than ever before. But, if you pay attention to the guilds, you have a great guide as to who is...

Sacha Baron Cohen May Be Banned From The Academy Awards

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Because Sacha Baron Cohen’s new film, The Dictator, could use the press, and because the Academy Awards desperately, desperately needs a reason for people to tune in to a three-hour telecast in which Billy Crystal mugs his way through a series of celebrity backslappery, news broke this week that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will...