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The Inevitable Oscar Blunders: Meryl Streep And Jennifer Lawrence Awards Night Mistakes

By Lorna Greville  | 25th February 2013

Very few things in life go off without a hitch, and while last night's Oscar was an utter triumph there were a few blunder and trips (literally) along the way. Meryl Streep surprised everyone when...

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The Onion Call 9-Year-old Quvenzhane Wallis A “C**T”

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th February 2013

Poor Quvenzhane Wallis; first of all, Hollywood managed to convince her that she might be in with a chance of an Oscar for Best Actress, then The Onion call her a “c**t”. “Everyone else seems...

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Oscars 2013: No Surprises As Daniel Day Lewis Takes Best Actor For Lincoln

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th February 2013

Anyone who bet against Daniel Day Lewis – you are a bad, bad person. Either that or the guy who hired to fix it didn’t do his job. Anyway, it’s DDL’s night for his turn...

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Oscars 2013: Ang Lee Beats Steven Spielberg To Best Director

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th February 2013

Is this a shock? It kind of is. Ang Lee has taken the Best Director Oscar for Life of Pi, ahead of Steven Spielberg for Lincoln, who was the hot favorite to win the award.Not...

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Oscars 2013: Argo Takes The Best Picture Oscar From Under Steven Spielberg’S Nose

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th February 2013

This was supposed to be Steven Spielberg’s night; his film Lincoln was supposed to win everything, but it hasn’t turned out that way, and Argo has taken Best Film after a late surge.Ben Affleck seemed...

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Oscars 2013: Anne Hathaway Picks Up Best Supporting Actress For Her Turn As Fantine In Les Miserables

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th February 2013

And the award for Best Supporting Actress goes to Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables! This is Hathaway’s first Oscar having been previously as Best Actress of 2008 for her performance in "Rachel Getting Married."Picking up...

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Youngest Ever Oscar-nominee Quvenzhané Wallis Secures Role In Annie

By Jack de Aguilar | 25th February 2013

Ahead of what could be the biggest night in Quvenzhané Wallis’ fledgling career, it has been announced that the young starlet will indeed star in Sony Picture’s upcoming version of Annie.Wallis got the film world...

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Oscars 2013: Adele And Les Miserables Cast Members Give Practise Performance To Oscar Workers

By Lorna Greville  | 24th February 2013

Musical stars have warmed up their vocal chords in a practise run for tonight's Oscars, among the performers are Adele and Anne Hathaway.Adele was also at the Grammys this year2013's Oscars are set to be...

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Jennifer Lawrence And Raf Simon's Dior Photos Released Ahead Of The Oscars

By Lorna Greville  | 24th February 2013

How did Dior know that Jennifer Lawrence was going to continue being a darling of the awards season? They announced last October that she would be the face of a new campaign and this week...

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Oscar Awards Losers Will All Receive An Incredible Consolation Prize Worth Over $45k

By Lorna Greville  | 24th February 2013

For the nominees who were truly humbled by their Oscar nomination but know full well that they wont win, aside from an incredible night in Hollywood surrounded by their biggest inspirations, they'll also walk away...

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Argo And Lincoln – Two Oscars Favourites With Historical And Contextual Inaccuracies

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd February 2013

Anyone bothered to check the Oscars 2013 news today – the day before the ceremony – has seen both Argo and Lincoln. We have, and we loved them both. But there’s an air of controversy...

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Oscars 2013 – Les Miserables Cast Sang For Their Roles In The Film

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd February 2013

Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe are all well-respected actors, who’ve carved out hugely successful careers. But that didn’t mean they got a free pass into Les Miserables – no – they had to audition,...

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The Oscars 2013: Time For Daniel Day Lewis To Step Into Greatness

By Jack de Aguilar | 23rd February 2013

Never before has someone taken three Best Actor in a Leading Role awards. So for Daniel Day Lewis – a man with two, and a critically acclaimed performance as Abraham Lincoln under his belt -...

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Adele Oscar Win A Cert? Not Quite! Which Other Contenders Are There?

By Contributor | 22nd February 2013

So everyone reckons that Adele's going to walk away with an Oscar this weekend and, given that she's performing on Sunday (February 24, 2013) at the event, as part of a 50th anniversary James Bond...

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A Week In Movies Featuring The Oscars Favourites, Owen Wilson And Vince Vaughn Crashing Google And Danny Boyle's Gory Trailer For Trance

By Staff Writer | 22nd February 2013

It's Oscar weekend, so the stars are converging on Los Angeles for the big night on Sunday. Returning from the premiere of her new film Lovelace at the Berlin Film Festival, Amanda Seyfried was caught...

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The Oscars Are Asinine: Ethan Hawke Slams Major Movie Awards Ceremony

By Hayley Avron | 22nd February 2013

“Look at how many forgettable, stupid movies have won Oscars and how many mediocre performers have Oscars above their fireplace.” This is just one of the derisory comments that actor Ethan Hawke made about the...

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The Oscars 2013 – Let’S Take The Animation Category Seriously, Okay?

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd February 2013

Attention swerves towards best film, and the male and female versions of best lead and supporting actors at The Oscars. They’re the big ones, and attract the largest pre-cermoney-buzz. But spare a thought for the...

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The Oscars 2013 – Quvenzhané Wallis Represents Longest Odds

By Jack de Aguilar | 22nd February 2013

Considering she’s the shortest actress in the category, Quvenzhané Wallis represents the longest odds to win Best Actress at The Oscars come this Sunday. Should the miniature force of nature – as she’s been called...

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Academy Award-nominated Director Emad Burnat Held At Lax Airport: Why?

By Contributor | 21st February 2013

An Academy-nominated Palestinian film maker suffered the ignominy of being held at LAX airport after customs refused to believe that he was entering the country in order to attend this weekend’s Oscars.Emad Burnat is nominated...

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Oscar Nominated Director, Emad Burnat, Held At Los Angeles' Lax, Texts Michael Moore For Help

By Jack de Aguilar | 20th February 2013

Five Broken Cameras is an Oscar-nominated documentary by Emad Burnat. And if it wasn’t for Michael Moore’s help, the director might not be in the country to accept the award, should he win.See, he was...

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Hey, Losing Oscar Nominees: You're All Getting $45,000 Gift Bags!

By Michael West | 20th February 2013

Academy Award invites who don't end up taking an Oscar home on Sunday evening (February 24, 2013) shouldn't despair, for nobody will be going home empty handed! Los Angeles-based marketing firm Distinctive Assets will once...

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Seth Macfarlane At The Oscars: How Denzel Washington Will Help Him Cope

By Lorna Greville  | 19th February 2013

Hosting the Oscars is one of the biggest hosting jobs a person can do in their lifetime, unless you hosted the royal wedding, or... well, that's pretty much the only thing bigger than the Oscars....

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Writers Guild Win Adds To Zero Dark Thirty Momentum... But Is It In Time For The Oscars?

By Contributor | 18th February 2013

In the Oscars build-up the bulk of the attention has been on Ben Affleck and Argo, with the director and actor confounding the Academy’s decision to omit him from the best director shortlist by cleaning...

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Skyfall And The Olympics Did The Job For The Brits According To Naomie Harris

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th February 2013

The Olympic and Paralympic games were a tremendous success for the U.K; add Skyfall into the mix – the James Bond film that has broken box office records – and these would appear to be...

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Will The Six Spies 'Bond' At The Oscars?

By Holly Williams | 12th February 2013

It's less than two weeks until the most prestigious movie awards ceremony - the Academy Awards -takes place on February 24th 2013 and rumours are flying around everywhere about alleged appearances. One of the biggest...

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Ben Affleck Wins Big At The Director's Guild Awards Despite No Oscar Nomination

By Lorna Greville  | 4th February 2013

Ben Affleck as won the Director's Guild Award for Best Film, which marks the 5th major award win for that category, yet without an Oscar nomination for his Direction. The Oscars, in some respect, may...

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Awards Snubs And Surprises Are Great! What Good Does Winning A Golden Globe Or Oscar Deliver?

By Lorna Greville  | 15th January 2013

When neither Ben Affleck nor Kathryn Bigelow had been nominated for the Oscar for Directing there was absolute uproar. While they are both wonderful film makers, what good would it do if they won all...

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No Love For The Dark Knight Rises At This Year's Oscars

By Joe Wilde | 13th January 2013

Christopher Nolan's epic conclusion to the celebrated Dark Knight trilogy was released in the summer of 2012, with many critics agreeing that it was already a viable contender for Oscar season, but of the 24...

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Forget The Snubs, Here Are The Unexpected But Deserving Nominees For The Oscars

By Lorna Greville  | 12th January 2013

Headlines haven't been able to keep away from the massive injustices of the snubbing of both Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck, but to be fair to them both, they have an Oscar each (or more)...

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Why Does Adele Feel Like Meryl Streep Today, Exactly?

By Hayley Avron | 10th January 2013

Adele’s going to be getting a few sly looks from Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes next time they’re in the same room together, we reckon. Skyfall hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons today,...

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