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Television ratings up for Oscars, to 40.3M people

The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year's show....


Partial list of 85th annual Academy Award winners

Partial list of the 85th annual Academy Award winners announced Sunday in Los Angeles: 1. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained." 2. Animated Short Film: "Paperman." 3. Animated Feature Film: "Brave." 4. Cinematography: "Life of Pi." 5. Visual Effects: "Life of Pi." 6. Costume: "Anna Karenina." 7. Makeup and Hairstyling: "Les Miserables." 8. Live Action Short Film: "Curfew." 9. Documentary (short subject): "Inocente." 10. Documentary Feature: "Searching for Sugar Man."


Oscar guy MacFarlane aims to perk up stodgy awards

You think the Academy Awards are boring? Try the nominations. They only last a few minutes, but it's generally a sleepy academy suit and a sleepy starlet droning a list of names at 5:30 in the morning....


Tony Award winner brings Broadway to Oscars

The folks behind Hollywood's glitziest night have imported some help this year - from Broadway....


'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.


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.


Listen up, Oscars: We want singing Muppets!

Oscars Best Song

If the Academy Awards hate the best song category so much, why don't they just dump it completely? First, only two songs were nominated, and now is reporting that neither will be performed at the ceremony.


84th Academy Awards Nominees: The Full List

84th Academy Awards

The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards are out and below is the full list. This year, nine films are contending for BEST PICTURE instead of the usual five. Hugo leads all contenders with 11 nominations; The Artist has 10 nominations; Moneyball and War Horse both have 6 noms; The Descendants and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo tie with five noms; The Help and Midnight in Paris have four each.


Eddie Murphy named host of 84th Academy Awards

Eddie Murphy named host of 84th Academy Awards

The rumors became a reality Tuesday: Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards, which will be telecast Feb. 26 on ABC, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced.

Senh: Ok, it's now official.


Eddie Murphy as Possible Oscar Host: News Met With Mixed Reactions

Eddie Murphy as Possible Oscar Host: News Met With Mixed Reactions (THR staff) "You know who is an even better choice to host the Oscars than Eddie Murphy? EVERYONE," writes a Twitter user, while another opines that he would be "a HUGE improvement over" James Franco and Anne more


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