Oscars and Academy Awards

As recognizable as any Hollywood celebrity, the golden Oscar statuette has been around since the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929. The iconic trophy depicts a knight holding a sword and standing on…
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Who got nominated for the Oscars?

The voting process that determines which films and filmmakers become Oscar nominees is a long and complicated undertaking that involves more than 6 voting members and hundreds of eligible films, actors…
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Winners for Best Actress

Boys grow up to be soldiers and criminals. Girls grow up to be wives and entertainers. At least, that’s the impression given by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, based on the Best Actor…
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Critics have called alien epic Avatar a version of Dances With Wolves because it s about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white…
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Recent Oscar Winning Movies

This Sunday is the 88th Academy Awards. Which movie is your favorite? Mine is Mad Max for the best movie and direction and for the best actor is The Revenant. Leonardo DiCaprio deserves the Oscar. Meanwhile…
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Oscars Best Picture Movie

From Chris Rock s skewering jokes to a big win for Spotlight,here are the highlights from the 2016 Oscars. (Nicki DeMarco/The Washington Post) Size and noise are fun, but restraint counts for something…
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Academy Awards Best Picture

It was a year of small but well-placed surprises, right up to the end. It was the year Spotlight,the third film on everyone s list of top three finishers, came from behind and walked off with the best…

2013 Academy Award nominees and winners

Other films nominated for Best Picture included Lincoln (an early contender that fell out of favor after being swept by Argo in pre-Oscars award shows), Life of Pi,Silver Linings Playbook,Zero Dark…

Academy Awards Best Picture nominees

The Late Show host is here to make sure that you re not caught off guard at the office water cooler during this year s Oscar discussion. -d79d-a173-f7bf2f31 The Academy Award nominees were finally announced…

Live Academy Awards 2015

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships celebrated its 30th anniversary in high style on the evening of November 4, 2015 with a moving, hilarious and unforgettable presentation of the five newest winners of the…

Animated movies nominated for Oscars

Congrats to all the nominees for Best Animated Feature at the 2016 Oscars ! The nominees were announced this morning at a press conference in Los Angeles and include Anomalisa, Boy of the World, When Marnie…

Screenplay Oscars

Spotlight Wins Best Original Screenplay at the 2016 Oscars

ABC Watch Oscars live

Movie lovers who aren’t near a TV don’t have to miss out on Hollywood’s biggest night. The streaming options are, however, somewhat limited. Viewers are able to live stream the Oscars via the Watch ABC…

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Past Oscar winners Best Actor

We always get nostalgic as Oscar Sunday approaches. For us, this nostalgia usually manifests itself in many trips down Wikipedia lane, reminiscing and marveling over past wins, losses, and upsets. We also…

Best Actor Oscar 2013 winners

The 85th Annual Academy Awards didn’t have a lot of surprises — it was widely expected that “Argo, ” Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis would win and they did — but let’s take another look what Oscar…

Oscar Winning Movies Best Movies

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The Revenant Location: Canada It’s already swept the board at the BAFTAs, and The Revenant is looking to nab a handful of Oscars too – fingers crossed it’ll finally be Leo’s year. But it’s not just about…

First Best Actor Oscar

Leonardo DiCaprio is finally an Oscar winner. The star of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant took home his first-ever Academy Award on Sunday night, winning Best Actor for his role as real-life…

Best Actress nominees 2010

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