Oscar Nominations 2010

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Best Actress Oscar Is Sexist

Why can't men and women just be actors together? Kim Elsesser asks

(Newser) - Hey, Academy! Kim Elsesser shouts—acting ain’t the Olympics, so why are you still giving out awards for Best Actress? Female actors consider themselves actors, as the name would imply, and “in the 21st century women contend with men for titles ranging from the American president to the... More »

Kathryn Bigelow: 'Transvestite of Directors'

Hurt Locker director plays it like a man to fit in in macho Hollywood

(Newser) - Kathryn Bigelow may be a female director, Martha P. Nochimson writes, but her success comes from “masquerading as the baddest boy on the block.” Yup, the Hurt Locker auteur is not the “Queen of Directors,” as Quentin Tarantino described her, but the “Transvestite of Directors.... 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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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 »

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