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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.


Unmasking the Academy: Oscar voters overwhelmingly white, male

Oscar Voters

An L.A. Times study of Oscar voters finds that their demographics are much less diverse than the moviegoing public. Academy leaders say they want to diversify. When the names of winners are revealed on Oscar night, months of suspense give way to tears, smiles and speeches.


Jennifer Lawrence to announce Oscar nominations

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence will help announce this year's Academy Awards nominees. The 21-year-old actress will join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak at the nominations announcement on Jan. 24. Lawrence earned her first Oscar nomination last year for "Winter's Bone." She stars in the anticipated adaptation of "The Hunger Games," set for release in March.


`Social Network' friends Globes with 4 prizes

`Social Network' friends Globes with 4 prizes

The Facebook tale "The Social Network" won top honors Sunday at the Golden Globes with four prizes, including best drama and director, solidifying its prospects as an Academy Awards favorite.


First Trailer For True Grit Is Pure Coen Brothers

When it was announced that the Coen brothers would be taking on a remake of the classic western True Grit as their next project, many people looked at the story cockeyed. Without a doubt two of the most creative filmmakers working today, it's one thing to adapt a story, but to remake a film that earned John Wayne an Oscar? That's just damn peculiar. Lesson learned: always trust Joel and Ethan Coen.


The Real 'Schindler's List' on Sale for $2.2 Million

The 13-page list compiled by Schindler and accountant Itzhak Stern is dated April 18, 1945, and was made popular by Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning movie


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