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‘Lincoln’s’ bid to dominate the Oscars has begun; Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley are engaged

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg’s “ Lincoln ” screened Monday night at the New York Film Festival and garnered a positive initial response, as well as predictions that Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field and virtually everyone involved in the film will be nominated for Oscars.


Crystal to the rescue for 84th Academy Awards show

Billy Crystal

The Oscar ceremony has much to prove Sunday, including whether a blockbuster-free field can draw a TV audience and if Billy Crystal's host routine remains a crowd-pleaser....


Firth, Portman, Bale, Leo to present at Oscars

Oscar Presenters

All four acting winners from last year's Academy Awards are returning to this weekend's Oscars as presenters....


Oscars to drop Kodak name from awards show

The Academy Awards will be coming to you live from the same place - but with a different name. Oscar organizers have agreed to drop mentions of the Kodak Theatre from Sunday's broadcast. The move follows bankruptcy proceedings for Eastman Kodak Co., which has received court approval to end its expensive naming-rights deal for the venue that's been home to the awards show for a decade.


Oscar race hasn't come into focus yet

Oscars Race 2012

'The Artist' gains momentum as critics' and indie groups hand out early citations. As the fall season's first wave of film awards and nominations roll in, the Oscar picture continues to be a murky mass of contenders and question marks.


Eddie Murphy out as host of the Oscars

Eddie Murphy out as host of the Oscars

Less than 24 hours after Brett Ratner resigned as producer of the 2012 Oscars after making an anti-gay slur, his handpicked host Eddie Murphy has quit.

Senh: D'oh! Brett Ratner makes an anti-gay remark during an interview, and, boom, everything crumples. Now, the Academy awards will have to find replacements quickly. I wonder if this will affect the box office for "Tower Heist."


Brett Ratner Resigns: Oscar Producer OUT

Brett Ratner Resigns: Oscar Producer OUT

Brett Ratner is out as producer of the 84th Academy Awards show. It's been a tumultuous several days for Ratner, who, amongst several offenses, used a gay slur when asked a question about filmmaking. The director said that "rehearsing is for fags" in a Q&A session following a screening of his new film, "Tower Heist," at L.A.'s Arclight Cinemas.

Senh: D'oh! That's what you get for making a gay slur. As a celebrity, you gotta be careful about what the words coming out of your mouth.


France to send 'La guerre est declaree' to Oscars

France has chosen "La guerre est declaree" ("War is declared") to represent it at next year's Oscars.


Academy Awards Tweak Best Picture Rules; Will Nominate Between 5 & 10 Films

Academy Awards Tweak Best Picture Rules; Will Nominate Between 5 & 10 Films

Surprise! During a meeting of the Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors on Tuesday night, it was decided that the Best Picture voting system would be changed to allow for anywhere from five to ten nominees in a given year, depending on the quality of films available. The exact number of Best Picture participants won’t be announced until the nominations are revealed in January.


Academy says no big change for 2012 Oscar date

The 2012 Oscars will not be weeks earlier than usual, as had been speculated - a move that would have upended Hollywood's crowded awards season.


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