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Michelle Obama Presents Best Picture Oscar to Argo

Plus Academy Award wins for Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, and more

(Newser) - And they're off! After a rousing opening monologue by Seth MacFarlane , Christoph Waltz won the first award of the night: Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Stick with us for live updates throughout the show:
  • Best Animated Short went to Paperman, and Best Animated Feature Film went to Brave.
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SNL Swipes at 'Nightmare Cruise'

It's just really hard to find positive news this week

(Newser) - The week's gloomy news cycle proved comedic gold for Saturday Night Live, which opened last night with a sketch lampooning Carnival Cruise Lines' stranded ship/PR nightmare, reports the Hollywood Reporter . As cruise employees Jason Sudeikis and Cecily Strong try in vain to boost passenger morale, they run down headlines... More »

Actors Who Shamed Their Oscars This Year

Or, Natalie Portman: From Black Swan to Thor

(Newser) - This year has seen many an Oscar winner in less-than-deserving films, from Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne to Frances McDormand in Transformers. Over at Grantland , Lane Brown averaged the Rotten Tomatoes scores of all an actor’s films since the Oscar victory—first through 2010, then through this year. The... More »

Next Tarantino Title Leaks

Details of Django Unchained , western starring Christoph Waltz, revealed

(Newser) - An image of what appeared to be the cover of Quentin Tarantino’s latest script popped up on Twitter yesterday, and his agent confirmed it: The film is called Django Unchained, and it will star Christoph Waltz. “It's a western whose lead character is a former slave who... More »

What's Next for Oscar Winners

Upcoming projects for Jeff Bridges, Kathryn Bigelow, and more

(Newser) - They've won Oscars...now what? The Los Angeles Times reports on what's next for a few Academy Award winners:
  • Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal: The Hurt Locker director and screenwriter are collaborating again on Triple Frontier, a thriller set in South America. Bigelow will also direct the pilot for HBO's
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Oscar's Worth Depends on Your Agent

If actors are smart, they negotiate bonuses before filming starts

(Newser) - Figuring out the worth of an Oscar is tricky business, but the Vulture blog at New York gives it a try for some of this year's big winners. Jeff Bridges, for instance, likely picked up $125,000 for being nominated and another $125,000 for winning Best Actor. Those bonuses—... More »

The Hurt Locker Dominates as Bigelow Snags Best Director

First directing honors for a woman as Iraq thriller reaps 5 awards

(Newser) - The Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker earned the Best Picture Academy Award tonight, and Kathryn Bigelow won for best director. Bigelow is the first woman in the 82-year history of the Oscars to earn Hollywood's top prize for filmmakers. Among those Bigelow beat were ex-husband James Cameron, the best... More »

Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock Capture Top Acting Honors

Mo'Nique, Waltz Win Supporting Oscars for 'Precious,' 'Basterds'

(Newser) - Jeff Bridges took home the top acting award at the Academy Awards tonight for his turn as a boozy country singer trying to clean up his act in Crazy Heart, and Sandra Bullock won for her role as the adopted mom of an unlikely football prodigy in The Blind Side.... More »

What to Bet on Oscar Night

The Daily Beast predicts the winners

(Newser) - If you’re not sure how to bet in this year’s office Oscar pool, take a look at the Daily Beast ’s rundown of your best picks:
  • Best Picture: The Hurt Locker. In addition to being a critical darling and having swept most guild and critics’ awards so
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Hurt Locker, Bigelow Dominate BAFTAs

Iraq war movie captures best film, director, original screenplay

(Newser) - The Hurt Locker ran roughshod over the competition at tonight's BAFTAs, capturing best film, best director, and best original screenplay among its six trophies—four more than Avatar scored. "My heart's beating so fast I can barely talk," said Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow, whose rivalry with ex-husband... More »

Avatar, Hurt Locker Nab 9 Oscar Noms Each

Nine nominations each for Cameron, Bigelow films

(Newser) - The science-fiction sensation Avatar and the war-on-terror thriller The Hurt Locker lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow. Also nominated for best-picture: District 9; the animated comedy Up; the World War II saga Inglourious Basterds; the football... More »

Streep, Bullock, Hangover, Avatar Clean Up

Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, 'Mad Men,' 'Glee' also among winners

(Newser) - Avatar and The Hangover captured the top film awards, Meryl Streep and Drew Barrymore charmed with stream-of-consciousness acceptance speeches, and host Ricky Gervais generally behaved at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock established themselves as Academy Award favorites with victories in the leading dramatic role categories, as... More »

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