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Film Mom: How to Host an Oscar Party with Kids

By: Tara McNamara on February 14, 2013 at 1:34PM Comments

Children are, by nature, equal parts eruptive and disruptive. They also tend to be less interested in movies about senility, terrorism and musical renditions of failed political uprisings of the 19th century; therefore, here are some fun things for kids to do in the other room.

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You Pick the Oscar Winner: Best Actress

By: Derrick Deane on February 13, 2013 at 1:58PM Comments (6)

At this point, it feels like this category is down to Jennifer Lawrence vs. Jessica Chastain vs. the rest of the nominees. So who's it going to be? Sound off inside and be sure to make your selections at our Ballot Box for a chance to win movie tickets!

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Oscar Discussion: Which Film Had the Best Visual Effects of 2012?

By: Christopher Campbell on February 8, 2013 at 11:06AM Comments (11)

One of the few categories that we can always expect some blockbusters to earn nominations is in the visual effect category. This week, we ask you, which nominated film had the best visual effects?

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Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper Line Up Post-Oscar Film Projects

By: Sean OConnell on January 15, 2013 at 8:16AM Comments (12)

Anne Hathaway and Bradley Cooper can't bask in awards season glory for too long. There's always work to be done, and we have news on two films they are attached to … as well as details on when you might next see them on screen. 

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'Zero Dark Thirty' Rides Oscar Bump to Box Office Win

By: Sean OConnell on January 13, 2013 at 3:50PM Comments (14)

After picking up five Oscar nominations at the end of last week (including Best Picture), Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty expanded to more theaters … and immediately won the box office crown.

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Weekend Chatter: Does an Oscar Nomination Influence Your Decision to See a Movie?

By: Sean OConnell on January 11, 2013 at 4:24PM Comments (23)

Movies often receive an Oscar 'bump," or an increase in tickets sold when they receive a number of Academy Award nominations. Silver Linings Playbook, for example, saw a huge boost on Thursday. We're curious: Does an Oscar nomination influence what films you plan to see in a theater? 

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'Brave,' 'Wreck-It Ralph,' Among 21 Animated Features Submitted for Oscar Race

By: Derrick Deane on November 2, 2012 at 3:52PM Comments (18)

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed 21 animated features that will be eligible for nomination in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards. Which films do you think will be nominated and which one is the odds on favorite to win?

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Should Jimmy Fallon Host Next Year's Academy Awards?

By: Sean OConnell on August 3, 2012 at 10:29AM Comments (7)

The Academy Awards could be looking at Jimmy Fallon as the next host of the annual Oscars telecast. ABC might not want him. But what do you think?

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The Academy Award Nominations: A Backstage Pass

By: John Halecky on January 24, 2012 at 4:03PM Comments (1)

The Academy Award Nominations: A Backstage Pass

I was lucky enough to attend the Academy Awards Nominations announcement live from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences building very early this morning and I wanted to give you a special backstage look at what happens there.

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The Oscars Backstage: The Drama You Didn’t Hear About

By: Elisa Osegueda on March 3, 2011 at 1:53PM Comments (20)

Backstage at the OscarsThere’s nothing like sitting backstage, anxiously waiting for this year’s winners—especially when none disappointed when it came to juicy answers. While many have been complaining that the Oscars were a complete bore, those of us backstage don’t share that sentiment because we got lots of controversial...

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Before the Oscars, Watch This Best of 2010 Mash-Up

By: Erik Davis on February 10, 2011 at 12:43PM Comments (2)

Ken and BarbieWe’re comfortably settling in to 2011 and putting 2010 behind us, but with the Oscar ceremony approaching (watch it live on ABC this February 27th) now might be a good time to refresh your memory of which films were the best of 2010, and what it is about them that made us fall head over heels in the first place. Check out this mash-up and let us know if they left out any great films!

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Oscar Poll: Which Film Do You Want to See Win Best Picture?

By: Erik Davis on January 25, 2011 at 8:46AM Comments (93)

'The King's Speech'

The nominations are out, and we finally have the list of ten films competing for Best Picture of the year. Sure, you have your obvious frontrunners in The Social Network, The King’s Speech and Black Swan, but there are seven other great films right alongside those three hoping that maybe this will be their year.

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Academy Announcements: 'King's Speech' Rules

By: Lizerne Guiting on January 25, 2011 at 8:03AM Comments (2)

What was it actually like live at the Oscar noms? Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes look at the early morning event to announce this year’s Academy Award nominations…

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Oscar Nominations: The Big Winners and Losers

By: Erik Davis on January 25, 2011 at 6:01AM Comments (27)

Oscar NominationsAfter months of award speculation, the nominations for the 2011 Academy Awards were just handed out and it’s lined up pretty much as we expected. Right in the thick of things are films like The King’s Speech (which led everyone with 12 nominations, including best picture, director, original screenplay and actor) with The Social Network, and Black Swan, while a familiar crop...

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway to Host Academy Awards

By: Erik Davis on November 29, 2010 at 11:18AM Comments (4)

James Franco and Anne HathawayThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to return to the two-host format for next year's Academy Awards (which will reward the films from this year even though it's technically airing on television next year) by announcing that James Franco and Anne Hathaway will lead the next Oscar ceremony, due to hit ABC on February 27th, 2011.

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