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Oscar Acting Nominees Are All White

Again. Plus, a rundown of the snubs

(Newser) - Once again , every single one of the 20 actors nominated for an Oscar this year is white. The Hollywood Reporter points out a number of minority actors who were overlooked, including Benicio Del Toro in Sicario and Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation, both of whom were nominated... More »

Birdman, Budapest Snag 9 Oscar Nods Each

Oscar nominations announced; Imitation Game in 2nd place

(Newser) - Just eight movies were nominated for Best Picture this morning at the Oscar nominations announcement: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash. Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman and Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel were big... More »

American Hustle, Gravity Score 10 Oscar Nods Each

'12 Years a Slave' gets 9 Academy Award nominations

(Newser) - American Hustle was a big winner at this morning's Academy Award nominations announcement, snagging nods in seven major categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and all four of the acting categories. Fellow Best Picture nominee Gravity tied Hustle for most overall nominations, with 10 apiece, the AP... More »

LAX Didn't Believe Foreigner Was Oscar Nominee

Michael Moore says he intervened to help Emad Burnat clear customs

(Newser) - Emad Burnat is nominated for Best Documentary for his film about the Palestinian protest of an Israeli security fence in the West Bank, 5 Broken Cameras—but he didn't have an easy time of it yesterday when he entered the US to attend Sunday's award ceremony. According to... More »

25 Youngest Oscar Nominees and Winners

Not all child stars are like Lindsay Lohan...

(Newser) - Sometimes child stars grow up to be Lindsay Lohan. Other times, they get nominated for an Oscar at age 14 and grow up to be Jodie Foster. Huffington Post rounds up the latter in its slideshow of the 25 youngest Academy Award nominees and winners, all of them aged 20... More »

Lincoln Leads Oscar Noms With 12

Notable Academy Award snubs: Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Affleck, Tom Hooper

(Newser) - Lincoln ruled at this morning's Academy Award nominations announcement, scoring nods in the Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay categories. In all, the Steven Spielberg drama leads with 12 nominations, the AP reports. Eight other Best Picture nominees were... More »

Hugo, The Artist Lead Oscar Nominees

Martin Scorsese film scores 11 nods, silent film gets 10

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure Hugo leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them Best Picture and the latest Best Director nod for the Oscar-riffic filmmaker. Also nominated for Best Picture this morning: silent film The Artist; family drama The Descendants; Sept. 11 tale Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close;... More »

Oscar Nominees' Lousiest Roles

The big duds Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, and others starred in

(Newser) - They may be Oscar nominees, but they haven't always had the golden touch. The Daily Beast looks at the most embarrassing roles that this year's chosen bunch have taken on:
  • Jeremy Renner, Best Supporting Actor, The Town: The actor also got a nod for his role in Hurt Locker, but
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King's Speech Snags 12 Oscar Nods

True Grit, surprisingly, comes in second

(Newser) - The King's Speech swept past fellow front-runner The Social Network to claim a dozen Academy Award nominations this morning, including Best Picture and three of the four acting categories. Surprisingly, True Grit also bested the Facebook film with 10 nominations, also including the top award. The Social Network finally appears... More »

Oscar Nominee Jill Clayburgh Dead at 66

Actress starred in 'An Unmarried Woman,' portrayed empowered women

(Newser) - Jill Clayburgh, best-known for her Oscar-nominated role in An Unmarried Woman, has died at age 66, following a 21-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Clayburgh's career spanned five decades, and broke ground and glass ceilings alike in her portrayals of empowered women, as in her turn as a divorcee exploring... More »

Oscar Winners Can't Thank Mom on Stage This Year

Nominees told to deliver thank-yous off the telecast

(Newser) - Even an Oscar producer admits the long-winded thank-you speeches are “the single most hated thing on the show,” and this year organizers think they've come up with a brilliant way to avoid them. Nominees were instructed at yesterday’s luncheon to prepare two speeches: The one for the... More »

Bullock, Streep Trade Oscar Death Threats

Bullock, Streep enjoy friendly rivalry as Oscar race heats up

(Newser) - Sandra Bullock may be this award season's darling, but she's not letting it go to her head: Instead, she and fellow best actress Oscar nominee Meryl Streep are enjoying a friendly rivalry. "With Meryl, when this whole thing started, I left her a voice mail going, 'You've got to... More »

9 Notable Oscar Snubs

Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, 'The Hangover' failed to score today

(Newser) - Sure, we all could have predicted Avatar would clean up and Sandra Bullock's ascendance would continue come Oscar nomination time. But who were today's notable snubs? Us offers a list:
  • Brad Pitt: Failed to score a Best Actor nomination for his critically acclaimed, SAG-nominated role in Inglourious Basterds.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis:
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British Actress Jean Simmons Dead at 80

Nominated for Oscar as a teen for Hamlet role opposite Olivier

(Newser) - Jean Simmons, the British actress who as a teen received the first of two Oscar nominations for her Ophelia to Laurence Olivier’s 1948 Hamlet, died today at age 80 of lung cancer. She also starred in Guys and Dolls and Spartacus before earning another Oscar nomination for her role... More »

Larry Gelbart, Writer on MASH, Tootsie, Dies at 81

Cancer takes man nominated for Oscars, Tonys and Emmys

(Newser) - Larry Gelbart, one of the writers who developed the hit TV series MASH and who scored nominations for Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards, died this morning of cancer at age 81, his wife tells the Los Angeles Times. Actor Jack Lemmon once described Gelbart “as one of the greatest... More »

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