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Looks Like Leo Is Finally Going to Get His Oscar

DiCaprio is reportedly the one to beat in 'The Revenant'

(Newser) - Spoiler alert: Leonardo DiCaprio will likely be winning an Oscar next year for his role in The Revenant. The film—director Alejandro G. Inarritu's follow-up to Birdman, which got him three Oscars at this year's Academy Awards—is out on Christmas, and reviews are embargoed until Dec. 4,... More »

Chris Rock Returning to Host Oscars

He did it once before, 11 years ago

(Newser) - Chris Rock will host this year's Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. It's actually a return gig for the 50-year-old comedian and actor, who hosted 11 years ago. The Los Angeles Times recounts that he received "wildly divisive reviews" on that first... More »

Vin Diesel Thinks Furious 7 Is Oscar-Worthy

But the Academy is biased against both action flicks and sequels, he says

(Newser) - The latest Fast & Furious film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy—it's an action flick and it's a sequel. That's according to Vin Diesel, who told the AP today that "we all know that... More »

Boyhood Loss a 'Travesty' That Will Sting for Decades

We haven't seen such a bad Oscars move since 'Forrest Gump': Dan Kois

(Newser) - The way Dan Kois sees it, when a Best Picture winner goes wrong, it can go a little bit wrong (which happens regularly—as he suggests, The King's Speech beating The Kids Are All Right, The Artist beating The Tree of Life, and Argo beating Django Unchained). Or it... More »

Clueless Star: 'Arquette Needs to Do Her History'

Stacey Dash weighed in on the Oscars on 'Fox & Friends'

(Newser) - You can stop holding your breath: Stacey Dash, Clueless star turned Fox News pundit , has examined last night's Oscars and deemed Hollywood's big night too liberal. Dash appeared on Fox & Friends this morning to offer up her take on the activism at play, especially in the acceptance... More »

John Travolta Explains That Whole 'Adele Dazeem' Thing

And does a bunch of other weird stuff at this year's Oscars

(Newser) - John Travolta and Idina Menzel presented an award together at last night's Oscars, a year after the Academy Awards ceremony in which Travolta famously flubbed Menzel's name, presenting her as "Adele Dazeem." Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live , Travolta finally explained that 2014 moment. He thought... More »

3 Oscars Speeches Making Waves

Patricia Arquette, John Legend lead calls for change

(Newser) - What many may remember best about last night's Oscars were the acceptance speeches: It was a "particularly passionate evening," writes Alessandra Stanley in the New York Times . "The political speeches were somber, but they turned out to be more lively and bracing than any of (host... More »

Here Are Your Oscar Winners

'Birdman' wins big at Academy Awards

(Newser) - Host Neil Patrick Harris opened tonight's Academy Awards with—what else?—a musical number about the glory of movies, joined by special guest appearances by Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, and a bunch of dancers in impressive costumes. After a short, snark-free monologue, the awards began. Stay with us throughout... More »

10 Most-Thanked People in Oscar History

And the winner is ... Steven Spielberg

(Newser) - In anticipation of the Oscars on Sunday, Vocativ analyzed all 1,396 acceptance speeches the Academy has archived on its website to figure out which Hollywood bigwigs get thanked the most. The results:
  1. Steven Spielberg: He's been thanked 42 times—and even by people who have simply been inspired
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A Guide to Today's Biggest Oscar Snubs

Selma, Lego...

(Newser) - The Oscar nominations come once a year, and so too the avalanche of stories on the biggest snubs. But in terms of 2015 , Richard Lawson at Vanity Fair puts it thusly: "Don’t the nominations this year feel so wrong?" Our roundup of this year's particularly vocal snub-coverage:... 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 »

Academy Sues Winner's Heirs for Selling His Oscar

The Academy is not pleased with auction

(Newser) - Once you win an Oscar, that golden statuette is yours to do with as you please ... right? Wrong. One of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' bylaws states that before a member can sell an Oscar, they must first offer it to the Academy for $10. And the... More »

John Travolta Addresses That 'Adele Dazeem' Thing

Says Idina Menzel herself would say, 'Let It Go'

(Newser) - John Travolta has apologized for totally butchering Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars Sunday. "Here to perform the Oscar-nominated, gorgeously empowering song 'Let It Go' from the Oscar-winning animated movie Frozen, please welcome the wickedly talented, one and only Adele Dazeem," he said, using a pronunciation... More »

Tip for the Oscars Pizza Delivery Guy? $1K

He appears on Ellen DeGeneres' show to talk about the experience

(Newser) - The guy who delivered pizzas to the Oscars appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show yesterday, and the Academy Awards host gave him a $1,000 tip. Edgar Martirosyan, who owns Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria with his brother, said he thought the pizza order was for the writers... More »

This Year's Oscars Stank

Ellen DeGeneres hosts a boring Academy Awards: reviews

(Newser) - The general feeling this morning? Last night's Academy Awards ceremony was way too long, and host Ellen DeGeneres didn't do nearly as good a job as anyone was hoping:
  • On the Huffington Post , David Macaray offers up three reasons this year's Oscars was "the worst."
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12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture

Here are all your Oscar winners

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres opened tonight's Academy Awards with a few mild shots at the attendees—among other things, she teased Jennifer Lawrence for falling on her way up to the stage last year and then again on the red carpet tonight ; she raised her voice so that 84-year-old nominee June... More »

Ellen DeGeneres Takes Epic Selfie, Orders Oscars Pizza

Memorable Academy Awards moments

(Newser) - Two Oscar moments that will probably be talked about tomorrow: Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza for the audience, and took what could very well be the most epic selfie of all time.
  • She took a poll of the audience, asking who else was starving and would be up for some pizza.
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Jennifer Lawrence Falls on Oscars Red Carpet

Video from Academy Awards is sure to go viral

(Newser) - One Oscars moment people are talking about before the show has even begun? Jennifer Lawrence's little fall on the red carpet. It's becoming a bit of a tradition for her, USA Today notes—she famously stumbled on her way up to the stage last year. More »

7 Cursed Oscar Couples

They broke up within a year of an Academy Award win

(Newser) - Winning an Oscar is great ... but for these couples, rounded up by People , it was followed by the demise of their relationship less than a year later:
  • George Clooney and Stacy Keibler: As a co-producer of Argo, Clooney won Best Picture last year—five months later, he and Keibler broke
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5 Weirdest Things in the $80K Oscars Swag Bags

$16K hair transplant system? Electrolyte pet therapy?

(Newser) - Everybody loves swag. But Oscars swag? It's on another level. The Academy Awards gift bags are aptly named "Everyone Wins at the Oscars," meaning lose a statue, still get awesome stuff. The "stuff" is both luxurious ... and weird.
  • Ever heard of the O-shot procedure? It's
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