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TV Ratings: Oscars Posterized NBA All-Stars

The Artist Picks Up Best Picture at the Oscars

Because of the shorten NBA season caused by the lockout, this is the first time the telecast of the NBA All-Star game went head-to-head with the 84th Academy Awards. I thought the basketball game would get crushed, even with Linsanity in attendance - technically, he was only in the Rising Stars Challenge which took place on Friday.

Who’s bright idea was it to go head-to-head with one of the biggest tv events of the year? Couldn’t the NBA have done it the week before or after the Oscars? Maybe TNT, which televised the game, thought it’s good counter-programming.


Sean Young arrested at post-Oscars party

Police say 52-year-old star was placed under citizen's arrest after altercation at the Governor's Ball.


Oscars 2012 ratings: About 39 million viewers, slightly up from last year

More than 39 million people watched Sunday’s “84th Annual Academy Awards,” Sunday, in which host Billy Crystal waxed nostalgic, a silent movie cleaned up, Angelina Jolie’s leg kept hogging the camera and Jennifer Lopez left nipple played hide-and-seek.


'The Artist' wins three top Oscars, including best picture

The Artist

"The Artist," a black-and-white homage to the early days of Hollywood, was named best picture at the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday.


Oscar turns up the star power for final rehearsal

The Academy Awards are a big deal - even to A-listers. That's why a parade of stars came through the theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center Saturday to run through their lines and prepare to address their peers in front of a worldwide audience of millions....


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 2012 Predictions: 'The Artist' Will Beat Out 'Hugo' to Win Best Picture

The Artist

The Oscar telecast is this Sunday on ABC, so I'll throw out my projections on who will be heading to the Governor's Ball with a statue in hand. Since the majority of the winners have already been announced in other industry awards, it makes my job that much easier.


Twitter is Predicting a 'Midnight in Paris' Upset at the Oscars

Midnight in Paris

A study of Twitter sentiment shows a high level of love for Woody Allen's latest movie.


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