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'Family Guy' creator MacFarlane to host Oscars

"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane says being invited to host the 2013 Academy Awards "was the greatest call that I could have gotten in show business." Oscar telecast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Monday that MacFarlane will host the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony in February.


'Hairspray' producers Zadan, Meron to run Oscars

The producing team that helped to create such musicals as "Chicago" and "Hairspray" is overseeing the next Academy Awards ceremony. Academy management announced Thursday that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the 85th annual Oscars that will air live Feb. 24 on ABC.


Calif. filmmakers dominate Student Academy Awards

Students from across Southern California dominated the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 39th annual Student Academy Awards.


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....


'Artist' wins best-picture at indie Spirit Awards

Michel Hazanavicius: Director of "The Artist"

"The Artist" won best picture and three other prizes Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, a possible prelude to a big night at the Academy Awards for the black-and-white silent movie....


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....


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